Orangeburg, SC
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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have new coaches so the teams are on the up and coming.

3 College Senior

Athletics: The athletics are okay. Really the only big events are Homecoming and other special events the campus recognizes.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics bring life to Claflin University and it brings out the Claflin Pride of most students.

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College Senior

Athletics: I'm not really sure how to describe this

4 College Junior

Athletics: Lots of people attend games

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  • 938th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 1157th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Claflin Prowler
Orangeburg, S.C.
Biology/Biological Sciences
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Sports at Claflin can go two ways for students—either they like them or they don’t. It seems that many students are only interested in sports when the teams are doing well and getting big wins—this is when the stadium seats fill up. However, the teams are usually quite mediocre, and in general, students only come out to support the teams for the thrill or when a rival is in town. But, when the season is slow, sports and sports talk tend to disappear on campus because students lack school spirit.

On the other hand, there are intramurals sports that students can take part in. Many male students play intramural basketball here. Some do it for the pure love of the sport, while others get involved for the physical workout it benefits them. Students generally come out to see the games, but it is usually the social aspect of meeting and mingling with other students and being entertained that keeps the crowd, rather than the actual game. Supposedly Claflin sports include baseball, cross country, softball, and track and field, but all anyone ever hears about is basketball and volleyball, and even these sports are mainly talked about when the teams are having good seasons. But, other than that, sports at Claflin can be quite dead.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf
School Colors
Orange and maroon
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
50 - 8%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
68 - 6%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Physical Education Center (JTK)
  • Tullis Arena
Most Popular Sports
Basketball, volleyball, and track and field
Most Overlooked Teams
Baseball, cross country, and softball
School Spirit
Students only have school spirit during homecoming week or when a big game comes around. Claflin is not a very peppy school.
Getting Tickets
A Claflin student ID allows admittance into all athletic events. Getting tickets for any game is easy, and the price for non-students is reasonable. When the teams are at their peak, tickets sell out faster, and there are larger crowds and longer lines to wait in.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Edisto Memorial Gardens

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 38 responses

  • 37% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 53% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 8% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 3% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 39 responses

  • 5% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 59% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 13% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 23% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 41 responses

  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 71% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 27% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 2% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.


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