At Stout, intramurals and other recreational activities are far more popular than full-on athletics. Frankly, we don't even fill up our stadium for the Homecoming football game. As a D-3 school, athletics is not a huge deal, but, for some, the varsity sports are worth watching. Tickets are free to most events.
Intramurals are huge at Stout. More than 25 percent of students participate in more than 15 sports offered throughout the year. You don't have to be any good to play intramurals; however, the competition can get fierce during the playoffs. If you're good enough, you will win the coveted intramural championship T-shirt. There are coed, men's, and women's teams for most sports, which range from your regulars like sand volleyball, flag football, and basketball to the more unusual like dodgeball and bean bags. For those who still want to compete against other universities but don't want the time commitment of athletics, students have the option of joining one of 26 sports clubs. Some clubs are competitive, and others are purely recreational. Current clubs include, but are not limited to, the Alfresco Outing Club, bowling, boxing, cycling, disc golf, figure skating, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, paintball, running, longboarding, swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, and water skiing.