Apart from watching the "big game" as a joke at a local bar, sports are as laughable to Marlboro students as Botox injections. They're just not interested. But when it comes to competition and athleticism, Marlboro certainly has its share. Marlboro is more inwardly focused when it comes to physical competition. There's Dodgeball every Friday, the occasional basketball scrimmage, Renaissance fencing, and Frisbee and four square after dinner. These activities would be the end-of-the-week highlights if Marlboro were on ESPN.
There are two sports students take seriously, though they may play them "Marlboro style." The first is soccer. The team is an informal but rigorous group that meets twice a week to practice for weekend games. The second sport, Marlboro's "real" sport, is broomball. Each February, about 11 teams are created with one goal in mind: to compete for the trophy in the Marlboro Cup. Hilariously, faculty, staff, and students come together to form what they think will be the winning team. They come up with a clever name, a team uniform, and a winning strategy. The Marlboro Cup is a two-day event where a frozen pond on campus is used as the ice rink for the battle of the century. It's a wild event that has everyone gossiping and cheering. If you seek varsity football, Marlboro is not your place. But if it's fun, friendly sportage you're looking for, Marlboro has sure got it.