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Back to FA20 opening plan 

The Board of Directors from both Conference Carolinas and the Gulf South Conference (NGU Football) voted to postpone competition until January 2021.  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.


Health Screening

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/Training & Conditioning

All sports will be allowed to participate in out-of-season practices throughout the fall semester under NCAA, conference and NGU COVID protocols. Student-athletes can also work on strength and conditioning in keeping with COVID-19 protocols established by NGU and best practices for fitness centers.


Face-coverings for Student-athletes

Those participating in NGU athletics will be required to wear masks in the following areas/instances:

  • Athletic Training Rooms
  • Hendricks Field House
  • Kelly Strength Center
  • Hayes Gymnasium
  • Practices/Voluntary
    • Practice
    • Condition / strength
    • Skill sessions
    • Team practice
    • All athletic fields/facilities
  • Any indoor face-to-face meetings
  • Any outdoor face-to-face meetings where physical distancing is not possible

Please read NGU's general approach to face-coverings.


For answers to important questions see our FAQ section.

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