What sports are parts of the Indiana University Athletics Department?


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The University of Indiana Bloomington competes in men's and women's categories in 14 different sports, collectively. While both sexes can play basketball, soccer or tennis, or participate in track and field and cross-country events, some sports, such as baseball and wrestling, are available only to men. Meanwhile, rowing, field hockey and water polo are only available for women, as of 2015.

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The Indiana athletics teams go by the name of Indiana Hoosiers, a nickname for native residents of Indiana, and sport the colors cream and crimson. The Hoosiers have won 24 NCAA team championships and 114 NCAA individual championships, as of 2015. Major rivals of Indiana University include Purdue, Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan State universities.

Athletics play a major role in campus life, and the athletics department has major funding from Coca-Cola and Salin Bank, among other sports and nutrition companies and media partners. There are 13 sports facilities on campus, and students who do not participate at the national level can still take part in intramural and club sports.

Some key clubs include the men's ice hockey, rugby and lacrosse teams. Some intramural areas for 2015 include basketball, soccer, tennis, flag football and ultimate frisbee. Student-run clubs include sailing, gymnastics and many forms of martial arts.

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