A New Wave of Competitive Basketball Coming Soon to IIT

Technews Writer
Sun Oct 16, 2011
In the spring of 2009, the men’s and women’s varsity basketball programs at IIT  were ‘indefinitely suspended’ by university president John Anderson. Most of the former athletes of these programs have either graduated or moved on to other universities, though a handful remains. Since the end of basketball as a varsity sport, organized basketball has remained popular on campus among students. The courts at Keating Hall are filled to capacity with pick-up games nearly every night of the week. The co-ed intramural league has seen significant growth in participation and level of competition over the past few years.
With interest in basketball on campus at such a high level, the opportunity is present to again provide students with the opportunity to compete in the sport at a higher level. Although the future of basketball as a varsity sport is indefinite, basketball as a club sport is immediately capable of being established. The good news is that this process is already under way, and you have the great opportunity of becoming a part of the IIT Men’s Basketball Club in its inaugural season this fall and winter.
If you have ever competed in basketball at the collegiate level or aspired to compete at the collegiate level, this program is directed toward you. We are seeking to form a roster of well-conditioned, athletic, and skilled players by the end of October and start playing official games by early November. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students of IIT and students of its affiliated campuses, as well as students from Shimer, Vandercook, and ICO. You can find and 'like' our page on facebook, IIT Men's Basketball Club, to learn more and receive updates. Contact [email protected] with any questions.