Basketball

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: NCAA rules govern all play with the following exceptions: Each half is 20 minutes long but clock does not stop in the 1st half (except time outs) and stops only the last two minutes of the 2nd half. Each team is allowed two time outs per game. In case of a tie after regulation play, a five minute overtime period will be played. A subsequent tie will be continued on a sudden death basis - the team scoring four points first will be the winner. All technical fouls and flagrant fouls are two points plus ball possession. The green scorecard is the official score.

Basketball (Co-Rec)

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: Same as basketball except: 2 men and 2 women play at a time. Men may not enter designated area - on offense results in loss of possession - on defense results in a foul, technical foul if it is against a female.

Bowling

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: Each team will compete with three individuals. ABC rules apply. Each team will pay for their own games. The total pin count for the 9 games bowled determines the winner. The individual man and woman with the highest individual score and the highest 3-game series will score 10 points for his/her team. Games are played at Wade Hampton Bowl, Wade Hampton Blvd.

Bowling (Co-Rec)

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: Same as bowling except: 2 men and 2 women bowl 2 games each.

Flag Football

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: NCAA rules will apply with the following exceptions: 8 play at a time, you may start and finish with 7 players- 3 players must be designated as linemen (do not wear flag belts). Two 23 minutes halves. 2 time-outs per game. Game clock will be stopped the last 2 minutes of the 2nd half on time-outs, incomplete passes, penalties, out of bounds plays and scores. Game started with ball on 20 yard line (and after every score). 4 downs to get a first down (20 yards - may be longer due to penalties). All players are eligible to receive a pass, however offensive linemen are downed where they catch the ball. All fumbled balls touching the ground are dead immediately, except the center hike. The QB make pick up the fumbled snap. The defense may touch/down a fumbled snap but the ball will remain in possession of the offense. Adowned ball against the offensive team in their end zone constitutes a safety. The offensive team may not fumble a ball forward to gain yardage (ball placed where runner lost possession). Blocking allowed by offensive linemen - only onpass rushers and behind line of scrimmage- upright position, palms facing opponent and between shoulders and waist. No blocking in the back/from behind. Scoring: TD = 6 points, Safety = 2 points, PAT from 5 yds. = 1 point, PAT from 10 yds. = 2 points.

Penalties:
Offsides 5 yards
Offsides - contact by defense (whistle before play starts) 5 yards
Illegal motion (whistle before play starts) 5 yards
Illegal block 10 yards
Offensive pass interference 10 yards
Delay of game (25 sec) 5 yards
2 delay of games (same drive) loss of ball
Unsportsmanlike conduct 15 yards
Tied flag belt 15 yards & loss of ball
Premature pulling of flag belt off 15 yards
Diving 15 yards
Flag guarding (pushing arm away) 15 yards
Holding on to shirt or shorts to gain an advantage to pull flag belt 15 yards
Defensive pass interference (automatic first down) spot foul unless over 15 yards max

Golf

Competition: One day event. Individual or team. To be eligible for team points, a team must have at least 4 players. Each organization will be allowed a maximum of 8 players.

Rules: USGA and local course rules govern play. Medal play. The individual man with the lowest score earns 10 points for his team.

Indoor Soccer

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: Five play at a time, includes the goal keeper. Length of game is 25 minutes. Each team will be allowed one time out. No off sides. All free kicks are indirect. All players are required to wear shin guards and tennis soled sneakers. Goal keeper can not punt or throw the ball past mid court in the air. The goal keeper may release the ball to the ground and then kick it over mid court. For fouls inside the penalty box, a penalty kick will be awarded at the top of the penalty area. Five yards is the required distance on all free kicks. Thrown-ins make also be kicked in, two yards is the required distance for either. No slide tackling allowed. A team cannot score directly from a kick off, corner kick, or goal kick. If the ball hits the lights, ceiling, or basketball boards, and it is known which team kicked it, a kick-in or throw-in is awarded to the other team. If not known which team kicked it, a drop ball will take place. Play-off overtime one five minute period. If still tied follow the penalty kick procedure.

Indoor Soccer (Co-Rec)

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: Same as indoor soccer except: 3 men and 3 women play at a time.

Sand Volleyball

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: USVBA will govern play with the following exceptions: A team consists of 4 players. 25 minute time limit. Switch sides of court at 13 minutes. Only win by one point. In case of a tie, next point wins. Server cannot spike. The ball cannot be set over the net. A player cannot touch the net, but he/she may go under the net as long as the player does not come into contact with a player on the opposing team.

Sand Volleyball (Co-Rec)

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: Same as sand volleyball except: 2 men and 2 women play at a time.

Soccer

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: 11 play at a time. Two 20 minute halves, continuous clock, no time outs. The referee may stop the clock if there is a delay in the game because the ball goes out of play. Overtime (only in playoffs). 5 minutes, after that, each team alternates 5 penalty kicks. Each penalty kick must be taken by different players. USSF rules will govern all play with the exception - there is no offsides.

Soccer (Co-Rec)

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: Same as soccer except: 5 men and 5 women play at a time. No slide tackling.

Softball

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: ASA rules will govern play with the following exceptions: No metal spikes allowed. 60 minute time limit. If a team is up by 15 runs or more after 4 innings the game will be called. All starters are allowed 1 re-entry to the same position and same place in the batting order. Count - 3 balls, 1 strike. Pitch must have 3' -12' arc limit from point of release.

Softball (Co-Rec)

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: Same as slow pitch except: 5 men and 5 women play at a time. 3 men and 3 women must be in the infield and 2 men and 2 women must be in the outfield. Must alternate batting order. No bunting or sliding. Each results in an automatic out.

Tennis

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: Each team must have at least 5 different players. There will be 5 singles matches. Each match will be one set. In case of a tie at six games all, use the 7 point tie-breaker to decide the winner. USTA rules will govern all play. Each participant must furnish own equipment. Please put best player in the #1 position, etc. Each team must submit an order of play before the first match to include all players. If inequities are deemed by the Campus Recreation staff concerning a team's order of line-up, the team in question will forfeit the match.

Tennis (Co-Rec)

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: Same as tennis except: 2 men and 2 women play at a time.

Volleyball

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: USVBA rules will govern all play with the following exceptions: A match will consist of first team to 40 points. A team plays with 6 players, but may start and finish with 5 players. Replay when ball hits black basketball framework. If a player plays the ball into the backboard on purpose, do not replay the point. Do not replay when it hits above that level.

Volleyball (Co-Rec)

Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: Same as volleyball except: 3 men and 3 women play at the same time. If the ball is hit more than once on each side, each sex must hit the ball.

Wing Ding Golf

​Competition: Round Robin Tournament

Rules: One day event. Individual or team. To be eligible for team score, a team must have 4 groups of 2 players. USGA and local course rules govern play. No organization may enter more than 8 individuals. 2-person team with the lowest score earns 10 points towards their team's totals. Captain's choice format.

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An Addition to the SGA Bylaws

Article XI. Furman University Intramural Sports

Section I. Name.

A. The name of this organization shall be The Furman University Intramural Sports Program.

Section II. Purpose.

A. The Furman University Intramural Sports Program shall provide all Furman University students the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports activities.

B. The Furman University Intramural Sports Program, through the playing of organized games, shall provide the student with any or all of the following:

    1. physical fitness
    2. social interaction
    3. mental relaxation
    4. skill development
    5. competitiveness

Section III. Governing Body.

A. The governing body of the Intramural Sports program, known as the Intramural Sports Council, shall consist of 6 men and 6 women. Selection will be based on the proven interest of the candidates in the intramural sports program and will be made by the Director of Campus Recreation. Once a member of council, a student may remain if he/she so chooses until his/her graduation from Furman.

Section IV. Organization and Operation.

A. Under the leadership of the Director of Campus Recreation, who is not a voting member, the Intramural Sports Council will act on any proposals presented to them.

B. Meetings of the Council may be called by the Director of Campus Recreation or by any member of the Council, as one deems it necessary. There will be a minimum of one meeting per semester.

Section V. Funding

A. The Intramural Sports program shall annually receive a portion of the Student Life budget, with the amount determined by the University Budget Committee.

B. The Intramural Sports budget shall be supplemented by 3% of the student activities fees, to be received directly from the Finance and Administration Office at the beginning of each term.

Section VI. Amendments

A. This constitution may be amended by a majority vote of the Intramural Sports Council and subsequent approval by the S. G. A. Council.

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