Poe Cup

The Poe Cup Challenge is a year-long intramural contest among the different academic schools on campus. The purpose of the Poe Cup Challenge is to encourage friendly competition among students, departments, and schools as they compete in a variety of intramural leagues and events.

For each event, a team or individual who finished first, second, or third will earn points for their school affiliation. Individuals within each team also will be awarded individual participation points for their school, regardless of their team's affiliation. Beginning this year, there also is a participation bonus for the school with the highest participation percentage relative to their school enrollment. Points will not be awarded to a team (or individuals of that team) if that team has forfeited out of a game, event, or league.

At the end of the year, the academic school with the most points will be awarded the Poe Cup, with a social to commemorate its accomplishment. Winners have the option to proudly display the Poe Cup trophy in an academic building on campus or the URecFit showcase.

Current Point Standings: As of April 20, 2018

Dental - 7968
Graduate - 0
Law - 1067
Medical - 1972
Nursing - 116
Pharmacy - 2195
Physical Therapy - 2523
Social Work - 15
Staff - 75

Questions? Comments? Email IMsports@umaryland.edu or call 410-706-5857

Past Winners

  • 2017 - 2018 Dental
  • 2016 - 2017 Dental 
  • 2015 - 2016 Dental 
  • 2014 - 2015 Dental 
  • 2013 - 2014 Physical Therapy 
  • 2012 - 2013 Dental 
  • 2011 - 2012 Medicine 
  • 2010 - 2011 Medicine 

Points will be awarded to teams in the following manner:

Event CategoryPointsSport
Major Team Sport
  • 1st: 500
  • 2nd: 300
  • 3rd: 150
  • Individual Part: 15
  • Participation Bonus: 250
  • Pratt Soccer
  • Open Flag Football
  • Volleyball League (Fall)
  • 5v5 Basketball
  • Myers Soccer
Minor Team Sport
  • 1st: 300
  • 2nd: 150
  • 3rd: 75
  • Individual Part: 10
  • Participation Bonus: 150
  • 3v3 Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Volleyball Tournament (Spring)
  • Innertube Water Polo
Individual League
  • 1st: 200
  • 2nd: 100
  • 3rd: 50
  • Individual Part: 5
  • Participation Bonus: 75
  • Badminton
  • Racquetball
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Pickleball
Special Event
  • 1st: 100
  • 2nd: 50
  • 3rd: 25
  • Individual Participation: 1
  • Participation Bonus: 25
  • Free Throw Contest
  • 3 Point Shooting Contest
  • Women's Flag Football Game
  • Sports Trivia
  • NFL Combine
  • NCAA Bracket Challenge
  • Fitness 5k*
  • UMB Heart Walk**

*Fitness 5K: eligible for individual participation points only ( the last event of the academic year is Shamrock Run).  

Note: Points will NOT be awarded to a team if that team has forfeited out of a game, event, or league.