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Athletics

With 20 NCAA Division I teams and dozens of club and intramural squads, it’s easy to find a game on our campus—even if you just want to sit in the stands and root for the home team. Our varsity and club teams have won national championships, and students earn serious campus bragging rights through our competitive intramural leagues. In fact, about two-thirds of our students participate in intramural or club sports, making our recreational sports program one of the most active in the nation.

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NCAA Division I teams

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If you’d prefer to work up a sweat without joining a team, you can stay in shape at the Herman W. Lay Physical Activities Center. It’s always packed with students taking advantage of our first-rate workout space. Take a dip in the pool. Ride a stationary bike. Or join a pickup game on our basketball court.

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NCAA Division I teams
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Students participate in intramural sports

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Furman Athletics

Visit FurmanPaladins.com for the latest scores and highlights of our NCAA teams.

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Physical Activities Center

From workout equipment to a swimming pool, our multipurpose health club has it all.

Get Fit
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Intramural Sports

Compete with your classmates and friends in one of our intramural leagues.

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Club Sports

Get your competitive juices flowing by taking the field with our club teams.

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