Originally founded as an athletic league, the Ivy League, including Harvard, has lost its reputation as an athletic powerhouse in major sports. However, Harvard is home to more varsity sports than any other institution in the nation. Additionally, Harvard offers an array of club sport opportunities that will satisfy the desires of any wannabe rugby, fencing, or Frisbee player, just to name a few. And for those not interested in organized sports or their accompanying time committments, Harvard offers intramural sports that often generate heated battles and spawn a number of house rivalries.
However, Harvard does lose points because of the lack of support for its varsity programs. Men’s ice hockey, football, and lacrosse garner quite a few fans, but the only time Harvard fans even resemble true college sports fans is on the day of the Harvard-Yale football game. Overall, the University offers the resources for just about any level of activity.