College Basketball

New players, same goals for Murray State

Murray, KY- The Murray State men's basketball team reached the top of the Ohio Valley Conference last year. Now that new players will be wearing racers uniforms, it's another season…

McMahon's contract details released

Earlier this month, Murray State basketball coach Matt McMahon signed a contract extension that will keep him in Murray through the 2021-22 season. Today, we now know more about the specifics in the contract. Between his salary and media obligations,…

Ex-Richmond guard Fore signs to play for Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Former Richmond starting guard Khawn Fore has signed to play his final season of college basketball at Louisville. The 6-foot, 175-pound Fore started 64 of 99 games for the Spiders and averaged 11 points and 3.2…

Stark joins Minnesota for NBA Summer League

Former Murray State guard Jonathan Stark will participate in the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 2018 OVC Player of the Year made the announcement on social media Thursday…

Morant invited to Chris Paul's 'Elite Guard Camp'

Murray, KY –  Murray State rising sophomore, Ja Morant will be one of twenty college players attending Houston Rocket’s Chris Paul’s Elite Guard Camp in August. Morant is eager to learn from the future…

Weber highlights SIU 2018 Hall of Fame class

The Southern Illinois University Department of Athletics announced its 2018 Saluki Hall of Fame class today. The distinguished, seven-person class will be formally inducted in a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 19, and then make public appearances during Homecoming festivities on…

NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change Wednesday. The long-awaited transfer reform ended up being a narrow change,…

Schofield returning to Vols after testing NBA draft

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Admiral Schofield is pulling his name out of the NBA draft and returning to Tennessee for his senior season. Schofield shared his decision on social media Tuesday , saying he is focused and hungry to once…

Stark named OVC Male Athlete of the Year

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Murray State senior basketball guard Jonathan Stark has been selected as the Ohio Valley Conference Male Athlete of the Year for 2017-18 in voting by the league’s athletics directors and sports information directors. Stark will receive his…

Louisville settles for $4.5M with Jurich over firing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville has settled for $4.5 million with former athletic director Tom Jurich, who was fired in the wake of a national federal corruption investigation of college basketball. Jurich disputed his Oct. 18 firing for cause after…

Knox signs autographs in Hopkinsville

At the Chick-Fil-A in Hopkinsville, people weren't waiting in line for their favorite chicken, but for autographs from one Kentucky player who is headed to the NBA. After one year as a Wildcat, Kevin…

Murray State basketball holds year-end banquet

The Murray State men’s basketball team gathered with family and friends Thursday to remember the 2017-18 season that saw the Racers put together an extraordinary season of 26 victories, a pair of Ohio Valley…

Tilghman grad McEwen commits to Robert Morris

Former Paducah Tilghman basketball standout Sayveon McEwen has committed to finish his college basketball career at Robert Morris. McEwen had offers from Texas State, Stetson, Charleston Southern, and Kent State before choosing Robert Morris.…

UK will play 4 games during trip to Bahamas in August

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky will play in the Bahamas for the first time since 2014 during an eight-day August trip featuring four games against professional teams. The Wildcats will arrive Aug. 6 at Atlantis on Paradise Island to train…

UK's Gabriel to enter NBA draft, not hiring an agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel will enter the NBA draft pool but not hire an agent, remaining eligible to return for his third season with the Wildcats. The 6-foot-9 sophomore averaged nearly 10 points over the final…

Hopkinsville's Johnson signs with Murray State

Murray State head men’s basketball Coach Matt McMahon announced the signing of 6-1 guard, Jalen Johnson out of Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Johnson will join the Racers for the 2018-19 season as a freshman. "We are excited to…

McMahon announces two Racer signings

Murray State men’s basketball coach Matt McMahon announced the signing of a pair of forwards. Mike Davis is a 6-7 forward from Coastal Alabama Community College and joins the Racers with 6-8 forward KJ Williams out of Cleveland Central High…

Kentucky's Gilgeous-Alexander to enter NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky freshman point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says he will enter the NBA draft pool and hire an agent. Gilgeous-Alexander's decision on Monday follows announcements last week by Wildcats underclassmen Kevin Knox and PJ Washington to enter…

Mack says he has 'big shoes to fill' as Louisville coach

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Chris Mack says he understands he has big shoes to fill as Louisville's new men's basketball coach. Mack praised former Cardinals coaches Denny Crum and Rick Pitino during a news conference Wednesday in Louisville's KFC Yum!…

Utah slips by WKU 69-64 to reach NIT title game

NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Bibbins scored 19 points and Utah beat Western Kentucky 69-64 on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Sedrick Barefield added 14 points for the Utes (23-11), who…

Reports: Louisville hires Xavier's Mack as hoops coach

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - According to multiple reports Louisville has hired Xavier's Chris Mack as its new men's basketball coach, hoping he can guide the program back to national contention after a turbulent season in which the Cardinals missed the…