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

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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


Men's Tennis

Bison Men's Tennis Team Earns ITA Academic Honors

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LEWISBURG, Pa. -- For the sixth year in a row, the Bucknell men's tennis team received an All-Academic Team award from the International Tennis Association (ITA). The award is given to all ITA programs that have a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.20 or above. The Bison easily met the criteria with a stellar 3.54 team GPA in the 2019 spring semester.

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Men's Basketball

Zach Thomas '18 Signs with Pesaro in Italy's Serie A

Zach Thomas

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Coming off a successful stint with the Houston Rockets NBA Summer League team, 2018 Bucknell graduate Zach Thomas has signed with Consultinvest Victoria Libertas Pesaro in SerieA, Italy's top division. This will be Thomas' second professional season, after he starred with Okapi Aalstar in Belgium a year ago.

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Men's Basketball

Three Seniors Earn Spots on NABC Honors Court

Nate Jones

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Nate Jones, Kimbal Mackenzie and Matt O'Reilly, three members of the Bucknell men's basketball team's record-setting senior class, were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court on Wednesday. The Honors Court recognizes juniors and seniors who earned at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average at the end of the 2018-19 season.

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Women's Golf

Three Bison Named WGCA All-American Scholars

Erin Holmes

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Three members of the Bucknell women's golf team were picked as 18Birdies All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association. Recent graduate Katie Childers along with rising junior Erin Holmes and rising sophomore Sally Sohn were among the 1,097 collegiate women's golfers from all divisions recognized for their play on the course and excellence in the classroom.

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Athletics Events


Men's Tennis

Bison Men's Tennis Team Earns ITA Academic Honors

No alternative text provided.

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- For the sixth year in a row, the Bucknell men's tennis team received an All-Academic Team award from the International Tennis Association (ITA). The award is given to all ITA programs that have a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.20 or above. The Bison easily met the criteria with a stellar 3.54 team GPA in the 2019 spring semester.

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Men's Basketball

Zach Thomas '18 Signs with Pesaro in Italy's Serie A

Zach Thomas

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Coming off a successful stint with the Houston Rockets NBA Summer League team, 2018 Bucknell graduate Zach Thomas has signed with Consultinvest Victoria Libertas Pesaro in SerieA, Italy's top division. This will be Thomas' second professional season, after he starred with Okapi Aalstar in Belgium a year ago.

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Men's Basketball

Three Seniors Earn Spots on NABC Honors Court

Nate Jones

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Nate Jones, Kimbal Mackenzie and Matt O'Reilly, three members of the Bucknell men's basketball team's record-setting senior class, were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court on Wednesday. The Honors Court recognizes juniors and seniors who earned at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average at the end of the 2018-19 season.

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Women's Golf

Three Bison Named WGCA All-American Scholars

Erin Holmes

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Three members of the Bucknell women's golf team were picked as 18Birdies All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association. Recent graduate Katie Childers along with rising junior Erin Holmes and rising sophomore Sally Sohn were among the 1,097 collegiate women's golfers from all divisions recognized for their play on the course and excellence in the classroom.

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