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Murray State bench celebrates after a made three point shot.

Racers advance to MVC Quarterfinals

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

After heading into halftime up 38-24, the Murray State offense continued to apply pressure throughout the second half and secured an 87-49 win to advance...

Women’s head coach Rechelle Turner looks toward the bench in disappointment during the Racers’ game against the Belmont Bruins.

Opinion: What’s the wage gap at Murray State?

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor March 14, 2024

The gender wage gap has been a hot topic for a long time. In college basketball, where more and more women are taking over as coaches, that gap is still...

The Racers’ bench explodes in celebration after a play from freshman guard Zoe Stewart.

PREVIEW: Racers go hooping in the Heartland

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer March 14, 2024

In the world of college basketball, the month of March brings an entirely new level of excitement to the game every season. Dreams are either made or...

Senior forward Katelyn Young goes for a midrange jump shot.

Second half struggles continue for women’s basketball

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

As the season nears an end and every game becomes just a bit more crucial, the Racers hosted the Belmont Bruins on Feb. 25. The Bruins held the Racers...

Junior Cayson Conner chases after Drake Bulldog Taylor McAulay.

Best Athlete: Cayson Conner

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor February 23, 2024

Murray State is full of outstanding athletes across all sports, but one has stuck out to students and members of the community as the best of the best....

Senior guard Bria Sanders-Woods goes for a layup.

Women’s basketball blows 18-point lead to Northern Iowa

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

After losing by 20 in the first meeting between the Murray State Racers and the Northern Iowa Panthers, the Racers had taken a 12-point lead into halftime...

Senior Bria Sanders-Woods goes for a layup.

Women’s basketball suffers heartbreaking loss to Drake

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer February 17, 2024

After going into halftime with a nine-point lead over the top team in the Missouri Valley Conference, Murray State couldn’t hold off the Drake Bulldogs’...

Senior forward Katelyn Young wins a jump ball against Little Rock.

Women’s basketball team takes the Valley by storm

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer January 25, 2024

Murray State women’s basketball almost matched their win total from last year just halfway through the 2023-24 season.  After a difficult first year...

The Murray State womens basketball team poses with Head Coach Rechelle Turner after her 100th win. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Turner gets 100th win at Murray State

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer January 25, 2024

After picking up a conference win in her 100th victory as head coach, Murray State Racers women’s basketball Head Coach Rechelle Turner reflected on...

From left to right: Halle Langhi, Neely Northcott (team manager) and Charlee Settle sport Christmas sweaters to celebrate the season.

PHOTOS: Murray State Women’s Basketball celebrates Christmas with a win at home

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor December 15, 2023

The women's basketball team shined at their last home game before the Christmas holiday. The team won 98-79 over the Little Rock Trojans.

The bench celebrates a three-pointer during the game against Austin Peay.

PHOTOS: Racers Women’s Basketball comes back to beat Austin Peay on the road

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor December 14, 2023

  The Murray State Racers women's basketball team won in a tight game against Austin Peay State University on Dec. 9th. The Racers beat the...

Freshman guard Zoe Stewart puts up a three pointer in practice.

Women’s basketball defeats former OVC foe

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

The Murray State women’s basketball team improved to a record of 3-2 on Tuesday in a 88-73 win over their former Ohio Valley Conference rival UT Martin.  “We...

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