Athletics at JBU

NAIA Intercollegiate Athletics

Play at the next level.

Participating in sports at JBU gives you the ability to play college athletics while also earning your degree at the #1 university in Arkansas. JBU is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Excellence in the sport, excellence in the classroom

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Our world-famous Toilet Paper Game

USA Today named it the “best technical foul in all of sports” and the game has been covered by ESPN's “Around the Horn” and “SportsCenter.”

Each year at the first home game, JBU basketball fans come armed with rolls...and rolls...of toilet paper, which they hurl onto the court after the first JBU basket. Starting in 1983, this beloved tradition brings in record crowds and lands JBU an automatic technical foul.

Meet our coaches


Jason Beschta

Head Coach, Men's Basketball


Ken Carver

Head Coach, Women's Volleyball


Chris Cole

Head Coach, Men's Soccer


Dr. Kathleen Paulsen

Head Coach, Women's Soccer


Jeff Soderquist

Head Coach, Women's Basketball


Meagan Dees

Head Coach, Cheerleading


Scott Schochler

Head Coach, Cross Country and Track & Field


Mike Campbell

Head Coach, Tennis