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The MVL is one of the most competitive conferences in Southeast Ohio. The action lives up to the expectations week in and week out, and this week is no different.

SportsBeat host Matthew Doyle talks with Ohio point guard Stevie Taylor and forward Treg Setty on the upcoming season for the Ohio men's basketball team, Setty's alter ego and the return of the headband for Taylor.

Since Frank Solich was named Ohio's coach in 2005, the number of former Bobcats making it in professional football has seemingly increased every year. 

The 2014 season hasn’t exactly gone the way Devin Bass would have liked.

Bass has struggled in pass coverage for much of the season, and has become a point of criticism for Ohio fans and the media.

Through 10 years in Southeast Ohio, Frank Solich has transformed the Bobcats into a winning program.

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Sheridan’s dominant defense versus Maysville’s high-octane offense: something has got to give.

Conference play is set to begin in the SEOAL and the Jackson Ironmen and Warren Warriors are no strangers to each other’s company.

The sole possession of second place in the TVC-Ohio is on the line Friday night, as the Meigs Marauders (3-2, 2-0) travel to Nelsonville-York to take on the Buckeyes (3-2, 1-0).

The halfway mark of the 2014 season has come and gone and there have been no conference games in the SEOAL up to this point. That will all change this Friday, however, when conference play begins for four out of the five teams in the SEOAL.

1.) Trimble Tomcats (5-0, 4-0)

1.) Athens Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0)

1) Point Pleasant Big Blacks (5-0)

As a member of the Ohio Bobcats football team, it is not typical for freshmen to come in and contribute right away.

In fact, out of all the upperclassmen currently on the Bobcats roster, only nine players did not redshirt as freshmen.   

Two Bobcats earned MAC Player of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 29 in the East Division with junior libero Meredith Ashy being named the defensive player of the week and junior setter Abby Gilleland being named co-offensive player of the week.

In the week leading up to the beginning of Ohio's Mid-American Conference slate, head coach Frank Solich listed starting quarterback Derrius Vick as "doubtful" in his weekly press conference, leaving JD Sprague as the starter for the second consecutive week.