Football

Sports
7:17 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Titans' George Wilson Comes Home to Paducah for Sports Fest

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Young athletes gathered for the annual George Wilson Sports Fest  Saturday for a chance to train with Tennessee Titans safety and Paducah native George Wilson.

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Monkey See
12:30 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Why The 'Man's-Man Game' Is An Insult To Men

Michael Sam, seen here in November 2013, told The New York Times over the weekend that he's gay.
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Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 3:06 pm

Michael Sam, the SEC defensive player of the year out of Missouri, talked about being gay in an interview with The New York Times that ran Sunday, although his college coaches and teammates already knew. Sam was expected to be a solid NFL draft pick in May, making this a particularly intriguing time for him to come out. Assuming he's drafted, Sam would become the first active NFL athlete to be openly gay.

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Business
12:15 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

MSU Marketing Professor on the Buzz and Economics of Super Bowl Ads

Budweiser Commercial
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 Super Bowl ads cause a lot of buzz.  On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Murray State Marketing Professor Glynn Mangold about the creativity and economics of Super Bowl advertisements. They talk about this year's highlights, trends, the different types of marketing, what's successful and what's not.

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Sports
3:44 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Racer Football Coach on NFL Memories and Super Bowl Predictions

The Super Bowl is the most watched single-day sporting event in the world and to celebrate, Tracy Ross talks to Murray State Racer football coach Chris Hatcher about the NFL's popularity, the coach's favorite team and player and the keys to victory in Sunday's big game.

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Sports
3:01 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

KHSAA: Football Finals Schedule Unchanged, For Now

LT Smith Stadium is hosting the 2013 Kentucky high school football finals.
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The Kentucky High School Athletic Association says it’s monitoring the weather situation related to the six football championship games being played Friday and Saturday at LT Smith Stadium in Bowling Green.

A cold front is expected to hit the area Friday, with snow, sleet, and ice possible.

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Education
12:47 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Mayfield Cancels School Day In Support of Football Championship Game

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Mayfield students will get a day off this week to cheer on the football team. Mayfield Independent Schools will be closed this Friday, December 6th to allow faculty, staff and students to support the Mayfield Cardinal Football team at the state championship game.

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Shots - Health News
10:58 am
Thu August 15, 2013

A Safety Checklist To Save Teen Athletes' Lives

Ray Copeland, a football coach at Bishop McGuinness High School, puts his players through a workout in Oklahoma City in 2007. As is often the case in much of the U.S., the first day of high school football practice that year began in a heat wave.
AP

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 7:03 am

For all the benefits of exercise and teamwork to the heart and head, high school athletes still lead the nation in athletics-related deaths. And it doesn't have to be that way, sports medicine specialists say.

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Sports
4:04 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Kentucky BOE To Consider Organizing Middle School Athletics

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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.

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Crime
12:04 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Three Former UTM Football Players Face Robbery, Kidnapping Charges

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Three former University of Tennessee at Martin football players face robbery and kidnapping charges. Linebacker Cortez Bowen was removed from the team after he and former players Richard Taylor and Jeremy Anderson allegedly robbed and kidnapped two UTM students at gunpoint earlier this month. A 17-year-old juvenile is also charged in the incident.

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Sports
8:54 am
Mon October 29, 2012

OVC Football Scores

In OVC football over the weekend. the Murray State Racers fell 35 to 38 to Jacksonville State’s Gamecocks Saturday. Elsewhere, SEMO beat Austin Peay 48 to 27. Eastern Kentucky lost to Eastern Illinois 24 to 7, and Tennessee State brought down Tennessee Tech 22 to 21.

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