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4 College Student

Athletics: I am not into sports but here sports seems to be very engaging and fun. It's overall pretty much dynamic!

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: People will watch various games, though I would say basketball is one of the more popular sports. Intramurals have good participation and are fun to be a part of. The current gym/sports center is not great, but they are building a new sports facility (said to be opening in 2018), which looks fabulous.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There are a lot of athletes on campus. However, the rest of the student body doesn't feel pressured to attend sports game. We're happy when they win, but it is not a top priority. From what the athletes say, the school allows even First-Years to play football games, which they enjoyed a lot. The facilities meet the requirements of both athletes and non-athletes. Our football team this year has done really well. That is the main sport on campus, though the others have done well, men and women.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: You have everything you need in there.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Being an athlete at Beloit has been great for being able to continue participating in multiple sports and getting a great education. The coaches and professors are understanding of the time commitment for both sides of your lifestyle.


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Beloit is not exactly "into" sports. Generally, we're not very good at them. I think students at Beloit would much rather wrestle with weird trivia than with their bodies. We're sort of a sit-down campus-watchers, not doers. Intramural sports are definitely big, though, probably because the pressure is off, and people who aren't that athletic (a good 90 percent of the campus) can run around a little without letting down a team. And if they fall down, hey, it's okay, so has everybody else. Watch out for Frisbee, and I mean that in the most literal sense-those Frisbees are flying all over the place (right at head level) once spring hits the campus. Who needs a real golf team when you've got the Frisbee version?

In defense of the ones that do, in fact, play a sport: the athletes put a lot into their sport. The teams are small so players all have a role, for the most part, and they are consequently more dedicated to their team. So even if they do lose nine times out of ten, they go home with their dignity and team spirit in tact.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Midwest Conference
Basketball: Midwest Conference
School Colors
Blue and gold
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
158 - 28%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
98 - 13%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Crew club
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey (women's)
  • Ice hockey (men's)
  • Lacrosse (men's)
  • Martial arts
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer (indoor)
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Walleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
Beloit College Sports Center
Most Popular Sports
Frisbee, football, baseball, volleyball, basketball
Most Overlooked Teams
Beloit's atmosphere isn't exactly sports-oriented, so teams in general are overlooked.
School Spirit
A lot of Beloit students have some fire in them, but that fire isn't necessarily burning for Beloit College. Whether people love Beloit or not, it's not really custom to display it with a sweatshirt.
Getting Tickets
Beloit College does not charge admission for any athletic events with the exception of special tournaments, basketball and football games.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The River Walk takes you along the Rock River, or you can just walk around campus.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 3% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 9% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 64% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 24% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 34 responses

  • 53% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 6% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 38% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 3% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 32 responses

  • 0% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 34% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 47% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 19% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
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