Itís finally game week in the Gulf South Conference.
After a much-anticipated wait throughout the lingering offseason, nearly every team in the GSC, with the exception of North Alabama, open their 2014 campaigns this weekend.
Shorter is the first GSC team to open the season, hosting Paine College on Thursday night in Rome, Ga. North Alabama wonít open its season until Sept. 13, when the Lions visit Mississippi College. The rest of the GSC teams get kicked off Saturday,
Updated Today at 08:57 AM by Ed Hooper
Teams throughout the Gulf South Conference officially began fall camp this week, a clear indicator the Division II regular season is fast approaching.
The last time a GSC-member school played in a football game that counted was Dec. 7, when North Alabama fell to Lenoir-Rhyne in the national quarterfinals. That was some time ago, and Division II football fans have been forced to wait. Rest assured, Sept. 4 is quickly approaching, when Paine College visits Shorter to officially open
What game are you ó the fans ó most looking forward to in 2014? The time to cast your vote is now!
Vote via twitter by sending a tweet to @ed_hooper, using the hashtag #GSCgame, or comment with your game choice below this post.
The game that receives the most votes will be revealed in a post previewing marque games, in my eyes, later this week.
So, which game will it be? North Alabama-Delta State, Valdosta State-West Georgia, North Alabama-West Alabama,
North Alabama received five first-place votes and will enter the 2014 season as the preseason favorite to win the Gulf Souh Conference championship, following a vote by the league's head coaches.
Delta State was tabbed to finish second in the league, after securing two first-place votes. Valdosta State was picked to finish third, followed by two-time conference champion West Alabama, which is under te guidance of first-year head coach Brett Gilliland.
West Georgia, Florida
Editorís note: This story is the final story in a preseason series previewing each team in the Gulf South Conference. The individual stories previewing each team are posted in alphabetical order.
It is a good time to be at the University of West Georgia. With a new president, state-of-the-art athletic facilities and a new football coach with a recent history of winning conference championships, there is an overwhelming excitement surrounding the Wolves football program.