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Sports and recreation

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K-State's sports and fitness programs cater to everyone no matter their athletic abilities. Recently, K-State was named the No. 2 most active large public university in the nation by the American Kinesiology Association. With a top-tier recreation facility and club sports galore, it's easy to see why!

Club sports

Take center stage with teams from other universities on non-varsity club teams.
K-State is home to nearly 30 club teams, including soccer, fishing, table tennis, paintball and more.

Intramural sports

Play sports you enjoy on campus without the pressure and time commitment of varsity sports. K-State's intramural program hosts more than 60 individual, dual and team sports and events each year. Competition is divided into men's, women's, co-rec and living group divisions.

Recreation center

Nearly 5,000 people per day exercise at the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex. Inside you'll find 20,000 feet of gyms, indoor running tracks, a rock-climbing wall and more. 

You also can exercise outside on 20 acres of fields and trails. Or rent canoes, kayaks, tents, sleeping bags and other outdoor equipment.

The natatorium features a pool for lap swimming, a recreation pool and a diving well.

Semester fees help pay for recreational activities. You'll be admitted at no charge to the rec center and natatorium by showing your K-State ID.

K-State Athletics

K-State Students, join one of the largest student sections in the nation and enjoy the best seats for students in the Big 12 by ordering your 2020-2021 student athletic pass now! Take your student experience to the next level with an ICAT or GA membership and receive numerous year-long benefits. Order your pass now and pay later!

Fast facts

  • Conference: Big 12
  • Nickname: Wildcats
  • Mascot: Willie the Wildcat
  • Color: Royal purple
  • Logo: Powercat
  • Varsity teams: 16


  • Football
  • Basketball: men and women
  • Baseball
  • Volleyball
  • Golf: men and women
  • Track and field (outdoor and indoor): men and women
  • Cross country: men and women
  • Tennis: women
  • Rowing: women
  • Soccer: women