In case you haven’t noticed from the student opinions, football is pretty much the focus of the sports calendar for USC. Students really make a big deal out of tailgating and attending the games, even if they just do it for the social aspect rather than for love of the game. While the team may not win every game, they provide the excitement that comes with national-caliber football. The football team has made it to bowl games, the baseball team is getting better (and just moved in to the brand new Carolina Stadium), and the basketball team’s future looks even more promising year after year.
On the other hand, intramurals are still a fun way for students to get together and have fun, even though they may not attract 85,000 fans per game. Anyone can join an intramural team, with a myriad of sports from which to choose (there are more intramural sports teams than there are varsity sports teams). Many students create intramural teams through a club or organization, but any individual can sign up to be on a team. Students can choose from sports such as basketball, crew, rugby, soccer, tennis, flag football, and many more. Whether it’s high personal participation or great school spirit you’re looking for, USC athletics have the best of both worlds.