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Athletics

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not too into sports so I don't really care.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports aren't super big at my school, but there are good workout facilites for everyone regardless if they play a sport or not.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not the best teams at all, but they are pretty good i guess.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not a huge amount of fans show up to every game for every sport... except Homecoming games or special occasion stuff like that.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are a lot of sports opportunities, but we don't get a big crowd in sporting events.

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Team sports take on an interesting dimension at Alfred, one that emphasizes the individual. Here, sports seem to be more about participation than competition. Attendance at sporting events varies depending on the day. As the University sees increased and more diverse enrollment, however, team sports are improving. An estimated one in five undergrads takes part in the 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports, and half of students play either intramural or club sports.

The Saxons' varsity sports teams compete as members of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference, which competes against Elmira College, Hartwick College, Ithaca College, Nazareth College, Stevens Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher College, and Utica College. The men's swim team often blows away other teams in division championships, and the ski and equestrian programs are nationally ranked. The soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and softball teams usually advance to the NCAA Division III championships, and then, well, getting there is half the battle!

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Empire Eight
Basketball: Empire Eight
School Colors
Purple and gold
School Nickname
Saxons
Men Playing Varsity Sports
330 - 36%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
199 - 22%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Archery
  • Baseball (men's)
  • Biking
  • Boxing
  • Cheerleading
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey (women's)
  • Hockey
  • Outdoor club
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (men's)
  • Yoga
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center
  • Jericho Hill Fields
  • McLane Center
  • Merrill Field
  • Swain Ski and Snowboard Center
  • Tennis courts
  • Tucker Field
Most Popular Sports
Football is by far the most supported sport on campus.
Most Overlooked Teams
The club baseball team has been trying to go varsity for a few years, but has so far been unable to get the money from the University.
Best Place to Take a Walk
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Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 32 responses

  • 3% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 28% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 62% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 6% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 31 responses

  • 13% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 35% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 52% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 31 responses

  • 0% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 52% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 39% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 10% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.

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