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!

Jordan Hicks, Loyola basketball player

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Student Athlete Profile

Meet Jordan Hicks. He's a star in the classroom and on the men's basketball team at Loyola University Chicago.

Loyola University Chicago Rambler Rowdies

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Loyola's Rambler Rowdies

Learn all about Loyola University Chicago's Rambler Rowdies, a huge group of student fans devoted to the best college team in Chicago: the Loyola Ramblers!

Loyola University Chicago Men's Rugby

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Men's Rugby

In addition to NCAA Division I athletics and intramural sports, Loyola University Chicago also offers a number of club sports for student athletes to get involved with. Check out this profile of one of the most popular club sports, the men's rugby team.

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Student Athlete Profile: William Martin

Meet William Martin, a leader on campus who excels on the soccer field and in the classroom.