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.