Frequently Asked Questions
Winston-Salem State University
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
What are Intramural Sports?
Intramural Sports are sports leagues, tournaments and events offered for students, faculty, and staff at WSSU.
When is registration?
Intramural Sports registration is on-going throughout the fall and spring semesters. Check the calendar for the deadline of the sport/event that you are interested in playing.
Who is eligible to play intramural sports?
Any WSSU student, faculty, staff or current member of UREC may participate. A current Ram Card or UREC ID card must be must presented each time you participate.
How do I form a team?
Ask other students in your residence hall, classes and clubs if they would like to participate. If you cannot find a team, use the Free Agent section of IMLeagues.com.
Is there a fee to sign-up an Intramural Sports team?
We only charge for 5 on 5 basketball teams for the team t-shirts. All other sports are currently offered at no charge.
Can I play on more than one team per sport?
Yes, if the sport is offered as Co-Rec (CR) and single gender (M/W), then you may play in the league of your gender and the co-rec league.
What are the responsibilities of a captain?
* Creating a team account on the IMLeagues website
* Attend all captains meetings
* Notify team members of scheduled games (date, location, and time).
* Be familiar with all rules and see that his/her team is aware of these rules.
* Make an effort to ensure his/her team play members play according to the rules of the game
and conduct themselves appropriately.
* Keep in touch with the Intramural Sports staff for pertinent Intramural Sports information.
* Check to make sure all players are on the roster prior to their last regular season game and
make sure every player has played at least one regular season game in order to be eligible for
What are sportsmanship ratings?
Sportsmanship rating will be given to teams after each contest by the Intramural Sports Supervisor and/or officials. These ratings reflect behavior before, during, and after the contest. These ratings will determine playoff eligibility and continuation of play during the season.
What are the requirements for the playoffs?
* All teams are eligible for playoffs as long as they have participated in regular season.
* Players must be on the roster sheet and have played in at least one regular season game prior
to the playoffs to be eligible for playoff competition.
* Teams are required to have a positive sportsmanship rating to be eligible for the playoffs.
What is a forfeit?
A forfeit will be assessed for the following reasons:
* A team failing to show up at the appointed playing site, at the scheduled time, or did not notify
the Intramural Office 48-hours in advance.
* Are guilty of poor sportsmanship behavior and conduct, and the game must be discontinued.
* Use of ineligible players (and the ineligible person will be suspended from participation on any
team in that activity)
* Not appearing at a scheduled contest.
* Teams will be removed from the league after 2 forfeitures
What is a default?
A default is a way of alleviating a forfeit. Teams will receive a default if they:
* Show up on time, but fail to have sufficient number of players to make it an official game.
* Cannot make a scheduled game (a loss by default will not be recorded if proper notification has
been given in advance to the Intramural Office). Otherwise the scheduled game is a forfeit.
* If, during the play of a game, a team (regardless if the team is winning or losing) falls below the
minimum amount of players needed to continue (due to injuries, etc), the team will default the
* Teams with insufficient rosters or ineligible players.
* Three defaults by the same team in one season will result in the removal from the scheduled
Are there postponements or rainouts?
As a general rule, games will be played rain or shine. Only in in the case of unsafe playing conditions (i.e. lightening, heavy snowfall, large amounts of standing water, extremely cold weather) will games be postponed and/or cancelled.
Intramurals will generally play scheduled games UNLESS the Intramural Office specifically states they have been postponed or cancelled. We recommend that you enter your cell phone number in IMLeagues so that we may text you if games are cancelled.
Can I protest games?
Only protests based on questions of player eligibility and rule interpretation (when misinterpretation affects the outcome of the game) will be accepted. Protests that challenge judgment calls made by the officials or Intramural Supervisors will not be accepted.
The team captain must file his/her formal protest with the game Official(s) immediately following the questionable interpretation (prior to the next pitch, serve, play, etc). The game will not continue until the Supervisor makes a ruling.
Protest based on the eligibility of a participant must be filed with the Official working before the conclusion of the contest. At the time of the protest, both captains, the Officials, the Supervisor and the individual(s) in question will meet. The individuals(s) in question must bring his/her RAM Card. If the individual is not on the roster, has no photo ID, or has a photo ID that is not their own, the game will be declared a default. If the player is on the roster, has a valid ID, but no RAM Card, the name will be noted so that it can be checked against the official roster. In this case, the game will continue under protest. If the protest is valid, the team with the offending player will lose by default. If the protest is invalid, the result of the game will stand.
Are there uniform or attire requirements?
A team must wear matching colors with numbers. If a team does not have shirts with numbers, scrimmage jerseys will be available. There are attire requirements for certain sports. Please check the rules for the sport you are playing.
Do I need my RAM Card?
Yes. Any participant who does not have a RAM Card or UREC ID will not be allowed to play. Please visit the Ram Card Office in 203 Thompson to learn about replacement RamCards. (Tarina – I could not find the link for information about Ram Card replacements – do we have one on the website?)
I was ejected from an Intramural Sports game. What should I do?
All ejected players must meet with the proper administrative staff member before he or she is permitted to participate in future Intramural Sports contests. Ejected players are prohibited from participating in any Intramural Sports contests until they have had their reinstatement meeting.