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Where we started, and why we’re here

As so many great stories start…in January 2011, I found myself bored one day. I had thought about making a website to cover Ohio Valley basketball before, but never got it off the ground. That day, a headline happened to flash across my computer that ESPN and the OVC renewed their deal for two more seasons. So, I wrote 75 whole words about it. I made some graphics, signed up for this thing called a ‘blog,’ and joined this spunky upstart social media site called Twitter.

I didn’t think it’d last a month. Much less for this long.

Over time, this site has evolved in ways I never could imagine. We started heavily as a news-focused site, at one point had several writers and covered multiple sports, and have gone through no fewer than six different website designs.

We’re back to just one writer — and the sport we started with, but we’re far from just scores and recaps.

My motto is this: cover Ohio Valley Conference basketball in a way no one else is. That means more than writing who hit what shot, and who led the game in rebounds. Odds are — if you’re reading this site, you were at the game, and know what happened.

So, what will you see here? Our game recaps provide the most in-depth statistics you’ll find anywhere, and look what each game means for teams in the long run. Our columns will shine a light, both positive and negative, on teams, players, coaches, and even the league. Our Power Rankings will probably infuriate you, and our twitter account…well, it’s freakin’ awesome, and I dare you to say otherwise. (Sporting News named it one of the top-140 twitter accounts to follow in college basketball, and we’re regularly picked as the OVC twitter account to follow by College Basketball Talk)

A few other OVC basketball sites have popped up since I started this site, and some are better than others. But this is the original, and still the only site covering the sport and your teams like we do.

If you like what we do, drop us a line below. If you don’t, drop us a line too, as I’m always working to improve.

Thanks so much for reading. And thanks for being a fan of the OVC.

 

 

About The Author

Catlin Bogard OVC Ball

My name is Catlin Bogard, and I’m a bit of a dork. Hi, Catlin!

…Sorry.

Since before I was in high school, I knew I wanted to be involved in television. I’ve spent the whole of my professional career in television news, currently working as an Executive News Producer in Buffalo, New York. The map-savvy among you probably realize that’s no where near OVC country. So, why the OVC?

I was raised in Murray, Kentucky, attended Murray State University, and was a founding member of the short-lived “Andy Hornig fan club.” I do my best to keep my fandom out of my coverage, but when I eventually leave this site, I’ll always bleed blue and gold.

QUESTIONS I MADE UP
Why can't this site be less biased towards/against [Insert Team Here]?
Because I hate your team. What's your team, again?
How many writers do you have?
Right now, just me!
So, if you live in Buffalo, why keep running the site?
Because it's fun, and because the OVC Digital Network has made following the conference from far away possible.
...it's the money, isn't it?
Nope. See any ads on the site? That's not an accident.
Why are there so many numbers here?
Secret time: I'm a numbers nerd. If you're confused, there's a guide in the site menu. (Click the menu button above)
I've got another question for you. Where can I ask it?
There's a section below just for that!
WE'RE EVERYWHERE, IN A NON-NSA KIND OF WAY
CONTACT US
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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

EAST

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

WEST

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


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