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3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletic teams are ok, they could win more games, but the fan support for the teams are decent for the team records and attendance.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: FAU is not that power football school that some look for in college, but don't let that fool you, because FAU athletics are on the rise. Here me out, our starting quarterback, for football, was a rookie last year, first year, and he did great. Almost beating Florida, sadly losing in overtime, brings hope for the future. The OWLS are on the hunt, looking for prey, and demolishing competition. OH and did I mention that FAU's paintbal teaml is FIRST in the WORLD! That's Right, THE WORLD. Paintball doesn't get the same sense of school spirit that comes with football, but there is more to offer than just football. Every year more and more teams are branching out to become the best at something, whether it is paintball or quittage, don't let ESPN tell you that your sport isn't good enough, be heard, more important, show them who is boss.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: very clean and precise offers diverse activities.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: They have a special bond

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: They are not widely advertised and the arenas are far away from student housing making it hard to attended them.


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While Florida Atlantic University's varsity sports may not be quite as popular as at other schools, they are just as competitive. FAU has 18 varsity sports that compete in the NCAA's Division I Sun Belt Conference. While the football team has only existed since 2001, in 2007, the team became the youngest program ever to receive a bowl bid. Aside from football, FAU also offers basketball, ultimate Frisbee, bowling, and every other sport one could think of, with something for everyone.

Students [proudly wear their red, white, and blue, and tailgating and football games are an exciting part of fall semester. Other spirited events include "Bury the Burrow in Red," where Florida Atlantic students wear as much red as possible during the basketball game between Florida Atlantic and nearby Florida International University. There's an official on-campus spirit group called the "prOWLers," which formed in 2002 to support the men's basketball program during the team's run for the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship. Another traditional competition is the annual Shula Bowl, named after legendary coach Don Shula.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Sun Belt Conference
Basketball: Sun Belt Conference
School Colors
Blue and red
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
316 - 5%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
170 - 2%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 58
Basketball: 16
Baseball: 23
Cross Country/Track: 22
Other Sports: 88
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 39%
Basketball: 54%
Baseball: 33%
Cross Country/Track: 50%
Other Sports: 59%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Airsoft
  • Badminton
  • Bowling
  • Climbing
  • Cricket
  • Cuong Nhu Karate
  • Dive
  • Equestrian
  • Fishing
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Judo
  • Kiteboarding
  • Lacrosse
  • Paintball
  • Roller hockey
  • Rugby
  • Runner's club
  • Sailing
  • Shorinji Kempo
  • Skim
  • Skydiving
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Strength & power sports
  • Surf
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Track and field
  • Tri-Owls
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Innertube water polo
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wiffleball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • FAU Aquatic Center
  • FAU Arena
  • FAU Baseball Stadium
  • FAU Soccer Stadium
  • FAU Softball Stadium
  • FAU Track and Field Complex
  • Fountains Country Club
  • Innovation Village
  • Landshark Stadium
  • Lockhart Stadium
  • Patch Reef Park
  • Tom Oxley Athletic Center
  • Tom Oxley Practice Fields
Most Popular Sports
Baseball, basketball, football

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 386 responses

  • 5% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 44% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 45% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 6% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 386 responses

  • 22% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 29% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 47% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 2% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 386 responses

  • 15% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 65% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 16% 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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