While most students couldn't tell you a thing about the athletes at UCF, they definitely could talk your ear off about their tailgating experiences. Students anticipate the football season and the tailgating parties that precede the games. The drinking and partying that takes place on the field outside the stadium often prevents students from actually attending the football game itself due to their high levels of intoxication. This is a problem that UCF officials and UCF administration are trying to correct.
The attendance at games is poor for all sports. UCF lacks spirit probably due to the fact that the school isn't ranked that high in popular sports such as basketball and football. But they have the ability to improve, and they're doing so every year. The baseball team is actually really good at UCF, as are the cheerleading squad and the Ultimate Frisbee team. For dedicated UCF fans, there are teams out there worth cheering for. Students who partake in IM sports enjoy the competitive atmosphere and like forming teams with their friends.