Murray State Basketball

3:41 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Jackson Suspended for 2012-13 Basketball Season

Lance Allison,

Murray State University basketball player Zaveral “Zay” Jackson isn’t playing in this year’s basketball season. Director of Athletics Allen Ward says he will still attend team activities such as practice and conditioning. Ward will assess Jackson’s behavior at the end of the season to decide if he'll come back to the court next year. Jackson pled guilty earlier this month to attacking two people with his car in the Murray Walmart parking lot in September. His sentencing is scheduled for November 13.

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Morning Cram
8:46 am
Mon October 22, 2012

The Morning Cram [made in China edition]

Staff Getty Images

From NPR: If the last presidential debate was any indication, you'll be hearing a lot about China in tonight's third and final face-off between President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

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6:50 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Assault Victim Says Basketball Player's Punishment is "Too lenient"

Zay Jackson
Lance Allison,

A Kentucky man run over by a Murray State basketball player in a Wal-Mart parking lot says he's angry about his attacker's proposed sentence. Jason Clement of Murray told WPSD that a 30-day jail sentence for Racers guard Zaveral "Zay" Jackson is too lenient. Jackson pleaded guilty earlier this month to wanton endangerment. He admitted to running down Clement and his wife September 9th. Clement says the fall left him with little mobility in that arm but has not been able to afford medical attention.

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8:22 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Attorney Strengthens Efforts for Jackson Plea Bargain

Lance Allison,

Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship plans to intensify efforts to reach a plea bargain for Murray State University basketball player Zaveral “Zay” Jackson. Blankenship says he is concerned social media comments about the case have affected the Calloway County jury.

Police allege Jackson struck two people with his car in Murray’s Walmart parking lot Sept. 9. Blankenship says the offer to Jackson will include conditions of jail time, restitution to the victims and anger management.

3:00 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Jackson Waives Preliminary Hearing, May Negotiate Plea Deal

Zay Jackson
Lance Allison,

Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship hopes to work out a plea deal with Murray State University basketball player Zaveral “Zay” Jackson. Jackson faces felony assault charges for allegedly hitting two people with his car during an argument in the Murray Walmart parking lot earlier this month. Blankenship says Jackson has waived his right to preliminary hearing and grand jury consideration.

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Afternoon Update
4:20 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/27/12

In March 2006, Fareba Miriam became the first woman to enroll in a para-veterinarian training program that USAID is running in Afghanistan.

Today on NPR: Women in Afghanistan are, in general, better off today than when the Taliban ruled. But activists say there has been backsliding on the gains of the past decade.

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WKMS Youth Radio Project
9:30 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Youth Report: Basketball Camp Interview with Coach Prohm

Patrick with MSU Racers Coach Steve Prohm

We kick off our WKMS Youth Radio Project with an interview by 9-year-old Murray Elementary School student Patrick Jones. He recently attended a basketball camp organized by Murray State Men’s Basketball Head Coach Steve Prohm. He scored a few minutes with Prohm to talk about the Racers’ upcoming season and the celebrated “ice cream shot.”

Special thanks to Patrick’s dad, Rusty Jones, for coordinating the interview.

See also a gallery of Good Reads for Kids.

9:01 am
Thu May 24, 2012

MSU Basketball Coach Prohm at Book Signing Today

Murray State men’s head basketball Coach Steve Prohm will be in Paducah this evening, signing copies of “A Season to Remember,” a commemorative book about MSU’s unprecedented 2011-2012 season, where the Racers went 31 and 2. 

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