University of Portland Top Questions

Tell us about the sports scene on campus.


We have no football team. This doesn't bother me at all because I don't like football at all. Our version of football is soccer, as our girls team consistently makes it to the national tournament and usually is very successful. Basketball is the most popular winter sport, and although the team is historically not good, they are improving. Our XC team, specifically mens, are national contenders every year, but XC isn't a huge spectator sport. I would recommend not coming to UP if team spirit and going to huge football games is something you want to be part of your college experience, but otherwise it is fine.