Athletic Recreation Center
A new era in intercollegiate athletics and recreation started in August 2003 when University of the Sciences opened a brand new 78,000 square-foot athletic and recreation center. The Athletic Recreation Center, nicknamed the “ARC”, provides fitness and recreational opportunities for the University population and practice space for varsity and intramural sports.
The facility, part of a $30 million campus expansion and beautification project, contains additional classrooms and faculty offices; and space for student organizations to meet and for students to gather informally.
The Main Arena is the home of the Devils men's and women's basketball teams and the women's volleyball team. It is named the Bobby Morgan Arena in honor of long-time men's basketball coach and current athletic director Bobby Morgan. Morgan coached 30 seasons at the institution, amassing 598 wins while leading the team to four NAIA National Tournament berths in the late 1980's and early 1990's. As athletic director, Morgan oversaw the institution's transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II and become members of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
The Morgan Arena can seat approximately 1,100 people for intercollegiate athletic contests.
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McNeil Athletic Fields
The McNeil Athletic Fields comprise 11-acres of green space and include three tennis courts and an intercollegiate softball field. The entrance to the complex is located at 42nd and Woodland Avenue. This facility was made possible by the generosity of Robert McNeil, P’38 and his wife, Nancy.
Opened in 1995, the complex is home to the men's and women's tennis teams and the women's softball team. The facility makes outdoor recreational space available for students, faculty, and staff and is reserved for daytime use by USP personnel only. Public use is not permitted.
Use of the McNeil Softball Field is limited by the Athletics Department Field Use Policy:
- Persons or groups requesting use of the softball field for a special event must obtain prior approval for use from the Director of Athletics
- Security must be notified when approval is granted for a special event
- An approved USP advisor/staff member must be in attendance to supervise any special event
- Only softball may be played on the field; soccer, cricket, rollerblading, football, street hockey, and other similar activities are prohibited
Tennis courts may be used at any time unless occupied by USciences Varsity teams. No prior approval or supervision is required.
Unauthorized use of the USciences Athletic Complex is strictly prohibited and may subject unauthorized users to disciplinary action and/or prosecution under law.
Richie Ashburn Field