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OVC Recaps and Weekly Preview, Week of 11/13/2022
It was only a matter of time before Geno Hess put his name atop the record book at Southeast Missouri State University. And he did so in a resounding way as the Redhawks rolled over Tennessee State 42-0 on Nov. 5 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
OVC Recaps and Weekly Preview, Week of 10/1/2022: OVC Title Race Coming Into Focus
Little by little, week by week, the crystal ball is coming into focus in the Ohio Valley Conference as UT Martin and Southeast Missouri both picked up wins on Oct. 1 to remain perfect in league play as the halfway point of the 2022 season looms on the horizon.
OVC Recaps and Weekly Preview, Week of 10/1/2022: Sparse Schedule Offers Glimpse Into OVC Expectations
Southeast Missouri and UT Martin will look to post back-to-back wins after earning victories a week ago when they return to action this weekend.
OVC Recaps and Weekly Preview, Week of 9/25/2022: Conference Champs Begin Title Defense
Ohio Valley Conference newcomer Lindenwood will put its perfect season on the line when the Lions tangle with defending conference champion UT Martin on Sept. 24.
OVC Recaps, Week 2: Drama Reigns Supreme Across OVC, 9/12/2022
After winning just one of six games in the opening week of play, Ohio Valley Conference teams fared better the second time around.
OVC Teams Struggle in First Week
While the arrival of a new college football was welcomed by a throng of fans from coast to coast, the Ohio Valley Conference had a less than rousing performance in the first week of the new season. UT Martin was the lone OVC squad to come away with a win as the league combined for […]
OPINION: Are We On the Brink of the Era of the FCS Superconference?
The CAA’s move to become a 13 team superconference begs a different question for the FCS – what if that’s the only way forward for any number of smaller FCS conferences? Are we on the brink of a new era, where five, six, and seven member conferences are a thing of the past?
OVC 2021 Week 11 Preview
The OVC is currently paced by UT Martin which has won all four of its conference games this season.
OVC 2021 Week 10 Preview
Polls and rankings make for good fodder at the water cooler and between rival fan bases, but the fact remains trying to rank teams still remains nothing but a guess.
Proof of that be seen by simply taking a look at the Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll and comparing it against where those same teams sit in the league standings as the regular season heads into the final three weeks of play.
FCS Playoffs ‘Til I Die: CSJ Picks The FCS Playoff Field, 11/04/2021
If you weren’t following the key FCS Playoff matchups last week involving the playoffs, boy did you miss out!
FCS Playoffs ‘Til I Die: CSJ Picks The FCS Playoff Field, 10/28/2021
Check out highlights of last week’s big games, and check out out CSJ composite playoff bracket, bubble team of the week, and playoff implication game of the week as well.
OVC 2021 Week 8 Preview
The meat of the Ohio Valley Conference season begins this weekend and despite some unique scheduling, the results involving all seven league members should provide a glimpse of what to expect as the season continues to draw to a close in less than one month.
OVC 2021 Week 7 Preview – Strange Season Unfolding in OVC
With Halloween looming on the horizon what has already taken place in the Ohio Valley Conference football landscape has been downright ghoulish compared to recent seasons.
OVC 2021 Week 6 Preview
The way the Ohio Valley Conference standings look heading into the sixth week of the season are likely not to be the same way the ledger will look when the dust settles on the regular season.
OVC 2021 Week 5 Preview
Now that most of the fun and games are a thing of the past, things begin to heat up in the Ohio Valley Conference as plenty is already at stake as Week 5 prepares to get underway.
OVC 2021 Week 4 Preview
After three weeks off taking on some very formidable foes at the FBS and FCS levels with a mixed bag of results, most of the Ohio Valley Conference teams jump into league play this weekend as the hunt for a postseason berth begins in earnest.
OVC 2021 Week 3 Preview
The final weekend of non-conference action is on tap this weekend for all seven Ohio Valley Conference teams as they prepare the annual grind toward a conference championship on Sept. 25.
Recap – OVC Football – Week ending September 11th, 2021
UT Martin was the only Ohio Valley Conference team to snag a win in Week Two of the 2021 college football season.
OVC Week 1 Preview
OVC Game of the Week: Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic, Tennessee State (0-0 OVC, 0-0 Overall) vs. Grambling (0-0 SWAC, 0-0 Overall) (at Canton, OH)
GAME PREVIEW: Eastern Illinois at Indiana State
The Panthers and Sycamores began their rivalry in 1901 and Saturday’s game will be the 88th meeting between the two schools. Eastern Illinois holds a narrow 43-40-4 advantage in the series to date.
CSJ OVC Conference Football Preview: Fall 2021
“What a time this is to be a football fan,” Eastern Illinois coach Adam Cushing said. “We have a second season … two football seasons in one calendar year.”
2021 FCS Season Preview: Austin Peay
The Govs look to challenge for the top spot in the league.
2021 FCS Season Preview: Murray State
Returning all 22 starters from the previous season is something rarely seen in college football. Couple that with the fact a new coach got those 22 players to perform at a high level in their first season together only fuels the excitement in southern Kentucky this season.
2021 FCS Season Preview: Southeast Missouri State
In the boot hill of the Show-Me State, Southeast Missouri State has the potential to sweep through the OVC. Just ask SEMO coach Tom Matukewicz.
2021 FCS Season Preview: UT Martin
The Skyhawks find themselves sitting in the middle of the OVC preseason poll. And that’s a pretty good sport since there are some question marks surrounding UT as the start of fall camp looms on the horizon.
2021 FCS Season Preview: Tennessee Tech
Three of Tech’s setbacks were by a combined 16 points. Now the Golden Eagles think they have something to prove to those naysayers.
2021 FCS Season Preview: Tennessee State
While one NFL hall of famer continues to cherish the sound of his own voice on a daily basis as he looks to become known as a successful coach, another, even more successful collegiate player, begins his coaching career not far from where he earned his spot in Canton.
2021 FCS Season Preview: Eastern Illinois
Eastern Illinois has every reason to believe things will return to normal in Charleston and that the Panthers will once again become a force in the FCS. But it’s going to take some baby steps and 2021 will likely not be the year it happens.
Everything You Need to to Know about The SWAC Championship and the Quarterfinals Of the 2021 Spring FCS Playoffs: Streaming Info, Previews, Fearless Predictions
Find everything you need to know about this weekend’s FCS Playoff games and the SWAC Championship, including full previews, and our staff’s predictions on how the games are going to go.
Spring 2021 FCS Quarterfinal Playoff Preview: Delaware at Jacksonville State
This game may be for the birds, but it will certainly not be for the faint of heart and it certainly has all the earmarks of an instant classic.
Spring 2021 FCS Round 1 Playoff Preview: Davidson at Jacksonville State
Jacksonville State, the No. 4 seed in this year’s playoffs, will play host to Davidson, the Pioneer League champion, in one of eight first-round games. It will be the first-ever meeting between the Gamecocks and Wildcats.
College Sports Journal OVC Preview, Week of 4/11/2021
OVC Title hopes and an autobid are on the line in Murray, KY this Sunday.
College Sports Journal OVC Preview, Week of 4/3/2021
As the calendar turns to April with the promise of flowers blooming soon, plenty must first be settled on the football field as the contenders for the FCS playoffs begin to rise to the top.
College Sports Journal OVC Preview, Week of 3/28/2021
A full Sunday of OVC action is going on today.
College Sports Journal OVC Football Preview Week of 3/14/2021
Depending on what happens there could be as many as five teams with one loss by the end of the day and making the second half of the spring schedule even more critical with a smaller playoff field this spring.
College Sports Journal OVC Football Preview Week of 3/7/21
Three games that were scheduled for the opening weekend were postponed because of a massive winter storm that hit much of the nation. Now, two weeks later those three contests are set to be played.
CSJ FCS FOOTBALL FRIDAY, 2/26/2021: Our Thoughts And Picks For This Weekend
This week we welcome the SWAC, Big Sky, and Big South to the wonderful world of spring FCS football, to go with the Missouri Valley, SoCon and OVC, who started their spring conference slates last week, and Tarleton State, who spent their time crushing FBS New Mexico State 43-17.
OVC Football Preview Week of 2/27/21
Only one of four games scheduled to kick off the 2021 spring season in the Ohio Valley Conference was actually played out last weekend, thanks to storms that hit a big part of the Mid-South. With any luck things will return to a semblance of normalcy as four games are slated to be played Sunday.
College Sports Journal FCS National Players of the Week-Feb. 19-21st
Five players including RB Quay Holmes from East Tennessee State, RB Pierre Strong Jr. from South Dakota State, QB Cameron Burston from Tarleton State, Devon Krzanowski from North Dakota, and Hayden Olsen from Tennessee Tech have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Dec. 14, 2020 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools.
CSJ Spring 2021 Week 1 Roundtable: Can A Spring Season Be Pulled Off?
The CSJ writing staff answer the questions many of us have about the beginning of this unprecedented FCS season.
2021 CSJ OVC Spring Season Preview
The Ohio Valley Conference, which will use a seven game-game round robin schedule for the eight schools taking part in the spring season, is expected to begin play the weekend of Feb. 21 as the spring season is scheduled to get underway.
BOXTOROW Announces Spring College Football Preseason HBCU All-America Team
The 2021 spring college football season is right around the corner and media members from across the country have selected the 2021 BOXTOROW HBCU Preseason Spring Football All-America Team.
Historic Spring College Football Season Set to Begin
The National Football Foundation (NFF) highlighted today the more than 310 schools and 35 conferences playing college football this spring at the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Division II, Division III and NAIA levels. FBS independent New Mexico State will also play games this spring.
APSU’s Wilson, Jackson Headline 2020 Preseason All-OVC Football Team
Austin Peay senior wide receiver DeAngelo Wilson and senior nickelback Kordell Jackson were named the 2020 OVC Preseason Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year in a vote of by the league’s head football coaches and communications directors.
GAME PREVIEW: GUARDIAN FCS KICKOFF CLASSIC
This game between Austin Peay and Central Arkansas was supposed to kick off another exciting season of FCS football. These are two teams who won their conferences in 2019.
Women’s Basketball Pioneer to be Honored at Murray State
Jackie Mounts will soon take her rightful spot among the legends at Murray State University when she is inducted into the MSU Hall of Fame. Ceremonies are scheduled to take place on Nov. 13.
Tennessee State Defensive Coordinator Justin Roberts Has A Passion For Strength and Conditioning
CSJ’s David Mays caught up with Tennessee State defensive coordinator Justin Roberts to talk Tigers football, strength and conditioning, and coaching in Nashville.
What Will It Take For Teams Outside the “Big Three” FCS Conferences To Become Title Contenders?
How do teams outside the FCS “Big Three” conferences take that final step to become national championship contenders, and how do these conferences gain national respect?
ANALYSIS: As Ivy League Contemplates Moving to Spring, NCAA Needs to Clarify Whether An FCS Championship Will Happen
The Patriot League’s dilemmas, whether the rest of FCS admits it or not, is the FCS’ dilemmas. And as we inch closer to an alleged 2020 college football season, the NCAA needs to make some things very clear before a huge mess happens.