Furman athletics are not nearly as big as they are at many larger institutions. However, Furman does have several very strong teams. Football gets the most attention on campus and has the best turnout, but the soccer and golf teams are also very competitive. Intramural and club sports have a strong presence on campus with a high level of participation. There seems to be something for all students, whether they are serious about their sport or they are trying it out for the first time.
Students actually seem to get more excited and competitive about their intramural team than varsity sports. Besides football, the majority of students don't attend Furman athletic events. The athletic department is constantly trying to increase student attendance, and students who do go usually end up getting hooked. Furman's teams are great for such a small school; they just need more student support.