Get in the Game!

Sports are everywhere at BW. From varsity champions to intramural competitors, most BW students participate in some kind of sports or fitness activity. That's because you will find an activity and level of competition to suit almost any student.

Varsity Athletics

Generations of scholar-athletes have played for pride in Baldwin Wallace and love of their sport. The Yellow Jackets are members of the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC). Visit for the latest scores, schedules, and news.

Club Sports

If you have an interest and desire to compete on an extramural level, check out club sports like racquetball, men’s volleyball or water polo. These teams compete against other college clubs across the country, providing a higher level of competition with an emphasis on fun and fitness.

Intramural Sports

Every year, thousands (yes, thousands) of BW students compete against each other in one of the most extensive intramural programs for a college of its size in the country. BW's 40 intramural sports range from basketball to flag football and walleyball to ultimate Frisbee.

Outdoor Recreation

Would you like to take a ski trip or try kayaking? Or maybe you'd rather just take a bike ride through the Metroparks. BW's outdoor recreation program organizes trips and activities and lends equipment like bicycles and camping gear so you can enjoy the great outdoors however you like.


The facilities at the Higgins Center, including the workout facilities, weight rooms, pool and racquetball courts are available for use by all students. You can exercise on your own schedule, work with a personal trainer or participate in a group fitness class.


The centerpiece of athletic facilities at BW is  Lou Higgins Center, home to varsity athletics, sports and recreation programs and the School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences. The Center includes Ursprung Gymnasium, the Harrison Dillard Track, Natatorium, extensive workout facilities and state-of-the-art athletic training facilities.

George Finnie Stadium is the home field for Yellow Jacket football and soccer teams as well as outdoor track and field. The turf (Tressel Field) and track surfaces were recently upgraded with Olympic-quality materials. Adjacent Packard Athletic Center features new training facilities for BW students and offices for the football and lacrosse teams.

The "Pop" Collins Tennis Courts, Heritage Baseball Field and the Fairgrounds Softball Field are home to the men's and women's tennis teams, baseball program and Yellow Jackets' softball, respectively.

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