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The sports fan’s guide to Lakeland’s college teams

Fall means the return of college sports in Lakeland. Never miss a game with our guide to local teams.

Southeastern University cheerleaders lead a cheer on the football field before a game

Cheer on your favorite teams to victory this year.

Photo by @seuniversity

College game days are back in Lakeland, and with sports like water skiing, esports, and bass fishing, there’s a team for everyone. Save our guide to three schools’ athletic programs so you never miss a game.

Southeastern University Fire

Sports: Baseball, basketball, bass fishing, beach volleyball, cheerleading, esports, football, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track + field, volleyball, wrestling

Don’t miss: SEU is making it more family-friendly to “Fuel the Fire.” Strollers are now allowed at football games at Victory Field, and prices for concessions have been lowered this season.

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Did you know Publix founder George Jenkins was an FSC booster? The Field House now bears his name.

Photo via @tarynhphotos

Florida Southern College Mocs

Sports: Baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, cheerleading, cross country, esports, equestrian, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, water skiing

Don’t miss: You can find FSC’s teams competing around Lakeland. You might run into the cross country teams hosting home meets at Holloway Park, and the baseball team plays at Henley Field — the former spring training site of the Detroit Tigers.

A Polk State College volleyball player jumps up to the net to hit a ball as her teammates watch

Catch a Polk State volleyball match at the Winter Haven Health Center.

Polk State College Eagles

Sports: Baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Don’t miss: Polk State is a multi-campus school, so you can find games across Polk County. Catch soccer at the Lakeland campus and baseball, softball, basketball, and volleyball in Winter Haven.

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