Athletics

Racers season comes to a close with OVC tourney loss

Story by Gage Johnson Sports Editor gjohnson17@murraystate.edu Following a 7-3 record to finish the season to claim the No. 6 seed in the OVC Tournament, the Racers were unable to carry their momentum into the postseason and fell to UT Martin 77-56. It was clear that both teams had some initial jitters to open the Read More


Racers finish eighth at UNF Collegiate

Story by Keith Jaco Staff writer rjaco@murraystate.edu Murray State women’s golf ended the University of North Florida Collegiate on a high note on Tuesday, March 5, shooting a third round 302 and finishing tied for eighth place. Tournament host UNF took home first place honors with a three round total of 284-293-294?871. Sam Houston State Read More


Morant, Adebayo lead Murray State All-OVC award winners

Story by Keith Jaco Staff writer rjaco@murraystate.edu Each season, OVC head coaches and sports information directors vote on year-end awards for various categories including Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, First and Second teams, and All-Newcomers (freshmen or transfers). Murray State men’s and women’s basketball players each received numerous OVC postseason awards Read More


Intramural basketball season comes to an end

Keith Jaco Staff writer rjaco@murraystate.edu Murray State intramurals offer students on campus a chance to participate in numerous competitive sports seasons throughout the school year. The beginning of  every spring semester starts with a month-long basketball season, and includes Greek Life teams, teams from residential colleges and independent teams. Teams that participated in the season Read More


Referee numbers decline amid safety concerns

Keenan Hall Staff writer khall16@murraystate.edu The  National Association of Sports Officials reported that there is a shortage in the number of new referees and officials nationwide after many across the country have questioned the quality of officials in sports this year.    In the spring of 2017, the NASO surveyed over 17,400 referees to help Read More


Seniors cherish their final home game

Story by Keenan Hall Staff writer khall16@murraystate.edu Murray State basketball seniors were honored in the Racers’ last home game on Saturday, March 2, as they reflected on their careers in the blue and gold. Three players were honored for the Racers in this year’s senior night on Saturday, March 2. Murray State women’s basketball sent Read More



Racers look to surprise teams in OVC tournament

Story by Gage Johnson Sports Editor gjohnson17@murraystate.edu After being picked to finish last in the preseason OVC polls, Murray State women’s basketball is now in a position to shock the conference in postseason play. “As a coaching staff we didn’t feel we were 12th preseason,” Head Coach Rechelle Turner said. “We felt like we knew Read More