February 8, 2021

Centenary University Athletics Announces the Resumption of Intercollegiate Competition
for the Spring Season

Cyclone Athletics Department will follow resocialization guidelines set forth by the NCAA and Colonial States Athletic Conference on health and safety measures needed to return to play.

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ, Feb 8, 2021—The Board of Directors of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) has affirmed their intent to move forward with a formal competitive season and conference championships for all spring sports in the spring 2021 semester, and to give member institutions the autonomy to engage in non-conference competition in the sports of baseball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball, women’s tennis, men’s & women’s outdoor track & field, and men’s volleyball at their discretion, with the condition that the expectations outlined in the CSAC Return to Play plan are reviewed and met by the opponent.

As a member of the CSAC, Centenary University is committed to following pandemic related metrics, all local, state, and federal health guidelines, as well as NCAA recommendations related to athletic activity.

“This is great news for Centenary’s student-athletes,” said Centenary University Director of Athletics Travis Spencer. “Throughout the pandemic, our Cyclones have continued to train with diligence and integrity to remain competition-ready, while adhering to stringent safety guidelines to control the spread of COVID-19. We look forward to resuming intercollegiate play this spring.”

Centenary President Bruce Murphy, Ed.D., added that the University remains steadfast in its commitment to student safety, while continuing to offer in-person opportunities for students to attend classes and participate in independent research, internships, and extracurricular activities, including athletics. “With this announcement from the CSAC, our Cyclones are excited to return to the playing field,” Dr. Murphy said. “Centenary University will continue to work with the CSAC—as well as county, state, and national health officials—to maintain the highest coronavirus safety standards in our classrooms, on our campus, and on our playing fields.”

The CSAC Board of Directors, athletic administrators, and conference office staff has pledged to continue to actively monitor the changing conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the semester and will make adjustments as necessary to adhere to local, state, and federal health requirements and maintain the health and well-being of student athletes.


Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix provides an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world. The University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township. The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in Parsippany, as well as online and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.

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