Phi Delta Theta triumphs in Greek Olympics

Fraternities competed to determine who has the ultimate sport technique through an annual weekend tournament called the Greek Olympics. 

Support and dedication to the Greek community was shown not only through the fraternities but also the students and sororities who bombarded each event with cheers and support.  

The games started with basketball where the chaotic, fun event took over the Recreation Center. Most of all the games were not close and the winner was apparent within the first ten minutes.  

That is, except for the  game between Tau Kappa Epsilon and Phi Delta Theta; Tau Kappa Epsilon showed perseverance that paid off.  Phi Delta Theta started off with the lead, with a score of 18-10 at halftime, still a pretty close game.  After half time Tau Kappa Epsilon came back with adrenaline and its mind in the game to come in with an exciting to guarantee a spot in the championship game.

Phi Delta Theta still had a chance, now playing Alpha Sigma Phi, to determine who would play Tau Kappa Epsilon in the championship for basketball.  

The game was close and filled with intensity. Both fraternities gave in all their effort, but ended with Phi Delta Theta defeating Alpha Sigma Phi 46-38. Really redeeming itself, Phi Delta Theta came with the win in the championship game against Tau Kappa Epsilon.  

Before the weekend games started the fraternities announced some bad news about soccer, which was supposed to be held Saturday morning on the Beaujolais Fields.  

Since the amount of rain and weather issues caused flooding on the fields, Adam Rosenkranz, Interfraternity Council president, announced that soccer would have to be cancelled.  

This created much disappointment amongst the players who trained together and planned on playing.  

The fraternities’ brothers who organized Greek Olympics put in much effort to find an alternative route for the flooded Beaujolais fields, but ran into a brick wall at each other option.  

They looked to go indoor or to go to another park but they were not able to show up and guarantee that it would be vacant and they did not buy insurance to reserve another field.  

Their budget also did not allow because the weekend already cost them $5,000. 

Jose McManus from Alpha Sigma Phi said, “When I first heard of the news I was devastated because I was looking forward to that particular sport so much.  I know every fraternity put in hard work to get ready and to see it all go to waste was tough to take.”

With the gap between basketball and volleyball, because of the last minute cancellation of soccer, the players had a chance to rest for the rest of the games to come.  

Volleyball started Saturday night and a similar pattern was shown as basketball.  

In the championship game Phi Delta Theta and Alpha Sigma Phi went head-to-head and Phi Delta Theta came in with another win. 

Before the final day of softball and football the standings were Phi Delta Theta (eight points), Alpha Psi (five points), Tau Kappa Epsilon (four points), Alpha Sigma Phi (three points), Alpha Epsilon Pi (zero  points) and Nu Alpha Kappa (zero points).  

The similar patterns continued into softball where Phi Delta and Alpha Psi  went to the semi-finals to figure out who would play against Alpha Sigma Phi in the championship.  

Alpha Sigma Phi worked its way up from fourth the day before by gaining its focus with its hand-eye coordination.  

Alpha Psi beat Phi Delta Theta then continued to beat Alpha Sigma Psi for the championship for softball.  

For the final games, football and the knowledge bowl, the new standings were Phi Delta Theta (nine points), Alpha Psi (nine points), Tau Kappa Epsilon (six points), Alpha Sigma Phi  (six points), Alpha Epsilon Pi (zero points), and Nu Alpha Kappa (zero points). 

Coming in with a win Alpha Epsilon Pi went in for redemption to win the knowledge bowl.  

At football the competition came down to Phi Delta Theta and Alpha Sigma Phi who competed for first and Alpha Psi and Tau Kappa Epsilon fought for third.  

Phi Delta Theta ended strong and came in with the hard-earned win for this year’s Greek Olympics.