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4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Who hasn't heard of VCU Basketball, the Cinderella team back in 2012 and back to back NCAA admission to the March Maddness.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The mens basketball team is the major highlight and selling point of vcu. The athletic department shells thousands of dollars into that program, but pretty much nothing else into the other sports.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I do not attend the sports events

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4 College Senior

Athletics: our basket ball team is awesome

4 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit is 10/10, these people are proud to be rams. Team performance is usually well done along with student being involved to some degree. The facilities are top notch however for athletes and the student can usually use them.


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The men's basketball team at VCU is the one that students immediately recognize as the favorite. There is no football team, and basketball is truly our one competitive and nationally recognized sport. Attending the games is free for students, and the arena is almost always full every game.

If playing sports is more your thing, there are a ton of intramural opportunities for students to get involved in. Flag football, basketball, and soccer are student favorites. Teams are either same-sex or coed, and divisions are determined according to students' skill levels. Dodgeball is also a growing intramural activity, ending its season with a major tournament. Intramural sports are fun but are also highly competitive among teams. Often a team that forms during a student's freshman year continues until graduation. Being on an intramural team is a great way to get physical activity, socialize, and meet new people. And if you don't like to play sports, it's just as fun to watch and cheer on your friends!

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Atlantic 10 Conference
School Colors
Black and gold
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
130 - 2%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
118 - 1%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Field hockey
  • Ice hockey
  • Judo
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Cary Street Field
  • The Diamond
  • Franklin Street Gym
  • Stuart C. Siegel Center
  • Thalhimer Tennis Center
  • VCU's Sportsbackers Stadium
  • Verizon Wireless Arena
Most Popular Sports
Men's basketball, baseball, and men's and women's soccer
Most Overlooked Teams
Field hockey, men's and women's track and field/cross country, and men's golf
School Spirit
VCU's school spirit grows as our athletic programs take top honors, and we receive high honors for academic achievements. Most students have some sort of VCU apparel, and it's common to see the VCU sticker on cars on and around campus. However, our school spirit pales in comparison to the other universities in the state.
Getting Tickets
Students can get into any VCU sporting event for free as long as they present their student ID.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Byrd Park, Maymont Park, Monument Avenue (Franklin Street)

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 356 responses

  • 12% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 66% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 20% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 1% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 356 responses

  • 24% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 41% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 34% 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 356 responses

  • 33% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 59% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 6% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 2% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.



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