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Athletics

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The school spirit is great throughout the campus,but none of our sports are that great. You always hear about Temple and etc going into the college football tournaments and you never hear about Rowan.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are different athletic activities for anyone who would like to get involved in a sport. For those who do not want to join a team but can still get their exercise, there is a great gym opened to any student that makes a comfortable workout environment.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a great sense of community within the athletic life at Rowan University. Although I am not involved with any sports, I have a great love for the athletic life. Everyone tries their best and the amount of team effort is amazing. Truthfully, there isn't a strong sense of school spirit among those who aren't involved in athletics, but those that are involved do a great job.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The football team is alright.

Funding could be a bit better

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Excellent. A cut above the rest.

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The Rowan Profs have found a lot of success on the athletic fields in recent years. Unfortunately, not many students seem to care or notice. All of Rowan's teams are NCAA Division III and play in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) against teams like Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, Ramapo College, and William Patterson University. Rowan’s biggest rival in football is The College of New Jersey, and whenever the Profs play TCNJ, it’s an anticipated game. The homecoming game also attracts a fair amount of students, parents, fans, and professors interested in cheering on the Profs.

Most varsity sports are represented at Rowan at the Division III level, but certain sports, including tennis and men’s lacrosse, do not have teams at all here. On the brighter side, there are numerous club teams that students can join, including soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, and many others. Club sports require a lot of time and effort. Most teams have games, matches, and tournaments on the weekends and have practices throughout the week. If all that commitment isn't for you, intramural sports are very popular and are usually played one or two times a week.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: New Jersey Athletic Conference
Basketball: New Jersey Athletic Conference
School Colors
Brown and gold
School Nickname
The Profs (owl)
Men Playing Varsity Sports
280 - 7%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
217 - 5%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance team
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Ice hockey
  • Juggling
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor adventure
  • Roller hockey
  • Rugby
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Intramurals
  • 5K
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cornhole
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Free-throw/three-point contest
  • Golf
  • H.O.R.S.E.
  • Handball
  • Kickball
  • Ping-pong
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Street hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Wallyball
  • Wiffleball
  • Wii bowling
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Baseball field
  • Esbjornson Gymnasium
  • Field hockey field
  • Intramural field
  • Rec Center
  • Richard Wackar Stadium
  • Soccer field
  • Softball field
  • Tennis courts
Most Popular Sports
Football is the most popular sport on campus. Although it is not an NCAA team, the Rowan club ice hockey team has gained a lot of respect and continuously posts successful records and plays a lot of big-name schools.
Most Overlooked Teams
Track and field
School Spirit
Students have a lot of school spirit when it comes to the football team. Everywhere you go, you will see students sporting "Rowan Football" T-shirts.
Getting Tickets
Rowan students get into all regular season games free by showing their student ID. The athletic department, together with the University, does a good job of making sure that everyone has access to the events.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Around campus-there is a lot of scenery.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 168 responses

  • 4% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 24% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 64% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 8% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 168 responses

  • 33% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 26% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 40% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 1% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 167 responses

  • 2% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 55% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 34% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 9% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.

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