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5 College Student

Athletics: Athletics are great and allow many to try various activities.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our athletics run the university. It is good for income, but terrible for the students. UConn makes all decisions based athletics. We have a contract with Nike and athletes get everything provided for them. Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, mostly bring in most of the money. Football sucks but they still get 1st class treatment.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball overshadows most of the other sports but UConn has a lot of successful teams. Track and Field performs consistently well. Field hockey won a national championship recently. Even the skydiving team brings home some medals. Football has been pretty dismal the last few years. Half the basketball games are played in Hartford instead of the stadium on campus, Gampel, and all of the football games are played in East Hartford too. It would be nice if that energy was kept on campus but it seems there's not enough room for it. Buses are available for a few dollars to take students to the games in Hartford but they're usually full of drunk kids who often vomit on the bus.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have a top tier athletics program at UConn.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: They don't call Storrs, CT the basketball capital of the world for nothing. Everyone knows our basketball programs have the greatest support out there, and students ooze school spirit. UConn doesn't only have great basketball fans though. The Goal Patrol at soccer games is one of the best student sections in college soccer, and our soccer team is always very fun to watch. Hockey games are great, and either free or very cheap for students. Our football team plays in Hartford, which is a bit of a drive, but busses are offered to games. The current Student Recreation Facility is horribly under-sized, but a state of the art rec facility is being built and should be finished by the time current freshman graduate.

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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 206 responses

  • 33% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 62% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 6% 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 205 responses

  • 18% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 56% 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 205 responses

  • 27% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 41% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 29% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 3% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.



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