Athletics

Location
Moorhead, MN
Undergrads
2,554
Tuition
$30,860
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The weight room could be better.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There should be more inter mural sports, there are hardly any here.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't care for sports but majority of the student body is interested and pay attention and participate but it isn't the center of the school.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The sports do not overshadow education but students do pay attention to them.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The facilities Concordia has to offer for sports are very nice, but because we are so close to NDSU they win in local attendance and popularity. We have school spirit up the roof for our academics, but not much for our sports.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 837th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1090th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Matt Gantz
Hometown
Eagan, MN
Major
International Business and English Writing
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There are all kinds of students at Concordia—those who are extreme sports fanatics, those who are passive fans who enjoy attending games, and those who would rather be studying. The most popular sports games tend to be ones like the homecoming football game or games in the playoffs. Concordia is barely a Division III school, actually more of a subset, and while the school teams do fairly well on a yearly basis, they are not an important part of student life. Be warned, potential student: Sports are not the main focus of Concordia College.

The athletic facilities are satisfactory for students and athletes alike. They are accessible to athletes and all students and typically are very sanitary. Also, the intramural scene on campus is a decent size. Students can choose from sports ranging from ultimate Frisbee to pickleball to more popular ones like basketball and flag football. All of these require much less work than competing in actual school sports, but you still get to exercise and have fun during the week while taking a break from studying.

 

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf
Basketball: Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf
School Colors
Maroon and gold
School Nickname
Cobbers
Men Playing Varsity Sports
352 - 33%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
221 - 14%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Badminton
  • Cheerleading
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse (men's and women's)
  • Pickleball
  • Quidditch
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Swing dancing
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (coed, men's)
Intramurals
  • Basketball (men's and women's)
  • Bowling (coed)
  • Flag football (men's)
  • Swimming
  • Ultimate Frisbee (coed)
  • Volleyball, sand and court (coed, women's)
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Jake Christiansen Stadium
  • Memorial Auditorium Basketball Court
  • Olson Forum
  • Soccer Fields
Most Popular Sports
Football, basketball
Most Overlooked Teams
Ultimate Frisbee, pickleball
School Spirit
Some students genuinely care about sports teams on campus. These are the guys with painted chests at football games who attempt to do push-ups for every point scored. Many people also go to games wearing more clothing and doing fewer push-ups. Then there are also a large number of people who do not go to games at all-why waste time at a game when you could be studying?
Getting Tickets
Tickets for students are free, so in theory the whole school should show up for a match. However, not all students attend sports games.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The campus is lovely; the sidewalks are pristine. Take a walk on-campus and admire the variety of squirrels that call it home.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 27 responses

  • 4% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 78% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 19% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 27 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 52% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 11% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 37% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 25 responses

  • 4% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 40% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 56% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 0% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

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