Wheaton is a Division-III school, so sports are not the colossal event that they are at D-I schools. They do, however, raise substantial student support. Soccer draws the most fans (and the most enthused fans at that). You can expect to see men painted completely in orange and blue, acting as cheerleaders, shamelessly yelling, dancing, and chanting. Their enthusiasm is highly contagious, which makes soccer games perhaps the most spirited sporting event on campus. Second to that is men’s basketball, where you’ll see a sea of blue “Sixth Man” t-shirts. Football games are well-attended, but the fans are rarely rowdy. Club sports compete inter-collegiately, and though they don’t receive a big fan-following, the players do take them seriously. Both the crew and the ultimate Frisbee teams are nationally recognized. Wheaton athletes, whether varsity or club, train and compete with passion and diligence, striving to play to the best of their ability. So regardless of how frenzied the crowd is, the games are always exciting.
IM sports offer a less competitive athletic outlet for students. Some of the more obscure favorites include coed dodgeball, inner tube water polo, and bowling. Any group of students can get together and create their own team, complete with team name and uniform of their choice. Everyone on the winning team of an IM sport, whether flag football or badminton, receives the coveted IM championship T-shirt. Don’t be surprised when a fight breaks out during a close three-on-three basketball game; it’s all about the T-shirt. Except for when it’s not, of course. Many teams play more recreationally, dressing up like ‘80s pop sensations or stereotypical nerds and playing for the mere fun of it. Whatever your athletic dream, Wheaton's extensive, up-to-date facilities will help you on your way!