Jim Durham, News Bureau Director

This coming weekend is another big one for Tiger sports fans – especially now that Football Coach Bill Cronin has his men back in the NAIA playoffs for the first time since 2006. And, there’s a way to view GC’s first-rounder at MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2 p.m. (EST) Saturday (Nov. 20) and take in our basketball teams’ play in the 17th Annual McDonald’s-Central Bank Jim Reid Classic later in the day in person.

By holding off Belhaven University 24-19 at Toyota Stadium on Saturday, our Tigers (8-2, 6-0 MSC) became outright Mid-South Conference East Division football champions and earned a postseason date in Olathe, KS, against Heart of America Athletic Conference champion MidAmerica Nazarene. MNU is 10-0 and has been in the Top 10 most of the season. The Pioneers are holding teams to 13.7 points per game, while our No. 17 Tigers – winners of seven straight games! – are averaging 47-plus ppg. The game can be viewed at http://www.mnusports.com/schedule.aspx?path=football& for $7.95.

Davis-Reid Alumni Gym will be hopping with ranked basketball teams galore Friday and Saturday (Nov. 19-20) for the17th Annual McDonald’s-Central Bank Jim Reid Classic. If you can’t make it in person to this very strong event, tune in at www.ihigh.com/georgetowncollege.edu

Men’s basketball – At 4 p.m., Friday, preseason No. 21 Life University will play Texas College, which was receiving votes. Georgetown will battle undefeated and NAIA D-II No. 5 Embry-Riddle at 8 p.m. that evening. Saturday will have a consolation game at 4 p.m. with the losers from the night before, and an 8 p.m. title game between Friday’s winners.

Women’s basketball – At 2 p.m., Friday, No. 12 University of the Cumberlands versus NAIA Division II Davenport University will tip off the tournament at 2 p.m.; Georgetown will battle University of St. Francis at 6 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Cumberlands takes on St. Francis at 2 p.m., followed by our Tigers facing its third ranked opponent in a week in Davenport at 6 p.m.