Back to FA20 opening plan
Give a Cheer! The Board of Directors from both Conference Carolinas and the Gulf South Conference (NGU Football) voted to resume competition on a delayed basis, which means fall sports are just around the corner. NGU's Athletic Department remains committed to academic and athletic success, spiritual growth, and serving others on and off the field. Participation in intercollegiate athletics is an integral part of the overall educational experience at NGU, and we seek to preserve that commitment during this period of modified operations due to COVID-19. We are monitoring guidelines issued by the NCAA, Conference Carolinas, and the Gulf South Conference, and are adopting practices and procedures designed to be in the best interest of our student-athletes and the broader community.
To the degree that it can, the Athletic Department endeavors to maintain a high-quality, competitive athletics program consistent with NGU's mission and traditions.
Adjusted fall sport move-to-campus dates:
Athletes will undergo an enhanced screening regime that includes self-examinations prior to workouts and throughout the day. The athletic training staff will facilitate temperature checks of student-athletes daily.
Athletic Participation & Financial Aid
To help you flourish and succeed, we modified policies to give flexibility for students-athletes to receive their athletic scholarships even if they decide not to participate in athletic activities and competitions during the Fall 2020 semester due to COVID-19 concerns. Students are encouraged to speak with their head coach to discuss their concerns and questions.
Practice & Game Day
Game on! Fall games and practices will occur but on a delayed start. Times and schedules will be released as these dates are established by Conference Carolinas and the Gulf South Conference.
Training & Conditioning
Student-athletes can work on strength and conditioning in keeping with NCAA and conference decisions related to practice, competitions, and seasons. COVID-19 protocols established by NGU and best practices for fitness centers will be followed.
Athletic Training Rooms
Indoor Fitness Activities
Face-coverings for Student-athletes
Those participating in NGU athletics will be required to wear masks in the following areas/instances:
Please read NGU's general approach to face-coverings.
We are hopeful spectators will be allowed to attend games; this may vary by indoor or outdoor sport. Guidelines pending from the NCAA, Conference Carolinas, and Gulf South Conference will be considered as NGU's plan for spectators develops.
For answers to important questions see our FAQ section.