From major league Ice Hockey, to friendly disc golf games, there is a winning choice for everyone. Cleveland Brown fans be careful, you will be exposed to teams that win games: side effects can include joy, excitement and bad dancing.


Otterbein Athletics

Otterbein University is proud to feature a longstanding tradition of athletic success, competing as part of the Ohio Athletic Conference while boasting countless individual and team awards at the local, state, regional and national levels. Cardinal student-athletes make up roughly 1/3 of each incoming class, bringing various backgrounds and experiences to our special nest. Featuring highly decorated coaches and a loyal support staff, our department strives to create a well-rounded path that allows each person to grow.


Columbus Blue Jackets

Who doesn’t love supporting an underdog? They may be the only team in the league yet to appear in a conference final (sorry for bringing that up Columbus Blue Jackets fans), but just imagine what it would be like being in Columbus when they break that record.

Penguins fans are allowed on campus too… but be warned, you will be outnumbered!

Columbus Crew

With a new stadium being built, this is a good time to be a Crew fan. And with more and more global superstars joining the league, superstars like Zlatan and Rooney will be playing just minutes away from campus every year!

The Crew’s Academy also practice at Memorial Stadium, so you may be seeing the next Cristiano Ronaldo practicing during your time here.

Columbus Clippers

Prefer watching minor league sports? Take in a Triple A baseball game at Huntington Park—a great place to watch America’s pastime. The Clippers won their division title in 2019.

They also do “Dime-a-Dog” nights, where you can enjoy a hotdog for just 10 cents!

Races and Rides

Prefer to play more than watch? Then get involved in Columbus races and rides! From a 5K color run, to the Cap City Half Marathon and the Pelotonia Bike Ride, Columbus has options for everyone from Cardy to our All-American distance runner Claire Lamb.

Pick up leagues

Get involved with our Intramural leagues on campus, or take on Westerville and Columbus with one of their pick-up sports. With tennis, softball, soccer and basketball leagues all available there is something for everyone. We even have dodgeball and disc golf leagues!

And who knows, you may end up winning a $2 million tournament like Otterbein alumni Jeff Gibbs did this year!