Sportsmanship and Team Conduct
A. TEAM NAMES: The Coordinator of Campus Recreation and Wellness reserves the right to change names of teams deemed offensive, profane, and/or inappropriate.
B. UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT: The definition of unsportsmanlike conduct includes, but is not limited to, arguments with staff or officials by any player, coach, manager, or spectator, flagrant fouling, fighting (before, during, or after a contest), etc.
C. EJECTED PARTICIPANT: Any ejected participant must leave the activity site immediately after speaking with the Coordinator of Campus Recreation and Wellness to discuss the reinstatement procedure. At this time, the player who was ejected will be ineligible to compete in any intramural activity until he/she has completed the reinstatement procedure.
D. EJECTED PARTICIPANT REINSTATEMENT: Any ejected participant who is seeking reinstatement must petition in writing (letter or e-mail) to the Coordinator of Campus Recreation and Wellness for a reinstatement hearing. The petition must include a description of the events leading up to and during the incident, rationale for actions of the ejected participant, rationale for why the participant should be reinstated and contact information (name, e-mail address, phone number, and UB ID number). Upon receiving the petition, a hearing will be arranged between the ejected participant and the Coordinator of Campus Recreation and Wellness where a decision will be made regarding reinstatement.
E. YELLOW AND RED CARDS: Game officials use a yellow and red card system to enforce sportsmanship-related issues during intramural contests. Yellow cards are formal warnings that are issued by an official to an individual player or coach. A red card is a player ejection. A player does not necessarily have to receive a yellow card before receiving a red card if the offense is deemed severe enough to warrant an ejection (fighting or assaulting officials, staff, or opponents).
F. TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP RATINGS: Intramural staff and game officials will evaluate teams and assign a sportsmanship grade following each game. Ratings are given based on the following criteria:
• 4 – Outstanding sportsmanship and conduct: All players cooperate fully with staff and officials, and the captain controls his/her team.
• 3 – Good sportsmanship and conduct: Team members are in control throughout the contest. The team does not show verbal dissent or aggression towards the opposing team or officials.
• 2 – Below average sportsmanship and conduct: Verbal dissent or aggression towards the opposing team resulting in a yellow card or technical foul.
Any team receiving one sportsmanship-related yellow card or technical foul will receive a 2.
• 1 – Poor sportsmanship and conduct: Team members continually show disrespect for the opposing team and officials. The team captain shows little or no control over the team. Any team receiving two sportsmanship-related yellow cards, one red card, or two technical fouls will receive a 1.
• 0 – Unacceptable sportsmanship and conduct: The team is completely uncooperative, resulting in several yellow and/or red cards or technical fouls to be issued. Any team receiving three sportsmanship-related cards or technicals and/or causing the game to be ended early will receive 0.