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VIDEO: The Racer Review

Jakob Milani, Co-EIC/Sports Editor November 15, 2023

In this debut episode, The Murray State News co-EIC and sports editor Jakob Milani finds himself being awakened and dropped into a sports show with co-hosts...

Freshman guard Bria Sanders-Woods surveys the defense against Austin Peay. (Photo courtesy of Gage Johnson/TheNews)

Racers fall to Austin Peay in first game of conference play

December 20, 2020

Jakob Milani Staff Writer [email protected] In their first conference game of the season, the Murray State Racers lost a close contest to...

Junior guard Manna Mensah surveys the Wildcat defense during the 2020-21 season opener. (Photo courtesy of Dave Winder/Racer Athletics)

Racer basketball is back: women’s team shows promise in the season opener.

November 29, 2020

Jakob Milani Staff Writer [email protected] Nearly three weeks after the intended start date,  Murray State women’s basketball is back...

Junior guard Tevin Brown drives to the basket against Morehead State. (Photo courtesy of Gage Johnson/The News)

Murray State basketball finalizes schedule

November 11, 2020

Gage Johnson Editor-in-Chief [email protected] With the season two weeks away, Murray State men’s and women’s basketball have finalized...

 President Bob Jackson said the Racers have helped the University gain publicity and enhance recruitment efforts. (Gage Johnson/The News)

Racers score big bucks for the University

March 27, 2019

Story by Miranda Carpenter Staff writer [email protected] The Racers’ 17th appearance in the NCAA Tournament has enhanced Murray State’s...

Couple gets engaged at Racer basketball game

Couple gets engaged at Racer basketball game

March 7, 2019

Story by Claire Smith, Staff writer Photos courtesy of Makena Edging A couple decked out in Racer colors got engaged at a basketball game on Feb....

Peyton Cadwell poses with scholarship sponsor, Leon Owen, president and CEO of Swift & Staley. Photo courtesy of Peyton Cadwell

Student scores free tuition for a semester

February 14, 2019

Story by Ciara Benham, Staff writer  A Murray State student won a free semester of tuition after shooting a half court shot during a basketball game...

Second-year Head Coach Rechelle Turner looks on during the Racers opener against Evansville. (Blake Sandlin/TheNews)

Young Racers heading culture rebuild

November 9, 2018

Story by Gage Johnson Senior writer [email protected] Racer Mania and OVC Media Day have passed, meaning Racer basketball is right around...

(Blake Sandlin/TheNews)

Season Preview: Men’s basketball looking to repeat

November 8, 2018

Story by Blake Sandlin Sports Editor [email protected] Expectations for Murray State men’s basketball will be at an all-time high following...

Photo by Bryan Edwards/TheNews

Stark joining Timberwolves for NBA Summer League

June 22, 2018

Story by Blake Sandlin, Sports Editor Former Murray State guard Jonathan Stark didn't hear his name called during Thursday night's NBA Draft, but that...

McMahon inks five recruits for 2018

McMahon inks five recruits for 2018

April 20, 2018

Story by Zach Scott, Staff writer Head Coach Matt McMahon signed his fifth recruit to Racer basketball on Thursday, adding to a prolific class of guards. Murray...

Photo by Dave Winder/Racer Athletics

MSU basketball player breaking borders

April 19, 2018

Story by Adam Redfern, Contributing writer Murray State’s women’s basketball freshman guard Paige Barrett will embark on a mission trip in Warsaw,...

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