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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: People go to the games, but they're not a huge deal and the teams arent that great. Wish they were more important.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics at school are okay. I'm not a big part of it and so I dont know much but some people are involved in sports so I think some people enjoy it.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics department is great, from what I've seen. Everything seems to be mostly up to date and the staff is friendly enough.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Brand new fitness center is awesome!

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The recreation center is really good, but the sports teams are kind of crappy. Fitchburg State is definitely not known for its sporting program.


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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 47 responses

  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 40% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 49% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 11% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 47 responses

  • 34% 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.
  • 36% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 4% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 47 responses

  • 11% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 55% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 30% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 4% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
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