Rhodes is a school that's not very sports-oriented. No one really knows exactly why that is. Maybe it's because it's Division III, or maybe everyone gets too hyped up about SEC (Southeastern Conference) football teams to focus any excess energy on Rhodes' team. Either way, varsity sports are mainly only important to the people who play them or to those with friends on the team. Some students will make it out to a few games each year, but usually the stands are pretty bare. It's unfortunate for the players, especially since Rhodes does in fact have some great teams, but that's just how it is.
Intramurals and club sports are much more popular. That could be because they're a good balance for students who are unable or unwilling to try to deal with varsity athletics with a full, intensive course load. Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, basketball, and even Quidditch have big followings, and students love getting involved to take a break from working and to meet new people. Intramurals are the way to go if the lack of real sports drama is killing you. You could drive to Ole Miss (University of Mississippi) an hour and a half away to see a real SEC game, but if that's too much effort, you're out of luck. Technically, Sewanee is the school rival, but few people are even aware of that, let alone care enough to get truly competitive. Rhodes Activities Board (RAB) has started creating events to try to bring students into the stands and make everyone more involved, and it is working a little bit. You can also try to create school spirit on your own by putting on the red and black, and getting out into the stands, but you might have some trouble trying to drag your friends out with you. It's sad that the sports teams don't get enough credit because they do produce wins, and they’re a great thing to be a part of. You don't need to be recruited to get involved—one of the pros to being Division III!