North Central University is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 2012 Assemblies of God Credit Union (AGCU) Classic on January 12-14, 2012. This three day event will feature five of the top men's and women's NCCAA DII Basketball programs in the country.
The five teams set to participate include the men's and women's teams of Valley Forge Christian College, North Central University, and Trinity Bible College (Ellendale, N.D.). Central Bible College will send their men's squad while Northland International University will see their women's squad take part in the action.
All four of the participating men's teams are represented in the most recent NCCAA DII Top 25 Coaches Poll. With Valley Forge coming in ranked second, Central Bible ranked ninth, NCU holding 11th place and Trinity Bible being ranked 19th.
On the women's side North Central is currently ranked eighth while Valley Forge and Trinity Bible are current in the receiving votes.
The event will not be limited to just basketball as special guest Steve Fitzhugh will open the tournament by speaking in the university’s chapel service (11:00-11:50 a.m.). Fitzhugh is the founder and President of the nationally acclaimed communication organization, PowerMoves. As a former NFL athlete with the Denver Broncos and a seasoned motivator-speaker-preacher,
Steve, through PowerMoves, offers insight on many relevant topics and in all discussion/presentation formats.
An anointed, ordained minister, Steve has found success in both the faith and the secular communities with “keeping it real” and “easy to understand” exhortations of the gospel and truth.
The action will feature four games each of three straight days with two women's and two men's contests scheduled each day. The 2012 AGCU Classic tips off on January 12 with the women of Northland International University (Dunbar, Wisconsin) battling Valley Forge Christian College (Phoenixville, Pa.) at 2 p.m. The round robin tournament wraps up with North Central University taking on Central Bible College (Springfield, Mo.) at 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 14.