Chicago Maroons

Chicago Maroons
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UniversityUniversity of Chicago
ConferenceUniversity Athletic Association
Midwest Conference (baseball and football)
CCIW (women's lacrosse)
NCAADivision III
LocationChicago, Illinois
Football stadiumStagg Field
Basketball arenaRatner Athletics Center
Other venuesHenry Crown Fieldhouse
MascotPhoenix
NicknameMaroons
Fight songWave the Flag
ColorsMaroon and white[1]
   
Websiteathletics.uchicago.edu

The Chicago Maroons are the intercollegiate sports teams of the University of Chicago. They are named after the color maroon. Team colors are maroon and gray,[2] and the Phoenix is their mascot. They now compete in the NCAA Division III, mostly as members of the University Athletic Association. The University of Chicago helped found the Big Ten Conference in 1895, although it dropped football in 1939 (as inconsistent with its academic vision), its other teams remained members until 1946. Football returned as a club sport in 1963, as a varsity sport in 1969, and began competing independently in Division III in 1973. The school was part of the Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference from 1976 to 1987, and its football team joined the Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference's successor, the Midwest Conference (MWC), in 2017. In the 2018–19 school year, Chicago added baseball to its MWC membership, and elevated its club team in women's lacrosse to full varsity status, with that sport competing in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW).

Stagg Field is the home stadium for the re-instated football team.

  1. ^ The University of Chicago Identity Guidelines (PDF). Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Color Palette | University Communications". Archived from the original on 2014-10-26. Retrieved 2016-12-05.

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