BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - The hills and mountains are changing colors as the autumn winds have blown in, and Union College is planning to do its part as the Bulldogs are calling for an "Orange Out" for Saturday's game against University of the Cumberlands (Ky.).
When the 11th-ranked Bulldogs square off against No. 16 Cumberlands, all Union fans, students, parents and friends are asked to help blanket Burch/Nau Field in a sea of orange by wearing an orange T-shirt, sweatshirt and/or jacket.
Union is 5-0 overall and 2-0 in Mid-South Conference East play, while Cumberlands is 4-1 on the year and 1-0 in the MSC East.
In addition to playing for a conference win, the Bulldogs and Patriots are also battling for bragging rights and the "Brass Lantern" - the traveling trophy for the Union-Cumberlands series. Cumberlands leads the series with a 20-9 record dating back to 1905. However, since 1985, the teams have played every season and Cumberlands holds a 15-8 edge during that span.
The game is set to get underway at 1:30 p.m.