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Messenger Sports Briefs for November 18

Messenger Sports Briefs for November 18

UCHS fall banquet
set for Monday night

The Union City High School Fall Sports Banquet has been set for Monday night at 6:30 in the high school cafeteria.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and should be bought by Friday afternoon. Cost of each ticket is $7. Tammy Sparks (885-2373, ext. 23) is in charge of tickets at the high school.
The Golden Tornado football team and both the boys’ and girls’ golf teams will honored at the banquet.
No tickets will be available at the door.

UT Martin’s Hudson
is top OVC performer

UT Martin senior guard Lester Hudson was named the Ohio Valley Conference Co-Player of the Week for his season debut effort against Maryville University this past week.
The University of Tennessee at Martin standout shared the weekly honor with Jacksonville State’s Brandon Crawford.
Hudson (6-2, 190, Memphis), the 2008 OVC Preseason Player of the Year, opened his season with 27 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and eight steals in the Skyhawks’ 121-56 victory over Maryville University.
In other news involving Hudson, the University of Tennessee at Martin Athletic Communications Office has unveiled the Lester Hudson Web site to aid in the campaign for senior guard, who is a candidate for the prestigious Wooden Award.
The Web site can be accessed by visiting www.utmsports and clicking on the Lester Hudson logo on the right side of the page.
Hudson and the Skyhawks return to action tonight when they play at Tennessee.

Vols-Kentucky game
will be on ESPN2

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee’s Nov. 29 season finale against Kentucky in Knoxville will be televised by ESPN2 and will kick off at 5:30 p.m. local time.
Southeastern Conference officials made the announcement on Monday.
The game will mark Phillip Fulmer’s last as head coach of the Volunteers after 17 seasons.
Fulmer has agreed to step down as the Tennessee head coach at the end of this season.

Skyhawk footballers
ranked 18th in polls

The University of Tennessee at Martin football team is ranked 18th in The Sports Network’s Football Championship Subdivision Top 25 and the FCS Coaches Poll.
UT Martin (8-3) will host Eastern Kentucky (7-3) at noon on Saturday at Hardy M. Graham Stadium.
The winner will claim the Ohio Valley Conference championship and the league’s automatic bid to the FCS postseason playoffs.
Otherwise in the polls, James Madison holds down the No. 1 spot, while Appalachian State is No. 2 and Cal Poly is No. 3 in both polls.
Northern Iowa and Montana are fourth and fifth in both polls.
Making a return to both polls this week is the OVC’s Jacksonville State, which defeated Tennessee State, 26-21.
The FCS Coaches Poll is based exclusively on a voting panel of head coaches in the FCS under the cooperation of the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and is administered by the Southern Conference.
Two head coaches from each of the 14 FCS conferences participate in the voting.

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