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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

  • Williams’ Big Night Leads…
  • Williams’ Big Night Leads Chargers’ Comeback vs. Sauk Valley

    Jan. 17, 2017
    GALESBURG — Eric Williams (Memphis, Tenn./Ridgeway) had team highs of 21 points and nine rebounds while sparking the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team’s 80-74 comeback victory over Sauk Valley on… Read More

  • Lowe’s Late 3-Point Play…
  • Lowe’s Late 3-Point Play Helps Chargers Rally Past Sauk Valley

    Jan. 17, 2017
    GALESBURG — Maddy Lowe (Dunlap, Ill./Dunlap) broke a tie game with a three-point play in the final minute to help the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team stay unbeaten in Arrowhead Conference play… Read More

  • Sandburg Men Hit 14 3s but…
  • Sandburg Men Hit 14 3s but Fall to Cougars in League Opener

    Jan. 12, 2017
    GALESBURG — Despite posting season highs for points and 3-pointers, the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team came up short against Highland in its Arrowhead Conference opener Thursday, falling to the… Read More

  • Reigning Champ Chargers Open…
  • Reigning Champ Chargers Open Conference Schedule With Win

    Jan. 12, 2017
    GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team began defense of its Arrowhead Conference title with a 56-43 victory over Highland on Thursday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Chargers’… Read More

  • Thurmond, Maple Lead Chargers…
  • Thurmond, Maple Lead Chargers Past Lincoln

    Jan. 10, 2017
    LINCOLN — Isaiah Thurmond (Alton, Ill./Alton) matched his season high with 23 points, helping the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team open the second half of its season with a 78-64 victory at Lincoln… Read More