Athletics

Location
Philadelphia, PA
Undergrads
24,382
Tuition (in-state)
$23,422 ($13,596)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Athletics: Overall, sporting events are attended mainly during the fall season.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football is the heart and blood of Temple University and we pride ourselves in our team!

5 College Senior

Athletics: The atmosphere at an athletics event is mesmerizing. All of the students are usually ready to go and very supportive of the teams, though mostly for men's football and basketball.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Many students take part in a sport wither its varsity or club. For the most part the team performance is good. While we are not the best they are not terrible either. Basketball games are always packed and people are cheering loud. Football games are a little less packed since they are not very good. Also gymnastics for it not being as big of a sport as basketball or football the student turnout is a decent size. The practice areas for the sports are a decent size. Some could be a little bigger. The coaches are great people and always helping there athletes improve. Along with being on a varsity team they have mandatory study hours that they must attend if they want to practice and compete.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school gives lots of support for the football and basketball teams. The students lost support as the season turned out badly for both the basketball, and football team. The school started cuts for many sport organizations, but the club sports are still operating. Any activity needs more funding.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 79th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 888th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

This is a great time to come to Temple, especially if you are involved in athletics. The football team has finally been revitalized and could possibly crack the "top 25" over the next few years. The basketball team has made it to the NCAA tournament more than 25 times and is usually guaranteed one huge home upset a season, which makes for an exciting time. 

Of course, these "revenue" sports get the most attention, but the rest of the sports teams definitely hold their own, boasting All-Americans and multiple national contenders. The camaraderie surrounding sports at Temple makes you feel as if you are a part of a community with every game you go to. There are opportunities to see all of the other sports compete, even the track and crew teams, in various events throughout the city, which also makes for an adventure.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Big East Conference
Basketball: Atlantic 10 Conference
School Colors
Cherry and white
School Nickname
Owls
Men Playing Varsity Sports
292 - 3%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
265 - 2%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 88
Basketball: 26
Baseball: 26
Cross Country/Track: 30
Other Sports: 192
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 40%
Basketball: 33%
Baseball: 67%
Cross Country/Track: 57%
Other Sports: 67%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Badminton
  • Bowling
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Ice hockey
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Karate
  • Lacrosse (men's and women's)
  • Paintball
  • Powerlifting
  • Roller hockey
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer (men's)
  • Swimming
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (men's and women's)
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Ambler Field
  • Ambler Fieldhouse
  • Ambler Soccer Field
  • Edberg Olson Hall
  • Geasey Field
  • The Liacouras Center
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • McGonigle Hall
  • Skip Wilson Field
  • TU Pavilion
Most Popular Sports
Men's and women's basketball, football
Most Overlooked Teams
Ice hockey and lacrosse
School Spirit
You cannot tell a Temple student that he or she doesn't attend the best college in Philly. Drexel students are a bunch of nerds, and UPenn students are snobs. As far as the other colleges go, they don't even get mentioned. Temple is very much full of school spirit. From the decorated dorm rooms of Temple paraphernalia to the painted bodies at games, Temple students are proud to be owls. Almost all students have a Temple sweatshirt, and some also even have a hat, folder, and sweatpants. This is definitely not the school for you if you can't see yourself loving the cherry and white colors.
Getting Tickets
For basketball tickets, Temple offers the best seats at a discount to a party of 10 or more. Everyone stands outside and waits until morning for tickets. This is our "March Madness." Otherwise, tickets are free, and sometimes you can get a coupon to invite another person. For more information, call (215) 204-8499.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Founder's Garden
Did You Know?
  • Back in the 1960s, Bill Cosby was a track and field and football star at Temple University.
  • The basketball team won the first national collegiate championship in 1938.
  • Football and basketball programs began in 1894. Yeah, that's more than 100 years ago.
  • Women club sports began in 1923.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 201 responses

  • 6% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 12% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 66% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 15% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 202 responses

  • 2% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 35% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 47% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 15% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 202 responses

  • 1% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 32% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 55% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 12% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

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