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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...

Jamie Vaught: Pineville native, former EKU star Madon getting his pro shot with Oakland Raiders

This week has been kind of hectic for former Eastern Kentucky University football standout Ben Madon, but that’s okay. While the Pineville native is graduating from EKU with a bachelor’s degree in risk management and insurance, Madon is anxiously preparing for a rare opportunity to play in the National Football League. The Oakland Raiders have invited him to a rookie mini-camp tryout which is...

Lindsey Wilson retains top spot in football poll; Raiders face pair of soccer challenges

The Blue Raiders return to action on Saturday when they head to Waleska, Georgia for an MSC West Division showdown with No. 8 Reinhardt (LWC Athletics Photo)   For the fourth week in a row, the Lindsey Wilson football team is ranked No. 1 in the NAIA according to the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released by the national office this week.   The Blue Raiders accumulated 338 total voting...

Lindsey Wilson retains top position in NAIA national poll for for second straight week

Lindsey Wilson remains undefeated on the year following Saturday’s 42-17 win over Union (Ky.) (LWC Athletics Photo)   For the second-straight week, the Lindsey Wilson College football team is the top-ranked team in the nation according to the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.   The Blue Raiders garnered 339 total voting points and 13-of-15 first-place votes to retain the top spot in the poll.   Lindsey...

Lindsey Wilson checks in at No. 7 spot in NAIA Football Coaches' preseason ranking

Lindsey Wilson in No. 7 in the NAIA preseason poll, a high mark in program history (LWC Photo)   The Lindsey Wilson football team is ranked No. 7 in the 2015 NAIA Football Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, released on Monday by the national office.   The No. 7 position is the highest preseason ranking in program history, surpassing the No. 18 preseason ranking the Blue Raiders received prior...

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...

Blue Raiders post highest football ranking; UPIKE's Jackson Offensive Player of Week

The Lindsey Wilson football team moved up to No. 11 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced, the highest national ranking in the history of the Blue Raiders’ program.   Lindsey Wilson, coming off a record-setting performance in a 91-14 win over Belhaven (Miss.) Saturday, received a total of 208 points from the panel of national raters.   Pikeville’s...

Sports Notes: Mumme brings Air Raid back to Kentucky, but Blue Raiders steal his thunder

Lindsey Wilson head coach Chris Oliver shook hands with Belhaven’s Hal Mumme after the Blue Raiders’ record-setting 91-14 win (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   Kentucky’s Air Raid offense was on national display last Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium, but two hours to the southwest, the original architect of the hurry-up attack could also be seen calling plays.   Far from...

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....

No. 19 Lindsey Wilson keeps offensive roll going, knocks off Pikeville once again, 44-14

Lindsey Wilson scored on its first six possessions against Pikeville Saturday and went on to defeat the Bears for the fifth straight time, 44-14 (Lindsey Wilson College Athletics Photo)   Nineteenth-ranked Lindsey Wilson scored on their first six offensive possessions to power past Pikeville 44-14 on Saturday afternoon at the Hambley Athletic Complex.   The Blue Raiders move to 3-1 on the...

Lindsey Wilson ranks 22nd in latest volleyball poll; football coaches tab Blue Raiders No. 19

Yeniffer Ramirez had a team high 12 kills Tuesday as Lindsey Wilson topped Cumberland 3-0 for its ninth win in a row (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   The Lindsey Wilson volleyball team maintained its place in the NAIA Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 poll, settling in at No. 22 in the second edition of the regular-season rankings as released by the national office.   Meanwhile, the Blue Raiders’...

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...

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...