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NCAA Division 1

NIU is an NCAA Division 1 school. Huskies compete in the Mid-American Conference.

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Rain, shine, or snow, there are always fun, physical and recreational activities to participate in. Work out, take a physical fitness course, or go on an outdoor adventure.

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Sports Clubs

The sports club program is a way to find other NIU students with similar interests to you. Clubs are organized and managed by students. Currently, there are 18 sports clubs ranging from aikido to rugby to water polo.

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With over 40 sports to choose from, anyone from beginner to varsity star can find friendly competition and sportsmanship in intramural tournaments.  

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