The men's basketball team at VCU is the one that students immediately recognize as the favorite. There is no football team, and basketball is truly our one competitive and nationally recognized sport. Attending the games is free for students, and the arena is almost always full every game.
If playing sports is more your thing, there are a ton of intramural opportunities for students to get involved in. Flag football, basketball, and soccer are student favorites. Teams are either same-sex or coed, and divisions are determined according to students' skill levels. Dodgeball is also a growing intramural activity, ending its season with a major tournament. Intramural sports are fun but are also highly competitive among teams. Often a team that forms during a student's freshman year continues until graduation. Being on an intramural team is a great way to get physical activity, socialize, and meet new people. And if you don't like to play sports, it's just as fun to watch and cheer on your friends!