Saturday, August 4, 2012

OVC Roundup

Your weekly OVC Roundup is brought to you by Conor Revell. These are the top OVC stories from this past week. There were some big headlines this week, none bigger than the news that came SIUE.

SIUE is finally an official member of Division I in the NCAA. Morehad State and Tennessee Tech, have ties to the Olympics in London. A former SEMO player is now playing for the Kansas City Chief. Austin Peay finally put out something that was more news worthy than their new basketball court, and much more. 

Southern Illinois Edwardsville is granted full Division I Certification by the NCAA

Eastern Illinois gets new football uniforms

Edgar Jones, former SEMO football player has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs

UT Martin's place kicker is placed on the Fred Mitchell Award Watch List

Austin Peay Alum is named as 2012 OVC Media Lifetime Achievement Award recipient 

Mike Parris, the "Voice of Jacksonville State Earns OVC Media Award

Tennessee State Extends Agreement with Southern Heritage Classic until 2019

Former Tennessee Tech women basketball coach is assisting the U.S. Woman Olympic Team

Belmont's Head Basketball Coach, Rick Byrd Receives NCAA Bob Frederick Award

Former EKU Men's Golfer Brandon Brown to make PGA Tour Debut

Morehead State sends four cheerleaders to London for the Olympic Games

As always, you may not see your school on the OVC Roundup every week, so make sure your schools athletics department does something worthy of reporting. If not, you aren't going to get a mention in the OVC Roundup. Next Saturday, there will be more OVC news, until then, keep it classy OVC fans.

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