Sports and Athletics
Teams representing the University of Denver compete in a variety of sports in Division 1 of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). The Denver climate is excellent for winter sports, and hockey is by far the most popular one at DU. The Pioneer teams are supported by Ruckus, the Pioneer mascot, a giant red-tailed hawk who represents one of the most familiar animals in the Rocky Mountains.
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If you are interested in playing sports, you can join one of the University's intramural teams. Club sports are an excellent way to stay fit and meet other students on campus. To learn more about club sports at DU, visit the Club and Intramural Activities page of the Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness website.