Department of Intercollegiate Athletics



The Central State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics provides the opportunity for student-athletes to develop through success in academics and competition to achieve excellence in life.


Education through Athletic Competition

Athletic participation helps our students grow, learn, and enjoy themselves while they use and develop their personal, physical, and intellectual skills. Central State University values the lessons that have long been taught by athletic participation: the pursuit of excellence through personal development and teamwork, ethical and responsible behavior in competition and in the community, leadership development, and sportsmanship – respect for one’s opponents, acceptance of victory with humility, and acknowledgement of defeat with grace.  In teaching these lessons to its students, CSU instills habits which will lead students to better and healthier lives.  



Central State's athletic teams are known as the Marauders and Lady Marauders. The university competes as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level. The university fields teams in ten sports: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, and women's volleyball. Central State is a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. 


Current Initiatives

We expect to excel in the classroom, community, and competition while simultaneously representing Central State University in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletics Conference and on a national stage. With your assistance, our department can continue to facilitate the efforts of our student-athletes, coaches and support staff to ensure they have the necessary resources to achieve success in competition and the classroom. 

Our current initiatives are to continue to increase scholarships, improve athletic facilities and provide improved academic resources for our student-athletes.

For additional information on Central State University athletics, visit

Give To A Specific Team

We also encourage donations to specific teams. Our coaches are currently leading the charge to fundraise for specific needs for their team. 

Please select from the following options below to learn more about contributing to our athletic teams. To give to each team, be sure to click the "Support Us" button located on each team page.

Support Marauder Football
Support Lady Marauder Volleyball
Support Marauder Track & Field/Cross Country
Support Lady Marauder Basketball
Support Marauder Basketball





Team Members