For the most part, varsity men's ice hockey takes center stage at DU. Games usually are well attended, but it's unfortunate that other athletic teams often don't receive the same degree of support and appreciation. Only when teams do exceptionally well or break records do they get a nod from most of the student body.
Even so, other varsity sports at DU are slowly making themselves known on campus, especially women's gymnastics, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's lacrosse, and men's soccer. Many students remain unhappy with the lack of a DU football team, and some attend CU or CSU games to compensate. In recent years, there has been an increased effort to publicize DU's varsity sports in order to rally more student support at games. Club and intramural sports don't receive nearly the amount of attention as varsity, but they offer a good time to students who are eager to engage in sports more for the fun of it than the competitive edge. IM sports such as broomball and flag football especially draw student participation. Perhaps the best part of competing in club and IM sports is meeting active, fun people and making new friends.