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2017 Basketball

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Registration and Event Information

Registration Period: Tuesday, January 17 at 8:00 AM through Thursday, January 26 at 11:59 PM on               

Play Begins: Sunday, January 29 at the Field House South Gym

League Format: Teams will play four regular season games, followed by a single elimination playoff tournament for the teams that qualify. 

Sport Description

Basketball provides a great way to stay active and warm during the cold Iowa winter months. Get in a fantastic cardio workout while imitating the Hawkeye fast break offense with Intramural 5-on-5 Basketball. Showcase your hoops skills with four regular-season games, followed up with a single-elimination playoff tournament. There are different leagues and divisions to suit all playing levels. Think you have what it takes to win the ‘ship and bring home an Iowa Intramural Champion T-shirt? Prove it! Grab some friends and come play Intramural Basketball!

Basic Information

  1. To participate in Intramural Sports, a UI Student, Faculty, Staff or Affiliate must purchase an Intramural Sports Membership. This $20.00/semester membership allows you to participate in almost any Intramural sport/event that semester. There is no cost to register a team, but team members must purchase the Intramural Sports Membership before joining/creating a team. Directions on how to purchase an Intramural Sports Membership can be found here.
  2. There is no limit to the size of a team’s roster, however, a team must have four players (2 males and 2 females for Co-Rec) on the roster to complete registration. Team captains may add players to the roster up until the day of the team’s quarterfinal playoff game. 
  3. Team captains may add players to the roster up until the game’s scheduled start time.
  4. Before each game, all players must present a valid UI or government-issued ID to participate.
  5. In order to begin a game, at least four players must be checked-in and ready to play within 10 minutes of a team’s scheduled game time. If this requirement is not met, the game will be forfeit.
  6. Team sportsmanship will be rated by the officials on a scale of 1-to-4, with 4 being excellent and 1 being poor. Teams must maintain an average of 2.5 or better throughout the season to qualify for the playoffs and to remain in the league. A more detailed breakdown of the sportsmanship scale can be found in the Intramural Sports Rules and Regulations.
  7. Playoffs will take place following the 5-week regular season. In Men’s A and Fraternity, the top three teams in each division will advance to the Men’s A playoffs. In Men’s B, the top three teams will advance to the Men’s B playoffs. The top three teams in each Co-Rec A division will advance to the Co-Rec A playoffs, and the same process will be used for Co-Rec B.
  8. “A” leagues are for more experienced/skilled players. The teams that win the Men’s A and Co-Rec A playoff tournaments will receive Intramural Champion T-shirts. “B” leagues are for less experienced/more social players. The teams that win the B playoff tournaments will not receive Intramural Champion T-shirts.
  9. Any forfeit/no-show will result in a Forfeit Fine of $50.00. This fine is charged to the University Bill of the team captain.
  10. University of Iowa-specific rules and regulations can be found here. All other rules will be governed by the National Federation of State High School Associations Rules Book.
  11. Want to play but don't have a team? You can join as a Free Agent on, or you can join our Free Agent Group on Facebook to connect with other people looking for more players to form a team.
  12. Interested in becoming an official? Basketball official’s training begins in January. If you have never officiated Intramural Sports before, you must also come to the New Officials Information Meeting prior to beginning your employment with Intramural Sports. Details on meeting dates, time, and more information on becoming an official can be found here

Intramural Basketball

Mandatory Online Captain's Quiz

2017 Season

  • In order to create a team, add players and select a division, each captain must pass the Captain’s Quiz. The quiz will become available Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The quiz is available by clicking the “Create Team” button on the Basketball home page on
  • All captains are encouraged to utilize the Captain’s Guide, which is available on the Intramural Sports website. Failure to utilize the resources made available to you is not an excuse for not knowing sport or program rules or regulations.

Team Registration and Captain's Quiz Available

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 @ 8:00 AM


Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

  • If a team captain fails to complete the Captain’s Quiz, he/she will not be able to register a team. A captain can take the quiz as many times as needed in order to register his/her team.
  • Space in each time slot is limited, so please have all items completed promptly.

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