Home of the Davenport Panthers
From varsity sports like Davenport University football to intramurals like kickball, Davenport offers you many ways to compete in the sports you love.
Whether you want to compete at the highest level or just stay active and make new friends, Davenport has the team, club or organization that’s ideal for you.
We also invite you to cheer on the Davenport Panthers. As a Davenport student, you get free admission to Davenport University football games and other sporting events on campus.
If you’re looking for DU sports scores and standings, you’ll find everything you need at dupanthers.com.
Find out more about our state-of-the-art facilities
Davenport University athletic facilities are exceptional — from our Student Activity Center, with its rock-climbing wall and putting green, to the Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex, which gives home field advantage to Davenport University football and more.
NCAA Division II teams
If you’re a varsity-level athlete, Davenport University athletics is the ideal place for you to build your skills, showcase your talents and receive the support you need to shine — in DU sports and in your classes. Davenport is home to 11 men’s and 11 women’s NCAA Division II teams. Our more than 500 student-athletes compete in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Founded in 1972, the GLIAC has 12 member institutions across Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.
Non-varsity DU sports teams
Beyond NCAA Division II teams, Davenport also offers a non-varsity DU athletics program. Choose from 11 non-varsity DU sports teams, including men’s and women’s hockey and rugby and co-ed water polo. Through non-varsity DU athletics, you’ll improve your game and keep your edge by competing with universities all across the state of Michigan and beyond.
Intramural DU athletics program
Get or stay fit, make new friends and have fun while still experiencing the thrill of competition through the extensive intramural DU sports program. Another way to get involved and be active is through recreational activities, like bowling and skating, offered through Panther Recreation. Our Student Activity Center is open to all students and is a great place to stay active and fit.
Video game nights/wii Wednesdays
Coffee house singers
Indoor and beach volleyball
Annual pistons trip
Ping pong tournaments
Annual red wings trip
Murder mystery night
Powder puff football/snowbowl football
Super bowl party
March madness party
Annual 5k fall crawl