Teams that call less than 24 hours in advance to cancel, do not have enough members to field a complete team*, or simply do not show will be given a forfeit. Two forfeits will eliminate a team from season and tournament play. If a team is eliminated from a major (minor) sport due to forfeits, that team is ineligible to participate in the next major (minor) sport.
*Two players must be present at game time and the required number of players must be present within five minutes of game start (or time set by on-site Supervisor) to avoid a forfeit.
Teams may forfeit up to two games and still be eligible for the tournament if they call the supervisor and the opposing team captain at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled game time. This forfeit will not allow the team to receive the 20 (or 10 for minor sports) points to be added to the All Sports total (see All Sports Point System), but will allow them in tournament play.
Teams that call in at least 48 hours in advance of game time will be given two opportunities to reschedule their game (given the season schedule allows time).
Sportsmanship Conduct for Intramurals
Good sportsmanship is expected from all players. If a team or player is consistently causing problems, the player or team captain may be asked to meet with the Director of Student Activities to discuss the incident(s) and their continued participation in GC Intramurals. The Director of Student Activities reserves the right to suspend a player or team from one or all sports.
Players ejected from a game must report to the Director of Student Activities the following day to discuss the incident. These players are automatically suspended one game and are suspended from further play in any IM sport until they have met with the Director. Team captains will report to the Director to answer for team violations or misconduct. Teams and players also have a responsibility to prevent their fans and coaches from abusing the officials and/or opponent.
- No more than 25% of the team players may have been on a related sports team within the past year. (e.g. 5th year seniors, sophomore who played their freshman year, on JV the previous year, etc.)
- Red shirts, JV, and current players are ineligible. JV basketball and baseball can play, but teams can only have two on the roster and only one on the court at a time. If two are on the court, the team will be given an immediate forfeit.
- Players who are currently on a varsity team or played on a varsity team for two seasons or more are ineligible.
- 3/2 program students are eligible to play, whether they are taking classes at GC currently or not.
- A player may only be on one team. Team members may not move from one team to another after mid-season season or playoffs. Roster changes are allowed up to the 3rd game. A player can change from one team to another during this period, but not move back.
Player Outside of Residence Hall
A team wishing to have a person play for them and is not a part of their organization or who does not live in their respective residence hall may email a request to the Intramural staff. The letter must explain why that person should be permitted to play on their team and still be considered a point team. The letter needs to be submitted at least 24 hours before rosters are due. If the request is denied, teams may still play with the person, but they cannot receive points. They are still eligible for champion t-shirts, however.
All F/S members are encouraged to participate in Intramurals. S/he must play for a Faculty/Staff team unless:
- there happens to be no F/S team playing for points; or
- s/he is a respective resident for a point organization.
If either of these applies, a F/S member may then join a point-team under the conditions that the F/S member is considered as a “Player Outside of a Residence Hall.” (See rule above.)
Note: if a F/S member wishes to play for a non-point-team, s/he can do so even if there is a F/S team.
*Alumni are not allowed to participate in Intramural Events unless s/he is a current faculty or staff member, or specified otherwise.
Protests must be filed within 12 hours to the IM Supervisor or Director of Student Activities. A decision on the protest will be made in a timely manner and both teams will be notified promptly. Protests will not be allowed on official’s judgment calls.