Football is God for many people at UGA. The alumni support for our Dawgs is tremendous. They often show up in their RVs and trailers on Thursdays for a Saturday game. Alumni settle all over campus, and you will pass many of them grilling and drinking on your way to Friday classes, should you actually choose to go. There is an overwhelming feeling of pride for our Dawgs on game days, especially from the Alumni who were around for the low points. Football games are the place to be on Saturdays, and many town businesses shut down until the weekend is over. Sanford Stadium holds more than 92,000 people, and it is almost always jam packed or sold out. The other varsity sports programs have smaller followings and receive minimal press. Basketball games are a lot of fun and usually draw a decent crowd. The band attends basketball games, so there's always that excitement and entertainment. Our women's gymnastics team is very good, and the gymnastics meets are becoming more and more popular with the student body. Many local Athenians and children attend the meets. Swimming is also pretty popular, as the teams consistently do pretty well, and the facilities are awesome.
Intramural sports are really popular for fitness and recreation. Some of the teams are really good, and others are just horrible. So, at any level, you'll find your niche if you are interested. It seems like everyone has a lot of fun doing participating, though. Ramsey has excellent swimming, basketball, racquetball, and volleyball facilities, and the intramural fields are extensive. They include football and soccer fields, softball and baseball diamonds, tennis courts, walking trails, and even a large field for ultimate Frisbee players.