The University does not have a large sports program, but the department is expanding. In 2009, OLLU added varsity basketball, cross country, and softball teams, which nearly doubled its varsity offerings. Sports are popular among the students, especially intramural sports. However, this doesn’t mean all students keep up with them. The intramural sports are open to the public and alumni, and announcements are made about upcoming events and games.
Since the University’s athletic programs are relatively new, the Saints haven’t won any championships or big games. Students do attend some games, but they aren’t the stereotypically loud college games with screaming fans and painted faces. It seems like sporting events on campus are more like social events, where you can go to chat with your friends.