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Something to cheer about

Northwest students wear the Bearcat paw with pride. Not only are we four-time national champs in men’s basketball and six-time national champs in football, but our culture is one that uplifts students by celebrating major accomplishments throughout their college journey.

The Bearcat Marching Band is the 12th man

The Bearcat Marching Band is the 12th man

Not many campuses have a hype video for their marching band, but at Northwest we do. Get to know our fight song because our chant of B-E-A-R-C-A-T-S resonates throughout the Midwest.

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Varsity Sports

Men’s sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

Women’s sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

More on Bearcat Athletics

Game day

Game day in Maryville is a one-of-a-kind experience. Students have free admission to all athletic events! We have a six-time national champion football team, a four-time national champion men’s basketball team and so much more. 

Bobby Bearcat

Bobby Bearcat has been our mascot since 1916, and can be found with the cheerleaders at home football and basketball games and other university events.

What's living on campus like?

Live minutes from classes and get the full-college experience studying with friends.

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