McKendree University will have two of its returning All-Conference players representing the Bearcats on Friday at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Football Kickoff, which will be held at the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts in Lebanon.
Junior quarterback Isaac Fisher (Washington) and senior linebacker Bryce Colvin (East Peoria) will join McKendree head coach Mike Babcock for the event, which is being held on the McKendree campus for the first time. The GLVC Football Kickoff is scheduled to run from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hett.
Fisher posted school records with 1,961 passing yards and 19 TD strikes in 2013 as he earned honorable mention All-GLVC honors. Colvin racked up 34 total tackles last season, including three for loss. He was an honorable mention All-GLVC pick during the Bearcats' first year as conference members in 2012. Both Fisher and Colvin are entering their third year as starters for McKendree.
For the first time in the event history, 18 student-athletes representing each of the Great Lakes Valley Conference's football programs have been selected to attend the 2014 GLVC Football Kickoff. The GLVC contingent, highlighted by 10 All-Conference returners, will participate in the third annual event, which will serve both the league's media members and passionate fans through several social media outlets.
New to the GLVC this year is former Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association members Lincoln University and Southwest Baptist University. Both teams will play the 2014 schedule as GLVC associate members and bring All-Conference honorees of their own to GLVC Football Kickoff.
The head coach and two student-athletes from each of the nine GLVC football institutions will be on hand to help promote the conference's third season. In the first two events, just one student-athlete was invited to participate. Fans are encouraged to participate in the event through a variety of social media platforms, and interact with each GLVC school as they rotate through stations over the course of the 90-minute event.