January 2, 2010 - 12:12pm
An intramural name not only must reflect the team's personality but also elicits chuckles (and envy) from fellow players.

They know it’s not politically correct. But hey, it rhymes. It’s funny. It’s original.

And here, it’s OK to fashion a slightly offensive, definitely hilarious team name.

So “The Fightin’ Whities” live on. Ironically sporting black T-shirts, the band of Caucasian males participate in the ‘B’ division of intramural basketball.

The name has two meanings. First, they’re all white. Second, they are proudly alluding to underpants, the article of clothing that unites us all.

December 28, 2009 - 3:39pm
As the head basketball official, Adam Beilman is immersed in SU's intramural sports scene and has seen just about everything on the court.

Before Adam Beilman officiated his first intramural sports game at Syracuse University, a supervisor gave him a word of warning. Beware, he said. People will recognize you. You are a walking bull’s eye on campus.

“I didn’t really believe him,” laughed Beilman, a junior at SU. “How important is intramurals, really? That’s what I thought.”