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.