CLU cares about its athletics and it shows. Students are often clad in purple and shimmering with gold in support of their Kingsmen and Regals. Whether it be a football or volleyball game, "the Purple Pit" is sure to be found, filled with students cheering on their team while donning purple attire. Staff, faculty, parents, and alumni often show up for games and catch up with students. CLU’s football team is highly respected and is continually on the rise in football rankings. In addition, many other teams (like volleyball, soccer, baseball, and track) all boast impressive rankings and star-quality players. CLU’s top-notch athletic facilities help maintain teams’ performances on and off the field. The fitness center holds a state-of-the-art gym, fully equipped with the proper necessities for athletes and active gym-goers. The Samuelson Aquatics Center is home to a 50-meter pool, diving well, and diving boards to accommodate swimming, diving, and water polo competitions at the intercollegiate and intramural levels.
On that note, intramural sports are popular among students who do not have enough time in their schedule yet still wish to practice a sport. Fall semester leagues consist of indoor soccer, inner tube water polo, flag football, and three-on-three basketball, while spring semester leagues include outdoor soccer, volleyball, and five-on-five basketball. The intramural sports are more relaxed in terms of scheduling games and filling out teams, and are great involvement opportunities for students.