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King Horn Sports Center

King Horn Sports Center

The ONU Sports Center was opened for use at the beginning of the 1974-75 academic year and was expanded to its current size of 18,000-square feet in 1991.

The main gymnasium is the official home of Ohio Northern’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, and wrestling teams.

The main surface is a hardwood flex court with two main Daktronics score boards with video capability and four minor side score boards. In 2000, the facilities were improved with the addition of a new padded scorer’s table with rear—lighted screens to make it one of the best locations to play in the OAC and the region.

The ONU Sports Center also houses a state-of-the-art indoor track and field facility, two racquetball courts, a 25-yard six-lane swimming pool, two weight rooms, an athletic training room, a dance and exercise room, a wrestling room, a gymnastics room, a 120-yard elevated running track, classrooms and faculty offices and a VIP lounge with views of both the center gymnasium and pool.

The facility is also designed to accommodate the teaching and learning programs of the human performance and sport sciences department, as well as special events like concerts and commencement exercises.

During inclement weather in late fall, the Sports Center provides practice space so that all six of ONU’s fall sports and its seven winter sports teams can hold practices indoors at the same time.

The Sports Center played host to the 1995, 1999 and 2002 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships and the 1997, 2000 and 2003 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships.