The Athletic Fee was implemented in 1990. The Intercollegiate Athletics component is a vital part of the University community’s strong commitment to and support for intercollegiate athletics. UB has a long and proud history of participating in intercollegiate athletics, dating back to the late 1800s.
Today, UB has a very diversified and exciting program consisting of 20 highly competitive sports (basketball, indoor and outdoor track, cross-country, soccer, swimming/diving, and tennis for men and women; football, baseball and wrestling for men; and softball, volleyball, and crew for women). UB is one of only 128 institutions in the nation to participate at the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision level.
The Athletics Component facilitates greater student involvement. It enhances the quality of student life and increases opportunities for student interaction with peers from other like institutions. It also puts UB in the national spotlight, which helps in the recruitment and retention of students along with development efforts. For much more information on the different sports, history, FAQ, staff, schedules, etc., visit the website http://www.ubbulls.com.
Recreation and Intramural Services: The Athletic Fee component also supports the Recreation and Intramural program. A wide variety of programs and activities can be found on both campuses under the headings informal recreation, structured recreation, sports clubs, intramural sports, recreational instruction, and outdoor pursuits.
A well-run Recreational and Intramural program enhances student recruitment and is a focal point for many student related activities. Students are able to use many recreation and intramural services facilities and attend all intercollegiate athletics events (with the exception of post-season) free of charge.