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Humanity, by definition, is something that’s reserved for, well, humans. But we’re learning this week that all humans, or at least all college basketball coaches, don’t necessarily have any.

RECRUIT: COACHES USING FORMER MURRAY STATE HEAD COACH BILLY KENNEDY’S PARKINSON’S DIAGNOSIS AGAINST HIM IN RECRUITING — Seriously? This is a thing now? I get that recruiting is serious business. I get that coaches try to turn recruits against other schools. But this is a low blow. Are coaches using Jerry Kill’s seizures against him? (Answer: Probably yes) There are some things that should be off limits. Like this, for example.

EKU MAKING FIRST TRIP TO MOREHEAD STATE SINCE 1993 THIS WEEKEND — Morehead State is looking for their first win against the Colonels since 1971, although the teams have played just seven times since then.

SEMO GETS TO USE THE CARDINALS LOCKER ROOM DURING THIS SATURDAY’S GAME AGAINST SIU AT BUSCH STADIUM — “I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of starry-eyed kids,” head coach Tony Samuel says. I would be. And I’m an Astros fan.

SIU QB QUESTIONABLE FOR SATURDAY’S GAME AGAINST SEMO — Redhawks need all the help they can get…

DESPITE 3-0 START, JACKSONVILLE STATE STILL LOOKING FOR AN IDENTITY — I’m not sure there’s a team with such a hot start to the season we’ve ever been so concerned about. They’ve been jusgood enough so far, but it’s feels they could just as easily be 0-3. In fact, it kind of feels like they should be.



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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