Athletics are a big thing on campus, but it's not fair that many of the sports are overshadowed by the popularity of the basketball and soccer teams. Some programs at St. John’s University have even been cut (football, track and field). There are also a wide variety of interest club sports and intramurals for those that enjoy the recreation but don’t want the competition and travel. The University works hard to provide all students with opportunities to exercise and partake in recreational activities.
On the national level, the Red Storm is a well-respected program. The Big East is quickly becoming one of the most feared conferences in NCAA basketball. At SJU, students get to see their team take on such heavy-hitters as Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and UConn. Athletics are known to draw many students to St. John’s and with good reason. The University has assembled a top-notch program for its students.