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Intramural sports pushes for in-person return

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter March 11, 2021

Due to Whitman’s recent loosening of the schoolwide COVID-19 regulations, in-person intramural sports may be making a return to campus. Opportunities have opened up for more groups, clubs and facilities...

Why I’ve decided to press charges against the IMLeagues website

Ann Karneus February 13, 2020

When I entered Whitman my freshman year, I heard about the exciting opportunity for club and intramural sports. It seemed like a sleek solution for those who wanted to play sports in a casual yet semi-competitive...

Students enjoy an afternoon game of IM soccer on Harper Joy Field.

Soccer headlines IM sports season

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter December 12, 2019

Many athletes who have been training for years to perfect the skills necessary to become experts in their sport play in the varsity league. Meanwhile, people with an interest in a specific sport who want...

Students and parents enjoy a friendly, competitive game of spikeball during Family Weekend. Photos contributed by Peter Fitch

Family members vs. students: IM spikeball over Family Weekend

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter November 7, 2019

Family Weekend is a time to showcase the best of what the college has to offer, and one of this year’s events certainly did not disappoint.  On Saturday, Oct. 26., Whitman College’s intramural...

Photo by Caroline Arya

Blue Shirt Dreams: IM Flag Football Takes to Ankeny

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Writer October 19, 2017

Whitman College may be best known for its high quality academics and location in a town so nice they named it twice, but its intramural sports scene deserves recognition. Providing an atmosphere for...

Matt Uecker 18 Skydiving. Because that would be intense and unique to Whitman.

Voices of the Community // Issue 8

Marra Clay October 30, 2014

If you could create any IM sport at Whitman, what would it be and why? Videographer and photographer Tywen Kelly takes a poll. [portfolio_slideshow]

IM Committee Holds Great Power, Responsibility

IM Committee Holds Great Power, Responsibility

Kelsey Peck September 26, 2013

While the beginning of the school year brings the start of many things, to some only one is important: the return of intramural sports. From flag football to mini golf, tennis to Ultimate Frisbee,...

Whitties hit hard, play harder in flag football

Whitties hit hard, play harder in flag football

Kyle Howe October 11, 2012

Every fall, Whitties don mouth guards, strap flags to their waists, put on their cleats and head out to play one of the most popular IM sports offered at Whitman: flag football. This year there are...

IM, club sports

Kyle Howe September 13, 2012

After a long day of classes, many students like to find a way to relax and recuperate. At Whitman College one popular way to do this is through sports. At Whitman, however, you don't have to be...

Infographic by Molly Olmsted

Survey: IM sports

Pamela London February 2, 2012

What percentage (approximate) of Whitman students participate in IM sports? 40% 85% 70% 50% Which of the following is an IM sport at Whitman? Chess Debate Swimming Cliff-jumping Are...

Illustration: Emily Johnson

Intramural Sports: The fun factor

maddybell December 1, 2011

As most students sat sunken into library couch cushions or quiet room bean-bag chairs the Monday before Thanksgiving Break, Whitman's intramural dodgeball teams began the first day of their 2011 season...

Diagnosing Whitman

Alyssa Fairbanks November 10, 2011

IM athletes in pursuit of the illustrious blue shirt often sacrifice personal safety in the name of intramural glory, many inevitably finding themselves at the Welty Health Center for the treatment of...

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