When it’s time to play, play hard.

Whether you’re a varsity student-athlete or just playing for bragging rights in intramural sports, UPIKE offers students the chance to compete, be healthy and have fun! You’re joining a great team, including coaches, faculty and the entire UPIKE community.


  • Mascot: Pikey the Bear / Bears
  • Colors: Orange, Black, White
  • Affiliation: NAIA
  • Conference: Mid-South Conference
  • Varsity Teams: 24 (10 men’s; 10 women’s, 4 co-ed)
  • Athletic Director: Kelly Wells
  • Sports Information Director: Sean Carley
  • Head Athletic Trainer: Emily Atkinson

Athletic Highlights

  • National Championships: 6
  • Conference Championships: 33
  • All-Americans: 50
  • Academic All-Americans: 187

• Archery


Men’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball 

Men’s Bowling

Women’s Bowling 


Men’s Cross Country

Women’s Cross Country




Men’s Golf

Women’s Golf 

Men’s Soccer

Women’s Soccer 


Tennis Women’s

Tennis Men’s

Men’s Track and Field

Women’s Track and Field


Men’s Swimming

Women’s Swimming

Baseball senior pitcher bruce bell on the mound

Cheer on your Bears baseball team at the Johnny LeMaster field

students working out

Student athletes at UPIKE benefit from indoor and outdoor training facilities.

band students

The UPIKE marching band is a crowd favorite at athletic events – they take school spirit to a whole new level.

softball player

Paul Butcher Field is home to the UPIKE softball team.

UPIKE mens basketball player Jayvian Delacruz scores during a 2018 game.
UPIKE volleyball player Noelani Simpson spikes the ball during a 2018 game.

The UPIKE gym, located on the lower campus, is home to the women's volleyball team.

UPIKE cheerleader Autumn Chaney cheers on the football with fellow cheerleaders.
UPIKE dance team member Rachel Miller dancing at a basketball game
UPIKE cheerleader autumn jones cheering on the bears at a basketball game
UPIKE womens basketball player Emily Baker drives to the basket