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Yes, it’s only four regular season games again, three schools play twice, while only four of the 12 are represented, and they’re all on ESPNU.

I expect this will not sit well with everyone. (It never, ever does)

According to the conference, “the package is part of a five-year agreement with ESPN that runs through the completion of the 2017-18 season and also includes a minimum of eight football games to be carried on ESPN3 annually as well as the ability for the OVC to receive additional national exposure. ”

As it did last year, it means that more OVC games will be announced for Fox Sports and CBS Sports Networks. Those games are expected to be announced in the next few weeks.


2014-15 OVC ESPN Television Schedule

Thursday, January 15
Belmont at Murray State, 8:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Thursday, January 29
Eastern Kentucky at Murray State, 8:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Thursday, February 5
Belmont at Eastern Kentucky, 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Wednesday, February 11
Morehead State at Eastern Kentucky, 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Friday, March 6
OVC Tournament Semifinal #1, 6:30 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
OVC Tournament Semifinal #2, 8:30 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Saturday, March 7
OVC Tournament Championship, 6:00 p.m. CT (ESPN2)

  1. EKU get more games for being the OVC Toury champ? It is nice to see Murray have two home games on ESPN. Anyword on other networks? CBS, NBC, etc?
    • Catlin Bogard:
      Not yet. I'll let you know as soon as we do.
  2. Can't believe Murray versus Morehead game wasn't picked up. Just goes to show you that national media doesn't understand OVC.
    • Catlin Bogard:
      It's all about what they think will draw ratings...
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