Murray State Racers

Murray State Racers
3:52 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Racers Tip-Off Against Colorado State Tomorrow in NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

The Murray State Racers start their 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament run in Louisville tomorrow morning. They face off against the Mountain West Conference’s Colorado State Rams. The Racers went 30- 1 for the season, earning them a 6 seed from the Tournament Selection Committee. While the seed is relatively high for a one loss team, Racers Coach Steve Prohm says he thinks the decision was based more on the venue than their reputation. He says,

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MSU Draws Six-Seed
8:24 am
Mon March 12, 2012

MSU to Play Colorado State in NCAA Tournament

The Number 6 seed Murray State Racers celebrated Selection Sunday yesterday by getting ready for their first NCAA tournament opponent, eleven seed Colorado State.  The Racers will play the Rams this Thursday at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center.  MSU Head Coach Steve Prohm says he’s glad the wait is over, so the OVC champions can concentrate on preparing to play Colorado State.  Tip off is set for 11:15 a.m. Central, on Thursday.
 

College Basketball
5:06 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Racers Go Pro: A Look at the Path for Murray State Basketball Players to the NBA

Banner Years

As we look at the current team and wonder if these players could go on to professional basketball careers, it’s worth taking a look back to see where some of the Racer legends of the past have ended up. Murray State is no stranger to basketball success, as one of the top mid-major programs in the country. But in the history of the program, only nine players have gone on to play in the NBA. Gary Pitts spoke with a couple of those players to talk about their experience, and a top NBA official to find out what pro-scouts are looking for in college players.

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Racer History
4:53 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

"Banner Years" Tells History of Racer Basketball

The Racers have re-written the record books this year, and as Murphy ’s Law would dictate that has thrown a wrench in the operation of Racer Basketball Legend Bennie Purcell and former MSU Sports Information Director Jimmy Wilder, who are behind a book called “Banner Years” Chronicling the Racers 85 year basketball history. WKMS' resident sports buff Tracy Ross speaks with Purcell and Wilder about the book and some of the Racers greatest ball players.

Culture
10:27 am
Fri March 9, 2012

How Kentucky Became a Basketball State

Dr. Duane Bolin
Murray State University

Spend any time in Kentucky, and you'll notice that residents of the Bluegrass love their basketball.  Of the 72 NCAA men's championship games played since 1939, Kentucky teams have won nine of them.  Only California has more championships.  So, the Commonwealth is a basketball state.  But why?  How did that particular tradition begin?  To find out, Todd Hatton spoke with Murray State University history professor Dr. Duane Bolin.  Dr.

College Basketball
7:34 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Racer Dance Party

The Murray State Racers invite all fans to celebrate their 15th NCAA Tournament selection at a Racer Dance Party this Sunday. It’s at Racer Arena on 14th street on MSU’s campus and starts at 3:30. The CBS selection show starts at 5:00 and will be broadcast as the Racers find out their seeding for the tournament, and the opponent for their first game. 

Afternoon Update
2:53 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/5/12

The US 60/62 Mississippi River Bridge at Cairo will reopen tomorrow after being shut down for over a year.

Kentucky Politics:

House Bill 335 sponsored by state Representative Joni Jenkins would require drug and alcohol support to receive extra training to be licensed in that field.

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Afternoon Update
4:34 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/1/12

UPIKE students
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A proposal to make the private University of Pikeville a public institution has hit a roadblock in the  Kentucky legislature.

Narcotics:

A Murray man faces drug trafficking and theft charges after reportedly stealing and selling drugs from a local CVS Pharmacy.

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College Basketball
2:08 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Racers Prepare for OVC Tournament

ovcsports.com

The number 12 ranked Murray State Racers are preparing for postseason play this week as the Ohio Valley Conference tournament tips off. The tournament started last night in Nashville, but the Racers don’t play until the semifinal round tomorrow night as they received two byes as the top team in the OVC. First year Head Coach Steve Prohm says while his 28-1 squad accomplished a great deal this season, there’s much more to do.

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College Basketball
7:29 am
Thu March 1, 2012

OVC First Round Tourney Scores

ovcsports.com

The OVC Men’s Basketball tournament kicked off in Nashville last night. In early round play, Southeast Missouri downed Eastern Kentucky, 75-65, and Jacksonville State beat Austin Peay, 75-70. Southeast Missouri moves on tonight to face Tennessee Tech, and Jacksonville State takes on Morehead State. The Murray State Racers have a bye until the semifinal tomorrow night, when they will face the winner of tonight’s SEMO-Tennessee Tech game. 

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