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‘A Walk Down Memory Lane’ features CU’s Fighting Tigers football highlights

‘A Walk Down Memory Lane’ features CU’s Fighting Tigers football highlights
Former Campbellsville University Coach Ron Finley hugs Kevin Ray after the Fighting Tigers defeated Georgetown College 38-21 in 1997, which led to their first playoff game. Other players in the picture from left are: Eric Lookadoo, Ashley Pensinger and Robby VanCleave. Finley was the coach at Campbellsville from 1988 until 2002. (Central Kentucky News-Journal Photo by Richard RoBards)

By Chosalin Morales, student photographer and news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University will be hosting a virtual football highlight video on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2:01 p.m. Finley Standard Time on CU’s media platforms.

Darryl Peavler, director of athletic alumni and former Fighting Tiger, will take you on a journey back in time from 1987 to present day’s memorable football


There will be a link to access the publication on all social media sites, including Twitter, Facebook,, the athletics website and Instagram.

Some highlights being featured during the program will be CU’s first football conference championship in 1992, the Victory Bowl in 2011 and 2017 and other conference championships.

Part of the program will be hosted as a watch party; featured guests, Phyllis Finley, wife of the late Coach Ron Finley; Samantha Finley, daughter of Ron and Phyllis Finley; Donna Pierce, former athletic secretary; managers, coaches’ wives and many more will be able to relive their experiences during the program.

Ron Finley, the original coach who restarted the program in 1987, has had a huge impact on Campbellsville University, Peavler said. As a figure of discipline, respect and in remembrance of Ron Finley, 2:01 p.m. has become the Fighting Tigers’ tradition.

His legacy continues as many of his players have had significant events scheduled on Finley Standard Time.

“This is a way to honor Coach Finley and the program’s history,” Peavler said.

“If you are early, you’re on time, and if you are on time, you are late,” Finley always said.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 11,900 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The website for complete information is

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.