I'm not an athlete. I went to a high school that didn't have sports teams, and ended up rooming with an athlete which made me nervous at first. But it turned out great. What I love about student athletes on this campus is they are real people. They are the people you go to class with, eat in the dining hall with, live in your halls. If you go out to support them, you're not just supporting you school, you're supporting your peers. That being said, sports games aren't well attended. Some games and sports are bigger than others, especially Green Dot games, games dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence prevention.
Being a student athlete at Conn is hard. I know this from watching my roommate. It is a full time commitment, even in the off-season. You don't get any breaks on classwork, you are a student every bit you are an athlete.
Club and intermural sports are pretty popular. It's pretty easy to get involved and they can get pretty intense.
The facilities are good and open to all students, but it's a bit of a hike to get there. All athletic facilities are across the street and you have to cross a bridge with a lot of stairs. I mostly use the pool, which is a really nice facility