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Lindsey Wilson football ranked 12th in NAIA preseason Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

The Lindsey Wilson football team opens the 2016 season ranked 12th in NAIA Preseason Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Monday. The Blue Raiders, who moved up one spot from the NAIA Spring Coaches’ Poll, garnered 177 total voting points. The Lindsey Wilson football team opens the 2016 season ranked 12th in NAIA Preseason Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll (LWC Athletics...

Georgetown favored to win MSC East Division race; Linsey Wilson second in West poll

Georgetown (Ky.) is the favorite to finish atop the Mid South Conference East Division standings while Reinhardt (Ga.) is the near-unanimous pick to win the West Division, according to the conference’s preseason football coaches’ poll announced Monday. Georgetown received 35 voting points — including five of the seven first-place votes — from the East coaches. Reinhardt garnered 25...

Morehead assistant, former Boone County star Craig Mullins loses battle with cancer

By Terry Boehmker Special to KyForward   Craig Mullins, a former Boone County High School football player who became a nationally recognized coach, lost his battle with cancer on Monday morning. He was 45 years old.   Mullins was diagnosed with lung cancer last December after his second season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Morehead State University.   “I have...

Former Georgetown athletics director Oldham among the officials for the Rose Bowl game

Former Georgetown College administrator and SEC official Ben Oldham will serve as the replay official for this year’s Rose Bowl Game (Georgetown College Photo)   Ben Oldham, a former Georgetown College director of athletics, professor, dean of education and associate vice president for academic affairs, has been selected to serve as replay official for the Rose Bowl, the inaugural NCAA Championship...

Lindsey Wilson moves up two spots to No. 8 in football poll, Georgetown ranked fifth

A pair of the NAIA top 10 teams will meet this week when No. 5 Georgetown travels to No. 8 Lindsey Wilson (Georgetown College Athletics Photo)   Lindsey Wilson moved up two spots to No. 8 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 football poll, the national office announced.   The Blue Raiders received 245 total voting points from the panel of national raters.   Lindsey Wilson (8-2, 5-0 Mid-South...

Lindsey Wilson cracks top 10 in latest NAIA coaches' football poll; Georgetown now sixth

Lindsey Wilson cracked the top 10 in this week’s NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 football poll, the national office announced.   The Blue Raiders (7-2, 4-0 Mid-South Conference East) come in at No. 10 after receiving 222 points from the panel of national raters. They moved up one spot from No. 11 two days after dismantling visiting Union (Ky.), 49-10.   Lindsey Wilson, rated 10th in the latest NAIA...

Lindsey Wilson moves up three spots in latest NAIA football poll; Georgetown rated No. 6

Lindsey Wilson is one of five Mid-South Conference teams included in the latest NAIA Top 25 football poll (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   Lindsey Wilson moved up three spots to No. 14 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 football poll, the national office announced.   The Blue Raiders received 156 total voting points from the panel of national raters. For the full poll, click here.   The...

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...

Georgetown rises to No. 3 in latest NAIA Football poll, Lindsey Wilson cracks Top 20

The Lindsey Wilson football team moved up two spots to No. 20 in the latest edition of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced.   Joining Lindsey Wilson in the top 25 from the Mid-South Conference are No. 3 Georgetown, which moved up three spaces after defeating then-No. 4 Faulkner, 27-10, No. 9 Faulkner (Ala.), No. 12 Cumberland (Tenn.) and No. 25 Kentucky Christian.   The...

Lindsey Wilson moves up to No. 17 in NAIA poll; four state schools among the top 25

Lindsey Wilson moved up to No. 17 in the latest NAIA football poll and was among four Kentucky schools included in the top 25 (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   The Lindsey Wilson football team moved up two spots to No. 17 in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced.   The Blue Raiders received 142 total voting points from the panel of national raters. The No....

Sports Notes: Calipari says challenging Bahamas schedule just what Cats needed

John Calipari said ESPN set the schedule for the Wildcats’ games in the Bahamas and that he would have preferred more days off (Photo from UK Athletics)   A few final thoughts about what we learned during Kentucky’s Big Blue Bahamas eight-game exhibition tour last week:   Why was it called a tour when all the games were played in the same gym in Nassau? And kudos to analyst Jay...

Lindsey Wilson third pick in preseason MSC poll; Cumberlands favored in East Division

Coming off a school-record eight wins last year, Lindsey Wilson was picked to finish third in the MSC East Division race (Photo from Lindsey Wilson Athletics)   Lindsey Wilson was picked to finish third in the Mid-South Conference East Division in 2014, according to the MSC Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Friday by conference officials.   The Blue Raiders received 28 total voting points...

Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame announces All-Commonwealth team

The Community Trust Bank announced its 2014 Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame All Commonwealth Team at the recent Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Louisville.   Student-athletes selected to the Community Trust Bank All-Commonwealth Team represent the best college football players that the state of Kentucky has to offer, while their dedication to the game has contributed significantly to...