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Since Bryant began its four-year transition into the Division I Northeast Conference in 2007, athletics have taken on an increasingly important role on campus. This is evident in the talented student athletes that Bryant is attracting these days, as well as increasing school spirit. On one hand, Bryant has performed very well overall in comparison to other schools that have made the shift to D-I in the past. However, some teams have struggled more than others, and school spirit is not yet at the level of some of the other D-I universities in the region. Of all the varsity sports, football games typically get the highest student turnout rate (the Homecoming game is the most-attended sporting event of the year). However, students are attending basketball, soccer, and other sports in increasing numbers each year. Fans usually come decked out in the school's black and gold colors and can look forward to being pumped up by the school's mascot, Tupper the Bulldog, at all major sporting events.
In addition to varsity sports, Bryant also offers intramural and club sport teams that are popular with students. Men's and women's rugby are the most popular club sports. Bryant's athletic facilities are all state-of-the-art, and the fields and courts are constantly being maintained and kept in top condition. The facilities are all very accessible and modern. In addition to the Chace Wellness Center gym, which is available to all students, student athletes also have their own gym (the Jarvis Varsity Weight Room).
Facts & Statistics
NCAA Division I-AA
Football: Northeast Conference
Basketball: Northeast Conference
Black and gold
Men Playing Varsity Sports
332 - 18%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
185 - 14%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Cross Country/Track: 7
Other Sports: 63
Men's Varsity Sports
- Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
- Field hockey
- Track and field
- Ice hockey
- Rugby (men's and women's)
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Basketball (men's and women's)
- Flag football
- Floor hockey (coed)
- Soccer (coed)
- Softball (coed)
- Volleyball (coed)
Athletic Fields & Facilities
- Bryant Tennis Complex
- Bryant Track and Turf Complex
- Bulldog Stadium
- Conaty Park
- Elizabeth & Malcolm Chace Wellness Center
- Jarvis Weight Room (student athletes only)
- MAC (Multipurpose Athletic Center)
- Softball Complex at Conaty Park
- Sutton Field
Most Popular Sports
Football, basketball, and soccer
Most Overlooked Teams
Swimming and track
In the fall of 2007, Bryant became a Division I school. Students love to come out and cheer on their fellow peers during athletic events, decked out in Bryant black and gold attire. It's fun for everyone to watch and see other teams you would normally see on ESPN!
Tickets for all Bryant sporting events are free for Bryant students. Tickets for nonstudents for football, men and women's basketball, field hockey, and men's lacrosse games range from $3 to $13 and can be purchased online or at the ticket office. Tickets for baseball, softball, men and women's soccer, swimming, volleyball, tennis, and women's lacrosse games are free for everyone.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The cross-country trail at the back of campus, through the neighborhoods behind campus
Did You Know?
- Bryant's men's ice hockey team won the NECHA Club Hockey title in the winter of 2011, in a 5 to 2 win over Northeastern University.
- The school mascot, Tupper the Bulldog, attends every sporting event.