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.