Basketball

Racers steamroll Spalding, break records in process

Story by Blake Sandlin Sports Editor bsandlin1@murraystate.edu A Murray State win against D-III Spalding was practically a foregone conclusion heading into the first-ever meeting between the two schools, but it was the emphatic way the Racers did it that left spectators stunned. The Racers completely stifled the Golden Eagles en route to a 106-36 win Read More


Preview: Murray State, Spalding square off at ‘The Bank’

Story by Blake Sandlin Sports Editor bsandlin1@murraystate.edu When a Division I and Division III basketball team square off, most reasonable fans can expect a lopsided scoreboard at game’s end. Such is true for Murray State’s matchup with Spalding University on Friday, Nov. 16 – the first meeting between the two Kentucky programs. The D III Read More


Managers only: Basketball staff playing its own game

Story by Gage Johnson Senior writer gjohnson17@murraystate.edu When you think of a manager, you likely imagine people doing laundry, filling up water bottles and catering to the needs of a coach during a game. Yet, when the managers of Murray State’s men’s basketball team aren’t busy helping the Racers succeed, they’re participating on a team Read More


Turnovers hinder Racers, lose first game of the season

Story by Gage Johnson Senior Writer gjohnson17@murraystate.edu A year removed from the Murray State women’s basketball team’s blowout loss at home against Butler University, the Racers were handed the same result as they were defeated by the Bulldogs 86-65 at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Murray State showed signs of promise on Tuesday, Nov. 13, and made the Read More


London native Adebayo filling Racers’ post presence

Story by Gage Johnson Staff writer gjohnson17@murraystate.edu With the Racer women’s basketball team bringing in a practically new team into the 2018-2019 season, one familiar face that is expected to shine alongside Head Coach Rechelle Turner and company is junior forward Evelyn Adebayo. Adebayo is from London, England, and came to the United States to Read More


Racers chop down Mighty Oaks

Story by Gage Johnson Senior Writer gjohnson17@murraystate.edu Murray State women’s basketball dominated its second game of the season, defeating the Oakland City Mighty Oaks 113-55 to start out 1-0 against a Division I team for the first time since 2014. Head Coach Rechelle Turner stressed that in games like these, the focus should be to Read More


Big turnaround: Racers forging a post presence

Story by Keith Jaco Staff writer rjaco@murraystate.edu The Murray State men’s basketball team has gone through its share of turnover since last season’s NCAA Tournament appearance. Stellar guard play from players like Jonathan Stark and Ja Morant as well as consistent games from Terrell Miller Jr. helped propel the Racers to a 26-6 record. Once Read More


The Racers’ Horseshoes: Inside men’s basketball’s affinity for sneakers

Story by Blake Sandlin Sports Editor bsandlin1@murraystate.edu When members of Murray State’s men’s basketball team aren’t turning heads on the basketball court, they’re turning heads with their off-court style. Whether they’re on campus, at practice or checking out a football game, it’s easy to recognize a Murray State basketball player through one defining trait: their Read More