Knox College

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Athletics

 





Experience the thrill of Division III athletics -- experience the Prairie Fire: fast, fierce, and explosive! Knox offers 21 NCAA varsity sports, and our teams consisted of 88 Academic All-Conference award winners in 2004 alone. Our men's golf team has won 19 of the last 23 conference championships; our women's golf team has won the conference championship four times in seven years and has played in the NCAA Division III National Championship. In 2003-2004, Prairie Fire athletes broke 26 school records.

And talk about competition: our annual "Turkey Bowl" game against arch-rival Monmouth College is more than 100 years old -- the oldest such rivalry west of the Allegheny Mountains, to be exact. That well-loved and infamous traditional game -- which nets the winning team the prized "Bronze Turkey" trophy -- is often played in the Knox Bowl, our trademark football field, which is just one of our impressive athletic facilities that rank among the best in NCAA Division III.

A liberal arts education is committed to developing the whole person, and that development includes the discipline, leadership and team-building skills that are the hallmark of athletic participation. At Knox, that means academics come first, but come game time, our student-athletes play just as hard as they study.