Sports brief – UTM

Sports brief – UTM
UTM picked to share OVC football crown Phil Steele’s College Football Preview magazine picked The University of Tennessee at Martin to share the Ohio Valley Conference championship with Eastern Illinois. The magazine is on sale at various retail outlets until Oct. 31. The magazine includes 100 pages of Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) coverage. Among the factors for that prediction are 16 returning starters, the third most in the OVC. The Skyhawks also return quarterback Cade Thompson, who threw for 1,034 yards and completed 65.3 percent of his passes. The magazine also named wide receiver Roren Thomas, offensive guard Kevin Bannon and defensive lineman Ray Williams to its preseason All-OVC first team. The Skyhawks will open fall camp Sunday, Aug. 3, and kick off the season Saturday, Aug. 30, in Tampa against the University of South Florida. Season tickets go on sale Aug. 1. The home portion of the Skyhawks’ schedule includes six home games at Hardy M. Graham Stadium. Published in The Messenger 7.18.08

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