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Defenses must catch OVC offenses
(L-R) Anthony Bass and Tony Bell
Two of the standout defensive players in the Ohio Valley Conference
are Tennessee State's Anthony Bass, left, and UT Martin's Tony Bell.
Nashville, TN ( - Game day may slow down for defenses in the Ohio Valley Conference this season.

As Jacksonville State defensive end Chris Landrum points out, defenses within what has come to be known as the Offensive Valley Conference have had plenty of experience getting up to the speed on a daily basis in practice.

"No huddle at practice, just getting the call and lining up, not being able to huddle up, it really slows it down at game time," Landrum says.   Full Story

Year of the SWAC quarterbacks
By Craig Haley, FCS Exec. Director
Philadelphia, PA ( - A team that wins a conference championship generally has something the competition is lacking.

In the year of the quarterback in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, that isn't such a good thing for reigning champ Southern.

The Jaguars have a need at quarterback because they must replace Dray Joseph, who shared 2013 SWAC offensive player of the year honors as a senior.  Full Story