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A Top College Sports Town

Whether you want to watch some of the nation's premier student-athletes, participate in sports yourself, or just get a good workout, Indiana University Bloomington offers the best in fitness, sports, and recreation.

Sports Illustrated on Campus named Bloomington one of the nation's top 10 college sports towns for our blend of Big Ten athletics, our world-famous Little 500 bicycle race, and what the magazine called “perhaps the nation's top recreational-sports program.” No wonder Hoosier fans are among the most passionate in college sports.


Our 24 men's and women's varsity teams make IU fans proud to wear cream and crimson. The Hoosiers have earned 24 national team championships—including 8 in soccer, 6 in swimming and diving, and 5 in basketball—and IU student-athletes have won more than 132 individual NCAA titles.

Official IU athletics site with scores, schedules, and ticket info
Athletics Calendar
Monthly list of events in all sports
Big Ten Conference
IU has been a member since 1899
Student Athletic Board
Helps plan and organize athletics events
Varsity Club
Fundraising arm for IU student-athletes
Varsity Shop
Official store for Hoosiers gear and apparel

Recreational Sports

IU's recreational sports program is recognized as one of the best in the nation, offering a variety of programs that people use to exercise, compete, and have fun. Our facilities are packed with strength and conditioning equipment, tracks, courts for several sports (even squash!), and more.

Recreational Sports
Programs, facilities, and membership information
Club Sports
More than 40 different sports, from aikido to wakeboarding
Informal Sports
Facilities and equipment for fun and leisure
Intramural Sports
More than 20 different sports
Recreational Sports Pools
Indoor pools at two locations on campus

Little 500

Held each April, the Little 500 bicycle race raises money for IU student scholarships. The race was immortalized in the Academy Award–winning film Breaking Away and has drawn famous visitors such as John Mellencamp, David Letterman, and Barack Obama. Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong called it “the coolest event I ever attended.”

Little 500
History, results, records, rider info, and ticket info

More Sports and Recreation

IMU Bowling & Billards
Billiards, bowling, and more in the Indiana Memorial Union
Outdoor Adventures
Trips and activities for all skill levels
Outdoor Pool
Swimming classes and recreation for the public
Tennis Center
Eight air-conditioned indoor courts, lessons, and tournaments
School colors and songs

Campus Info

107 S. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN
Phone: (812) 855-4848

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