In Wisconsin, we love to compete and watch our student athletes shine!

Our Universities of Wisconsin offer more than 200 NCAA teams competing on a national level in Division I, II, and III athletics.

Whether it’s at the NCAA level, or at the less intensive club or recreational levels, students who want to pursue athletics at the Universities of Wisconsin have many opportunities.

Photo of the UW-Whitewater Marching band debuting new, redesigned uniforms at the home opener football game at Perkins Stadium where the Warhawks defeated Mary Hardin-Baylor on Saturday, Sept.10, 2022. (UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner)

In 2013–2014, UW-Whitewater Warhawks won national championships in football, baseball, men’s basketball, and women’s gymnastics. In 2024, they won their 14th national championship title in men’s wheelchair basketball.

Photo of a member of the UW Spirit Squad waving a giant W flag after the Badgers score a touchdown during the UW Homecoming football games versus Maryland inside Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Oct. 21, 2017. The Badgers won the game 38-13. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

With 23 Big Ten varsity teams, almost every day is Game Day for the Wisconsin Badgers.

Photo of women's track at UW-Platteville

In 2023, UW-La Crosse women won the national championship in Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field, while the men also brought home the national championship in Indoor Track & Field.