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3 College Junior

Athletics: Teams are difficult to join, sports teams seem exclusive. athletic facilities are very nice difficult to access (distance wise).

3 College Senior

Athletics: Our teams do very well in many of our competitions, but the school doesn't do a good job of advertising games to students and making sports life and campus life feel cohesive.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Even if you don't attend many sporting events, there is always a way to find out how the sports teams are doing. School spirit is shown all through out campus with the Fitchburg State gear everyone wears! This shows that we support our school and all fans for sporting events rock out in the school colors.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I rarely pay a attention to the sports at my university but from what I see around campus sports are a big thing but it's not the only thing everyone talks on about it pays attention to.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I am focused on my classes so i don't really partake in the athletics


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Fitchburg State is a Division III school. Athletes have the option to move into residence halls earlier than other students because they have practice before the school year begins. The athletics program is very respected on campus, but most sports tend to be overlooked. Hockey is the most popular sport on campus and definitely brings out the largest crowd. School spirit in terms of sports is not big on campus, but you will see students walking around in school apparel every day. You can buy school apparel in the bookstore or in the Falcon Store online.

There is also an intramural program on campus that is very popular with students that do not wish to compete on the varsity level. Students create their own teams, names, and uniforms and compete for the Falcon Cup, which is awarded to the team with the most points across all sports. The intramural program covers all sports from badminton to volleyball, as well as a wide range of board games.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: New England Football Conference
Basketball: Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc
School Colors
Green and gold
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
201 - 12%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
115 - 6%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and field
Club Sports
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Outdoor adventure
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Broomball
  • Decathlon
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Handball
  • Home run derby
  • Soccer (indoor)
  • Softball
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wallyball
  • Water polo
  • Wiffleball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Coggshell Park
  • Coolidge Park
  • Elliot Field
  • McKay Campus School
  • Recreation Center
  • Wallace Civic Center
Most Popular Sports
The ice hockey team definitely brings out the largest crowd.
Most Overlooked Teams
Soccer, cross country/track, lacrosse, football, basketball, baseball
School Spirit
Our school is a Division III school, and sports aren't a big deal unless you are an athlete. You do see shirts and equipment all the time, but there are many other things going on around campus. The ice hockey team gets a great crowd at all their home games. You can buy Fitchburg State athletic apparel at the online fan shop instead of going to the bookstore. There is also the SuperFan program, that promotes good sportsmanship and behavior at the games.
Getting Tickets
Students do not have to pay for tickets to sporting events. They just need to show their OneCard. Public tickets cost $5. There are not many problems, if any, buying tickets or getting into games. Most sports don't get large crowds, but the hockey team has a great following of student supporters.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The Recreation Center has a large rubber track that is suitable for a walk, jog, or run when it is too cold to walk around campus or when you are looking to work out at the same time.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 69 responses

  • 1% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 39% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 51% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 9% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 69 responses

  • 29% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 26% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 42% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 3% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 69 responses

  • 7% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 64% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 26% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 3% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
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