Athletics and Recreation


Tip-off at a Loyola Ramblers men's basketball game

Keep yourself active through Loyola University Chicago's many athletic and recreational options.

Loyola University Chicago competes in more than a dozen men's and women's NCAA Division I athletic programs, including:

  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Indoor and outdoor track and field
  • Volleyball

Team athletic facilities include the Joseph J. Gentile Center—a 5,200-seat arena that features three full-size courts and 18 baskets—soccer and softball fields, and a running track. The new Norville Center for Intercollegiate Athletics is home to a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center, locker room facilities, a sports medicine center with hydrotherapy features, and administrative offices. Learn more and cheer on our athletic teams at

The Department of Campus Recreation offers numerous club and intramural sport programs, including:

  • Bowling
  • Flag football
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Water polo

As a full-time undergraduate you will have access to the Halas Sports Center, a freshly renovated facility that features:

  • A 25,000 square-foot multipurpose area
  • Two racquetball courts
  • A dance/exercise studio
  • A spin studio
  • Two conditioning rooms equipped with a variety of cardiovascular exercise equipment
  • Two weight rooms
  • A 25-yard swimming pool
  • Locker rooms with saunas and lounge areas
  • A pro shop

Satellite facilities include Sean Earl Track and Field, two outdoor tennis courts, and a sand volleyball court. Schedule a visit to Loyola today to see our state-of-the-art athletic facilities for yourself!

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Student Spotlight: Meet Christian Thomas

Christian Thomas is a senior information systems and operations management major in Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business. He's also a leader on the men's basketball team. Watch this video to learn more about Christian's Loyola experience.

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A day in the life of a Loyola athlete

On the eve of Arch Madness, we follow Rambler basketball player Joe Crisman to find out what it’s like to juggle athletics and academics.