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Freshman forward Justin Morgan puts up a three pointer against Indiana State on Saturday, Jan. 21. The Racers defeated the Sycamores 82-73. Photo by Rebeca Mertins/The News.

Murray State basketball remains in tight MVC race

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor January 26, 2023

With the college basketball season more than halfway over, conferences typically start to see the true competitors for the championship around this time...

Head Coach Dean Hood gets fired up after a big play from the Racers against Lindenwood. Photo courtesy of Dave Winder/Racer Athletics.

Preview: Football hosts Tennessee State on Homecoming

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor October 27, 2022

Homecoming has finally come around for Murray State, and with it comes the big event for the day: the football game. This season, the Murray State football...

The team runs drills to start its first practice of the 2022-23 season. Photo by Jakob Milani/The News.

Mens basketball holds first official practice

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor September 28, 2022

The 2022-23 season officially launched as the Murray State men’s basketball team took the court for the first time on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The practice...

Freshman running back Jawaun Northington rushed for 71 yards against Ball State. Photo courtesy of Dave Winder/Racer Athletics.

Football hosts EIU for Family Weekend

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor September 21, 2022

After the 31-0 loss to Ball State University, Murray State turns to its conference schedule and its annual Family Weekend game. The Racers start their...

Nico Yantko was introduced as Murray States new athletic director on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Photo courtesy of David Eaton.

Murray State announce new Athletic Director

August 31, 2022

Jakob Milani Sports Editor [email protected]   Big change continues to happen for Murray State’s athletic department in 2022 as Nico...

Junior guard Tevin Brown is one of the players leaving Murray State as he declared for the NBA Draft with an agent. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Transfer Portal sends men’s basketball into a frenzy

April 10, 2022

Jakob Milani Sports Editor [email protected] As college basketball season comes to a close, the one phrase everyone is hearing right now is...

Murray State announced Steve Prohm as its new mens basketball head coach on Monday, March 28. Photo courtesy of Dave Winder/Racer Athletics.

Men’s basketball announces new head coach

March 30, 2022

Jakob Milani Sports Editor [email protected] Former Iowa State Head Coach Steve Prohm will be returning to Murray State men’s basketball as...

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...

Senior libero Becca Fernandez broke the Murray State all time digs record on Saturday, Sept. 11 against Georgia Southern. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Fernandez breaks Murray State digs record

September 15, 2021

Rachel Essner Staff Writer [email protected]   On Saturday, Sept. 11, Murray State volleyball player senior libero Becca Fernandez...

Johnny Reagan Field looks to get new renovations in the near future. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Athletics Facility Plan looks to help baseball

September 2, 2021

Jakob Milani Sports editor [email protected]   The Murray State Athletics Facility Master Plan has been working hard to help the stadiums...

Former Racer and 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year Ja Morant donated a new rest and recovery room to his alma mater. (Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics and Hyperice)

Morant continues to leave his mark on Murray State with recovery room donation

October 7, 2020

Simon Elfrink Staff Writer [email protected] Former Murray State basketball star Ja Morant continues to give back to the Racer Nation with the...

The OVC is one of many conferences across the country to encourage its student athletes to vote. (Photo courtesy of the OVC)

NCAA mandates student athletes received Election Day off

September 30, 2020

Jakob Milani Contributing Writer [email protected] Voting has been the focal point voiced by many athletes at the professional level, and...

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