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Lindsey Wilson ranked No. 3 nationally in NAIA preseason poll by College Football America Yearbook

Lindsey Wilson is ranked No. 3 nationally in the College Football America Yearbook NAIA preseason poll. The Blue Raiders received the preseason ranking after going 12-1 — a program-best — in 2019 as they reached the semifinals of the NAIA playoffs for the first time. Lindsey Wilson also won its third Mid-South Conference championship last season. Lindsey Wilson’s Jaylen Boyd (right) is congratulated...

Lindsey Wilson football standout named Mid-South Conference Male Student-Athlete of the Year

Lindsey Wilson College football standout Cameron Dukes has been named the 2019-20 Mid-South Conference Male Student-Athlete of the Year. Dukes, a junior quarterback from Shepherdsville, threw for more than 3,300 yards last season with 35 touchdowns. He added 12 rushing touchdowns while helping the Blue Raiders to a divisional title and an undefeated regular season. “Thank you to the selection...

Mid-South Conference revises football schedules for 2020; Georgetown (Ky.) to play Pikeville twice

Mid-South Conference Commissioner Eric Ward has announced that the league will revise its football schedule for the upcoming season, following return to play guidelines established by the NAIA. NAIA President Jim Carr’s announcement on June 4 regarding return to play guidelines for all fall sports has necessitated a schedule adjustment for all Mid-South Conference football teams. As recommended...

Campbellsville University to begin face-to-face in-classroom instruction for fall semester

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter announced Thursday that the university will begin face-to-face in-classroom instruction for the fall 2020 semester. Carter said this will be done in accordance with national and state health regulations. “Students deserve an opportunity to pursue an education, and we will be ready to meet their needs,”...

Talented Georgetown trio of Coffey, Cowherd, Conway pick up NAIA All-America honors

For the past five seasons, Georgetown College men’s basketball fans have been able to enjoy the growth and progress of three special individuals. Each became the backbone of the very fabric of much success – including finishing back-to-back seasons as the overall No. 1 team in NAIA Division I. The 2019-20 season’s abrupt end not 24 hours after the release of the final poll and national...

Lindsey Wilson College students to take all classes online for remainder of spring semester

Lindsey Wilson College students will take all classes online for the remainder of the semester. According to Lindsey Wilson President William T. Luckey Jr., college officials made the unprecedented decision in response to a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control to discourage gatherings of 10 or more people. “While we have been hopeful to finish the semester in a face-to-face delivery...

Campbellsville women picked to win Mid-South Conference title; Lindsay Wilson voted third in poll

KyForward Staff Campbellsville University has been selected to win the Mid-South Conference women’s basketball title in 2019-20 by the coaches in their preseason poll. The Tigers picked up 64 total points and eight of the nine first-place votes. Campbellsville won the Mid-South Conference regular-season title in 2018-19 with a 14-0 record and went on to capture the tournament championship as...

Lindsey Wilson, Campbellsville voted co-favorites in Mid-South volleyball poll; Thomas More tabbed sixth

(Image from Mid-South Conference) KyForward staff Lindsey Wilson College and Campbellsville University were selected as the co-favorites in the Mid-South Conference preseason volleyball poll, which was released on Wednesday. Thomas More was picked sixth in the poll. The Saints, who posted a 33-4 record last season and advanced to the regional finals while competing at the NCAA Division III level, are...

Thomas More University athletics program makes official move to NAIA, Mid-South Conference

Thomas More University has made its official move to the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference from NCAA Division III. TMU was a previous member of the NAIA from 1947 to 1990 before joining the NCAA. TMU also joined the Mid-South Conference, an NAIA conference with eight core member institutions in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Georgia. The member institutions include Campbellsville University, Cumberland...

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...

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...

LWC forward Pahkasalo named men’s MSC Player of Year; Tigers’ Fyfe named top female performer

The Mid-South Conference announced the 2015 men’s soccer All MSC team and individual honors on Wednesday night at the conference’s annual banquet at the National Corvette Museum Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) forward Aleksi Pahkasalo was selected by the conference coaches as the MSC Player of the Year. Cumberlands’ (Ky.) Cam Philpot was named MSC Freshman of the Year while Campbellsville (Ky.) coach Adam...

Defending champs Pikeville, Campbellsville favored to repeat in Mid South Conference

Pikeville shared the MSC regular season title with Campbellsville (Ky.) in 2014-15 with identical 12-4 marks. Georgetown finished a game back at 11-5 (UPIKE Athletics Photo)   Pikeville edged second-place Georgetown in the 2015-16 Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll, conference officials announced Thursday.   Pikeville secured 60 voting points from the conference...

National champion Lindsey Wilson women favored in Mid-South; Raider men also No. 1

Lindsey Wilson’s men’s soccer squad reached the NAIA National Tournament last season before falling to the eventual runner-up in the second round (MSC Photo)   Lindsey Wilson’s men’s and women’s soccer teams have been chosen as the favorites to capture the Mid-South Conference regular season title following a vote of league coaches.   On the women’s side,...

LWC's Showers earns conference Player of Year honors; Decker voted top league pitcher

MSC softball awards winners (left to right) Shannon Wathen, Kelsey Brooks, Victoria Decker, Jacqueline Roof and Chelsea Showers (MSC Photo)   Lindsey Wilson senior Chelsea Showers is the 2015 Mid-South Conference Softball Player of Year and Campbellsville junior Victoria Decker is the MSC Pitcher of the Year, conference officials announced at the conference’s annual awards banquet at the National...

Lindsey Wilson's Bautista named MSC Player of the Year; Werner selected the top pitcher

Lindsey Wilson slugger Alex Bautista was named the Mid-South Conference Baseball Player of the Year on Tuesday night at the MSC Awards banquet held at the National Corvette Museum.   Bautista leads the Mid-South in slugging (.810), runs (65), hits (73), RBIs (67), home runs (18) total bases (145) and on-base percentage (.493). He is second in the conference in batting average (.408) and stolen...

Pikeville's Manigault named MSC's top player; Wallace is league's best freshman

Kenny Manigault is the Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, making it three straight seasons that a UPIKE player has received the honor (UPIKE Athletics Photo)   Pikeville (Ky.) senior guard Kenny Manigault is the 2014-15 Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, conference officials announced on Thursday at the conference’s awards banquet at the Capital...

High-scoring Georgetown guard Cottrill wins MSC Player of Week honors for the third time

Georgetown’s Noah Cottrill is the first player to win Mid-South Conference Player of the Week honors three times (Georgetown Athletics Photo)   Georgetown junior Noah Cottrill is the Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced. Cottrill becomes the first player this season to earn the weekly award three times.   He also picked up the honor...