While most of the teams on campus have their fair share of achievements, only with basketball do you get any real athletic excitement at the College of Charleston. Being very arts-driven, the overwhelming majority of the student population didn’t come here because of a certain team or because of the College’s athletic reputation. The same can be said about the student athletes; they are laid-back, just like “regular” Charleston students, and do not strut about campus boasting about their achievements and talents. Cougar fans love to support their teams here anyway. Many basketball games are televised and excited students crowd the Carolina First Arena to be a part of the action. Everyone else joins in by cheering from their couches at home, as if they were in the stadium bleachers.
Overall, College of Charleston may not be the place for a sports fanatic, unless he or she would be willing to watch the games on TV. Basketball games score fans, but the other sports are mostly neglected by the student body. It doesn't help that the track, soccer, and baseball fields are out of walking distance and only accessible by car.