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You’ll need to pack the orange paint, because it’s time to get your game face on. Whether you want to crush the competition on the playing field or show your support from the stands, be ready to bring your 'A' game when it comes to Pioneer spirit. Carroll is home to 22 NCAA Division III athletic teams and competes in the nationally-recognized College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW). Go Pios!

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  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track and Field
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track and Field
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Football First


The first legal forward pass in a football game ever happened at Carroll—in 1906! Thrown by the quarterback from the other team, it may or may not have been intercepted by the mighty Pioneers.

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The CCIW is nationally-recognized as a powerhouse Division III conference
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First Match


In 1866, only one year after the end of the American Civil War, the first organized soccer match ever played in the United States took place here, at Carroll.



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Carroll University Athletics Cancels Remainder of 2019-2020 Season

Due to the events that have transpired within the NCAA due to COVID-19, Carroll University and the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin athletic events will be canceled for the remaining portion of the 2019-2020 athletic season.

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Schulist Named Athletic Director

Following a productive four-month stint as interim athletic director, Michael Schulist was named Carroll's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics on Dec. 16, 2019.

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