Bucknell has one of the largest varsity programs in the country, with 27 teams competing in the Division I Patriot League. But many more of our students compete in recreational sports through an extensive intramural program. It consists of more than 40 men's, women's and co-recreational teams — from basketball and golf to tennis and volleyball. Many students enjoy the friendly competition provided by the 20 student-initiated and student-run club sports.

Sports at Bucknell


Women's Sports

Basketball (varsity, intramural)
Cheerleading (club)
Cross Country (varsity)
Flag Football (intramural)  
Field Hockey (varsity, club
Golf (varsity) 
Lacrosse (varsity, club)
Platform Tennis (intramural)  
Racquetball (intramural) 
Rowing (varsity)
Sand Volleyball 4x4 (intramural) 
Soccer (varsity, intramural, club
Softball (varsity, intramural)
Squash (intramural, club)   
Swimming & Diving (varsity) 
Tennis (varsity, intramurals, club
Track & Field (indoor & outdoor) (varsity)
Ultimate Frisbee (club)
Volleyball (varsity, intramural, club
Water Polo (varsity)

Recreation Services

The Office of Recreation Services is dedicated to the enrichment of the total person by recreating the individual's physical, cognitive, and social life while enhancing their educational experience. We strive to educate the Bucknell community in establishing and leading healthier lifestyles by increasing quality of life throughout adulthood with daily physical activity.

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Division I Sports

Bucknell competes in NCAA Division I sports (football competes in the Division 1 - Football Championship Subdivision). With varsity intercollegiate athletic competition for 27 men's and women's teams, our athletics program is annually one of the most diverse and comprehensive in the nation among the Division I Schools. 

Division I Sports

Club Sports

The mission of recreational sports clubs is to provide a broad program of sports and activities for both men and women of all ability levels in order to enhance their academic experience. You can enjoy the recreational, instructional, or competitive atmosphere of sports without the commitment of a varsity program. 

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Intramural Sports

Bucknell offers a variety of intramural activities, 3 divisions (Men, Women, Co-Rec) for most activities, skill levels for competitive and recreational participants, opportunities to participate in tournaments, and on-campus employment as an official or a sport supervisor.

Intramural Sports
Kick boxing

Group Fitness Classes

Group Fitness offers the campus community opportunities to experience well-run fitness programs that are fun, challenging, and safe! The Office of Recreation Services believes fitness should be rewarding and enjoyable! Our Group Fitness instructors are nationally certified and equipped to assist each and every participant that walks through the studio door.

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KLARC Regular Hours

Monday                      6 a.m. - 11 p.m. 
Tuesday                      6 a.m. - 1 a.m. 
Wednesday                6 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Thursday                    6 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Friday                         6 a.m. - 1 a.m. 
Saturday                     7 a.m. - 1 a.m. 
Sunday                       8 a.m. - 12 a.m.

KLARC Building Hours (pdf)
*updated hours view pdf or 570.577.1078

For more detailed information

Facilities

With the addition of the Kenneth Langone Athletics and Recreation Center in 2003, Bucknell offers some of the finest athletics facilities anywhere.

Facilities and Hours
Bison statue

NCAA Recertification

Under NCAA requirements, all Division I schools need to be recertified every 10 years.

The categories of inquiry by the NCAA include a university's governance and commitment to rules compliance, its academic integrity, and its programs promoting equity and student-athlete welfare.

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Athletics in the News


Women's Rowing

Minella, Ott Earn Spots on Academic All-Patriot League Rowing Team

Natalie Minella

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Bucknell juniors Natalie Minella and Grace Ott earned two of the 11 spots on the Academic All-Patriot League Rowing Team on Thursday. Minella and Ott are standouts academically at Bucknell, and both earned All-Patriot League honors earlier in the week after leading the Bison Varsity Eight to a silver medal at the Patriot League Championships, which also clinched a second-place finish for the team.

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Men's Track and Field, Women's Track and Field

Five Bison Travel to Jacksonville for NCAA Preliminary Meet



LEWISBURG, Pa. – Five members of the Bucknell University track and field team will travel to Jacksonville, Fla. for the NCAA East Provisional beginning on Thursday, May 20.  Maura Fiamoncini, Will Briggs, Matt Fay, Nicholas Marino, and Jake Stupak will each make the trip, with a member of the team scheduled to compete all three days of the meet.  The top 12 finishers from each event will move on to the NCAA Championships held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas from June 5-8.

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Athletics Events


Women's Rowing

Minella, Ott Earn Spots on Academic All-Patriot League Rowing Team

Natalie Minella

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Bucknell juniors Natalie Minella and Grace Ott earned two of the 11 spots on the Academic All-Patriot League Rowing Team on Thursday. Minella and Ott are standouts academically at Bucknell, and both earned All-Patriot League honors earlier in the week after leading the Bison Varsity Eight to a silver medal at the Patriot League Championships, which also clinched a second-place finish for the team.

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Men's Track and Field, Women's Track and Field

Five Bison Travel to Jacksonville for NCAA Preliminary Meet



LEWISBURG, Pa. – Five members of the Bucknell University track and field team will travel to Jacksonville, Fla. for the NCAA East Provisional beginning on Thursday, May 20.  Maura Fiamoncini, Will Briggs, Matt Fay, Nicholas Marino, and Jake Stupak will each make the trip, with a member of the team scheduled to compete all three days of the meet.  The top 12 finishers from each event will move on to the NCAA Championships held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas from June 5-8.

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