Volume 47, Number 5 - October 19, 2009

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Football: Students playing football during North Campus flag football tournament

North Campus Students Get Sporty

By Jordan Lopez

The student life department at Miami Dade College’s North Campus is hosting a series of intramural sporting events and tournaments in October.

The event kicked off on Oct. 6 with a flag football tournament.  The games were played in four, fifteen-minute quarters. The teams were allowed to have up to ten players (seven on the field and three reserves.)

On Thursday Oct. 8 the games continued with a double-elimination table tennis tournament. 

On campus intramural sports gives students the chance to interact with fellow peers and the ability to compete without having to be a part of a school team or athletic program.

“The point is for [the students] to have fun in school and compete in a safe way,” said Marcus Isaac, sports coordinator for student life.

Students also reap the benefits of releasing stress on the field or the court to escape the pressures of the everyday scholar. For some it is an alternative to staying in shape and getting healthier.

Isorn Wedderburn, 18, a computer science major, agrees that intramural sports help him in all aspects of college life.

“[This] helps me keep in shape, meet people, have some fun and play some good old football,” Wedderburn said. “So yeah, this definitely is a good idea.”

Another student who looks forward to competing hard and having fun is Robert Brown, 18.

“Whoever is on my team is going to win,” Brown said. “Football or basketball my team is here to win. It’s fun, it’s always fun to win and it helps take away stress.”

Other upcoming events will include a flag football tournament on Oct. 22, a pool table tournament on Oct. 26, a soccer tournament on Oct. 27 and a basketball tournament on Oct. 29.

For more information, contact student life sports coordinator Marcus Isaac at (305) 237-1250.  

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