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 23 NCAA Division III athletic teams and competes in the nationally-recognized College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW). Go Pios!

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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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Alumna Amy Gradecki M.Ed. '12

CU in the Workplace | Amy Gradecki M.Ed. '12


This CU in the Workplace @Home Series video features Head Women’s Softball Coach for Carroll University, Amy Gradecki M.Ed. '23.

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