If Bradley is only known for one thing, it would be men's basketball. Students, faculty, alumni, and random people cheer on the Braves, whether or not they have a connection to the school. Thousands of people turn out for men's basketball games, both home and away. However, most other sports don't garner the same fan attention, even if they're having a good season. Men's soccer has recently done well, boosting its popularity. But aside from these two sports, Bradley students show little school spirit. Sometimes basketball and soccer games can't even get the crowd on its feet. Student support varies from sport to sport and game to game, but overall, it's disappointing.
Intramurals are always popular, though. Just about every sport is offered, and they are prominent on campus. Students play football, softball, racquetball, and dodgeball, to name a few. Ultimate Frisbee and Frisbee golf are big, too, and it helps that Bradley Park has a Frisbee golf course. No matter what students are into, Bradley probably has a recreational sport for them. Talent isn't a problem because all sports are split into divisions, and students or teams get to decide how good they are and at what level they want to play. If they don't like to play, they sit on the sidelines and watch their friends play, whether they are varsity or intramural athletes. Sometimes spirit for intramurals is better than it is for varsity sports.