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NJCAA delays sports seasons until Jan. 2021, NOC included


As per an NJCAA decision on Monday, Northern Oklahoma College and two-year institutions across the country are delaying athletic seasons until the spring semester.

  All teams will prepare for their seasons during the fall semester. 

  Men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and softball competition will begin Jan. 22, 2021. 

  Men’s and women’s soccer will begin competition April 2, 2021.

  The NJCAA decision followed the recommendations from the NJCAA Presidential Advisory Council and the NJCAA Board of Regents.

  “Our greatest focus is and always has been providing the best opportunities for our student-athletes,” stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. “Through a unified effort from our Presidential Advisory Council, the Board of Regents, and leadership staff, our most recent plan of action provides a path that keeps our student-athletes competing at the highest level with proper safety measures in place. As we move forward as an association, we will continue to provide opportunities for our student-athletes, coaches, and all those involved with the NJCAA to be safe and successful.”

  More information is available at .

  Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

  NOC, a public two-year community college, serves 5,700 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.

  NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

  Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit .