One thing to be said about Villanova athletics is that the campus eats, sleeps, and breathes by the men’s basketball team. Steeped in tradition, basketball games are a guaranteed fun time, even if you don’t like sports in the slightest. Basketball is so celebrated that if the team wins a big game against one of its schools rivals, the players come back as heroes for a day. Football is a distant second. Since the program is Division I-AA, it attracts lesser-known opponents. The games to watch in football are against the University of Delaware, as well as whoever Villanova plays on Parents' Weekend and Alumni Weekend.
But varsity sports are not the only outlet for students who want to stay in shape and have lots of fun doing it. Intramurals are big, and while most games don’t carry the intensity of a Final Four game, they are fun to watch and even more fun to play. Overall, they are a great way to stay in shape while hanging out with your friends and meeting new people. The athletics at Villanova are a source of entertainment and fun year-round.