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First off I’ve got to open this up by saying if you work hard enough at something, eventually you will get the opportunity.

Hey guys, I’m the new guy (well I’m not really new I’m just official now) and I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the all the readers. I’m Tom Via II (don’t call me jr) and I’m a junior majoring in journalism at Murray State University. Up until now I’ve been the guy on Twitter (@tomviathoughts) doing the power rankings which caused some controversy but Hey I call them as I see it, everyone has their own set of eyes. This is really my first legit chance at covering sports but I do have background in this area. Since my freshmen year of high school I’ve been doing my own underground reporting even producing a bi-weekly sports paper to compete against my school’s newspaper. I like being free to share my point of view of sports and that’s what I plan on doing here. If you are following me on Twitter then you know all about this based on my football coverage thus far.

Now I know what you’re thinking, oh great another Murray State person to write and brag about how good the Racers are. Yes I attend Murray State and yes I plan on going to all the events, but I also focus on the whole league. First weekend of football season I had three screens setup to watch every game. And if the Racers aren’t playing well, I’ll say it.

Anyways I look forward to working and contributing to the site this upcoming year and will be bringing back football coverage next season! As much as I enjoy basketball and the atmosphere, living in Texas and playing football in Texas made me love football just a little bit more.

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OVC Ball
Compiling all OVC non-conference games

2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall


Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19


UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24