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3 College Junior

Athletics: The fan support at the school could be better but a huge challenge for us is getting transportation to the playing fields. Our softball and baseball fields are off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Campus sports means a lot to the athletes. They work hard for a win and have a great support system from the student body.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports plays a huge role at Claflin, every athletic team performs well and have support from fellow schoolmates. The facilities are ok.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at my school have the rates then any other school.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletic events at Claflin University are attend, however they are not highly favored. I am not sure why, but the basketball team here is pretty good. Especially against Benedict College.


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Sports at Claflin can go two ways for students—either they like them or they don’t. It seems that many students are only interested in sports when the teams are doing well and getting big wins—this is when the stadium seats fill up. However, the teams are usually quite mediocre, and in general, students only come out to support the teams for the thrill or when a rival is in town. But, when the season is slow, sports and sports talk tend to disappear on campus because students lack school spirit.

On the other hand, there are intramurals sports that students can take part in. Many male students play intramural basketball here. Some do it for the pure love of the sport, while others get involved for the physical workout it benefits them. Students generally come out to see the games, but it is usually the social aspect of meeting and mingling with other students and being entertained that keeps the crowd, rather than the actual game. Supposedly Claflin sports include baseball, cross country, softball, and track and field, but all anyone ever hears about is basketball and volleyball, and even these sports are mainly talked about when the teams are having good seasons. But, other than that, sports at Claflin can be quite dead.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf
School Colors
Orange and maroon
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
50 - 8%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
68 - 6%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Physical Education Center (JTK)
  • Tullis Arena
Most Popular Sports
Basketball, volleyball, and track and field
Most Overlooked Teams
Baseball, cross country, and softball
School Spirit
Students only have school spirit during homecoming week or when a big game comes around. Claflin is not a very peppy school.
Getting Tickets
A Claflin student ID allows admittance into all athletic events. Getting tickets for any game is easy, and the price for non-students is reasonable. When the teams are at their peak, tickets sell out faster, and there are larger crowds and longer lines to wait in.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Edisto Memorial Gardens

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 107 responses

  • 5% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 37% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 55% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 3% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 106 responses

  • 26% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 13% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 54% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 7% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 105 responses

  • 7% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 30% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 40% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 23% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.


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