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5 College Senior

Athletics: Basketball is a big thing at UConn. Particularly, mens basketball is most popular. But everyone assumes the women's team will win more or all their games in comparison to the men. In general, they usually do win all their games.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics at Uconn are great, but sometimes i feel as though they are too heavily focused on and there are other departments that are in more need of funding.

4 College Junior

Athletics: There is plenty of fan support for basketball, UConn's major sport team. However, many of the club sports or normal clubs (i.e. gymnastics club, yoga club) suffer from a lack of advertising. Though they have two involvement fairs during the year, many students aren't aware of the many sport activities that are available on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I love to play basketball there. Many activities going on.

4 College Senior

Athletics: The athletic program here is great. I wish the women's basketball team got the respect they deserved, but it's still wonderful.


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It’s Huskymania! When most people think of UConn, they think of the men's and women's basketball teams. The men’s team won its third NCAA Championship in 2011, and both the men's team and the women's team were Big East champs. While UConn basketball is outstanding, all of the sports teams push for excellence.

If you love playing sports but don’t want to play at the college level, UConn offers club sports. There are 35 clubs, from classics like baseball and tennis to unique sports like skydiving, ballroom dancing, and ultimate Frisbee. Plus, with great teams come great fans. UConn has incredible school spirit and supportive fans. There are cheerleading and dance teams for students to join and show their UConn pride at every game. Grab a UConn T-shirt, paint a paw print on your face, and get over to a sports game to cheer on the Huskies!

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Big East Conference
Basketball: Big East Conference
School Colors
Blue and white
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
399 - 5%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
326 - 4%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 86
Basketball: 25
Baseball: 28
Cross Country/Track: 52
Other Sports: 173
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 58%
Basketball: 70%
Baseball: 63%
Cross Country/Track: 56%
Other Sports: 73%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Airsoft
  • Archery
  • Ballroom dance
  • Baseball
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Cycling
  • Dance team
  • Dressage
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Ice hockey
  • Kickline
  • Lacrosse
  • Morgan drill team
  • Paintball
  • Polo
  • Racquetball
  • Roller hockey
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Skydiving
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tap
  • Tennis
  • Timber team
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Great pie race
  • Ice hockey
  • Inner tube water polo
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Wallyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Burrill Family Field at the Connecticut Softball Complex
  • The Burton Family Football Complex
  • George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex
  • Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
  • Hugh S. Greer Field House
  • J.O. Christian Field
  • Joseph J. Morrone Stadium
  • Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum
  • Mark R. Shenkman Training Center
  • Rentschler Field
  • Wolff-Zackin Natatorium
  • XL Center
Most Popular Sports
Basketball and football
Most Overlooked Teams
Basketball overshadows every other sport at UConn.
School Spirit
UConn has a large number of dedicated fans. Connecticut may be a small state, but it's filled with big voices to scream out a Husky cheer. Everyone needs at least one UConn shirt-grab one at the Co-op. Tailgating is popular for the football games, and the student section is always full for basketball games.
Getting Tickets
The athletic ticket office is located near Gampel Pavilion in the center of campus. Tickets are fairly cheap with your student ID, and most events are easy to get tickets for. Seats in the student sections have the best seats in the house, so they're definitely worth it.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Just walking around campus can be fun, or if you're looking for a more scenic walk, check out Horsebarn Hill.
Did You Know?
The UConn men's basketball team has won three NCAA Championships, and the women's basketball team has won seven.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 275 responses

  • 33% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 60% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 7% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 274 responses

  • 17% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 57% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 25% 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 274 responses

  • 27% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 42% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 27% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 4% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.



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