Stony Brook University's Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium has created a lot of new excitement for our Division IA teams. The Seawolves play some the best schools, but they also lose most of the time. If our teams had a better reputation for winning, there would be a very large following. Events like Wolfstock, which is part of the Homecoming celebration, enjoy great popularity, but after the first loss of the season, momentum dwindles down rapidly. Students seem a bit jaded, and while many might follow how our teams do, not many get caught up in the excitement. For some, graduation day is the first time they set foot into the stadium.
Intramural sports are really where all the action is. IMs have an enormous popularity and a very large following in all the different varieties offered. Like academics, intramural sports can be competitive, as well. The athletic facilities available for IMs help to promote their popularity. Oddly enough, with all the success of intramural sports, IMs are not widely publicized, and these activities still remain pretty underground. The only people that seem to know about IM happenings are the other teammates. Intramural sports are a good way to let off steam, take a break to meet others, and make friends in a fun atmosphere.