http://campusrec.uncg.edu Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:12:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Battle of Market St Rivalry Continues http://campusrec.uncg.edu/battle-market-st-rivalry-continues/ Fri, 22 Apr 2016 03:00:57 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=16791 I know it’s the end of semester, with finals and projects and everything, but couldn’t a few more people have shown up for the Battle of Market Street, UNCG’s basketball club matchup with NC A&T? Well, if you weren’t there you missed a couple of pretty good games. Women’s Club Basketball was first, with UNCG […]

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REC_6655I know it’s the end of semester, with finals and projects and everything, but couldn’t a few more people have shown up for the Battle of Market Street, UNCG’s basketball club matchup with NC A&T? Well, if you weren’t there you missed a couple of pretty good games.

Women’s Club Basketball was first, with UNCG pushing within two points of A&T in the last minute before falling 40-34. “They dug a hole and tried to get out of it just a little bit too late, ” said spectator and UNCG fan Sydney Parker, whose daughter coaches the team. REC_6385

Next up were the men. “I’m pretty excited,” said UNCG sophomore Jared Thomas, who was playing for the Spartans. “It’s good to have a crosstown rivalry.” The UNCG team was pulled from the ranks of the intramural basketball league, but Thomas thought that they were ready. “We’ve got a lot of good guard play and that’ll help.”

UNCG took an early lead before falling behind as the first half progressed. “They look like they’re having a good time,” said UNCG freshman Will Zimmerman. UNCG tied A&T 37-37 with six minutes to go in the second half, but hopes of a last-minute rally were spoiled by a series of A&T free throws that put the Aggies in the lead again. The game ended with a A&T victory, 51-42.

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Still undefeated since 1891 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/still-undefeated-since-1891/ Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:11:01 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=16606 You couldn’t have picked a more perfect day for UNCG’s Football Club to don their new pads and helmets and take to the field in a scrimmage match against Longwood University. The sky was blue and crystal clear, with an unseasonably cool temperature that mirrored the kind of fall day that most of us associate […]

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Football Player RunningYou couldn’t have picked a more perfect day for UNCG’s Football Club to don their new pads and helmets and take to the field in a scrimmage match against Longwood University. The sky was blue and crystal clear, with an unseasonably cool temperature that mirrored the kind of fall day that most of us associate with a college football game.

“I’m excited,” said Spartans defensive tackle Tyrin Dews. “It reminds me of the old days.” The club has been a great opportunity for UNCG students who didn’t want to hang up their football uniforms when they graduated from their respective high schools, letting them take to the field again in an organized setting.

football club coach“This is great,” said linebacker Quan Pratt. “It takes me back to high school. It should be fun.”

The team has practicing for months, getting prepared for this day. “I’m looking forward to hitting everyone who gets in the way,” said Dews. “We’re as ready as we’re going to be. We may not be perfect, but we’re working on it.”

That work paid off, as the Spartans defeated Longwood 35-28 in a double overtime ending. Spectators who came out were pleased at the outcome.

“My best friend is playing,” said sophomore Bryan Richardson. “I’m really looking forward to the fall season.”

football team huddleRob Galvin was there to support his son, who plays for UNCG. “It gives the kids something to do and builds camaraderie. I’m looking forward to fall.”

It seems they aren’t the only ones with their minds on a football future at UNCG. A classmate of mine chose “Why we need football” as her persuasive speech topic. Who knows? Attendees at the game may look back in years hence and realize that they were seeing the small beginnings of something that could become much bigger.

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Intramural Sports introduces 4-on-4 Flag Football http://campusrec.uncg.edu/new-twist-campus-tradition/ Tue, 22 Mar 2016 19:32:00 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=16530 Last week, players and officials were out preparing for inaugural season of Intramural Sports 4-on-4 Flag Football. On Thursday, March 17th, practice scrimmages were run so that new referees could learn the rules and practice making calls. “The first thing I had to learn to do was calm down,” said referee Isaac Wilkerson, a freshmen. […]

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officialsLast week, players and officials were out preparing for inaugural season of Intramural Sports 4-on-4 Flag Football. On Thursday, March 17th, practice scrimmages were run so that new referees could learn the rules and practice making calls.

“The first thing I had to learn to do was calm down,” said referee Isaac Wilkerson, a freshmen. “I had learned all the rules, but once the game started I realized what I have to focus on.” Wilkerson, who is studying Kinesiology, plans on pursuing a career in the world of professional sports.

footballIntramural Sports has traditionally offered a spring season of flag football following spring break. This year, the program decided to try something new. “By switching to 4-on-4 football, we are able to accomplish a few goals.” said Erik Unger, Assistant Director for Competitive Sports. “This change allows us to let the field recover from the fall by moving the location of the field. Additionally, we are able to bring something new to campus.”

4-on-4 Flag Football is traditionally played in the spring semester while 7-on-7 is played during the fall. This matches the same schedule that several of our fellow UNC System schools have. The flag football season starts this week, so check each team’s progress on the Intramural Sports web site campusrec.uncg.edu/im.

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3rd Annual Bench Press Competition http://campusrec.uncg.edu/3rd-annual-bench-press-competition/ Tue, 22 Mar 2016 19:03:21 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=16523 The UNCG Bench Press Competition was held last Saturday in the Exercise Room of the Student Recreation Center. Contestants competed to be named “the strongest man or woman on campus.” “I thought it would be cool (to take part in the competition),” says freshmen Shamik Shah, who broke his personal record at the event. “I’m […]

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Bench Press ParticipantsThe UNCG Bench Press Competition was held last Saturday in the Exercise Room of the Student Recreation Center. Contestants competed to be named “the strongest man or woman on campus.” “I thought it would be cool (to take part in the competition),” says freshmen Shamik Shah, who broke his personal record at the event. “I’m pretty happy with how I did.”

“I like to compete,” says junior Felipe Coyote. “The staff told me about it.” Coyote says what he enjoys about weightlifting is “getting stronger and better. You can always progress as long as you put in the work.” The event was open to all members of the UNCG Community regardless of experience. Participants were grouped into flights by weight.

Updated results from this year’s event as well as previous year results can be found on the Bench Press Competition page.

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18th Annual Spartan Summit Climbing Competition http://campusrec.uncg.edu/18th-annual-spartan-summit-climbing-competition/ Thu, 03 Mar 2016 04:32:49 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=16219 Competitors reached for the sky at last week’s 18th Annual Spartan Summit climbing competition UNCG Campus Recreation Indoor Climbing Wall. “The best thing is the people and it’s fun,” said senior Justin Vigginao, who was competing in the intermediate category. The other categories were beginner and advanced. “I’ve been climbing (at the center) and wanted […]

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Competitors reached for the sky at last week’s 18th Annual Spartan Summit climbing competition UNCG Campus Recreation Indoor Climbing Wall. “The best thing is the people and it’s fun,” said senior Justin Vigginao, who was competing in the intermediate category. The other categories were beginner and advanced. “I’ve been climbing (at the center) and wanted to try the competition,” said junior Katheryn Byrnes, a beginner. “I enjoy the strategy you need to get to the top.”

“I started climbing a year ago and can’t get enough of it,” said competitor Zeke Churchill. “This is my first competition and I love the atmosphere of it. Climbing is very physical and mentally difficult, but it’s gratifying to complete something you’ve been working on for a long time.”

Although the Spartan Summit will continue to be an annual event for UNCG, this is the last time it will be hosted in it’s current location. Beginning in August, 2016, The Department of Campus Recreation will move to the new Student Recreation Center. Our new facility will feature an expanded indoor climbing wall with 20 climbing lanes, a repelling platform, and bouldering wall. Next year’s event will provide competitors with brand new challenging routes to tackle.

 

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Quidditch: Muggles can play too http://campusrec.uncg.edu/quidditch-muggles-can-play-too/ Fri, 19 Feb 2016 20:37:31 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=16161 The game of Quidditch leapt from the pages of Harry Potter to the recreation fields of UNCG, as the university’s Quidditch Club practiced for their upcoming Greensboro Gauntlet tournament. “I’ve always loved Harry Potter, but I didn’t know Quidditch was a game you can actually play,” said team member Tiffany Mastriaco, a freshmen who discovered […]

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REC_5266The game of Quidditch leapt from the pages of Harry Potter to the recreation fields of UNCG, as the university’s Quidditch Club practiced for their upcoming Greensboro Gauntlet tournament. “I’ve always loved Harry Potter, but I didn’t know Quidditch was a game you can actually play,” said team member Tiffany Mastriaco, a freshmen who discovered the club during one of the university’s student organization fairs. She enjoys the camaraderie that the sport provides. “We’re like a big family.”

The team has a 6-8 record this year, but they’re in a tough conference, says team captain and senior Tori Stiles. “The fourth best team in the country is in our conference.” She says the biggest challenge is balancing everybody’s talents. “We’re a coed team, so we have to play to the strengths of both the guys and the girls,” said Stiles.

Check out the club in action this weekend during the 4th Annual Greensboro Gauntlet. Come out and support your fellow Spartans as they take on 9 other teams from around the region. The tournament runs all day on Saturday, February 20th on the UNCG Recreation Field (located between Spring Garden Apartments and the baseball stadium). Admission is free and a good time will be had by all.

 

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Football comes to UNCG http://campusrec.uncg.edu/football-comes-to-uncg/ Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:56:34 +0000 http://campusrec.uncg.edu/?p=15985 Cold temperatures didn’t keep the members of UNCG’s full-contact football club from hitting the practice field last Monday. “These guys are committed,” said Head Coach Michael Vanini. “They’re going to school, they’ve got jobs, but ninety percent of them are out here practicing three times a week.” The team is practicing right now without pads […]

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Football ClubCold temperatures didn’t keep the members of UNCG’s full-contact football club from hitting the practice field last Monday. “These guys are committed,” said Head Coach Michael Vanini. “They’re going to school, they’ve got jobs, but ninety percent of them are out here practicing three times a week.”

The team is practicing right now without pads or helmets.Football Club They expect their equipment to arrive after the spring break, following which they’ll play some scrimmages against other schools, according to Vanini. Their first official game will be in September.

“I have very high hopes,” said Vanini of the team’s potential in the fall. “This is a very impressive group of people. Most impressive are the other coaches who conceived the idea of bringing football to UNCG. We’ve got some amazing people here.”

 

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