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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

  • Thurmond, Wendling Pace…
  • Thurmond, Wendling Pace Chargers in Blowout of SAU JV

    Dec. 6, 2016
    GALESBURG — All 11 members of the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team got into the scoring column as the Chargers trounced St. Ambrose JV 92-49 on Tuesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.


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  • Balanced Scoring Leads…
  • Balanced Scoring Leads Sandburg Men Past Monmouth JV

    Nov. 29, 2016
    GALESBURG — Five Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball players scored in double figures as the Chargers beat Monmouth JV 86-70 on Tuesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.


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  • Red-Hot Shooting Helps…
  • Red-Hot Shooting Helps Sandburg Women Top Augustana JV

    Nov. 29, 2016
    ROCK ISLAND — Hot shooting nights from beyond the arc by Kara Caldwell (Washington, Ill./Washington) and Maddy Lowe (Dunlap, Ill./Dunlap) helped propel the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team to an… Read More

  • Sandburg Men Pull Away From…
  • Sandburg Men Pull Away From DuPage for 67-47 Victory

    Nov. 26, 2016
    GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team allowed just one field goal over the final nine-plus minutes as it pulled away to beat DuPage 67-47 on Saturday afternoon at John M. Lewis Gymnasium… Read More