Athletics & Recreation


From its famous winged football helmet and maize-and-blue uniforms — one of the most recognizable icons in American sports — to its domination on the world stage in the Olympics, the University of Michigan intercollegiate athletics program has a long tradition of winning and a legacy of championship teams.

There’s also no spirit like U-M spirit. Whenever you see the maize-and blue take the field in The Big House, you’ll soar along with 100,000 other cheering Wolverines. And because most athletics events are free for students (with a few exceptions), you’ll find it easy to become a highly active fan. At the same time, this is a place where you can be more than just a spectator. With more than 30 club and 25 intramural sports, you can strive for victory on numerous teams.

Michigan Athletics
Thirty-one NCAA Division I intercollegiate teams are consistently ranked among the best teams in the nation.
Intramural Sports
With 29 club teams and dozens of intramural sports — students find an intense level of competition and the perfect way to continue a sport from high school.
Campus Fitness
In addition to the running, biking, and walking opportunities a 3,177-acre campus provides, you’ll find a good deal of space dedicated to state-of-the-art fitness facilities.
Outdoor Adventures
Try your hand at the MRock Climbing Wall or sign up for an off-campus trip to discover an abundance of verdant parklands, picture-perfect shorelines, state parks, and beaches.

No matter the sport, the student section is the most exciting place to be at any Michigan game.