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Former Murray State linebacker Quincy Williams after being drafted by the Jaguars in 2019.

Former Racer receives NFL All-Pro honors

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor January 25, 2024

2023 was a special year for former Murray State football player and current New York Jets linebacker Quincy Williams as he was selected to be an NFL All-Pro. An...

Justin Morgan goes for a layup. (Nov. 1)

PHOTOS: Racer Athletics Fall 2023 highlights

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor January 16, 2024

  As the new year starts, The News wants to take a moment to look back at some great sports moments from the fall 2023 semester. Featuring...

Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Murray State finds new head football coach

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor January 10, 2024

Murray State Football officially has a new head coach, the University announced on Wednesday. Jody Wright takes over as the program's 20th head coach...

Head Coach Dean Hood leads the Racers out before the last home game of the season.

Murray State head football coach retires

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor January 1, 2024

Murray State football is looking for a new head coach after Dean Hood decided to retire from coaching on Monday, Jan. 1. Hood informed Murray State...

Junior Outside Linebacker Chris Hill Jr. walks off the field after a loss.

Racers lose to Bison, losing streak extends to four

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor October 28, 2023

Murray State’s defense was no match for the North Dakota State offense as the Bison defeated the Racers 38-6. The Bison’s offense combined for 377...

Sophomore quarterback DJ Williams shoves off a defender.

PREVIEW: Racers head north to face North Dakota State

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor October 27, 2023

Murray State’s football team carries a three-game-losing streak into the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota as the Racers take on the North Dakota State...

Junior wide receiver Taylor Shields makes a jumping catch.

Tight battle ends in defeat for Racers

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor October 21, 2023

A back-and-forth bout ended with Missouri State topping the Murray State football team 28-24. The game was tied at halftime, but the Bears scored a third-quarter...

Sophomore quarterback DJ Williams shoves off a defender.

PREVIEW: Racers look to bounce back against Missouri State

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor October 19, 2023

After back-to-back losses, Murray State looks to bounce back as they go on the road to take on Missouri State University.   Setting the record...

Sophomore quarterback DJ Williams scrambles for a large gain.

Racers’ homecoming spoiled by Salukis’ offense

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor October 17, 2023

Murray State’s homecoming saw fireworks, but it was Southern Illinois who provided them as the Salukis defeated the Racers 27-6. It was the fourth-most-attended...

Redshirt junior running back Cortezz Jones rushes toward Indiana State defenders on his way to a first down.

PREVIEW: Football hosts SIU for Homecoming

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2023

After taking their first Missouri Valley Football Conference loss to 17th-ranked South Dakota, Murray State finds itself facing another ranked team in...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback DJ Williams tucks the ball and runs for a first down.

Commentary: Offense shines, defense falters

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2023

Five games into the 2023 season, Murray State’s football team has matched its win total from the 2022 season, when the Racers went 2-9.  Fans knew...

Sophomore tight end Cole Rusk makes a catch and runs for a touchdown.

PREVIEW: Football prepares for top-25 matchup

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor October 5, 2023

Following a 30-28 win on Family Weekend, the Murray State football team heads north to take on 15th-ranked South Dakota.   Setting the record...

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