The first official schedule for the 2020 fall season is out as the Mid-South Conference released its revised football schedule for its 22 member institutions.
UPike, as a member of the Bluegrass Division, will only compete against other division members in a condensed nine-game season, starting on September 12.
The Bears will open the season at home against Cumberlands (Ky.) on Sept. 12 before traveling to take on Georgetown on the 19th. UPike will face these two local rivals twice during the season. Despite playing against divisional opponents, these two opening games will not count toward the official MSC standings.
True “divisional” pay will begin on Sept. 26 when the Bears travel to take on Bethel. Pikeville will then close out the season with four divisional home games in six weeks, hosting Campbellsville, Thomas More, Cumberland (Tenn.) and Georgetown.
Homecoming will be held on Oct. 24 when UPike faces Cumberland (Tenn.) with senior night coming two weeks later on Nov. 7 against Georgetown.