The football and basketball teams have garnered more support in the past few years, considering how well they have been doing. In 2010, the football team had a near-perfect record and even went on to the Division I-AA title game, though they lost. The 2010 basketball team had a regular season record of 22-10 and earned its second NIT (National Invitation Tournament) berth.
Most other sporting events attract fewer students, though many students do tend to participate in club sports. Still, William & Mary is far from being an athletically focused school, and most students are more inclined to excel academically rather than physically. There are great facilities for sporting events and exercise, including a large and well-equipped gym (with multiple basketball courts, racketball courts, and a pool) and multiple gymnasiums in the kinesiology building (Adair Hall). There is also a fair amount of kinesiology majors out there who aim to become physical therapists and the like.