The sports program is well respected, but it's not as popular since the College is small. Students appreciate the time and effort it takes to keep grades in good academic standing while playing a college-level sport. There is a general feeling of school spirit, but it's different from sporting event school spirit. Students take pride in attending Sage, and they want to support their school the best they can. Oftentimes, students will wear school colors to sporting events and even make signs to cheer on the team. Overall, though, not many students attend sporting events because the events are often played off campus at different colleges or areas. For example, Sage has a practice tennis court and soccer field, but they are not considered to be the home game court or field. Sports teams actually have to travel to Frear Park or the University of Albany in order to play their games.
Intramural teams are a way that students can stay active, have fun, and not be committed to a sport every day like the other sports teams. On intramural teams, it is OK if students have other obligations before the team, which is not the case on a non-intramural team. The athletic facilities are accessible to all Sage students and are very clean. The facilities are also up-to-date, and the workout area has mostly new or fairly used equipment. This is where most students go to exercise because they enjoy the cleanliness and variety of equipment in the gym.