Tigerville, S.C. – The newest group of NGU football players checked in on Monday to begin their college careers, looking to build on last season’s success. The Foundation has been firmly planted as the Crusaders checked in at #16 in one college football pre-season poll.
The Crusaders were ranked one of the nation’s top 25-teams by Lindy’s Magazine, a college football publication that covers the game on all levels. NGU is coming off of its second trip to the NCAA Division II playoffs, advancing to the third round in that trip. The Crusaders wrapped up the 2016 season with a 9-5 record and a final ranking of 17th.
North Greenville’s bid to return to the playoffs will begin on Thursday night, August 31st against Tusculum College. The Crusaders will host the Pioneers in Younts Stadium in the second consecutive Thursday night opener in Tigerville.