Loyola Ramblers

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Loyola Ramblers
Logo
University Loyola University Chicago
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Susan Malisch (interim)
Location Chicago, IL
Varsity teams 13
Basketball arena Joseph J. Gentile Arena
Soccer stadium Loyola Soccer Park
Mascot LU Wolf
Nickname Ramblers
Fight song Hail Loyola!
Colors
     Maroon       Gold
Website loyolaramblers.cstv.com
Plaque commemorating 1963 Men's Basketball Team on the side of the Alumni Gym

The Loyola Ramblers are the varsity sports teams of Loyola University Chicago. Most teams compete in the Missouri Valley Conference.[1] Notable athletes from Loyola have included middle-distance runner Tom O'Hara and basketball players Mike Novak, Jerry Harkness, Les Hunter, Wayne Sappleton, Alfredrick Hughes, LaRue Martin, Keir Rogers and Blake Schilb.

Teams[edit]

Loyola University Chicago sponsors teams in seven men's and eight women's NCAA sanctioned sports:[2]

Men's basketball[edit]

The 1962-1963 men's basketball team, led by coach George Ireland, won the 1963 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, by defeating the University of Cincinnati, 60-58, in the title game. Walter Victor Rouse tipped in the winning bucket to win the game. Loyola is the only school in Illinois that has ever won an NCAA basketball championship. Moreover, Loyola made it to the finals of the National Invitation Tournaments (NIT), in 1939 and 1949 and the 'Sweet Sixteen' of the 1964 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and 1985 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Volleyball[edit]

In 2013, the Ramblers were defeated by the UCI Anteaters 0–3 (24-26, 18–25, 27–29) in the first semifinal of the NCAA championships on May 2, 2013 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. This was the teams first appearance ever in an NCAA mens collegiate volleyball tournament. On May 3, 2014, Loyola, playing host to the 2014 Championships, defeated the Stanford Cardinal 3-1 to win the program's first-ever NCAA Men's National Collegiate Volleyball Championship.[3]

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