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Athletics

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at the school is important to the overall health of the school. It helps to keep students fit and in shape.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics is good for a small to medium sized division I school and the facilities are okay but if you were to compare them to other larger institutions where sports are a huge part of school life, if not everything, then my school pales in comparison. I can't complain since it isn't really what I went there for but men's basketball is probably our biggest sport. Not to mention the sport I play, tennis, probably gets barely recognition. Men's Tennis is none existent. It's understandable but still a disappointment.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: We are a D1 school, which is highly impressive for our size. Being a cheerleader for the boys basketball team is amazing and I love being a part of it, but I am not challenged as a cheerleader and know some of my other friends on different teams wish they had more of a challenge as well. While basketball games are very big on this campus, I also wish other sports were just as popular with the student body.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Great student involvement, always a great outcome at sporting events, especially basketball games. School spirit is high, great energy!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletes are definitely given special treatment, but it's worth it when I go to a basketball game and there is a sea of fans chanting and laughing together.

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Athletics is a driving force for the College. The success of the many Manhattan College sports teams helps bring money and exposure to the school. The College has gained significant exposure from the success of the men’s basketball team, a highlight of the school. The Manhattan College baseball team has experienced a renaissance in recent years, too. 

The track team is another team that has had a lot of success. The men’s track and field teams won 10 straight championships at one point. This program has members leading the country in several events, and they have had several All-American athletes. Overall, a lot of the sports teams at Manhattan College have had success at one point or another, and being a Division I school, they are always going to get a good amount of media attention. However, the College does have to compete with St. John’s, Fordham, and Columbia for that attention. Some of the programs may be in a down period right now, but it's nothing that some smart recruiting can’t fix.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
School Colors
Kelly green and white
School Nickname
Jaspers and Lady Jaspers
Men Playing Varsity Sports
201 - 13%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
146 - 11%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Draddy Gymnasium
  • Gaelic Park
  • Van Cortlandt Park
Most Popular Sports
The most popular sports on campus would be basketball, baseball, and soccer. The students also love to play football, even though Manhattan College does not have a football program. However, intramural football is one of the more popular intramural sports on campus.
Most Overlooked Teams
The Manhattan College track and field teams are often overlooked.
School Spirit
The school spirit at Manhattan College has been very good in recent years. The Manhattan College men's and women's basketball teams have the greatest fans in the world; they are always supportive and come out to support the team and show school pride.
Getting Tickets
Getting tickets to a Manhattan College sporting event is easy if you are a Manhattan College student. Manhattan College students get free tickets just by showing their school ID. Tickets to attend a men's basketball game are $10 for adults, $5 for children and senior citizens.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Around campus—the campus is on a hill and provides a great workout. For a more formal workout, the best place to take a walk would be the track around Draddy Gymnasium or even the treadmills in the fitness center. Another great place would be Van Cortlandt Park, which includes several trails and is one of New York City's oldest parks!

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 53 responses

  • 8% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 47% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 45% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 52 responses

  • 33% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 33% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 33% 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 52 responses

  • 4% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 42% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 37% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 17% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.

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