Football - Wed, Jul. 21, 2010
Georgetown College, along with Campbellsville University, was picked to battle for the top football spot in the Mid-South Conference East Division, while University of the Cumberlands has been tabbed the leader in the West.
The two Tiger teams each received 32 voting points from the seven divisional coaches, and Cumberlands picked up 36 on the other side.
Georgetown owns two East Division titles and 15 overall regular season titles.
Cumberlands, formerly in the East, went 5-1 in 2009 to top CU and GC, each went 4-2 and tied for second. The conference shifted the divisions around for the 2010 season, as Lindsey Wilson will play football for the first time in 75 years.
"It will be different," Tiger coach Bill Cronin said about not having the Patriots as a divisional opponent. "It is a long standing rival and our playing won't mean the same. It will have a different feel.
"But as far as our kids go, it's still a conference game and a rival game."
The East is comprised of Georgetown, Campbellsville, Kentucky Wesleyan, UVA-Wise, Pikeville, LWC, and West Virginia Tech.
"It was just a decision the conference had to make," Cronin said about the realignment.
GC is still playing Cumberlands as a conference opponent. The only Kentucky team in the MSC the Tigers will not play is Union.
"I'm excited about our conference," Cronin said. "I'm looking forward to great competition on the field and great coaching and a better showing on the national scene in 2010."