TC3's Got All Your Sports for Fall

Best sports for fall

If you are a student-athlete in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, it’s time to explore Tompkins Cortland Community College. The College competes as a Region III member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and as part of the Mid-State Athletic Conference. The majority of TC3’s student athletes are from New York State and The College enjoys the best home crowds in the region.

TC3 offers intercollegiate teams in several sports. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, and soccer. The list of college sports for women at TC3 includes basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and softball. 

As we approach the next academic year, it’s a good time to highlight fall sports for college students at TC3. If you’re wondering: “What sports are in fall?” read on. Let’s go Panthers!


One of TC3’s sports for fall is soccer. A fall sport like soccer usually begins training in late summer. This holds true for both professional fall sports and fall college sports. TC3 has both men’s and women’s soccer teams, both of which play in one of the most competitive regions in the nation. If you’re interested in being recruited to play soccer at TC3, please fill out this form.

Cross Country

The next offering in fall sports at TC3 is cross country. TC3’s men’s and women’s cross country teams begin competing in September, so prospective Panthers should be sure to fill out a recruitment form at their earliest convenience.

After soccer and cross country close out the fall, winter sports and spring sports begin. In the winter is TC3’s men’s and women’s basketball season. In the spring is baseball, softball, men's lacrosse, and golf (men's and women's).

In addition to Panthers athletics, TC3 is committed to sports through academic offerings and top-notch recreational opportunities. The College offers a lighted turf soccer/lacrosse field, a 1,500-seat gymnasium, an 18,000-square-foot field house, and on-campus baseball and softball parks.

Recreational Sports

You don’t have to be recruited as a student-athlete to reap the many benefits of college athletics. In fact, many students play sports in college for fun and fitness. There is a weekly schedule during the academic year covering recreational sports for fall and spring. Popular sports in fall for recreational students include flag football, dodgeball, and more.

Sport Management Program

Students at TC3 can pursue a passion for sports both on and off the field. In fact, many student-athletes choose to earn an A.S. degree in sport management at TC3. The program prepares students for the business side of sports, from management to coaching to media relations and beyond. There is a particular demand for sport management graduates who know how to use digital media equipment, sport event management techniques, and game timing software. Get started this spring or fall. Sports management program information can be found here.

Panther Club Golf Tournament

The Panther Club Golf Tournament is typically held in early fall. College sports teams at TC3 benefit from this event in a variety of ways. The revenue generated is used for important initiatives such as supporting team-building opportunities, supplementing funds for team equipment, and developing ways to have a positive impact on young people in the community. Learn more about the golf outing here.

Summer Sports Camps

The TC3 campus also plays home to young sports enthusiasts each summer with youth sports camps. Boys and girls ages 6-14 can immerse themselves in soccer for fun and fitness, or to get a jumpstart on sports for fall. There are full-day and half-day options available at an affordable weekly rate. There is also a fun basketball camp for ages 9-14, which keeps kids active while serving as a great precursor to middle school or high school fall sports.

About TC3

Located on a 220-acre rural campus in Dryden, NY, Tompkins Cortland Community College is one of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York. With a commitment to academic rigor and community support, The College offers degrees, certificates, and microcredentials in more than 40 academic programs.

Learn more about athletics and sports for fall at Tompkins Cortland Community College here.