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In OVC football this weekend, Murray State beat Missouri State 28 to 23, Southeast Missouri fell to Southern Illinois 35 to 14, Eastern Kentucky won out over Coastal Carolina 35 to 17, Tennessee Tech lost to Oregon 63 to 14, Tennessee State beat Austin Peay 34 to 14, and Illinois State defeated Eastern Illinois 54 to 51.

Murray State’s Board of Regents is meeting at Miller Golf Course today for a special planning session and work retreat. The board holds its quarterly meeting tomorrow on campus. On the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting: a spotlight on the men’s basketball team from coach Steve Prohm, and an update on the State Endowment Match Program.

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MurrayState kicked off its 88th football season Saturday on the road with a 69 to 3 loss to Number 7-ranked Florida State in Tallahassee.  It was the first meeting between the two teams.  The Racers will return next Saturday for their home opener against Central Arkansas at Roy Stewart Stadium.  Kick-off time is 6 p.m.

ESPN has ranked the Murray State men’s basketball 28th in the top 50 basketball programs in the last half century. The 50 in 50 project used a points system that took into account all-time wins, conference titles, post-season appearances and national rankings. The Racers have had 25 straight winning seasons, the 4th best streak in the country. The ranking placed the Racers two spots ahead of Western Kentucky, who came in at number 30.

OVC football coaches and information directors have picked Murray State to finish third in the conference this season, behind Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State.  

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The Murray State Football team and their veteran quarterback are receiving preseason accolades. 

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Murray State University sprinter Alexis Love broke an 18 year old school and Ohio Valley Conference record in the 200 meter run this weekend. 

MSU Searches for New Softball Coach

May 14, 2012
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Murray State Athletics is searching for a new softball coach, after falling short of the OVC tournament championship this weekend. Athletics Director Allen Ward says current coach Jay Pyron will not return next season. Pyron finishes his career at Murray State with an overall record of 80-79 and 43-37 in OVC play. Ward did not give a reason for Pyron's departure.

Murray State University men’s head basketball coach Steve Prohm is the first winner of CollegeInsider.com’s Joe B. Hall Award.  The award is named for the former head coach of the University of Kentucky Wildcats, who led the team from 1972 until 1985.  The award is presented to the top first year coach in Division I College Basketball.  Prohm led the Racers to a 31 and 2 record, as well as the third round of the NCAA tournament in his first season.

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