The University offers a small selection of sports for potential student-athletes, and any student has the opportunity to try out for the teams. The only prominent sport that TAMIU is lacking is football. However, the Recreational Center does offer a flag football intramural team, in addition to dodgeball, volleyball, ping-pong, and other intramurals. The Rec Center is a state-of-the-art, 9,000-square-foot facility complete with cardio machines and an accommodating weight room—it’s the type of weight room that any athlete can appreciate! Generally, though, most students don't regard athletics as a big part of campus life, even though the TAMIU teams have won a number of distinctions. In short, TAMIU's athletic program is above average, while the fan support is not.
TAMIU athletics don't take much precedence, and they aren’t really that popular among students. Due to the lack of pep rallies, people generally keep to themselves and rarely recognize the talent of the teams at TAMIU. On a positive note, the basketball, soccer, golf, cross country, and volleyball teams are very good. So, overall, the only problem with the athletic department here is the lack of pep rallies, which would be a great way to motivate students to go to games and stay up to date on the teams’ standings. However, this campus is still relatively new and has potential to grow in the future.