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5 College Freshman

Athletics: we have almost no sports except for the sail team. People play basketball and court soccer casually, but its more drunk athletics than true competition!

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: There really aren't sports, just the occasional fun game beween NCF and Ringling, but the facilities are nice and useful, and there are exercise classes.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are not an important part of New College. Although we do have sailing, soccer, football, and other teams, they are mostly for fun and exercise rather than serious sports. Teams meet often and people seem to have a lot of fun with one another.

5 College Junior

Athletics: We don't really have any varsity teams, the only teams that compete outside of our own school are fencing and sailing, and even those do so sparingly. We do not have much of a school sport culture. However, the flag football team has been gaining traction over the past few years.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The gym is okay, but definitely not the best. The only sport team we have is sailing.


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New College students are either widely apathetic toward or supportive of the fact that there are no sports teams or official athletic programs. On the other hand, if students want to explore and/or partake in a specific sport, various informal programs exist: sailing club, flag football, soccer, basketball, tennis, racquetball, and fencing. There is also quite a high demand for dance and yoga classes, which are held in the fitness center aerobic room. NCF's version of athletics is very relaxed, inclusive, and casual. If there is a program you would like to start, students are often receptive to joining in. New College (typically) doesn’t attract the athletically inclined, so it doesn’t become an issue. People prefer alternative sports such as footbag (hacky sack), pingpong, and carrying heavy books to and from the library. Overall, Novo Collegians are not big into one's traditional idea of college sports.

The fitness center is very well attended, and the tennis courts are often in use. Basketball games are played on an almost daily basis. The racquetball facilities are wonderful; there are two four-wall indoor courts and quality rackets for student use. Lifeguards are on duty at the swimming pool, and there is a softball field. The athletic resources are available for those interested—they just don’t constitute much of the culture.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Division
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: N/A
School Colors
Blue and white
School Nickname
The unofficial mascot is actually an empty set, represented by a pair of brackets ([ ]).
Men Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 0%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 0%
Men's Varsity Sports
Women's Varsity Sports
Club Sports
  • Brazilian jiu-jitsu
  • Capoeira
  • Dodgeball
  • Fencing
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Quidditch
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee (men's)
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Baseball and soccer field
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis courts
Most Popular Sports
Basketball, sailing, and soccer
Most Overlooked Teams
School Spirit
Many enrollees strongly identify as being a part of the New College community. The lack of large, organized extracurricular events makes it hard for people to show school spirit. However, most of the students who stick around are proud to be Novo Collegians, and they occasionally flaunt New College apparel. Students have a lot of personal investment in the ideals and vision of the school.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Bay Shore Road

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 25 responses

  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 0% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 12% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 88% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 23 responses

  • 9% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 0% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 70% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 22% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 24 responses

  • 4% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 12% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 33% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 50% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.


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