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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The university has only recently reinstated varsity sports but the teams are doing wonderfully. We now have soccer, basketball, golf and track teams and the intramural sports seem to be doing better with this new addition. More people are going to watch their brothers and sister compete against each other and some people are finding the gym to be a great place for homework with all of the action going on.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is second to none! Especially when playing particular teams. Our girls soccer team won nationals. Our boys/girls basketball teams are not the best, but they definitely are pushing to be, so watch out!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I love being able to go to Bruins games as well as society games! It gives students something to do and it's a great way to fellowship and have fun with friends!

3 College Junior

Athletics: They try their best to make the DFH a nice place with keeping everything updated.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Most Societies have teams for every sport available. The fans are great and the facilities and great as well.


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  • 42nd
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 896th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

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So Hyeun Cho
Seoul, South Korea
Public Relations Journalism and Mass Communication
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BJU does not have an intercollegiate sports team. However, sports are very competitive within the Greek societies. The disadvantage of this is that students get into having spirit for their society rather than for the school. The advantage is that all students can get involved with sports. In other words, they do not have to be a phenom to play sports. Sports programs include badminton, basketball, flag football, pingpong, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and water polo. Once a year, BJU has a soccer match with Furman University. Another example of school spirit is Gold Rush Daze. Once every four years, BJU hosts this school sports event. All students and faculty participate and compete as red and blue teams, respectively. The event brings the student body together and boosts school spirit.

Athletic facilities are kept up-to-date and clean, with a swimming pool, indoor and outdoor tracks, fitness centers, spa, tennis court, and an aerobic room available to students. However, a lot of facilities run by female and male hours. Some female students complain that the men’s fitness center is bigger and better. Overall, BJU offers a lot of fitness equipment to keep their students healthy. 

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: N/A
School Colors
Blue and white
Men Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 0%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 0%
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Pingpong
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Activity Center
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Davis Field House
  • Fremont Fitness Center
  • Tennis courts
Most Popular Sports
Soccer, softball, tennis
Most Overlooked Teams
Football (because there isn't any!)
School Spirit
Every four years, BJU has Gold Rush Daze, which ignites school spirit within the community. Another event that gets spirit going is when BJU plays soccer against Furman University.
Getting Tickets
BJU does not charge for sports games. Usually, there are reserved spots for alumni.
Best Place to Take a Walk
BJU does not have trails on the campus, and it is very dangerous to take a walk right off of campus. However, downtown Greenville, which is only three miles away from campus, offers the most romantic walking route with delicious dessert places.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 40 responses

  • 12% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 32% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 55% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 40 responses

  • 8% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 20% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 72% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 0% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 40 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 18% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 30% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 52% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
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