News • October 16, 2017

Intramural football kicks off the hunt for the Fortuna Bowl Trophy

Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2017)—The 2017 intramural flag-football season started with a slew of games played out on the Front Lawn at California Baptist University on Sept 18.

Flag football is the most popular intramural sport at CBU. This year’s 29 teams, combined in the men’s and women’s leagues, represents the largest number ever to chase the coveted Fortuna Bowl Trophy in a single season.

The championship games will be held Nov. 11 during the inaugural Parent and Family Weekend. Last year’s Fortuna Bowl games drew thousands of spectators, and the games are usually among the most highly anticipated campus sporting events of the year.

Tyler Cox, director of recreation programs at CBU, said that the university is intentional in offering constructive and competitive environments where students can build and forge meaningful relationships.

“Our whole goal is to bring students together and build a community and get them tied stronger to the university,” Cox said. “Some of these teams come out and practice four times a week. There is some intense competition out there.”

Cox said that more than half of the squads are legacy teams that in some cases have been around for more than a decade.