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Zay Jackson Case Goes to Grand Jury

Nov 22, 2012
Lance Allison, goracers.com

The Zaveral “Zay” Jackson case goes to a grand jury. The Paducah Sun reports the Murray State point guard turned down a plea-deal in a Calloway Circuit Court hearing yesterday. The deal had offered a one-year-jail sentence and the possibility of shock probation.  Jackson is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. Two Paducah residents claim the 20-year-old basketball player from Hammond, La., hit them with his car in September.

Tonight’s men’s and women’s double header at the CFSB center marks the opening of the Murray State Racers’ regular basketball season. The Murray State women’s team will start off the night with a game against the Western Kentucky Lady Toppers at 5:15. Rounding off the night, the Murray State men’s team will play the Brescia Bearcats at 7:30.

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From NPR: For most of us, Election Day marks a welcome end to months of relentless political ads and partisan bickering. But in an age when the rules about when it's OK to express one's political opinion seem to have frayed, what if someone decides the line at the polling station is the place to talk politics?

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The 2012 Summer Olympics begin in London this weekend, with the opening ceremony scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. on NBC. WKMS Youth Reporter Patrick Jones is keeping a close eye on how the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team fares in the exhibition games and brings us this analysis.

McCracken County Public Schools’ new consolidated high school has made a 10 year, $200,000 deal for the naming rights for its basketball arena. 

Murray State Set to Open New Basketball Facility Next Year

May 11, 2012

On the heels of the Racers’ NCAA tournament showing, Murray State University is set to open a new, $4 million basketball-only facility in January.  The 20,000-square-foot building will include a basketball court, coaching offices, lobby space and a hall of fame.  

Prohm Talks to LSU

Apr 13, 2012
goracers.com

Louisiana State University says they've approached Murray State head coach Steve Prohm about filling their open coaching position. An LSU spokesperson tells WAFB in Baton Rouge they did meet with Prohm, but he is not a candidate for the coaching spot vacated by Trent Johnson. Johnson left LSU for the top spot at Texas Christian University earlier this week.

The latest from the web:

WAFB: Prohm Speaks to LSU

UK Celebrations Continue

Apr 3, 2012
www.secsportsfan.com

Thousands of UK fans packed into Rupp Arena this afternoon for a celebration of the men’s basketball teaming winning the NCAA title.

Think of it as a mini version of Big Blue Madness. More than 20,000 people got free tickets to the Kentucky celebration at Rupp Arena this afternoon. Robert Rose drove up from Powell County to get a look at the 2012 Wildcats and their championship trophy.

“Means everything to me and my family. We’ve been UK fans, raised on it since we was little.”

The University of Louisville/University of Kentucky rivalry will reach new heights tomorrow night when the Cards and the Cats clash in the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans. And as each team’s coach tries to play down any personal rivalry this week, Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino acknowledges the die-hard nature of many fans, especially when it comes to games like this one.

“It ends up with a lot of bad marriages. A lot of mixed marriages that end up bad.  You have a Louisville woman with a Kentucky man and it always ends up bad,”

From GoRacers.com

Murray State junior Isaiah Canaan picked up another pair of honors Monday afternoon as The Associated Press named him Second Team All-America, and he was also selected to the John R. Wooden All-American team.

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