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4:19 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Despite Federal Agency's Ruling, Kentucky College Athletes Can't Unionize

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A federal agency’s landmark decision will allow the Northwestern University football team to seek unionization. Kentucky college athletes currently cannot do the same.

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Sports
2:56 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Racer Football Update with 'Voice of the Racers' Neal Bradley

"The Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley dropped by to talk with Tracy Ross about the Murray State University football team's recent losing streak and looks ahead to an important stretch of games for the Racer basketball team. 

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Sports
4:24 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Ryan Walker Survives (and Completes) the Spartan Death Race

Murray man Ryan Walker was among few finishing the Spartan Death Race this summer. The annual event challenges physical and mental limits in a 48 hour adventure race. According to their website, roughly 90% of participants fail to complete the race. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about his experience, what specific events were like, how he pulled through, and whether he'd do it again.

Education
3:38 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

KHSAA Proposes Bringing Middle School Sports Under Regulation

Kentucky lawmakers are reviewing a proposal to add middle schools athletics to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's oversight. It would mark the first time Kentucky middle schools fell under state regulation.

KHSAA commissioner Julien Tackett said currently there are no restrictions on the number of games played each season and no academic requirements for players and that distracts from student’s academics.

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Sports
4:25 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Sports Psychology Addresses Performance Issues in High Profile Athletes

Next week, our region has the opportunity to hear the Head of Sport Psychology of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Next Wednesday, April 3, Sean McCann speaks at 7 p.m. in Murray State’s Wrather Auditorium for “The Dr. and Mrs. Gary and Sharon Brummer Colloquium Series in Psychology.” Dr. McCann’s presentation is titled “Performing Under Pressure: Learning how to execute when it matters most."

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Business
10:06 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Owensboro expects $20M lift from sports tourism

Sports tourism is expected to have a $20 million impact on Owensboro this year.  Jared Bratcher is sports marketing director for the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau.  He tells the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer there will be more than 50 tournaments, including figure skating, hockey, baseball, running, soccer, softball, basketball, tennis, volleyball, fishing and football.

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Culture
7:05 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Celebration Honors Hackett, Hudson as Black Leaders

Credit Rae Hodge (KPR)

FRANKFORT—  Kentucky legislators and community leaders on Wednesday honored an athlete and an academic during the 10th annual Black History Month Celebration at the Capitol.

The 2013 Black History Month celebration honoree was Wilbur Louis Hackett Jr., a groundbreaking football player. He was also the 2011 Kentucky Black Sports Hall of Fame inductee who state Sen. Gerald Neal, of Louisville, said "epitomizes all that is good about sports."

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Sports
4:04 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Kentucky BOE To Consider Organizing Middle School Athletics

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The Kentucky Board of Education will soon reconsider its policies governing middle school athletics. A legislative task force crafted final recommendations this week, which include many policies already in place at the high school level.

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Sports
7:20 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Murray State Alumnus "Stumpy" Rayburn Passes Away

Stumpy Rayburn
Credit MSU Athletics

Murray State athletics legend J.D. “Stumpy” Rayburn died yesterday at the age of 100. Rayburn was a member of the 1933 Murray State football team called the “Wonder Team,” which is the only team in school history to go undefeated and untied. Rayburn was inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame in 1979, and regularly attended MSU football and basketball games. Visitation is tonight from 5 to 8 at JH Churchill Funeral Home in Murray.

Sports
7:18 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Panel Discusses 40 Years of Title Nine

It’s very likely many athletes in Kentucky high schools are not aware of a 1972 educational amendment which changed the face of athletics.  A panel discussion in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Title Nine ruling was held yesterday at Midway College.  The landmark legislation banned sex discrimination in schools for both academics and athletics.  Kathy DeBoer, former UK Assistant Athletics Director participated in the program yesterday.

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