Internet base is fount of information

SAGU encourages fans to connect to site

WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The National Christian College Athletic Association, with 114 member institutions, recently took the wraps off its new website.

The host for the site is Sidearm Sports, based in Syracuse, New York. They serve over 500 colleges from the NCAA’s Division I, II and III, the NAIA and the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association).

Sidearm (Sports Information Distribution Engine with Archives and Records Management) is a collegiate athletic web-based content management solution that includes everything from press release and roster management, social media integration, dynamic scoreboards, sponsorship recognition, interactive polls, live in-game statistics, streaming audio and video, newsletters, recruiting components, and more.

The new site is drawing great reviews, including SAGU Athletic Director Jesse Godding. “The new website has been very well done. I really like the look and the contents.”

Athletes, families and fans are encouraged to become familiar with the site. Check it out at www.thenccaa.org.

A few facets to look for:
Social Media icons - Direct links to the NCCAA’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channel.
News Stories - Recent NCCAA stories scroll on the homepage and all end up in the archives.
Sports Home Pages - Each sport has their own page that looks similar to the NCCAA home page. Plenty of resources can be located there.
Student-Athletes of the Week will be posted and detailed there.
Upcoming Events will be displayed, listing scheduled games of NCCAA members.

Also, preferred vendors of the NCCAA will be spotlighted on scrolling ads.

Viewers can access the latest team ratings in different sports as well as detailed player statistics.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a dual Division I member in both the NCCAA and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

As an active partner in the NCCAA, SAGU enjoys fellowship with like-minded Christian colleges. Southwestern enjoys great options for faith-based competition during the regular season and post-season.

Lions athletic teams participate in the Central Region (members cited below), where they can earn a berth at the NCCAA’s national events.

The NCCAA provides championships in eleven sports for both men and women in two divisions, including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track and field, soccer, tennis, track and field, softball and volleyball.

After adding twelve new members for the 2012-2013 school year, the NCCAA roll increased to 114. Teams are primarily from the NCAA Division II and III and the NAIA.

There are now 71 member colleges in the NCCAA’s Division I, with the remaining 43 competing in Division II. The NCCAA headquarters are located in Greenville, South Carolina.

Contact: Mark “Link” Warde, SAGU Sports Information Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 469-658-2847.

Central Region - Division I Schools*

College (Location) Mascot Membership
Central Baptist College (Conway, AR) Mustangs NAIA
Central Christian College (McPherson, KS) Tigers NAIA
Colorado Christian University (Lakewood, CO) Cougars NCAA II
Crowley's Ridge College (Paragould, AR) Pioneers NCCAA
Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX) Patriots NCAA II
Ecclesia College (Springdale, AR) Royals NCCAA
McMurry University (Abilene, TX) War Hawks NCAA II
Mid-America Christian University (Oklahoma City, OK) Evangels NAIA
Oklahoma Christian University (Oklahoma City, OK) Eagles NAIA
Oklahoma Wesleyan University (Bartlesville, OK) Eagles NAIA
Southern Nazarene University (Bethany, OK) Crimson Storm NCAA II
Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Waxahachie, TX) Lions NAIA
Southwestern Christian University (Bethany, OK) Eagles NAIA
York College (York, NE) Panthers NAIA

*The NCCAA website lists these colleges as Central Region members