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!
Hundreds of enthusiastic fans watched the JKU Linz Astros men's and women's basketball teams played their first test matches last week during Welcome Week. Although the teams lost, the dedication, atmosphere, and the fans made the matches a great event.
While the TU Vienna Robots were more experienced and managed to prevail (the Linz women's team were defeated 69-80, the men's team lost 42-79), the teams persevered, cheered on at the Kepler Hall by the JKU Linz Astros' cheer dance team and many enthusiastic fans. The new Astros' logo was also unveiled.
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!