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The Murray State News

The Murray State News

Murray States time in the OVC is coming to a close and it is time for the university to make a move elsewhere. Photo courtesy of Dave Winder/Racer Athletics.

Jakob’s Take: Murray State’s time in the OVC is up

October 6, 2021

Jakob Milani Sports Editor [email protected] There are a lot of questions about the once strong mid-major conference that had fans from all over pouring their souls into its teams. One thing...

Kobe Bryant walks through a tunnel to the locker room in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo courtesy of @TopDawgEnt/Twitter)

Lakers legend gone too soon: Kobe Bryant, daughter and seven others killed in helicopter crash

February 3, 2020

Gage Johnson Sports Editor [email protected] At 1:32 p.m. on Jan. 26, I checked Twitter for the first time that day and saw the words “not Kobe.” After learning the news, in that...

Gauging Gage: Student-athletes can profit off of their likeness: Here’s what the NCAA isn’t telling us

Gauging Gage: Student-athletes can profit off of their likeness: Here’s what the NCAA isn’t telling us

October 31, 2019

Gage Johnson Sports Editor [email protected] On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the NCAA’s governing board voted unanimously to allow student-athletes to profit off of their name, image and likeness....

Gauging Gage: Amateurism is coming to an end in the NCAA

Gauging Gage: Amateurism is coming to an end in the NCAA

October 17, 2019

Gage Johnson Sports Editor [email protected] According to bylaw 12.02.11 of the 2019-20 NCAA Division I Manual “A professional athlete is one who receives any kind of payment, directly...

(Blake Sandlin/TheNews)

Blake’s Take: My 10 favorite moments from the 2018-19 basketball season

March 29, 2019

Story by Blake Sandlin Interim Editor-in-Chief [email protected] For the past two seasons I’ve spent my Thursdays, Saturdays and virtually every day in between covering Murray State’s...

Murray State Head Coach Matt McMahon looks on as his team takes on Jackson State University. (Blake Sandlin/TheNews)

Non-conference no more: Grading the Racers through 11 games

January 2, 2019

Story by Blake Sandlin Sports Editor [email protected] It seems premature, but we’ve finally reached the first major checkpoint for any college basketball program with the conclusion...

Daniel Wann shares his expertise on sports psychology during an interview with The News. (Photo by Blake Sandlin)

Wann-on-one: Sports talk with a psych doc

October 19, 2018

Story by Blake Sandlin Sports Editor [email protected] Every month, Daniel Wann, a professor of psychology at Murray State, sits down with The News to address the increased juxtaposition...

Blakes Take: Seed Speculation

Blake’s Take: Seed Speculation

March 7, 2018

Story by Blake Sandlin, Assistant Sports Editor With Saturday’s win over Belmont, Murray State punched its ticket to the NCAA tournament. They’ve done all a mid-major school of their stature can...

Blakes Take: Tourney Time

Blake’s Take: Tourney Time

March 1, 2018

Story by Blake Sandlin, Assistant Sports Editor It all comes down to this. Murray State’s improbable 24-5 season and one of the nation’s longest winning streaks (11 games) will culminate this weekend...

Bryans Beliefs: Its a business

Bryan’s Beliefs: It’s a business

September 1, 2017

Column by Bryan Edwards, Sports Editor A lot of people enjoy sports–whether you play them, watch them or grab a controller and play against your friend on a console–almost everyone is involved with...

Meet the sports staff

Meet the sports staff

August 25, 2017

Staff Report Bryan My name is Bryan Edwards and I’ll be the quarterback of the sports section as the sports editor. I’m a fifth-year senior from Louisville, Kentucky but this is only my second...

Blake’s Take: One-and-Done

April 27, 2017

Column by Blake Sandlin, Assistant Sports Editor Since John Calipari took over the program in 2009, the University of Kentucky has had a top recruiting class every year. But in those eight seasons,...

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