DePauw's D-III status offers a great atmosphere for sports. It allows students to play sports and still be students, as well as be involved in other clubs or activities. The complaint of some student athletes, however, is that the fan base is not as strong as other schools. Some students will make it out to every game for their sport of choice, but considering all sports and the amount of games, student attendance can be somewhat disappointing. Although games are a good time, Blackstock Stadium certainly doesn't have the same level of excitement as an Ohio State or Notre Dame game.
From a spectator perspective, the small size is great for cheering on friends on the court or field rather than untouchable student athletes. Odds are you will have class with the star quarterback or have a best friend who graces the pages of the DePauw for a sports achievement sometime in your college career. Games are also easy for everyone to get in, with no need for tickets or traffic jams. Most students enter DePauw as high school athletes, but may not wish to devote their time in college to sports-this makes club teams very popular. Intramural sports are also highly attended and very competitive. Most fraternities and sororities have teams, as well as freshmen and independents, making the games a great way to meet people and keep up with the sports you love, without the time commitments.