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Athletics

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics facilities are great.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: Not many sports are offered nor are the teams good

1 College Junior

Athletics: There is a lack of facilities to promote optimal fan support and school spirit.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics do not seem like an important part of the campus life.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Could use some more investing in to, especially to get the student life involved in the sporting events on campus. There are no publicizing for sports and if there happens to be some publicizing going on, it is nothing that intrigues the students to attend. We could use some more support for the varsity sports and more options for physical activity for the student body.

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Wait. What? SFSU has sports teams? Really? Never heard anything. The amount of students participating in sports is small in comparison to the large amount of students attending the University. School spirit is at a low, despite the trials and triumphs of various sports teams on campus. For a school with a population of more than 30,000, it is extremely unfortunate that students lack school spirit for sports that really deserve it.

Intramural sports seem to be a much more popular option on campus. Unlike varsity, fun sports such as SFSU's infamous coed rugby team are so popular in fact that they have fan-flooded Facebook pages. If a student is interested in joining a sport purely for fun and friends, the safest bet is to join one of the many intramurals, ranging from swimming to tennis.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: California Collegiate Athletic Assoc
School Colors
Purple and gold
School Nickname
Gators
Men Playing Varsity Sports
111 - 1%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
142 - 1%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Capoeira
  • Cheerleading
  • Dragon boat
  • Ice hockey
  • Kempo karate
  • Rugby
  • Taekwondo
  • Triathlon and cycling
  • Volleyball (men's and women's)
  • Water polo
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Billiards
  • Indoor soccer
  • Team tennis
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Cox Stadium
  • Golden Gate Park Speedway Meadow
  • Main Gymnasium
  • Maloney Field
  • SFSU Softball Field
Most Popular Sports
Baseball, basketball, rugby
Most Overlooked Teams
Women's track, wrestling
School Spirit
School spirit is not a quality that many students have. Most first-year students are not happy to be going to a CSU school. But after the first year, school spirit jumps in popularity for upperclassmen. That is when the number of activities starts to blossom, like a personal SFSU pillow fight group and coed rugby.
Getting Tickets
Getting tickets to sporting events is both easy and cheap. Most evenings you can get in for free if you show your student ID card.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Lake Merced provides a 4.5-mile walk that is flat and has beautiful scenery of the lake, the wildlife, and the ocean landscape. There are benches throughout the walk, and many students and neighbors in the community use this path for biking and running.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 232 responses

  • 1% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 11% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 54% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 34% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 231 responses

  • 16% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 12% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 65% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 7% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 231 responses

  • 2% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 28% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 51% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 19% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.

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