Wednesday’s Links

OVC Commissioners Cup
Murray State wins the inaugural OVC Commissioners Cup. HERE is a breakdown of the points for each school. In previous years, the OVC had separate cups for Men’s and Women’s sports. This is the first season they combined Men’s and Women’s. HERE is a little more about how it is calculated.

JSU Linebacker Alexander Henderson
ALEXANDER HENDERSON was named to the Consensus Draft Services 2009 preseason Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-American Team. Click HERE to see the entire list.

Jacksonville State’s Kyle Bluestein
JSU Freshman Baseball player, KYLE BLUESTEIN was named the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year. One lesser know fact is that he led the conference in doubles with 21.

High School sports in Alabama
Looking at the top 50 teams nationally according to by sport, here is where Alabama high schools show up.
Prattville #10
Vigor #54
Butler (Huntsville) #22
LeFlore (Mobile) #27
Bob Jones (Madison) #46
None in Alabama

OVC Baseball Tournament
Tennessee Tech, the OVC Baseball Tournament Champion, was 10-11-1 in conference play this season.
Jacksonville State’s Sam Eberle, Steven Leach, Todd Cunningham, Kyle Bluestein, and Austin Lucas were named to the OVC All-Tournament team.
Eastern Illinois, the #1 Seed in the tournament, didn’t win any games. The championship game featured the #5 vs. #6 seeds. Play to make the tournament – anything can happen.

We’re proud of you. The softball team played Alabama for the chance to go to the College World Series – the top 8 teams in the country. We didn’t quite make it, but came closer than ever. As Coach Norman Dale said in the movie “Hoosiers”, (Click HERE for the top 100 sports movie quotes, and scroll down to #42).
“If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don’t care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we’re gonna be winners.”
And in our book, you are winners.

One comment

  • -according to some media reports that came out a while back, a lot of the players dismissed from JSU’s team for violating University and Ncaa policies were starters. This is what caused the apr problem. I guess according to APR protocol JSU should have ignored the violations so their APR would not have suffered. So, JSU is being further punished by the APR for taking actions which placed them at a competitive disadvantage. We are officially in bizarro world.


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