Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2009 10:06 pm
’09 Skyhawk football
receives good reviews
The University of Tennessee at Martin football team was ranked among the top 20 in the nation in two preseason football publications.
Athlon Sports 2009 Preview has the Skyhawks picked 20th in the Football Championship Subdivision, while The Kickoff College Football 2009 Preview ranked the Skyhawks No. 17 in the nation.
Athlon calls the Skyhawks the 2008 surprise team in the OVC and “they won’t sneak up on anybody in 2009. Quarterback Cade Thompson directs a veteran offense.”
The Sporting News College Football Preview does not have the Skyhawks ranked among the Top 25 teams in its preseason poll, but has the Skyhawks tabbed second in the Ohio Valley Conference behind Jacksonville State. The magazine has Jacksonville State picked 24th in the nation, while defending FCS National Champion Richmond is the preseason No. 1.
The Skyhawks return eight offensive starters including Thompson and wide receiver Mike Hicks. Both players earned All-OVC honors in 2008.
For more information about season tickets call the Skyhawk Ticket Office at 731-881-7207.
Latest PMCC scramble decided by one stroke
Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 9-under par.
The winning team included Brett Campbell, Jay Bowen, Jim Baker, Amos Davis and Gary Gill.
Finishing in second at 8-under par was the team of Matt Sanner, Brian Ferguson, Phillip White, Bedford Dunavant and Don Kevernas; and the team of Wynn Burnett, Dan Frankum, Dave Frankum, Ron Cooper and Kyle Alexander.
The weekly scramble begins at 5:30 p.m. each week. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The fee includes dinner.
Anyone interested in participating should call 885-3650 by 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Titans come to terms
with another draftee
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans reached a contract agreement with draft pick Ryan Mouton.
The Titans announced Wednesday the multi-year contract with the cornerback they picked with their second third-round selection
Published in The Messenger 7.2.09