College of DuPage Athletics
College of DuPage's Chaparral Country is an empire of excellence both in the classroom and on the playing field. Athletes find an all-around quality program here, complete with winning athletics and academics. College of DuPage has had one of the most successful community college athletic programs in the nation the past 20 years.
Playing to Win
Every superior collegiate athletic program has at its core one trait that continually fuels successful seasons: A WINNING TRADITION. Without a doubt, College of DuPage holds one of the finest winning traditions capturing national championships and numerous regional, state and North Central Community College Conference (N4C) championships. As a College of DuPage student/athlete, you will be a part of a program of state and national prominence.
While we point with pride to our athletic success, we continually stress to our athletes that they are students first, and athletes second. That is a big part of Chaparral tradition.
College of DuPage offers you the opportunity and challenge to work hard, play hard, and succeed as a student, an athlete, and a future working professional.
Coming in December, College of DuPage will host The Red Grange Bowl.
The Road to COD
Jermaine Townes is a 39-year-old College of DuPage student, a Desert Storm veteran, and a member of the 2011 College of DuPage men's basketball team.
“COD also offers a lot of clubs and sports that a lot of students and perspective students do not know about. I joined the tennis team and this year we qualified for nationals in Tyler, Texas. It is a lot of fun and a great way to make friends. I would encourage more students to join one of the extracurricular programs that COD offers.”Read Spotlight
“COD has helped me grow and become a better student. I've learned how to balance school, basketball and working when I can. Personally, I think I have become more independent. My advice to students who are considering COD would be that it’s a great place to start."Read Spotlight
“I want to choose a career that I will never get bored of doing. And COD is helping me meet many goals. I am still playing the sport I love so I’m excited about that, and I’m furthering my education. Most of my classes are relatively small, which makes it easy to build that relationship with your classmates and teachers.”Read Spotlight