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4 College Senior

Athletics: Most teams do really well in our division every year, but unless you're an athlete or your friends are athletes, you probably don't know anything about Centre athletics. The gym is high-quality and well-maintained, but athletes do have to share the space with other students. They seem to manage okay, though, 'cause as a school, we perform! I'm proud of all my athlete friends but have only been to one football game ever.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There are always large fan turnouts at varsity sporting events, and intramural teams make sports accessible to everyone.

3 College Junior

Athletics: As a part of the football team, the program is awesome. However, facilities (especially weight room) are insufficient, being as the entire campus shares a single weight room. There is a constant battle between students and athletes. Even in-season lifts can be difficult to find space for.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Small but proud. a large percentage of Centre Students are student-athetis participating in one if not more than one varsity sport.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a big sense of community on campus, and this rolls over to the sports fields as many professors and non-athletes attend games. The equipment and facilities are average for a D3 school.


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Athletes will tell you that participating in a varsity sport at Centre was one of the best choices during their college careers, but non-athletes may barely notice that athletics at Centre exist. Centre is NCAA Division III, in a small conference, and that not only fosters an academics-first mentality, but also improves your chance of making the team. Some teams are easier to join than others, but almost anyone with some natural ability or determination can play a sport at Centre. The drawback is that the only people who attend home games are members of the Centre community, like your mom.

In short, varsity athletics are taken seriously by the athletes who participate in them, while other students view the games as more of a social event. Athletes also manage to have the goofy fun that bigger schools sometimes leave out in the fierce competition. The most popular sports to watch are soccer and football; however, field hockey and baseball games can also draw large crowds. Intramural sports are popular for non- or off-season athletes, and girls IM football draws crowds that rival some varsity games. The club sports boast huge memberships, and pick-up games of Frisbee, kickball, or sledding are popular. The seasonal Centre-wide IM competitions are huge, and watching the dodgeball tournament is big fun.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
School Colors
Gold and white
School Nickname
The Colonel
Men Playing Varsity Sports
198 - 34%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
174 - 26%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • 3-on-3 basketball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis doubles
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Alumni Gymnasium
  • Baseball Field
  • Boles Natatorium
  • Bowman Gymnasium
  • Buck Fitness Center
  • Cheek Field & Farris Stadium
  • Danville Country Club
  • Field Hockey Field
  • Millenium Park
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Rec. Field
  • Soccer Field
  • Sutcliffe Athletic Center
  • Tennis Facilities
Most Popular Sports
For overall attendance, football and soccer are the most popular, but students love IM sports and a good pickup game of kickball. Croquet in the quad is also popular, and when it gets warm outside, Slip `N' Slides also appear.
Most Overlooked Teams
The swim team was recently nationally ranked as one of the most overlooked teams in the nation after their performance in the conference championship.
School Spirit
Centre students are proud of their school, and the boys have been known to get rowdy at sporting events by painting themselves, making signs, and yelling snobby things at other teams, like "that's alright, that's okay, you're going to work for us one day." Girls tend to be subtler in their cheering, but the Go-Centre-Go spirit is definitely present.
Getting Tickets
There is no need to get tickets to attend a sporting event, just show up before the game starts with your student ID.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Danville Cemetery and back to campus

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 47% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 37% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 16% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 19 responses

  • 26% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 32% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 42% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 89% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 5% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 5% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
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