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4 College Senior

Athletics: Everyone at the Q has school spirit for the Quinnipiac Bobcat Hockey Team, we've been in the finals with Yale 2 years in a row. Seats for the games are sold out all the time and everyone jumps at the opportunity. There are rallys on campus when there are away games, and everyone is pretty much involved.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Most people only care about Men's Ice Hockey as far as varsity sports go, but I like going to a lot of different sporting events.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The facilities are great and have almost all new equipment for both students and athletes. Intramurals are very popular with the student body and if is very easy to get a team of friends together or to join a random team and meet new people. Hockey is the big sport at QU and the team is one of the best in the nation, but the other teams don't have near the same caliber of performance or attendance at games.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Quinnipiac has some of the best athletics in the country. Our most well known sport is our men's ice hockey team but we also have an amazing men's soccer and women's field hockey teams. Quinnipiac is also so supportive that they are supporting an upcoming sport called acrobatics and tumbling, which is slowly spreading across the country. Not only is the athletic department supportive but so are the students on campus. We have an amazing fan club at our school that supports all of the sports especially during playoff or important games. The whole school comes together to support the athletic teams. We have some of the best athletic facilities in the country, where the women's frozen four was hosted in 2014. The basketball and hockey facilities are state-of-the-art and attract spectators from all over the country.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The only sport that gets any attention at all is hockey, which have enjoyed a level of success, especially in recent years. However, no one cares about any other sports. Even basketball, who enjoyed success this year, struggles to get student attendance out of single digits. This does mean seating is very easy to come by. Locals go to hockey games, but not as much to basketball games.

The TD Bank Sports Center is one of the best facilities in the country. It feels like, and functions like, a professional arena. However, the facilities for all other sports are really lacking.

In terms of non athletes, there is the Mt. Carmel Gym and the York Hill Gym. The York Hill Gym is very nice aesthetically, but is more suited to cardio than lifting. Mt. Carmel Gym is better for cardio, but the gym isn't very aesthetically pleasing, and is in desperate need of an update.


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  • 547th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 652nd
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mary-Catherine Dolan
Broadcast Journalism
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Athletics is an important part of Quinnipiac University. As a Division I school, Quinnipiac has very reputable basketball and hockey teams. Other athletic teams include: baseball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, and tennis. Many people will say that Quinnipiac has an apathetic campus. There is not a widespread sense of school spirit year-round. When a popular team is doing well, the student body will really outdo itself with showing all kinds of school spirit, but it usually takes an ESPN camera crew to bring large crowds out to games.

In 2007, Quinnipiac built a large state-of-the-art sports complex up on the York Hill (upperclassman) campus with two wings: one for hockey and one for basketball. The facility is beautiful and up-to-date with ticket windows where students can swipe their student IDs for free access to games. Though the teams have good and bad seasons, the largest student populations are always at the basketball and hockey games. The famous "Yale Bowl" is the annual Quinnipiac-versus-Yale hockey game where many students show their QU pride.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
School Colors
Blue and gold
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
165 - 8%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
243 - 7%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Other sports
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Dance
  • Running
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bowling
  • Dodgeball
  • Field hockey
  • Flag football
  • Handball
  • Home run derby
  • Kickball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wiffleball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Athletic center
  • Burt Kahn Court
  • Cross country course
  • The Farms (golf)
  • Fitness center/weight room
  • Indoor tennis facility
  • Indoor track
  • Outdoor tennis facility
  • Quinnipiac Baseball Field
  • Quinnipiac Field Hockey/Lacrosse Field
  • Quinnipiac Soccer Field
  • Quinnipiac Softball Field
  • Recreation center
  • TD Bank Sports Center
Most Popular Sports
Basketball and hockey
Most Overlooked Teams
Cheerleading, golf, soccer, tennis
School Spirit
Only when the basketball or hockey team is doing very well
Getting Tickets
Free student tickets to basketball and hockey games are paperless. Students are allotted two tickets each game (one ticket for the Quinnipiac-Yale hockey game because of its popularity). On the night of the game, students get their student IDs swiped at the ticket window, and they are handed tickets. All other game admittance for other sports is free general admission.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Sleeping Giant State Park is a mountain with many trails for the beginner to advanced hiker. The mountain sits directly across from Quinnipiac's main campus. The Farmington Canal Trail is a biking, running, and walking trail that stretches 20 miles in between Hamden and New Haven.
Did You Know?
A popular shirt from the QU bookstore that students wear is the Quinnipiac football shirt that says: "Undefeated since 1929." The school does not have a football team, so naturally, they have been undefeated since Quinnipiac was established.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 67 responses

  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 51% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 43% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 6% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 67 responses

  • 21% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 46% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 22% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 10% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 67 responses

  • 19% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 36% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 40% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 4% Almost no one participates in them.


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