Victory Sports Network released preseason poll with Georgetown College cracking the Top 10. The defending Mid-South Conference East Divisional champions return most of its high octane offense, helping to earn the No. 6 spot in the first VSN poll of the 2011 season.“I saw our ranking, but it hadn’t really hit me to think much of it,” said GC coach Bill Cronin. “Georgetown has always been one of the top teams in the country and hopefully it will continue to be that way.“I have a great deal of respect for Jason Dannelly and Victory Sports Network. He does a lot of hard work to research teams and look into details for rankings, however, this is preseason. We don’t have our players back from summer yet, so let’s wait to see how everyone reports for summer camp.”
Coach Tubby Smith – a man known for character-building when he coached the Kentucky Wildcats for a decade (including the 1998 NCAA title season) – will tip-off Year 2 of Billy Reed’s “Conversations with Champions.” The current Minnesota Gophers hoops-head is a slam-dunk to pack Hill Chapel on September 26. Yes, that’s the Monday after GC’s Homecoming (Sept. 23-25); so, why not plan to extend your weekend?! Tip-off for this “fireside chat” is 7:30 p.m.
The latest team to put Georgetown College “on the map” is out Bass Fishing Team that recently placed 10th in the National Guard College Fishing Tournament in Wisconsin. GC Tigers Clay Elliott and Vincent Timperio represented the only college up against 39 universities. In July, they are hoping the team will be recognized as an official club sport under GC Athletics.
Sixties pro football great Gale Sayers - honored in KY by two different groups last week - was Billy Reed's guest for a special "Conversations with Champions" event on campus Friday. The former Chicago Bears star was an especially big hit with the young men of GC Coach Bill Cronin's football camp.
Graduate students in the new blended Advanced Teacher Leader Rank One cohort program will soon be able to take courses in a mostly online format while receiving the individualized faculty attention and strong peer support network for which Georgetown College is known. But, to begin in Fall 2011, you must submit your application by July 22.