Long-time Campbellsville University athletics director Don Bishop passes away, services set for Saturday

Don Bishop, former Campbellsville University Athletics Director and member of the CU Athletic Hall of Fame, died Wednesday, Dec. 27 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He was 82. Funeral services will be held at Noon ET on Saturday, Dec. 30 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home with burial in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. Visitation is scheduled on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Parrott & Ramsey...

Time Change: Campbellsville University moves Homecoming kickoff to reflect ‘Finley standard time’

Finley Standard Time…. Football team members know what that means. Anyone who played for the Tigers from 1987 until 2002 knows the late football coach Ron Finley always gave a time for his players they would remember. With the 30th anniversary of Fighting Tiger football on the horizon, Vice President for Athletics Rusty Hollingsworth has announced the homecoming kickoff vs. Georgetown College on...

Campbellsville names Hollingsworth vice president for athletics; Hardy promoted to athletics director

Campbellsville University President Dr. Michael V. Carter has announced the promotion of Rusty Hollingsworth to vice president for athletics, starting July 1. With that promotion, Jim Hardy, assistant athletic director, is moving to the director of athletics position, also starting July 1. In addition, head baseball coach and Associate AD Beauford Sanders will have a bigger role in the daily operations...

Lindsey Wilson athletics gain national recognition, win Learfield Directors’ Cup for first time

Lindsey Wilson athletics has captured the program’s first National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Learfield Directors’ Cup, NACDA officials announced. Lindsey Wilson finished with 852.75 points in the yearlong competition. Oklahoma City finished second with 777 points followed by Wayland Baptist (Texas) with 750 points. Lindsey Wilson athletics director Willis Pooler was...

Mid-South Conference expanding to 20 teams, creating largest college football league

The Mid-South Conference and The Sun Conference are merging to form the largest football conference in college sports. Conference officials announced Thursday that beginning with the 2017 season, the Mid-South Conference will include 20 teams which will compete in three divisions. The new, expanded football conference will allow three teams to earn an automatic bid to the NAIA Football Championship...

After win over top-seed Freed-Hardeman, Campbellsville women a game away from title

Lindsey Burd scored the final six points to push Campbellsville to the NAIA championship game opposite Oklahoma City (CU Athletics Photo)   For the first time in Campbellsville University athletics history, a team is heading to an NAIA national championship game after the Lady Tigers’ women’s basketball squad upended No. 1 Freed-Hardeman University in the NAIA Fab Four 56-52 Monday...

Sports Notes: UK still has a few milestones to reach during its quest for ninth national title

John Calipari gave his team a day off Monday before beginning preparations for Thursday’s NCAA Tournament opener in Louisville (UK Athletics Photo / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)   Kentucky’s preseason check list of goals is just about complete:   Southeastern Conference championship? Check. SEC Tournament title? Check. Longest winning streak in school and conference...

Sports Notes: Kentucky just one of many state basketball teams chasing history this season

Murray State has been one of the better stories in the state this year with an unbeaten OVC season and the nation’s second-longest active winning streak (MSU Athletics Photo)   Kentucky extended the second-longest winning streak in program history to 29 wins in a row Saturday, topping Arkansas 84-67 and improving to 6-0 when playing against nationally ranked teams.   In arguably their...

Kimbro turns up the heat for Georgetown as Tigers knock off No. 1 ranked Campbellsville

Tony Kimbro had a career night, missing only one shot, and Georgetown College knocked off top-ranked Campbellsville University in the NAIA Game of the Week.   The No. 17 Tigers (16-3) improved to 5-2 in the Mid-South Conference, while handing Campbellsville (19-2, 6-1) its second loss all season behind Kimbro’s career-high of 26 points, most made threes (6), most threes attempted (6) and most...

MSC preseason basketball coaches' polls favor defending champs Pikeville, Campbellsville

Mid-South Conference coaches have selected Pikeville as the favorite to win the men’s basketball regular season title in 2014-15, according to the MSC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, while defending champion Campbellsville is the choice on the women’s side.   The Bears — the defending men’s regular season and tournament champions — received 58 points and three first-place...

Blue Raiders move up to No. 17 in NAIA Coaches Poll; Haney named Player of Week

Two days after defeating No. 25 Kentucky Christian on the road, Lindsey Wilson moved up to No. 17 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced.   The Blue Raiders received 128 total voting points from the panel of national raters, moving ujp three spots from last week after a decisive 31-7 win over then-No. 25 Kentucky Christian.   Joining the Blue Raiders in...

Sports Notes: Second-half defensive effort gave UK's Stoops something to stew over

Head coach Mark Stoops wasn’t happy with his team’s second-half defense in Saturday’s 59-14 rout of Tennessee Martin (Photo from UK Athletics)   Given the kind of football seasons Kentucky has put together the past two years, it’s hard to find much negative to say about the Wildcats’ 59-14 win Saturday before 50,000 fans in Commonwealth Stadium.   But being a...

'Battle of Highway 55' goes to Lindsey Wilson after first ever football win at Campbellsville

Lindsey Wilson won the Battle for Highway 55, defeating Campbellsville on the road for the first time in program history (Photo from Lindsey Wilson Athletics)   No. 18 Lindsey Wilson withstood a fierce second-half rally by host Campbellsville to secure a 44-40 victory over the Tigers on Thursday evening at Ron Finley Stadium.   The win gave the Blue Raiders bragging rights in the Battle of...

Former South Carolina player among three Division I transfers heading to Campbellsville

Campbellsville University men’s basketball head coach Keith Adkins has announced the addition of three former NCAA Division I players to the Tigers’ 2014-15 roster.   Demontre Harris, who played for Florida and South Carolina, and D’Von Campbell (Rutgers and UTEP) are already enrolled in classes at Campbellsville and will compete as seniors. Rob Robinson, a transfer from Illinois...

Tiger's Miracle grabs a win, helps Team USA to silver cup finish in Pan American games

Campbellsville incoming freshman Kayla Miracle fell short of the podium individually Thursday, but helped Team USA take home the silver cup at the 2014 Pan American Senior Women’s Wrestling Championships.   Miracle, the youngest member of Team USA’s Senior Pan Am roster, opened the day with a quick, 14-second pin over Claudia Garcia of Nicaragua during qualifying. The win set up a...

Campbellsville wrestler Miracle earns surprise spot on Team USA for Pan American Games

One future Campbellsville University student-athlete is getting one step closer to her Olympic dream this week.   Incoming freshman Kayla Miracle will compete for Team USA at the Pan American Senior Wrestling Championships. Competition begins with the men’s Greco-Roman action, followed by women’s freestyle and the men’s freestyle Tuesday through Thursday.   Kayla Miracle will compete...

Campbellsville's Hall adds first recruit to state's only college bass fishing program

Austin Moore is the first recruit to sign with Campbellsville’s new coed bass fishing program (Photo from Campbellsville Athletics) Campbellsville University bass fishing coach Tommy Hall signed the program’s first recruit for the inaugural 2014-15 season.   Austin Moore of Warren East High School recently committed to the Tigers.   “Austin is not only a proven competitive...

Campbellsville's Scantland caps freshman season with NAIA All-America honors

Campbellsville freshman Cassidy Scantland was named a NAIA Women’s Golf Second Team All-America (Photo from Campbellsville Athletics)   Campbellsville University’s Cassidy Scantland capped an impressive freshman year by being named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women’s Golf Second Team All-America, as selected by the NAIA-Women’s Golf Coaches...

Lindsey Wilson outpoints Cumberlands, Campbellsville for Mid-South President's Cup

Mid-South Commissioner Eric Ward (left) presents athletics director Willis Pooler with the President’s Cup (Photo from Lindsey Wilson Athletics)   Lindsey Wilson College athletics director Willis Pooler was presented with the Mid-South Conference President’s Cup trophy on Wednesday at the conference’s annual summer meeting on the Campbellsville University campus.   The Blue Raiders...

Campbellsville's Harris earns NAIA All-American distance in triple jump

Campbellsville’s Christiana Harris earned NAIA All-American honors in the triple jump (Photo from Campbellsville Athletics) Campbellsville University added another name to its NAIA All-America history in sophomore track and field athlete Christiana Harris of Georgetown, Ky.   Harris used a personal record jump of 11.60 meters to place eighth in the women’s triple jump at the NAIA Outdoor...