sports http://wkms.org en Despite Federal Agency's Ruling, Kentucky College Athletes Can't Unionize http://wkms.org/post/despite-federal-agencys-ruling-kentucky-college-athletes-cant-unionize <p>A federal agency’s landmark decision will allow the Northwestern University football team to seek unionization. Kentucky college athletes currently cannot do the same.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:19:27 +0000 Parker Franklin 39541 at http://wkms.org Despite Federal Agency's Ruling, Kentucky College Athletes Can't Unionize Racer Football Update with 'Voice of the Racers' Neal Bradley http://wkms.org/post/racer-football-update-voice-racers-neal-bradley-1 <p>"The Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley dropped by to talk with Tracy Ross about the Murray State University football team's recent losing streak and looks ahead to an important stretch of games for the Racer basketball team.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.goracers.com/">See more about MSU sports</a>.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:56:13 +0000 Tracy Ross 36803 at http://wkms.org Racer Football Update with 'Voice of the Racers' Neal Bradley Ryan Walker Survives (and Completes) the Spartan Death Race http://wkms.org/post/ryan-walker-survives-and-completes-spartan-death-race <p>Murray man Ryan Walker was among few finishing the Spartan Death Race this summer. The annual event challenges physical and mental limits in a 48 hour adventure race. According to <a href="http://www.youmaydie.com/">their website</a>, roughly 90% of participants fail to complete the race. He speaks with Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good </em>about his experience, what specific events were like, how he pulled through, and whether he'd do it again.</p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:24:04 +0000 Kate Lochte 33028 at http://wkms.org Ryan Walker Survives (and Completes) the Spartan Death Race KHSAA Proposes Bringing Middle School Sports Under Regulation http://wkms.org/post/khsaa-proposes-bringing-middle-school-sports-under-regulation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky lawmakers are reviewing a proposal to add middle schools athletics to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's oversight. It would mark the first time Kentucky middle schools fell under state regulation.</span></p><p>KHSAA&nbsp;commissioner&nbsp;Julien&nbsp;Tackett&nbsp;said currently there are no restrictions on the number of games played each season and no academic requirements for players and that distracts from student’s academics.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:38:55 +0000 Rob Canning 32363 at http://wkms.org KHSAA Proposes Bringing Middle School Sports Under Regulation Sports Psychology Addresses Performance Issues in High Profile Athletes http://wkms.org/post/sports-psychology-addresses-performance-issues-high-profile-athletes <p>Next week, our region has the opportunity to hear the Head of Sport Psychology of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Next Wednesday, April 3, Sean McCann speaks at 7 p.m. in Murray State’s Wrather Auditorium for “The Dr. and Mrs. Gary and Sharon Brummer Colloquium Series in Psychology.” Dr. McCann’s presentation is titled “Performing Under Pressure: Learning how to execute when it matters most."</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:25:50 +0000 Kate Lochte 29899 at http://wkms.org Sports Psychology Addresses Performance Issues in High Profile Athletes Owensboro expects $20M lift from sports tourism http://wkms.org/post/owensboro-expects-20m-lift-sports-tourism <p>Sports tourism is expected to have a $20 million impact on Owensboro this year.&nbsp; Jared Bratcher is sports marketing director for the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention &amp; Visitors Bureau.&nbsp; He tells the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer there will be more than 50 tournaments, including figure skating, hockey, baseball, running, soccer, softball, basketball, tennis, volleyball, fishing and football. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:06:01 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 28492 at http://wkms.org Celebration Honors Hackett, Hudson as Black Leaders http://wkms.org/post/celebration-honors-hackett-hudson-black-leaders <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">FRANKFORT— &nbsp;Kentucky legislators and community leaders on Wednesday honored an&nbsp;athlete and an academic during the&nbsp;10th&nbsp;annual Black History Month Celebration at the&nbsp;Capitol.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">The 2013 Black History Month celebration honoree was Wilbur Louis Hackett&nbsp;Jr., a groundbreaking&nbsp;football player. He was also the 2011 Kentucky Black Sports Hall of Fame&nbsp;inductee who state Sen. Gerald Neal, of Louisville, said "epitomizes all that is good about sports." Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:05:40 +0000 Rae Hodge 27754 at http://wkms.org Celebration Honors Hackett, Hudson as Black Leaders Kentucky BOE To Consider Organizing Middle School Athletics http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-boe-consider-organizing-middle-school-athletics <p></p><p>The Kentucky Board of Education will soon reconsider its policies governing middle school athletics. A legislative task force crafted final recommendations this week, which include many policies already in place at the high school level. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:04:56 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 25040 at http://wkms.org Kentucky BOE To Consider Organizing Middle School Athletics Murray State Alumnus "Stumpy" Rayburn Passes Away http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-alumnus-stumpy-rayburn-passes-away <p></p><p>Murray State athletics legend J.D. “Stumpy” Rayburn died yesterday at the age of 100. Rayburn was a member of the 1933 Murray State football team called the “Wonder Team,” which is the only team in school history to go undefeated and untied. Rayburn was inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame in 1979, and regularly attended MSU football and basketball games. Visitation is tonight from 5 to 8 at JH Churchill Funeral Home in Murray. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:20:17 +0000 Shelly Baskin 24309 at http://wkms.org Murray State Alumnus "Stumpy" Rayburn Passes Away Panel Discusses 40 Years of Title Nine http://wkms.org/post/panel-discusses-40-years-title-nine <p>It’s very likely many athletes in Kentucky high schools are not aware of a 1972 educational amendment which changed the face of athletics.&nbsp; A panel discussion in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Title Nine ruling was held yesterday at Midway College.&nbsp; The landmark legislation banned sex discrimination in schools for both academics and athletics.&nbsp; Kathy DeBoer, former UK Assistant Athletics Director participated in the program yesterday.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:18:05 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 24261 at http://wkms.org