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  1. American football, known simply as football in the US, is played in school and college levels. It now holds the top place among the top 10 most popular college sports. It now has the greatest number of participants in all sports. The NFL is the preeminent league in this sport in the US. And, college football has a rich history, predating NFL by many decades. It has millions of viewers during the fall months. The high school games appear on Fridays and Saturdays, and college football on Saturdays. Fans and alumni can be very passionate about their teams. Some communities, mainly in rural a
  2. According to the National Sporting Goods Association, basketball holds the second spot in the top 10 most popular college sports among the Americans. Now, more than 26 million Americans regularly participate in this sport. Physical education teacher James Naismith first invented it in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The NBA now holds the world’s premier professional basketball league for men NBA is also one of the major professional sports leagues in North America. Basketball is popular at both college and high school levels. Every March, a 68-team tournament commonly called March Mad
  3. College soccer is most common in the US and also counted among the top 10 most popular college sports. Institutions of countries like Canada and South Korea hire full-time professional coaches and staffs. However, they don’t usually pay the student-athletes. In the US, there are many collegiate athletic associations like NCAA, NAIA, the NCCAA, and the USCAA. Besides, they also have the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association for schools. These associations have collegiate club teams but no collegiate programs. During college soccer “draft” after the NCAA college season, th
  4. Cricket, though not very popular in the US, is one of the most popular college sports in the Commonwealth countries. The school and college level cricket is quite popular in the South-Asian countries. And, most of the schools and colleges have their teams. Historically, it was the most popular in America during the 18th and nearly 19th centuries. The first intercollegiate tournament taking place in America is a Cricket Tournament. But, baseball later replaced it during the 20th century. The U.S. vs. Canada cricket match in the 1840s, attended by 10,000 spectators, is the oldest internatio
  5. Baseball, as well as its variant, softball, is a popular participatory sport in the United States. Major League Baseball is the highest level tournament in this sports. The lowest levels of professional baseball serve mainly as a development system for the most inexperienced prospects of the sport, and the absolute bottom, i.e. the rookie leagues occupy the spring training of the major league squads. Some limited independent professional baseball also exists. Outside minor leagues, there are collegiate summer baseball leagues, occupying towns even smaller than those at the lower end of mi
  6. Ice hockey is one of the most widespread winter sports, the NHL is the major professional hockey league in North America. NHL, the most important league of this sport, may not be as popular as the NFL, MLB, and NBA, and the players are not as popular. But its average attendance is steadily increasing. College hockey has a regional following, mainly in the northeastern and upper midwestern US, and plays a huge part in developing players for NHL and other professional leagues, just like junior ice hockey does in Canada. The United States Hockey League and North American Hockey League are mo
  7. Tennis is a racquet sport, played between two single individuals, or two teams of two players each. It is not only a popular Olympic sport but also played at different levels of society by millions as a recreational sport. The four Majors or Grand Slams are hugely popular around the world. The International Tennis Federation conducts a junior tour to let juniors establish a world ranking and ATP or WTA ranking. Most of them entering progress through ITF, Satellite, Future and Challenger tournaments to the international circuit, though some juniors have reached the ATP tour directly from t
  8. Volleyball is a notable sport in the US, mainly in the levels of college and university, and is among the top 10 most popular college sports. Most Olympic sports get several sponsors at the collegiate level for both sexes. However, popular media dramatically promoted this sport as a women’s game. Volleyball is an NCAA sport, mainly for women. In the academic year of 2013-14, 1064 NCAA member schools, of which 329 were in top-level Division I, sponsored volleyball for women at the varsity level, and there were 16,647 participants across all three divisions. 109 schools in the three divisio
  9. Table tennis is a hugely played indoor sport and is counted as one of the top 10 most popular college sports in Southeast Asian countries. ITTF currently governs this sport since its inclusion in Olympic in 1988. In 1921 the Table Tennis Association was formed in Britain, followed by the International Table Tennis Federation in 1926, the same year during which the official World Championships was held for the first time in London. In 1933, the United States Table Tennis Association, now known as the USA Table Tennis, was founded. There are several professional competitions at club levels,
  10. Track and field is one of the top 10 most popular college sports, includes many different events that involve the competition of individual athletes in separate events as well as combined one. The US is well known for setting world standards quite frequently in different disciplines of track and field for male and female athletes. The US is home to track and field sponsored by schools. This is a tradition in which most schools send students from middle school level through college to feature in a track and field team. High school track and field in the US offers a stunning development for
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