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1:56 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Obama Picks Kentucky To Win NCAA Tournament, Mixes In Politics

University of Kentucky basketball players celebrate their Southeastern Conference tournament championship victory earlier this month.
Steve Helber AP

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 11:05 am

President Barack Obama didn't exactly go out on a limb with his college-basketball picks this year.

Like most people, he picked Kentucky to run the table, go 40-0, and win the NCAA Tournament. He also picked three No. 1 seeds and one No. 2 to make it to the Final Four.

"I don't think you can play a perfect basketball game anymore than you can do anything perfectly," the president said of Kentucky, "but these guys are coming pretty close."

The president did mix in a little politics.

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Sports
4:00 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Neal Bradley Recaps The Racers' Heartbreaking Loss & Looks Ahead as #RacersTakeonNIT

Credit Tab Brockman, Murray State Sports Information, goracers.com

The Murray State Racers celebrated an entire season of great basketball news, but with one heartbreaking shot we end on a bit of a down note as far as the NCAA tournament goes. However, as the #RacersTakeOnNIT they could probably make into the final 4 of the National Invitation Tournament. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with "Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley on the past few games, missing the chance to get into the NCAA and their first game of the NIT: tonight's match against UTEP.

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Sports
3:37 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Murray State Volleyball To Play Its First NCAA Tournament In More Than a Decade

Credit Murray State Athletics

The Murray State Volleyball team plays its first NCAA tournament game in 11 years Friday against the University of Illinois. The game begins at 7 in Champaign’s Huff Hall.

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Sports
2:07 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Neal Bradley on Racers' Final Stretch in Regular Season

Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley stops by the WKMS studios to talk with Tracy Ross about all things Murray State sports. In this week's conversation, they review the Racers' recent games and preview the final stretch of the regular season ahead of OVC and NCAA tournaments.

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Sports
2:23 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

MSU Athletic Director on NCAA Rules Changes

Murray State University’s Athletic Director Allen Ward takes a look at NCAA rules changes and steps he's taken to ensure the university's compliance. He also talks about the new season ahead for Murray State on the field and on the court. It's Coach Chris Hatcher's fourth year, and several players who are key to the football team's success this year. He talks about Coach Steve Prohm's recent recruitment and some returning players and putting together a new team. 

Sports
9:53 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Cats Leaving Early

The University of Kentucky's starting lineup of three freshmen and two sophomores did most everything together.  Now, as Kentucky Public Radio's Alan Lytle reports, the five history-making players will go their separate ways in the NBA Draft.

Culture
2:28 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Kentucky Championship Coach Coming to Paducah

University Logo, Wikimedia Commons

The National Champion Kentucky Wildcats’ Trophy Tour will make a stop in Paducah on Friday. The visit is part of a state wide trip both by the championship trophy and the Wildcat’s coach, John Calipari. Fans will have the opportunity to take a picture with the trophy during the event at the Park Avenue Kroger between 7:30-8:30pm on Friday.

Afternoon Update
3:57 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/03/12

Lady Bird Johnson, the First Lady, reading to children enrolled in Project Head Start at Kemper School in Washington, DC. 1966.
Robert L. Knudsen wikimedia commons

Today on NPR: The Obama administration has proposed big changes for the early childhood education program Head Start.

Central Kentucky:

A bill to help students from coal mining counties in Kentucky finish their education is once again in limbo.

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Society
2:26 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

UK Celebrations Continue

www.secsportsfan.com

Thousands of UK fans packed into Rupp Arena this afternoon for a celebration of the men’s basketball teaming winning the NCAA title.

Think of it as a mini version of Big Blue Madness. More than 20,000 people got free tickets to the Kentucky celebration at Rupp Arena this afternoon. Robert Rose drove up from Powell County to get a look at the 2012 Wildcats and their championship trophy.

“Means everything to me and my family. We’ve been UK fans, raised on it since we was little.”

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Sports
7:20 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Wildcat Fans Get Out of Hand

Associated Press

Lexington police say they’ve arrested several dozen people following the Wildcats' 67-59 win over Kansas in last night’s NCAA championship game.  Fans filled the streets near the university campus within minutes of the game's conclusion. They jumped up and down, screamed, sprayed beer and waved Kentucky flags. Celebrations grew violent as one man was shot, though his injuries were not life-threatening.

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