Murray State Racers

The Murray State mens basketball team’s historic season ended Saturday when the Racers lost to Marquette 62-53.  Isaiah Canaan scored 16 points for Murray State. The Racers finished the season 31-2.

2012 NCAA Tournament: MSU Pre-Game Party & Game Information

Mar 16, 2012

The Murray State Racers (31-1) won their second round game against Colorado State University. The Racers will now play No. 3 seed Marquette on Saturday, March 17th, at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The MSU Alumni Association will be hosting the MSU Pre-game Party at the Sports & Social Club (4th Street Live Plaza) starting at 1:30 p.m. (EST).

Afternoon Round-Up 3/14/12

Mar 14, 2012

Kentucky Politics:

The Kentucky Senate Health and Welfare Committee has unanimously approved a bill to help 18-year-olds transition from foster care to independent living.

A Kentucky Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill that calls for a constitutional amendment to allow lawmakers to divide more counties during redistricting.

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,

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.
 

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.

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.

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.

Racer Dance Party

Mar 6, 2012

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 Round-Up 3/5/12

Mar 5, 2012

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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