Ohio_Valley_Conference

Ohio Valley Conference

The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern and southeastern United States. It participates in Division I of the NCAA; the conference's football programs compete in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS; formerly known as Division I-AA), the lower of two levels of Division I football competition. The OVC has 11 members, 9 of which (as of the 2008 season) compete in football in the conference.

Member schools

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Year Joined
Austin Peay State University Clarksville, Tennessee 1927 Public 9,192 1962
Eastern Illinois University Charleston, Illinois 1895 Public 11,651 1996
Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Kentucky 1874 Public 16,183 1948
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, Alabama 1883 Public 9,110 2003
Morehead State University Morehead, Kentucky 1922 Public 9,509 1948
Murray State University Murray, Kentucky 1922 Public 10,128 1948
Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, Missouri 1873 Public 9,615 1991
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, Illinois 1957 Public 13,398 2008
Tennessee State University Nashville, Tennessee 1912 Public 11,748 1986
Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, Tennessee 1912 Public 9,217 1949
University of Tennessee at Martin Martin, Tennessee 1901 Public 5,810 1992
Teams

Former members

Football conference champions

Season Champion Record
1948 Murray State 3-1-0
1949 Evansville 3-1-1
1950 Murray State 5-0-1
1951 Murray State 5-1-0
1952 Tennessee Tech 4-1-0
Western Kentucky 4-1-0
1953 Tennessee Tech 5-0-0
1954 Eastern Kentucky 5-0-0
1955 Tennessee Tech 5-0-0
1956 Middle Tennessee State 5-0-0
1957 Middle Tennessee State 5-0-0
1958 Middle Tennessee State 5-1-0
Tennessee Tech 5-1-0
1959 Middle Tennessee State 5-0-1
Tennessee Tech 5-0-1
1960 Tennessee Tech 6-0-0
1961 Tennessee Tech 6-0-0
1962 East Tennessee State 4-2-0
1963 Western Kentucky 7-0-0
1964 Middle Tennessee State 6-1-0
1965 Middle Tennessee State 7-0-0
1966 Morehead State 6-1-0
1967 Eastern Kentucky 5-0-2
1968 Eastern Kentucky 7-0-0
1969 East Tennessee State 6-0-1
1970 Western Kentucky 5-1-1
1971 Western Kentucky 5-2-0
1972 Tennessee Tech 7-0-0
1973 Western Kentucky 7-0-0
1974 Eastern Kentucky 6-1-0
1975 Tennessee Tech 6-1-0
Western Kentucky 6-1-0
1976 Eastern Kentucky 6-1-0
1977 Austin Peay State 6-1-0
1978 Western Kentucky 6-0-0
1979 Murray State 6-0-0
1980 Western Kentucky 6-1-0
1981 Eastern Kentucky 8-0-0
1982 Eastern Kentucky 7-0-0
1983 Eastern Kentucky 6-1-0
1984 Eastern Kentucky 6-1-0
1985 Middle Tennessee State 7-0-0
1986 Murray State 5-2-0
1987 Eastern Kentucky 5-1-0
Youngstown State 5-1-0
1988 Eastern Kentucky 6-0-0
1989 Middle Tennessee State 6-0-0
1990 Eastern Kentucky 5-1-0
Middle Tennessee State 5-1-0
1991 Eastern Kentucky 7-0-0
1992 Middle Tennessee State 8-0-0
1993 Eastern Kentucky 8-0-0
1994 Eastern Kentucky 8-0-0
1995 Murray State 8-0-0
1996 Murray State 8-0-0
1997 Eastern Kentucky 7-0-0
1998 Tennessee State 6-1
1999 Tennessee State 7-0
2000 Western Kentucky 7-0
2001 Eastern Illinois 6-1
2002 Eastern Illinois 5-1
Murray State 5-1
2003 Jacksonville State 7-1
2004 Jacksonville State 7-1
2005 Eastern Illinois 8-0
2006 Tennessee-Martin 6-1
Eastern Illinois 7-1
2007 Eastern Kentucky 8-0

Men's basketball conference champions

Season Regular Season Champion Tournament Champion
1949 Western Kentucky (8-2) Western Kentucky
1950 Western Kentucky (8-0) Eastern Kentucky
1951 Murray State (9-3) Murray State
1952 Western Kentucky (9-1) Western Kentucky
1953 Eastern Kentucky (9-1) Western Kentucky
1954 Western Kentucky (9-1) Western Kentucky
1955 Western Kentucky (8-2) Eastern Kentucky
1956 Morehead St/Tennessee Tech/Western Kentucky (7-3) N/A
1957 Morehead St/Western Kentucky (9-1) N/A
1958 Tennessee Tech (8-2) N/A
1959 Eastern Kentucky (10-2) N/A
1960 Western Kentucky (10-2) N/A
1961 Morehead St/Western Kentucky/Eastern Kentucky (9-3) N/A
1962 Western Kentucky (11-1) N/A
1963 Tennessee Tech/Morehead St (8-4) N/A
1964 Murray State (11-3) Murray State
1965 Eastern Kentucky (13-1) Western Kentucky
1966 Western Kentucky (14-0) Western Kentucky
1967 Western Kentucky (13-1) Tennessee Tech
1968 East Tennessee/Murray St (11-3) N/A
1969 Murray St/Morehead St (11-3) N/A
1970 Western Kentucky (14-0) N/A
1971 Western Kentucky (12-2) N/A
1972 Eastern Kentucky/Morehead St/Western Kentucky (9-5) N/A
1973 Austin Peay (11-3) N/A
1974 Austin Peay/Morehead St (10-4) N/A
1975 Middle Tennessee (12-2) Middle Tennessee
1976 Western Kentucky (11-3) Western Kentucky
1977 Austin Peay (13-1) Middle Tennessee
1978 Middle Tennessee/East Tennessee (10-4) Western Kentucky
1979 Eastern Kentucky (9-3) Eastern Kentucky
1980 Western Kentucky/Murray St (10-2) Western Kentucky
1981 Western Kentucky (12-2) Western Kentucky
1982 Murray St/Western Kentucky (13-3) Middle Tennessee
1983 Murray State (11-3) Morehead State
1984 Morehead State (12-2) Morehead State
1985 Tennessee Tech (11-3) Middle Tennessee
1986 Akron/Middle Tennessee (10-4) Akron
1987 Middle Tennessee (11-3) Austin Peay
1988 Murray State (13-1) Murray State
1989 Middle Tennessee/Murray St (10-2) Middle Tennessee
1990 Murray State (10-2) Murray State
1991 Murray State (10-2) Murray State
1992 Murray State (11-3) Murray State
1993 Tennessee State (13-3) Tennessee State
1994 Murray State (15-1) Tennessee State
1995 Murray St/Tennessee St(11-5) Murray State
1996 Murray State (12-4) Austin Peay
1997 Murray St/Austin Peay (12-6) Murray State
1998 Murray State (16-2) Murray State
1999 Murray State (16-2) Murray State
2000 Southeast Missouri/Murray St (14-4) Southeast Missouri
2001 Tennessee Tech (13-3) Eastern Illinois
2002 Tennessee Tech (15-1) Murray State
2003 Austin Peay/Morehead St (13-3) Austin Peay
2004 Austin Peay (16-0) Murray State
2005 Tennessee Tech (12-4) Eastern Kentucky
2006 Murray State (17-3) Murray State
2007 Austin Peay (16-4) Eastern Kentucky
2008 Austin Peay (16-4) Austin Peay

Conference facilities

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity
Austin Peay Governors Stadium 10,000 Dunn Center 9,000
Eastern Illinois O'Brien Stadium 10,000 Lantz Arena 5,300
Eastern Kentucky Roy Kidd Stadium 22,000 Alumni Coliseum 6,300
Jacksonville State Paul Snow Stadium 15,000 Pete Mathews Coliseum 5,800
Morehead State Jayne Stadium 10,000 Ellis Johnson Arena 6,500
Murray State Roy Stewart Stadium 16,800 Regional Special Events Center 8,602
Southeast Missouri Houck Stadium 11,015 Show Me Center 6,972
SIU-Edwardsville Non-Football School N/A Vadalabene Center 4,000
UT-Martin Graham Stadium 8,000 Skyhawk Arena 7,000
Tennessee State LP Field 68,000 Gentry Complex 10,500
Tennessee Tech Tucker Stadium 16,500 Eblen Center 10,152

Notes

Morehead State's football team competes in the Pioneer Football League, a Division I FCS football-only conference whose members choose not to offer athletic scholarships for football.

Austin Peay's football team competed in the Pioneer League for the 2001-2005 seasons, then became an independent for the 2006 season, and returned to OVC football competition in 2007.

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