Our weekly collection of links from writers across the OVC, and college sports.
A wide receiver is posterized, one coach is awe-struck by a day of the week, and I provide useful consumer advice on music.
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 ASSISTANT — Jason 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.”