There are many athletes on Bucknell’s campus, as well as successful sports teams. However, since the school is small, there’s not a significant amount of team spirit amongst fans. There are a few sports events each year that many Bucknellians make it out to watch, like Homecoming (football) and Midnight Madness (basketball). Other than that, though, attendance at sports events is low.
Bucknell has many new and recently renovated athletic facilities. In general, the Bucknell campus is very athletic, with most students participating in some kind of physical activity, whether it’s a varsity sport, an IM sport, or the gym. IM sports are fairly popular, and there is a wide array of them available. The fraternities often participate in IM sports and compete against each other, which is fun to watch if you know the people playing. Bucknell has a great community, so it seems strange that there isn’t a great deal of school spirit for athletics. Certainly, if students want to watch games, they can, but it’s not as much fun when you’re a fan amongst only a handful of other people.