Taylor University athletics occupies a very unique place in college society. Though most athletes and their sports are respected and, indeed, even admired, sports do not often play a central role in daily life. It's not surprising: The majority of Taylor's athletic programs has a decidedly unremarkable history. TU is not without its highlight reels, though. For instance, the fearsome Lady Trojans volleyball team, the Wagon Wheel winning streak, and, of particular note, the annual Silent Night event, are all major high points in the athletic program. The football team, after a long dry spell, is shaking dust from its shoulders, and Trojan basketball is a force to be reckoned with, as well. But the fact remains: TU is not Purdue. It is not even Butler. On average, students don't turn out altogether too much for games. But if—when—they do come, be prepared for a display of school spirit that would make a Big Ten stadium quake.
In the interest of having a healthy student body, Taylor has an up-to-date workout room called the Well, located within the Kesler Student Activities Center (KSAC), where students can make use of all manner of exercise equipment free of charge. In addition, the KSAC is furnished with a fieldhouse that holds an eighth-mile track and four separate basketball courts, and offers weekly Zumba dance classes, alongside yoga and weight training.