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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 nonvarsity 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.

Share in the story

K-State's Big 12 sports are great opportunities to be part of the K-State family. Paint yourself purple on the sidelines of Bill Snyder Family Stadium, or cheer on the Wildcats in Bramlage Coliseum. You'll love the excitement of K-State's varsity sports.

Fast facts

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

Varsity teams

  • 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