Sports do not define UTC. Varsity sports do not get much attention on campus. Football is not a strong sport that whips up a lot of school spirit at UTC. The men's and women's basketball programs are more popular among students and the community. Both teams often end up in tournaments. The men's team recently won a spot in the Sweet 16, and the women are notorious for winning the Southern Conference Tournament every year. Wrestling, club baseball, softball, and the tennis teams are lesser known but very good.
Intramural sports are very popular with the student body and Greeks. There are many different intramural sports, and students often watch the teams play. The only complaints among students are that the games are not very organized and are often rescheduled without prior notice.