Central Connecticut Blue Devils

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Central Connecticut Blue Devils
University Central Connecticut State University
Conference Northeast Conference
NCAA Division I FCS
Athletic director Paul Schlickmann
Location New Britain, Connecticut
Varsity teams 16
Football stadium Arute Field
Basketball arena William H. Detrick Gymnasium
Baseball stadium Central Connecticut State Baseball Field
Soccer stadium Central Connecticut Soccer Field
Nickname Blue Devils
Colors Blue and White[1]
Website www.ccsubluedevils.com
Mascot of the Central Connecticut State University athletic teams
Beryl Piper, Head coach of the Central Connecticut State University women's basketball team.
Plaque, commemorating the induction of Beryl Piper into the CCSU Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Central Connecticut Blue Devils are composed of 16 teams representing Central Connecticut State University in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and track and field. Men's sports include baseball and football. Women's sports include volleyball, lacrosse, swimming & diving, and softball. The Blue Devils compete in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Northeast Conference.[2]


A member of the Northeast Conference, CCSU sponsors teams in eight men's and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports:[3]

Men's Intercollegiate Sports Team Article Head Coach Women's Intercollegiate Sports Team Article Head Coach
Baseball Blue Devils baseball Charlie Hickey Basketball Blue Devils women's basketball Beryl Piper
Basketball Blue Devils men's basketball Donyell Marshall Cross Country Eric Blake
Cross Country Eric Blake Golf Jackie Beck
Football Blue Devils football Pete Rossomando Lacrosse Princess Livingston
Golf Kyle Gallo Soccer Mick D'Arcy
Soccer Blue Devils men's soccer Shaun Green Softball Breanne Gleason
Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor) Eric Blake Swimming & Diving Bill Ball
Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor) Eric Blake
Volleyball Linda Sagnelli

Notable alumni[edit]



  • Corsley Edwardscenter and forward, New Orleans Hornets
  • Keith Closs – center, Los Angeles Clippers
  • Bob Zuffelato - currently a scout for the Toronto Raptors; former director of basketball operations Toronto Raptors; head coach of Boston College (1971-77) and Marshall University (1979-83); former NBA assistant coach for the Mavericks, Warriors, and Timberwolves



  1. ^ CCSU Identity Manual (PDF). 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Central Connecticut State Athletics". ccsubluedevils.com. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  3. ^ "The Official Website of Central Connecticut Blue Devils Athletics". CCSU DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 

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