Sports & Recreation

Badger Athletics

Whether you're competing or cheering from the stands, you will quickly find that every year is a good year to be a Badger! Watch your favorite teams compete at Camp Randall Stadium, the Field House, the Kohl Center, and the Porter Boathouse. Game days add an energy to campus and downtown, as students and the community come out to support our athletics. Last year, over 1.3 million Badger fans watched their favorite teams play.

Fitness on Campus

Your student ID card gets you free access to our indoor recreational facilities, two swimming pools, and 63 acres of outdoor recreational fields. You can choose from more than 100 group fitness classes per week, become a member of one of our 35 club teams, or participate in 40 different intramural sports.

Find the Southeast Recreational Facility (SERF) in the heart of campus, and you'll quickly notice it is the most popular facility. It features indoor recreational opportunities including a running track, large cardio room and fitness studio.

The Natatorium (NAT) on the west side of campus along Lake Mendota features a racing pool, diving well, and the outdoor Perrier Paracourse Fitness Circuit.

Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (Shell) is right next to Camp Randall Stadium and is open to the campus community and Madison residents. It features exercise equipment, a 200-meter indoor running track, and an indoor ice rink.

Club Sports and Intramurals

With over 35 club sports, students who want to stay active and compete will find their chance on our campus. Although many clubs are organized for intercollegiate competition, some meet just for fun or for fitness instruction. All clubs practice regularly in order to promote and develop the skills and interests of their members, so be prepared for the additional time commitment.

This is the perfect way to meet new people in a casually competitive environment. Whether you're a first-time participant or veteran athlete, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in a wide variety of sports.

Varsity Sports

Men's Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Wrestling

Women's Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Rowing
  • Lightweight Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball