TOP 5 OF THE FALL

Kory Savage/The News The team and its fans celebrate the OVC Tournament Championship Nov. 22 at Racer Arena.

1. BRINGING BANNERS HOME

The volleyball team won the OVC Tournament Championship this season for the first time since 2003. For more information on its NCAA appearance, check out our story on page 4B.

Kory Savage/The News The team and its fans celebrate the OVC Tournament Championship Nov. 22 at Racer Arena.

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The team and its fans celebrate the OVC Tournament Championship Nov. 22 at Racer Arena.

2. PLAYS BY POKEY

Junior runningback Pokey Harris leads the nation in touchdown kick returns with three on the season, in addition to ranking sixth in the nation in yards per return with an average of 28.8. Harris was named to the All-OVC First Team as a return specialist last week.

Kory Savage/The News A referee calls Pokey Harris’s touchdown good at Roy Stewart Stadium earlier this season.

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A referee calls Pokey Harris’s touchdown good at Roy Stewart Stadium earlier this season.

3. MASKED MEN TAKE CFSB

A picture is worth a thousand words and this one says it all. Our profile on the horse-masked basketball fans that took Racer Nation by storm in the Nov. 21 edition of The News is still racking up hits online.

Kory Savage/The News Jacob Williams, Hal Abel, A.J. Glaser and Ray Hall strut their stuff in the student section Nov. 14 at the CFSB Center.

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Jacob Williams, Hal Abel, A.J. Glaser and Ray Hall strut their stuff in the student section Nov. 14 at the CFSB Center.

4. SOCCER SUCCESS

Racer soccer earned five more wins this season than in 2013 and shot from ninth place to third place within the conference with a final OVC record of 7-3.

Jenny Rohl/The News Senior forward Julie Mooney keeps the ball away from two IUPUI players Sept. 19 at Cutchin Field.

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Senior forward Julie Mooney keeps the ball away from two IUPUI players Sept. 19 at Cutchin Field.

5. SOFTBALL SMARTS

The softball team showed its skills on the field and in the classroom as eight

players were named All-America Scholar-Athletes for the 2013-2014 academic year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. The team went 5-1 on the fall season including a victory over Southern Illinois.

Jenny Rohl/The News The infielders gather to talk during an intrasquad scrimmage earlier this season at Racer Field.

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The infielders gather to talk during an intrasquad scrimmage earlier this season at Racer Field.