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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our school comes together as one during basketball season. I, being the school photographer, see everyone come together and cheer on their school, hoping Manhattan comes out on top. In all honesty, the school's main focus sports wise is Basketball; the other sports are not noticed by many. Our gym doesn't seem like a normal college gym but taking into consideration we have about 3000 people attending, we're not a normal college itself. Although the students at Manhattan College mainly show their support during basketball season, everyone has school spirit there, all year round.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Everyone loves men's basketball. No other sporting event claims nearly as much attention, if any at all. The atmosphere in the gym during a basketball game is incredible - but we need a new gymnasium. No more temporary siding that makes up the walls, no more temporary bleachers that get taken down every game, we deserve better.

Inter murals are fun and easy to sign up for!

3 College Junior

Athletics: The basketball team is really good, but I'm not a big sports person personally.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not the best. Basketball team is great. Facilities are less than average

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The basketball team made it to the NCAA which was awesome!


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  • 195th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 532nd
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Cecilio Gomez
Communications/Spanish and Business minors
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Athletics is a driving force for the College. The success of the many Manhattan College sports teams helps bring money and exposure to the school. The College has gained significant exposure from the success of the men’s basketball team, a highlight of the school. The Manhattan College baseball team has experienced a renaissance in recent years, too. 

The track team is another team that has had a lot of success. The men’s track and field teams won 10 straight championships at one point. This program has members leading the country in several events, and they have had several All-American athletes. Overall, a lot of the sports teams at Manhattan College have had success at one point or another, and being a Division I school, they are always going to get a good amount of media attention. However, the College does have to compete with St. John’s, Fordham, and Columbia for that attention. Some of the programs may be in a down period right now, but it's nothing that some smart recruiting can’t fix.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
School Colors
Kelly green and white
School Nickname
Jaspers and Lady Jaspers
Men Playing Varsity Sports
201 - 13%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
146 - 11%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Draddy Gymnasium
  • Gaelic Park
  • Van Cortlandt Park
Most Popular Sports
The most popular sports on campus would be basketball, baseball, and soccer. The students also love to play football, even though Manhattan College does not have a football program. However, intramural football is one of the more popular intramural sports on campus.
Most Overlooked Teams
The Manhattan College track and field teams are often overlooked.
School Spirit
The school spirit at Manhattan College has been very good in recent years. The Manhattan College men's and women's basketball teams have the greatest fans in the world; they are always supportive and come out to support the team and show school pride.
Getting Tickets
Getting tickets to a Manhattan College sporting event is easy if you are a Manhattan College student. Manhattan College students get free tickets just by showing their school ID. Tickets to attend a men's basketball game are $10 for adults, $5 for children and senior citizens.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Around campus—the campus is on a hill and provides a great workout. For a more formal workout, the best place to take a walk would be the track around Draddy Gymnasium or even the treadmills in the fitness center. Another great place would be Van Cortlandt Park, which includes several trails and is one of New York City's oldest parks!

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 34 responses

  • 18% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 44% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 38% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 0% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 35 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 23% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 40% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 37% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 35 responses

  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 51% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 46% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 3% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.


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