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The Maroons are the intercollegiate sports teams of the University of Chicago
University of Chicago
The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It was founded by the American Baptist Education Society with a donation from oil magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller and incorporated in 1890...

. They are named after the color maroon
Maroon (color)
Maroon is a dark red color.-Etymology:Maroon is derived from French marron .The first recorded use of maroon as a color name in English was in 1789.-Maroon :...

, one of the school's colors. They compete in the NCAA's Division III. They are primarily members of the University Athletic Association
University Athletic Association
The University Athletic Association is an American athletic conference that competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. Member teams are located in Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, and New York...

 and were co-founders of the Big Ten Conference
Big Ten Conference
The Big Ten Conference is the United States' oldest Division I college athletic conference. Its twelve member institutions are located primarily in the Midwestern United States, stretching from Nebraska in the west to Pennsylvania in the east...

 in 1895 and members until 1946. The school was part of the Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference from 1976 to 1987. The team colors are maroon and white, and the Phoenix
Phoenix (mythology)
The phoenix or phenix is a mythical sacred firebird that can be found in the mythologies of the Arabian, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese, Indian and Phoenicians....

 is their mascot. Stagg Field
Stagg Field
Amos Alonzo Stagg Field is the name of two different football fields for the University of Chicago. The earliest Stagg Field is probably best remembered for its role in a landmark scientific achievement by Enrico Fermi during the Manhattan Project. The site of the first nuclear reaction received...

 is the home stadium for the football team.

Men's Athletics

  • Baseball
    Baseball
    Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The aim is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot diamond...

  • Basketball
    Chicago Maroons basketball
    The Chicago Maroons are the basketball team representing the University of Chicago. The team plays in NCAA Division III. Mike McGrath serves as head coach....

  • Cross Country
    Cross country running
    Cross country running is a sport in which people run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain. The course, typically long, may include surfaces of grass and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road...

  • Football
    Chicago Maroons football
    The Chicago Maroons are the college football team representing the University of Chicago. The Maroons play in NCAA Division III as a member of the University Athletic Association. From 1892 to 1939, the Maroons were a major college football power...

  • Soccer
  • Swimming
    Swimming (sport)
    Swimming is a sport governed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation .-History: Competitive swimming in Europe began around 1800 BCE, mostly in the form of the freestyle. In 1873 Steve Bowyer introduced the trudgen to Western swimming competitions, after copying the front crawl used by Native...

     & Diving
    Diving
    Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard, sometimes while performing acrobatics. Diving is an internationally-recognized sport that is part of the Olympic Games. In addition, unstructured and non-competitive diving is a recreational pastime.Diving is one...

  • Tennis
    Tennis
    Tennis is a sport usually played between two players or between two teams of two players each . Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all...

  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Wrestling
    Collegiate wrestling
    Collegiate wrestling, sometimes known in the United States as Folkstyle wrestling, is a style of amateur wrestling practised at the collegiate and university level in the United States. Collegiate wrestling emerged from the folk wrestling styles practised in the early history of the United States...


Women's Athletics

  • Basketball
    Basketball
    Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...

  • Cross Country
    Cross country running
    Cross country running is a sport in which people run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain. The course, typically long, may include surfaces of grass and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road...

  • Soccer
  • Softball
    Softball
    Softball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of 10 to 14 players. It is a direct descendant of baseball although there are some key differences: softballs are larger than baseballs, and the pitches are thrown underhand rather than overhand...

  • Swimming
    Swimming (sport)
    Swimming is a sport governed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation .-History: Competitive swimming in Europe began around 1800 BCE, mostly in the form of the freestyle. In 1873 Steve Bowyer introduced the trudgen to Western swimming competitions, after copying the front crawl used by Native...

     & Diving
    Diving
    Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard, sometimes while performing acrobatics. Diving is an internationally-recognized sport that is part of the Olympic Games. In addition, unstructured and non-competitive diving is a recreational pastime.Diving is one...

  • Tennis
    Tennis
    Tennis is a sport usually played between two players or between two teams of two players each . Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all...

  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Volleyball
    Volleyball
    Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.The complete rules are extensive...


NCAA Championships

  • Football (poll): 1905 (National Championship Foundation), 1913 (Parke H. Davis
    Parke H. Davis
    Parke Hill Davis was an American football player, coach and historian who retroactively named the national championship teams in American college football from the 1869 through the 1932 seasons. He also named co-national champions at the conclusion of the 1933 season...

    )
  • Men's Gymnastics: 1938 (team title), 9 individual champions
  • Men's Track & Field (Outdoor): 7 individual champions

  • Kris Alden: 1989 Men's Swimming Individual Champion
  • Rhaina Echols: 1999 Women's Cross Country Individual Champion, 2000 Women's Indoor (3,000-meter run and 5,000-meter run) and 2000 Women's Outdoor Individual Track Champion (5,000-meter run)
  • Tom Haxton: 2004 Men's Outdoor Track & Field Individual Champion (10,000-meter run)
  • Adeoye Mabogunje: 2004 Men's Outdoor Track & Field Individual Champion (Triple Jump)
  • Peter Wang: 1991 & 1992 Wrestling Individual Champion

University Athletic Association Championships

  • Men's Basketball: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2008
  • Women's Basketball: 1989, 2008, 2011
  • Men's Cross Country: 2002, 2004
  • Women's Cross Country: 1993
  • Football: 1998, 2000, 2005, 2010
  • Men's Soccer: 2001, 2009
  • Women's Soccer: 1994, 1996, 1999, 2010
  • Softball: 1996
  • Men's Track & Field (Indoor): 2002, 2008
  • Women's Track & Field (Indoor): 2008, 2010
  • Wrestling: 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Women's Tennis: 2010

Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships

  • Men's Soccer: 1978
  • Men's Tennis: 1984
  • Women's Tennis: 1983
  • Men's Track & Field (Indoor): 1980
  • Women's Track & Field (Outdoor): 1983, 1984

Big Ten Conference Championships

  • Baseball: 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1913
  • Men's Basketball: 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1920, 1924
  • Men's Fencing: 1927-28, 1933–34, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1939–40, 1940–41
  • Football: 1899, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1913, 1922, 1924
  • Men's Golf: 1922, 1924, 1926
  • Men's Gymnastics: 1909, 1914, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932 ,1933, 1934
  • Men's Swimming: 1916, 1919, 1921
  • Men's Tennis: 1910, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939
  • Men's Track & Field (Indoor): 1911, 1915, 1917
  • Men's Track & Field (Outdoor): 1905, 1908, 1917

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