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Hey OVC Fans,

Three years ago, on a chilly January morning, I started working on my second attempt to launch a blog covering Ohio Valley Conference basketball. The first attempt lasted only a few months, and had little in the way of a following. I never would have guessed that this attempt would have lasted this long, or have this kind of readership.

Since then, we’ve expanded to football coverage, and had some limited baseball coverage the year before, thanks in part to an incredible staff of writers, whose only motivation is their shared love of OVC sports.

Sadly, three weeks into the fall, it’s become clear that we’ve spread ourselves far too thin. Instead of providing great analysis about one sport — we’re trying to cover two or three, and as a result not able to cover any of them with the depth and skill we know we’re capable of as a team.

So, I’ve made the tough decision to go back to what made this site great in the first place. We’re not ending football coverage entirely, but we are making the decision to scale back to a few football posts a week — so we can rededicate our efforts to basketball. I know this won’t sit well with everyone, but given the limited time of myself, and our writers, all of who either hold full-time jobs or are full-time students, I feel it’s the best decision to provide a great, quality website.

All this being said, if someone wanted, and had the time, to take the torch of football coverage here at OVC Ball, I’d be more than willing to hand that over.

I want to end by thanking all the talented football writers we’ve had over our two seasons of football coverage, who donate their time, efforts, and talents for nothing more than the occasional thank you. We would never have launched football coverage without you.

For basketball fans, we’re not waiting for practice to start in October — our preseason begins now, and I couldn’t be more excited for our site’s future in this regard.

Thank you to everyone who has read, and helped support OVC Ball over the years, and will continue to do so in the future.

-Catlin Bogard
Managing Editor, OVC Ball

  1. disso:
    You have done a great job with the basketball coverage over the past few years, and I believe that will only continue to improve now. Nothing wrong with returning to your roots.
    • Catlin Bogard:
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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


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