Although leadership—not athletics—is the central focus for students, sports do provide a great way to show school pride. Berry's most popular sport is basketball, by far. The Cage Center (where basketball, swimming and diving, and volleyball meets/games are played) is packed most home game nights. Across all sports, the most popular games are versus Shorter University, Berry's rival college. These games draw the biggest crowds and elicit the most school spirit from students. Over the past few years, Berry has added swimming and diving, softball, and lacrosse as on-campus sports teams. These sports are slowly gaining momentum and a presence on campus. Other sports that draw moderate crowds are soccer and baseball. Berry does not have a football team, but the recent switch to NCAA D-III raised suspicion about the likelihood of a team starting. If one is implemented, it will not take place for at least a decade.
Intramural teams are popular, as well. They take place all year long and include sports like soccer, flag football, and five-on-five basketball. Some teams have been established for years, and it is almost seen as an honor to be asked to join one. Some teams, especially flag football, go to the state playoffs every year and rarely disappoint. In addition, sports facilities around campus are well maintained. The most notable, the Cage Center, is a great facility and holds a lot more people than the other two smaller gyms on campus, Richards and Ford. Aside from sporting events, the Cage has a state-of-the-art exercise center, a one-eighth-mile track, and dance rooms for classes like yoga, step aerobics, and Zumba.