UC Athletics
We are Bearcats

Athletics are deeply ingrained into who we are as Bearcats. Whether you want to come and watch our outstanding Division I athletes compete in person or you are one to take to the field yourself, we’ve got you covered.

Plus, there are endless opportunities to get fit and stay in shape in our state-of-the-art recreation facilities.

There is nothing quite like the excitement of catching a game at UC. Red and black are in style year-round along our sidelines — whether you are going crazy with 40,000 other football fans inside Nippert Stadium, cheering the basketball Bearcats to victory inside a packed Fifth Third Arena or supporting one of 15 other men’s and women’s teams.

When it comes to sports, you are in for something special at UC.



Bearcats Athletics


UC basketball player
At UC, our fans show up expecting big things. Why? After six national championships and 77 conference championships over 10 sports, they’ve come to expect it.

After all, this is the place where the likes of Oscar Robertson, Kenyon Martin, Sandy Koufax and Kevin Youkilis honed their skills before going pro — just as dozens of other current and former professional athletes have done.

And don't overlook our Olympic sports. Several Olympic medalists first competed wearing Bearcats colors before they climbed the podium in front of the entire world wearing their nation's colors.

If it is an electric gameday atmosphere you desire, UC delivers on that, too. The Bearcats are one of only eight schools in the nation to make six straight NCAA Tournaments — not to mention we’ve been to five straight bowl games.

Nothing unifies our diverse campus more than our Bearcats spirit, so check out all of our teams, and you'll come to expect great things, too!




Club & Intramural Sports

Flag football champions

Club Sports

UC Club Sports promote a variety of physical and athletic activities, which give students opportunities to engage in their choice of skill levels.


Club Sports at UC

Badminton, Baseball, Billiards, Bowling, Boxing, Crew/Rowing, Cross Fitness, Cycling, Disc Golf, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Fustal, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Inline Hockey, International Dance Team, Kendo, League of Legends, Martial Arts, Men's Lacrosse, Men's Rugby, Men's Soccer, Men's Ultimate Frisbee, Men's Volleyball, Paintball, Raquetball, Running, Shotokan Karate, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Water Polo, Waterski, Wiffle Ball, Women's Lacrosse, Women's Rugby, Women's Soccer, Women's Ultimate Frisbee, Women's Volleyball, Wrestling

Intramural Sports

Intramural sports are open to all UC students and employees and involve league or tournament play.


Intramural Sports at UC

  • Basketball
  • Battleship
  • Bouldering
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag Football
  • Kickball
  • Kinball
  • Outdoor Soccer
  • Racquetball
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wallyball





Students in a workout class

UC's Campus Recreation Center (CRC), located on the Uptown Campus, provides recreation space for students, employees and the community.

Best College Reviews named the facility No. 1 among the “25 most amazing campus student recreation centers” in the country. The massive premier fitness facility houses six basketball courts beneath a suspended running track, multiple pools, a climbing wall and hundreds of pieces of modern workout equipment. The state-of-the-art fitness environment is all contained within an enormous building that has been touted as a piece of world-class architecture.

Membership at the CRC also includes access to the impressive Fitness Center at CARE/Crawley. This facility offers members a wide range of exercise and fitness opportunities on UC's medical campus.


Camps & Clinics