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|Conference||Great Lakes Valley Conference|
|Varsity teams||35 (17 men's and 17 women's and 1 co-ed)|
|Football stadium||Leemon Field|
|Basketball arena||Melvin Price Convocation Center|
|Baseball stadium||Hypes Field|
Purple and White|
The McKendree Bearcats are the intercollegiate athletic programs of McKendree University located in Lebanon, Illinois, United States. The Bearcats athletic program is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
The Bearcats participate at the intercollegiate level in 17 men's sports, 17 women's sports and 1 co-ed sport:
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Football||Ice Hockey (ACHA DI)|
|Ice Hockey (ACHA DII/DIII)||Powerlifting|
|Swimming and Diving||Swimming and Diving|
|Track and Field†||Track and Field†|
|Water Polo||Water Polo|
|† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor|
McKendree's men's basketball coach, Harry Statham, currently holds the all-time record for wins at a four-year institution. His 1,101 wins during his 50 seasons at McKendree are unmatched by any other basketball coach at a four-year college or university in the United States.
The McKendree University bowling team is headed by Shannon and Bryan O'Keefe. Shannon played softball up through high school and won the All-American award as a center fielder. She went to Portland State University and began to input herself in the amateur status. Bryan went to University of Nebraska, and took many coaching classes. Shannon has been on bowling's Team USA for 14 years, and has won over 20 titles, including six on the PWBA Tour. Bryan was never much of a professional bowler, however was very passionate about coaching, and because of that landed himself a place in the Bowling Hall of Fame as one of the top coaches of the decade. Since their placement at McKendree University the bowling teams, together, have increased their overall average by 12 pins. They came to McKendree in the 2014-2015 school year to coach the men and women's programs. Under their supervision the men and women both went to the National Collegiate Bowling Competition. The women placed fifth and the men placed sixth. The 2016 men's team won the USBC national championship while the women's team won the 2017 NCAA National Championship, sweeping perennial powerhouse Nebraska 4-0 on April 15, 2017. A month later, the women's team also won the 2017 USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, completing a sweep of the two major college competitions.
- "McKendree University Athletics Sports Information". Retrieved January 30, 2017.
- Smith, Aaron (2017-05-15). "MCKENDREE WOMEN WIN FIRST INTERCOLLEGIATE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS TITLE". bowl.com. Retrieved 2017-05-31.