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What varsity sports does Cornell offer?

As a member of the Ivy League, Cornell fields 37 varsity teams for both men and women. Many students turn out to cheer on the “Big Red,” taking part in a long tradition of school spirit. To learn more, please visit Cornell's  Varsity Sports  website.

Where can I find information about athletics at Cornell?

Cornell has a lot to offer when it comes to fitness and athletics. The university fields 37 varsity teams, one of the largest intramural sports programs in the country, and the most comprehensive collegiate outdoor education program in the country. Students have access to four fitness centers on campus as well. To…

What are Cornell's school colors?

Cornell University’s colors are carnelian red and white. Cornell's first association with its signature colors was the red felt banner bearing hand-cut white letters spelling “Cornell University" used during the October 7, 1868 inauguration of the university and its first president, Andrew Dickson White. The nickname…

What is Cornell's school mascot?

Officially, Cornell does not have a mascot. However, generations of Cornellians have come to know and love the Big Red Bear as Cornell’s unofficial mascot. Early in the school’s athletic history a bear took over as its most recognizable symbol. Named “Touchdown,” the first live Cornell bear appeared in 1915 during Co…

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