Frostburg, MD
Tuition (in-state)
$17,624 ($7,436)
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4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics is great at our school! We have so many talented athletes and so many different sports! Unfortunately, most non-athletes aren't interested in attending the games during the school year. Homecoming Football games still have a huge turn-out though!

3 College Junior

Athletics: I wish the students that weren't in sports were more involved in the events

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The major sports such as Basketball and Football are horrible. The teams put up very poor winning percentages. The basketball courts are terrible as we have rubber floors instead of hardwood. The football team dominants the weight room which is inconvenient for regular students. Intramural Basketball is great. It is more popular than varsity basketball, very competitive and I would recommend it to anybody that has played basketball before at any level.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There's hardly any school spirit. No one really attends meets or games.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: i don't know about the sports here


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 896th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1158th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth (Liz) Partenheimer
Bowie, MD
Psychology Major with a Child/Family Certificate
Grad Year
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FSU’s athletics are composed of many talented college students. The athletic teams are amazing, but they do not always perform at their best. Even if the football team does not play up to par, there are still many other teams for the student body to cheer on. The student body has an amazing sense of school spirit. Every Friday, there's Spirit Day, when students wear any FSU apparel that they own. It is always amazing to see almost the entire student body supporting their school.

A lot of students go to the games. Most have friends in at least one sport, so naturally, they will make signs to cheer on friends or the team in general. All in all, students support each other. The Harold J. Cordts Physical Education Center is a very old building, but it is very clean. This facility contains a weight room, a room with treadmills, and an indoor pool. This is also the building where most of the athletes spend their time.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Empire Eight
Basketball: Capital Athletic Conference
School Colors
Red, black, and white
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
305 - 13%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
127 - 6%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Bob Wells Field
  • Bobcat Arena
  • Bobcat Field
  • Bobcat Natatorium
  • Bobcat Stadium
  • Cordts Tennis Complex
  • Harold J. Cordts Physical Education Center
Most Popular Sports
Most people on campus enjoy going to the soccer and swimming matches. People like going to the football games, too, but the school does not have the best football team.
Most Overlooked Teams
Volleyball, track and field, and tennis are the most overlooked teams.
School Spirit
The first Friday of every month is Spirit Day. The student body is encouraged to wear whatever FSU apparel they own. Prior to any big game, the student body has a pep rally. For football, the pep rally is at the field. The school has a marching band and cheerleaders that get the student body into the spirit. Some students will come decked out in any red and black that they own. Even if the teams lose, students can still say they have a lot of school spirit.
Getting Tickets
Most athletic events are free to students, with the exception of playoff and NCAA events. Students/faculty do not always need to buy tickets to sporting events because there is an athletic fee included in the students' tuition.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Students love walking through the campus's arboretum and seeing lots of animals and plants. If you are interested in nature, you can even volunteer to clean up the arboretum.
Did You Know?
  • The first Hall of Fame induction class was in 1971, and there were 10 inductees, which is the highest number in the history of FSU inductions.
  • Frostburg State athletics has had at least one All-American every year since 1974.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 36 responses

  • 31% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 19% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 47% 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 35 responses

  • 6% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 40% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 34% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 20% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 27% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 45% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 27% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.


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