College Sports at the JKU.

Fans Wanted: The JKU Basketball Team Wants You!

The JKU is challenging Vienna! We want to stir up the Austrian College Sports League with our two teams. Or at least have a lot of fun while trying...

The JKU is competing against some of Austria's largest universities in the ACSL, the Austrian College Sports League, opens an external URL in a new window, in basketball (men's & women's teams) and soon in American football (co-ed). During game day in Vienna, over 5,200 students will come together to support their university! The JKU aims to show Vienna that Linz is Austria's sports capital! If not, then at least it's Austria party capital!


It's a bold move: The JKU is Austria's first university outside of Vienna to join the ACSL. There are now teams at JKU and games will also be held on campus!

[Translate to Englisch:] Unser Team!

Last Thursday, over 400 JKU students thunderously cheered our JKU Astros ladies on to their first victory over the Med Uni Serpents (60 - 46). Despite a close loss in Vienna against the TU Robots (by 1 point), the strongest team in the league, the JKU Astros, are now an insider's tip in the fight for a spot in the Final 4. Lisa Ganhör, well underway to becoming MVP (most valuable player) is showing first-hand just how well the JKU women's team is positioned in the ACSL.

It was a close game! The JKU Astros men's team is getting better and better and compared to the test game in October, the team is becoming more fluid! They even led by 6 points during the 3rd quarter. However, the Med Uni Serpents demonstrated their years of team experienceduring the last quarter and turned the game around with a score of 52 - 42.
Despite the defeat, the JKU Astro fans celebrated their team as winners, proving the JKU's unique university spirit. Nina, a student at the JKU, remarked: "I was at a basketball game today for the first time in my life and overwhelmed by the amazing atmosphere! I am a new fan here at the JKU!"  Nina added that she is greatly looking forward to the next game on December 15 against the BOKU Beez.

Expect thrilling university rivalries, an unparalleled atmosphere, the JKU cheer dance team, DJs and, of course, exciting games.


Do I have to be a die-hard sports fan?

Not at all! The most important thing is showing your JKU spirit - my university against your university! Be part of the JKU community, get to know new people on campus and across the university, and join the fun!

  • Play American football or basketball
  • Be part of the Cheer Dance team
  • Join the JKU marching band
  • Be a volunteer on game days

Scheduled Matches

  • November 19, 2022 - Stadthalle Vienna - JKU Linz Astros vs MedUni Serpents (Men)
  • November 24, 2022 - Kepler Hall - JKU Linz Astros vs MedUni Serpents (Men & Women)
  • December 15, 2022 - Kepler Hall - JKU Linz Astros vs BOKU Beez (Men & Women)
  • December 17, 2022 - Stadthalle Vienna - JKU Linz Astros vs BOKU Beez (Men)
  • January 12, 2023 - Kepler Hall - JKU Linz Astros vs WU Tigers (Men & Women)
  • January 21, 2023 - Stadthalle Vienna - JKU Linz Astros vs WU Tigers (Men)
  • February 25, 2023 - Stadthalle Vienna - JKU Linz Astros vs Uni Wien Emperors (Men)
  • March 2, 2023 - Kepler Hall - JKU Linz Astros vs Uni Wien Emperors (Men & Women)
  • March 11, 2023 - Stadthalle Vienna - Basketball Final Four 2023
„It's so much fun and we're having a blast!“
Chiara Borgards
Teacher Education Studies in Math & PE
[Translate to Englisch:] Borgards