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Junior Brian Moore Jr. walks back to the locker room after the lose to Austin Peay.

PHOTOS: Racers Men’s Basketball falls short against Austin Peay

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor December 13, 2023

  The Racer's men's basketball played Austin Peay State University on Dec. 9th in Clarksville, TN. The Racers lost to the Governors 49-53 after...

Senior guard Shawn Walker goes up for a dunk.

Ellington, Walker lead way in Racers’ first game

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor November 10, 2023

The newcomers shined in Murray State’s first game of the season as the Racers defeated the Midway University Eagles 91-58. Junior forward Nick Ellington...

Fans cheer at a 1988 game in Racer Arena.

The History of Racer Arena

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Sports Editor November 2, 2023

When a team plays at home, in front of its own fans and in the comfort of its own arena or stadium, there are very few feelings that match it. Few arenas...

Junior guard Brian Moore goes up for a layup against Drake in the MVC Tournament.

Moore brings ‘New York’ swagger to Murray State

Jonah Morgan, Staff Writer November 2, 2023

Junior guard Brian Moore Jr. has quickly become a fan favorite after establishing himself as one of the Racers’ key performers on both sides of the ball. Moore...

Senior guard Quincy Anderson puts up a tough shot against a pair of Brescia defenders.

Racers win historic Racer Arena game against Brescia

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor November 1, 2023

Murray State basketball fans were treated to a show Wednesday night as the Racers defeated the Brescia Bearcats in Racer Arena 90-69. It was the first...

Sophomore guard Brian Moore breaks down on defense against an Indiana State defender. Moore is averaging 8.5 points per game this season, including a career high against Belmont. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Basketball looks to finish season with win

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor February 23, 2023

After a season of ups, downs, new faces, old faces and some history being made along the way, the Racers’ first regular season in the MVC comes to a...

Sophomore guard Brian Moore Jr. scored a career high 25 points in the Racers win over Belmont on Wednesday, Feb 1. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Racers narrowly escape Belmont at home

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor February 2, 2023

In just the second meeting since switching conferences, the Murray State men’s basketball team barely came out on top over Belmont, defeating the Bruins...

Sophomore guard Brian Moore Jr. led the Racers with 19 points in their loss to Southern Illinois on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Photo by Rebeca Mertins/The News.

Murray State vs SIU: a rivalry reborn

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor January 26, 2023

MVC basketball can bring out the most in fan bases, and those words had never seemed more true as the Southern Illinois Salukis hosted the Murray State’s...

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

With a bunch of new faces, a new head coach, and a new conference, the Murray State men’s basketball season has officially started. Only two players...

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...

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