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PHOTOS: Mens Basketball heartbreaking loss at MVC tournament

PHOTOS: Men’s Basketball heartbreaking loss at MVC tournament

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor March 9, 2024

The Racers Men's Basketball team falls to the Missouri State Bears in the first round of the Missouri Valley Tournament. The team's St. Louis trip...

Junior guard JaCobi Wood makes a move around a Missouri State defender.

Racers’ season ends in St. Louis

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor March 8, 2024

Murray State had their last dance on Thursday, March 7, as the Racers fell to the Missouri State Bears 60-35. Despite winning the previous two matchups...

Senior Quincy Anderson goes for a layup over a Belmont defender.

PREVIEW: Murray State shoots for first MVC title

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor March 7, 2024

Tournament season has arrived in college basketball, and Murray State will attempt to secure their spot in March Madness through the Missouri Valley Conference...

Fellow players help up junior guard Brian Moore Jr. after he scores.

Racers end losing streak with win over Bradley

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

The Murray State basketball team kicked off its Missouri Valley Conference schedule with an upset victory over the Bradley Braves as the Racers defeated...

The Racers’ starting lineup prepares to be announced before the game.

Basketball looks to take MVC crown

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2023

As basketball season runs on, Murray State’s men’s team is preparing for the tough gauntlet that is Missouri Valley basketball. After a seventh-place...

Players on the bench cheer on their teammates late in a game.

New offense means new hope for women’s team

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

Though conference play starts in late December, it’s never too early to take a peek at how the Missouri Valley Conference portion of the schedule will...

Junior forward DJ Burns puts up a tough layup on his way to 7 points for the Racers against the Drake Bulldogs. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Racers struggle ahead of final stretch

Jakob Milani, Sports Edior February 9, 2023

After a 43-point loss at Indiana State on Saturday, Feb. 4, Murray State’s men’s basketball team suffered a 92-68 loss against the Drake Bulldogs on...

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...

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...

Senior guard Jordyn Hughes drives to the basket against Southern Illinois. Photo by Jayden Hayn/The News.

Women’s basketball looks to bounce back after a pair of losses

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer January 26, 2023

Murray State has come to quickly realize the MVC is a different atmosphere, as four of the Racers’ six losses this season were against conference opponents. The...

Sophomore guard JaCobi Wood averages 12.3 points per game this season, scoring 23 points against Texas A&M, and 24 points against the University of Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics

Basketball returns home for historic MVC match

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor December 1, 2022

History will be made in Murray on Thursday, Dec. 1 as the Murray State men’s basketball team hosts the Illinois State Redbirds in their first MVC matchup. The...

Senior midfielder Lauren Payne, who was second in both goals and total points last season, looks to lead the Racers to another winning season in 2022. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

PREVIEW: Soccer looks to make noise in new conference

August 25, 2022

Ronan Summers Contributing Writer [email protected] The Murray State Racers soccer team has already begun play, losing their first two contests.  The...

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