Athletics may not be Brandeis’s selling point, but they are starting to rise to the point of respectability. The lack of a football or hockey team is a major downside, but it puts the focus on the normally less-popular sports like fencing. Men's and women's basketball are Brandeis' most attended regular season sporting events. However, you will not find much in the way of athletic pride or support at Brandeis. While sports do exist, they are not much of a big deal to the general population and are not a main attraction of the school. It is possible to attend the College and not have much interaction with athletics.
Recently, Brandeis has made great strides in recruiting more and more talented athletes to play for their teams. As the teams continue to improve, so will the school spirit and the outlook on athletics and athleticism at Brandeis. Brandeis offers a wide, if not well publicized, selection, including intramurals. So, if you’re a sports nut (whether it comes to playing or watching) you are sure to find something you enjoy, regardless of the opinions of the rest of the campus.