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BUT CAN HE PLAY GUITAR? — Murray State football player Carson Beyer has released a song on iTunes, called Turnt up. I’m going to guess it’s probably not a country song. Where did the title come from? “Our generation uses the term ‘turnt up’ to mean feeling good, like from partying.” Deep.

TSU ADDS NEW BASKETBALL ASSISTANTJason Slay joins the Tigers staff. Article has pre-requisite Oprah, “Too-Tall” Jones reference.

EKU’s DE LA CRUZ FEATURED AFTER 79-YD TOUCHDOWN AGAINST AUSTIN PEAY – The EKU backup had played about seven positions since joining EKU, but hadn’t played under center since 2009 before last Saturday’s game.

SPEAKING OF BIG PLAYS… — Lost in Southeast Missouri’s big loss to TSU, Redhawks tailback Lewis Washington broke off a 99-yard touchdown. He calls the 99-yards of running the “easy part.”

NO PHOTOSHOP, NO GLORY — For reasons unknown, the Murray State News might have possibly photo shopped this photo from Saturday’s game. Either that, or the flash was really, really bright.

NOT SURE THIS COUNTS — Not sports related, but SIUE student newspaper headline: “SIUE rebels without breaking rules.” Uhhh…

“FREAKY” FRESHMAN SPECIALIST — Another great EKU profile, this time of Devin Borders


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NOT SURE I CAN TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY, COACH — Eastern Illinois warns of “Peay” dangers.

ADDING INSULT TO INJURY — JSU Pierre Warren had a picturesque hit on UT Martin WR Chris Thompson in the Gamecocks upset of the Skyhawks this past weekend.

INJURIES PILING UP — Austin Peay loses another senior lineman, DE Iosua Silva

I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE — Headline: JSU ranked for first time since last year. Has it been that long?

A CATCH, FOR INSTANCE — Austin Peay looking for more from tight ends. Spoiler: They have zero receptions in five games… (Note: Story written before Saturday’s game. Still accurate after.)

ALL THE COOL KIDS ARE DOING IT — Thursday night games are “really cool” to EIU head coach Dino Babers.

PUNS! — Headline: “Tennessee State Receivers Patient To Grab Their Chance.”

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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