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The Murray State News

The Murray State News

Jakob Milani

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor

Jakob Milani is all about sports. He joined the staff of The Murray State News in 2020 as a sports writer, assigned to women's basketball, and by fall 2021 was named Sports Editor. He is a dedicated lover of all things Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears related, and loves to talk about all things sports. He is a co-host of "The Iron Grid" podcast with fellow sports writer Ronan Summers, and only ever watches ESPN in his down time. Aside from sports, Jakob also has a passion for music and baking. His favorite artists include Nirvana, Travis Scott, and Queen. His favorite item to bake is cheesecake.

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Freshman running back Cortezz Jones breaks a tackle on his way one of his two touchdowns against Robert Morris. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Football scores another win at home

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor
November 17, 2022
Junior guard Rob Perry tries to put up a tough layup against St. Louis on Monday, Nov. 7. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Men’s basketball starts with a loss

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor
November 10, 2022
Sophomore running back Demonts Witherspoon taes the handoff from sophomore quarterback Jayden Stinson. Photo by Rebeca Mertins-Chiodini/The News.

Football gets in the win column

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor
November 3, 2022
Sophomore quarterback Jayden Stinson completed 50% of his passes and threw for a touchdown against the Austin peay Governors on Saturday, Oct. 15. Photo courtesy of Dave Winder/Racer Athletics.

Football loses Battle of the Border

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor
October 20, 2022
Sophomore linebacker Cade Shuppard (#58) recorded five tackles, including a sack, in the Racers’ loss to EIU on Saturday, Sept. 24. Photo courtesy of Dave Winder/Racer Athletics.

Football loses first conference game

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor
September 28, 2022
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
Freshman quarterback Lucas Maue made his first collegiate start against the Gamecocks on Saturday, Sept. 10. Photo courtesy of Dave Winder/RacerAthletics.

Football drops first home game

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor
September 14, 2022
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