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Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2015) – Are you ready for some football? CBU intramural sports kicked off flag football season this past Monday.

Flag football is the most popular intramural sports at CBU. This year 28 teams were formed --17 men and 11 women.

Each team plays a total of seven games.The top eight men's teams and the top six women's teams make their respective playoff tournaments. The championship game is held during Homecoming Weekend where the victors receive the much coveted Fortuna Bowl cup. Last year's championship games drew more than 4,000 spectators.

"The Fortuna Bowl is the ultimate competitive goal for the teams," said Tyler Cox, director of recreation programs. "It also has a mystic presence entering into the season for the freshmen."

Last year's Fortuna Bowl champions were the Weblos men's team and the Bus Drivers women's team. Both teams return this year to defend their titles.

Cox said that nearly half of the teams are legacy teams, meaning they have been continuing teams and, in some cases, have been around for more than a decade.

Cox said legacy teams usually consists of juniors and seniors. They will also pick up a few sophomores and freshmen. It is the underclassmen who will continue on the team's legacy after the core of the team graduates.

"Football is a great team-building opportunity for us," said Joshua Fink ('18), part of the Black Night team, which is comprised mostly of Army ROTC students.  "Last year was tough but this year we want to win that cup."