Despite it being broomball, basketball and floor hockey season in intramurals, there is another intramural sport gaining a significant following on the Oswego State campus: intramural badminton in Swetman Gym. Students are getting in on the fun in both the singles and doubles divisions.
Thus far in singles, Yadong Wang is off to a strong start, going 4-0, with JD (Justin D’Antonio) in second at 5-2 and Heisenberg’s Army Single (Michael Hollowell) in the mix as well at 4-3.
Over in doubles, Here for a Good Time is dominating at 7-0, but Heisenberg’s Army is right on its heels at 7-1, setting up an intense race for first place down the final stretch.
The Fighting Bears at 5-2 and Angry Birds, 5-3, are still in the mix as well as the playoffs loom in the coming weeks.
While badminton awaits the beginning of the playoffs, they are already underway in intramural broomball and the brackets are out for the men’s competitive, men’s recreational and co-rec leagues.
Snipe Chirp Cele earned a 0-0 draw with Spank that Donkey Kong in its final matchup of the season, which was good enough to preserve their undefeated record and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. It will receive a double-bye in the playoffs and await the semifinal opponent for a matchup on Tuesday.
The other double-bye in men’s competitive went to the undefeated Charnugs, who finished the year 2-0-1 and have the No. 2 seed in the postseason.
They could potentially match up with third seed and defending champion, Derp Dynasty, if Derp Dynasty can get by and defeat the winner of the 6-7 opening round contest between Straight 10s and Pwoi Eaters.
The eventual men’s recreational champions will also get a spot in the playoffs as the eighth seed and will play the winner of the 4-5 matchup between Spank that Donkey Kong and Rolltiders. Whichever team makes it out alive of that three team gauntlet will face the top seed, Snipe Chirp Cele, in the semifinals.
There are only four teams left in the men’s recreational tournament, as the remaining squads battle it out for a spot in the men’s competitive postseason.
Top seed and unbeaten Shot Gromits could be a legitimate threat in the competitive league, if it can survive the next two contests.
The squad will face Chode Face Killaz in the semifinals since it dispensed The Soviet Missles, 3-2, in a quarterfinal contest.
On the other side of the bracket, the No. 2 seed, Icebrawlers, earned a hard fought, 2-1, victory against Metards in the quarters and will now face The LaBatt Blue’s who easily defeated Fussy Pucks, 6-1.
Finally, in the co-rec league, Crimson Panthers and Broom Brawlers both entered into the playoffs unbeaten and they will be the favorites in the 20-team tournament that will determine a champion. The top 11 seeds have all earned first-round byes, while teams ranked 12-20 faced off on Tuesday, Nov. 12 for a chance to keep their hopes of winning the intramural championship alive.