Budget cut keeps flag football champs out of tournament

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: MSU Sports, Sports

by Adam Hammons

Budget cuts coupled with scheduling conflicts caused MSU’s intramural co-ed flag-football champions to punt on the opportunity to compete for the regional title.

MSU student Justin Drane’s team won the intramural championship at MSU and normally would have competed at the regional tournament at Oklahoma State University.

In years past, MSU paid the $300 entry fee for the intramural champions to enter the three-day tournament, but budget cuts forced MSU to eliminate this expense.

The extra cost to attend, coupled with some scheduling conflicts among team members, caused Drane to decide to withdraw his team from the tournament.

“It was really disappointing,” Drane said. “We had a good coed team, and I thought we had a good possibility of winning it.”

Teams from around the region will compete in the tournament this month, and the winners will go to Florida for the national tournament.

Drane hopes to bring his team to the regional tournament next year.

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