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1 College Freshman

Athletics: We went 0-8 and 0-18 in football and basketball respectively in the ACC. That's all that has to be said.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is definitely pride that comes with being a BC student and/or athlete, especially for hockey and football. Many students on campus use the recreational complex often.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are a very big part of BC life. Football games in the fall are very important to attend. The whole student section is full of students in their gold eagle super fan shirts. Hockey games are just as fun with lost of people cheering and being excited for the players. The part I love the most is seeing alumni taking their families to games. It shows that even after you graduate you are still an eagle at heart.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Its pretty nice, except on Newton of course

4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletic facilities are getting updated (200 million dollar renovation), so in a few years they will be incredible. Attendance at football games largely depends on how the team is doing - fans go more for the atmosphere than anything. Fan commitment isn't as high as you would think (especially for our hockey team's which are some of the nation's best).


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Sports are huge at BC! Football, basketball, and hockey are the three big sports at BC, and pretty much everyone is in tune to how the teams are doing. Tailgating for football games is the highlight of many BC students’ experiences. Here, alumni, parents, and students run rampant through campus on the morning of the game, enjoying fall, food, and flavored beer. The spirit in the stadium is palpable and a total rush for any sports fan. BC prides itself on its athletic program, so you’re bound to catch a solid basketball, hockey, or football season. Lesser-known sports excel but don’t receive the same attention the big three. Intramural sports are also major at BC, with hundreds of people lining up on sign-up day for spots on the teams. Word to the wise: Get there early, or you could lose your chance at playing!

If you’re not into sports, BC might not be a great place for you. You certainly don’t have to get into sports, but you might feel a little left out as everyone revs up for game day and you don’t really care. There’s always the option of going to the games just to hang out with people, which can be fun and doesn’t require actually knowing the rules or caring about sports.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Atlantic Coast Conference
Basketball: Atlantic Coast Conference
School Colors
Maroon and gold
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
358 - 8%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
342 - 7%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 84
Basketball: 24
Baseball: 16
Cross Country/Track: 22
Other Sports: 181
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Crew
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Field hockey
  • Figure skating
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Badminton
  • Basketball (men's, women's)
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Racquetball (men's, women's)
  • Soccer
  • Softball (men's, women's)
  • Tennis (men's, women's)
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (men's, women's)
  • Wiffleball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Conte Forum
  • Flynn Recreation Complex
Most Popular Sports
Hockey, football, basketball
School Spirit
Students at BC have a ton of school spirit! Everyone is proud of all of the athletic teams, especially football, basketball, and hockey. Almost every student owns (and constantly wears!) BC apparel, and on game days, the campus is a sea of maroon and gold. Sporting events are huge, and students like to paint their faces, bodies, and even hair. Come to a football game, and you'll see for yourself!
Getting Tickets
You will need tickets to go to the games, and almost everyone gets season tickets. To buy tickets, call (617) 552-GoBC.
Best Place to Take a Walk
In the Dustbowl or around the Reservoir. The Plex also has an indoor track for when it's rainy out.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 118 responses

  • 9% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 75% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 14% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 2% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 117 responses

  • 21% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 46% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 32% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 1% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 117 responses

  • 8% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 27% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 55% 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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