Northern Illinois

Location: DeKalb, Ill.

Founded: 1895

Enrollment: 18,277

Club sports accomplishments: The Northern Illinois men's rugby club were champions of the Chicago Area Rugby Football Union in 2010.

Famous Alumni: Indianapolis Colts offensive tackle Ryan Diem, former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, actor and voice of "Homer Simpson" Dan Castellaneta.

Ball State

Location: Muncie, Ind.

Founded: 1918

Enrollment: 18,183

Club sports accomplishments: The Ball State Wizardz won the state trophy in Ultimate Frisbee in November 2010, defeating the Indy Ruckus 15-2 in the championship game.

Famous Alumni: Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Robert Brewster, medical expert Dawn Swain, former Tennessee Titans player Blaine Bishop.