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The mission of Carl Sandburg College is comprehensive in scope and the College is committed to the development of each individual to his/her fullest potential. To that end, the College recognizes the many positive benefits a student earns by participating in athletics, including the following:

  • Cooperation and camaraderie — teamwork
  • Self-discipline and the benefits of hard work on a continuous basis
  • Dealing with adversity or success in a healthy manner
  • Collective goal setting
  • Developing positive attitudes and enhancing self-esteem without sacrificing humility

A participant in an athletic program at Sandburg is, by definition, a student — a person whose objective is to develop intellectual skills to the maximum extent, a person who will use the educational experience at Sandburg as a foundation for his/her life-long vocation. It is, therefore, expected that a Sandburg athlete will make a total personal commitment to academic achievement and will aggressively pursue excellence in the classroom with the same energy and dedication as that demonstrated in the arena of competitive athletics.

We want you to say, "I'm proud to be a Charger and I am pleased to be attending Carl Sandburg College."

Latest Athletic News Story

  • XC Opens Season With Dual at…
  • XC Opens Season With Dual at Sauk Valley

    Aug. 29, 2016
    DIXON — The Carl Sandburg College cross country teams kicked off their season with an unscored dual Saturday at Sauk Valley.


    The Chargers had three of the top four finishers in the women’s… Read More

  • Chargers Go 2-2 in Weekend at…
  • Chargers Go 2-2 in Weekend at Wisconsin Dells

    Aug. 29, 2016
    WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team picked up its first victories of the season while going 2-2 over the weekend in the South Suburban Battle of the Dells.


    The… Read More

  • Dantas’ Equalizer Helps…
  • Dantas’ Equalizer Helps Chargers Earn Draw With Knox JV

    Aug. 29, 2016
    GALESBURG — Victor Dantas’ first-half equalizer helped the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team to a 1-1 draw with Knox JV on Saturday at Kleine Field.

    The Prairie Fire struck first in the 12th minute with a… Read More

  • Freshmen Help Sandburg Men’s…
  • Freshmen Help Sandburg Men’s Golf Finish 5th in Highland 36

    Aug. 26, 2016
    FREEPORT — A pair of freshmen led the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team in the season-opening Highland 36 on Friday at Park Hills Golf Course.



    Making his collegiate debut, Ryan… Read More

  • Location Change for Sandburg…
  • Location Change for Sandburg Men’s Soccer vs. Knox JV on Saturday

    Aug. 26, 2016
    GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer game scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Knox JV has been changed to a home game for the Chargers and will be played at the Knox County YMCA’s Kleine Field.… Read More