Intramural outdoor men’s basketball has started at The University of Texas at Arlington, several student organizations join the event in the hopes of being named the champion at the end. Students take part in intramural sports because it is not a heavy commitment, which can leave them time to study and focus more on school work, and other extracurricular activities. The sport is highly competitive, and even draws in crowds to see which organization will come out on top. The competitive atmosphere, brings friends closer together, and builds character in different organizations. The outdoor men’s games are held every Thursday behind the Physical Education Building at 8pm.