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Freshman middle blocker Lily Burnett goes to block a shot against Evansville.
Burnett wins first MVC Player of the Week
Jonah Morgan, Staff Writer • September 27, 2023

The Murray State volleyball team’s success continued in the early stages of the season as middle blocker Lily Burnett won Missouri Valley Conference...

Sophomore forward Syndey Etter settles a ball on her way down the pitch.
Soccer ties for third consecutive game
Ronan Summers, Staff Writer • September 27, 2023

The Racers’ third conference game of the season resulted in the same score as their first two , with the matchup this past Sunday against the...

Former Murray State cheerleader enters guilty plea

Dannis Seay/ photo courtesy of Calloway County Jail

Former Murray State cheerleader Dannis Seay entered an Alford plea Wednesday in regard to a 2019 first-degree rape charge.

Seay entered an Alford plea, in which the defendant maintains innocence, but admits the prosecution’s evidence would likely result in a guilty verdict. He entered a guilty plea to sexual misconduct, which is Class A misdemeanor. This misdemeanor carries a maximum of one year in prison. 

Seay, 28, was arrested in 2019 on a charge of first-degree rape/incapable of consent-physically helpless.

He will be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. on Nov 6 at the Calloway County Circuit Court. Seay is currently out on bond with a provision to not contact the victim.

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Jill Smith, Assistant News Editor
Jillian Smith is Assistant News Editor at The News. Smith is a graduate student pursuing a Masters of Science in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. Smith is also a Graduate Assistant in Student Affairs. Beyond working and class, Smith enjoys reading, coffee, and listening to music.

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