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EIU is super serious about this week, one writer laments how losing isn’t fun, and coaches don’t like a rule that’s impossible to enforce properly, and causes them to potentially lose players for next to no reason.

NO NFL SCOUTS FOR EKU WEEK AT EASTERN ILLINOIS — How serious are the Panthers about this week’s game against Eastern Kentucky? They told NFL scouts to stay away from campus this week, afraid they would be a distraction.

AUSTIN PEAY WRITER LAMENTS EXTRA GAME “NOT ALL FUN” FOR OVC SCHOOLS — Maybe that has something to do with the ridiculous three FBS game schedule your school, and only your school, scheduled. EIU, I bet, disagrees.

UT MARTIN STILL HASN’T CHOSEN A QUARTERBACK — Don’t read too much into the fact that Dylan Favre has played the vast majority of snaps in the Skyhawks first three games. That doesn’t mean he’s the starting quarterback…except, you know, when it does.

NFL.COM PROFILES EIU QUARTERBACK JIMMY GAROPPOLO — Surprisingly enough, Tony Romo isn’t referenced until the 7th paragraph.

TARGETING RULE DRAWS IRE OF OVC COACHES — Which may officially be the least surprising story of the year. In fact, I’m still searching for someone outside of the NCAA rules committee that thinks it’s a good idea.

EIU WRITER TALKS ABOUT JUST HOW SPECIAL, AND YET SOMEHOW DISAPPOINTING, THE PANTHERS 3-1 START IS — Funny how quickly expectations change like that.

SHORT YARDAGE WEAPON DEMARCUS JAMES GETS A NICE PROFILE — “The idea is simple,” the Anniston Star writes, “Get near the goal line, get the ball in James’ hands and let the junior do his thing.”

FANS MIXED ON SEMO – SIU GAME AT BUSCH STADIUM — Turns out, baseball fields aren’t necessarily the best venue for non-baseball games.

THE WORST CASE SCENARIO WHEN PLAYING FBS TEAMS — Not only do you lose big, like Murray State did on Saturday to Bowling Green, but you lose players.

BEST HEADLINE FROM AUSTIN PEAY’S BLOWOUT LOSS TO OHIO — “The Governors Have been Recalled”

BEST HEADLINE FROM THE “PUNT PASS” – “Smartass Eastern Kentucky punter pulled off this Rugby Punt-Pass”


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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

EAST

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

WEST

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


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