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PAC, MAC back Challenge Series

Aug 7, 2008 1:06:31 PM

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The Presidents’ Athletic Conference and Middle Atlantic Conference will play a two-year “PAC-MAC Football Challenge Series” beginning in 2010.

All MAC football-playing schools and eight of the nine football-playing PAC institutions (excluding Thomas More) will face off during the second week of each football season (September. 11, 2010, and September 10, 2011).

The pairings will be determined by the previous year's conference standings, with defending league champions playing each other, as will the conferences’ runners-up and so on. MAC schools will host all eight games in 2010, followed by the PAC schools hosting the contests in 2011.

“The Presidents’ Athletic Conference is very pleased to join the MAC in this exciting new venture,” said Joe Onderko, PAC executive director. “This series should provide a great deal of excitement for football fans and alumni of schools in both conferences throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.”

“Besides the excitement this ‘East-West’ series will generate, our coaches and players welcome the opportunity to travel outside the region and face teams they would not normally encounter,” said Ken Andrews, MASCAC executive Director. “We hope this concept proves to be a long-term relationship.”

Participating PAC institutions are Bethany (West Virginia), Geneva, Grove City, Saint Vincent, Thiel, Washington & Jefferson, Waynesburg and Westminster (Pennsylvania).

MAC schools competing in the series are Albright, Delaware Valley, Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham, King's (Pennsylvania), Lebanon Valley, Lycoming, Widener and Wilkes.

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