Athletics

Location
Vestal, NY
Undergrads
11,464
Tuition (in-state)
$16,795 ($7,645)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Athletics: Student involvement: many schools are involved

Team performance: pretty good I guess

Fan Support: SUCKS!!

School spirit: SUCKS

Athletic Facilities: pretty good

Really wish we had a football team...

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Despite our Division I standing, our basketball team is horrendous. However, despite lack of attendance at games, the soccer and volleyball teams aren't half bad.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There is a lot of sports on campus for athletes. There is also activities for non-athletes. Lots of school spirit, especially on fridays when you wear the color green, Baxtor gives you a prize for school spirit. There are a lot of plays that are made during the 1year-a play production per semester.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: They are pretty much popular throughout campus.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: i feel that some people have school spirt, but not a whole lot.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 663rd
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1323rd
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mills Horton
Hometown
Geneseo, Illinois
Major
English-Creative Writing
Grad Year
2013
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Binghamton is not what you would call a sports fanatical school. It has no football team, and the mascot is named Baxter the Bearcat, a relatively unknown mammal, that's actually called a binturong. Binghamton became a Division I school in the fall of 2001. The overall school spirit is a bit lacking, attendance to sporting events is on the lower end, and advertisement for these events is generally nonexistent. If you want to attend an event, all tickets for students are free. The attitude surrounding campus sporting events is pretty indifferent. If you want to go, the events are there, but don't go with the expectation of seeing anyone's face painted or crazy costumes worn in support of the Binghamton Bearcats.

The sports facilities are in really excellent condition and open for student use. The East Gym was recently entirely renovated, and a new gym has multipurpose rooms that hold dozens of free fitness classes that range anywhere from Zumba to kickboxing. The classes are free, but in order to gain access to the workout equipment, you must additionally purchase a fitness membership. There are dozens of different intramural sports teams at Binghamton. All of the intramural teams are open to any student who wants to join them. There's an enormous variety of intramural sports to choose from for any fitness level.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: America East
School Colors
Green and white
School Nickname
Bearcats
Men Playing Varsity Sports
247 - 4%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
184 - 3%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Aikido
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Bowling
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Crew and rowing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Ice hockey
  • Kickline
  • Kung Fu
  • Lacrosse (men's and women's)
  • Outdoor club
  • Racquetball
  • Roller hockey
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Running
  • Shotokan karate
  • Skiing
  • Soccer (men's and women's)
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (men's and women's)
  • Washin-Ryu karate
  • Water polo
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Billiards
  • Bowling
  • Dodgeball (coed)
  • Flag football
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer (indoor, outdoor)
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • BU Events Center
  • Cross country area
  • Golf course
  • Soccer/lacrosse complex
  • Swim and dive center
  • Tennis courts
  • Track and field stadium
  • Varsity Field
  • West Gym
Most Popular Sports
Men's golf and men's tennis were the first Bearcat teams to reach NCAA Division I tournaments. Other popular sports include men's basketball and soccer, especially now that basketball is also a Division I sport.
Most Overlooked Teams
The wrestling team and track and field teams are both nationally ranked.
School Spirit
Binghamton does not have a lot of school spirit. There is some respect for the sports teams because the school is Division I, but without a football team, the spirit will only grow so much. However, the campus really blossoms during the spring. When the snow melts and the sun comes out from hibernation, everyone's spirits pick up, and students start feeling better about their school. And, of course, the seniors are all brimming with school spirit, especially during Spring Fling.
Getting Tickets
Events are free to students, and there are always seats available.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The nature preserve-miles of wooded and lakeside walking trails just minutes from the rest of campus.
Did You Know?
At one point, Binghamton was nationally ranked as having one of the worst men's basketball teams in the country during the 2011-2012 season. The team didn't win a game until late February.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 90 responses

  • 7% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 43% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 46% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 4% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 93 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 47% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 19% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 33% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 93 responses

  • 23% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 65% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 13% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

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