College Sports

Murray State’s Morant named OVC Male Athlete of the Year

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Murray State sophomore basketball guard Ja Morant has been selected as the Ohio Valley Conference Male Athlete of the Year for 2018-19 in voting by the league’s athletics directors and communications directors. Morant will receive his award…

BC upsets top-seed Louisville at ACC Tournament

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Dan Metzdorf threw a three-hitter, Jake Alu drove in three runs and Boston College beat top-seeded Louisville 5-1 on Wednesday to earn a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals. The 12th-seeded Eagles (31-26) won…

Williams, 2-time SEC player of year, staying in NBA draft

CHICAGO (AP) - Grant Williams, the two-time Southeastern Conference player of the year, says he's staying in the NBA draft rather than returning for his senior season at Tennessee. Williams shared his decision Friday with the Stadium sports network at…

Racers embracing "Be A Shark" motto

MURRAY, KY -- Each year, Murray State softball coach Kara Amundson and her staff come up with a motto that they hope will define their upcoming season. This year,…

2019 OVC Softball Tournament set to begin Wednesday

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – For the 16th time under the direction of head coach Donley Canary, the University of Tennessee at Martin softball team will compete for the Ohio Valley Conference Softball Championship after the tournament field was formally announced this…

UConn women add grad transfer Adebayo from Murray State

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The UConn women's basketball team has added Evelyn Adebayo, a graduate transfer from Murray State, to its roster for next season. The 6-foot-1 forward becomes the third member of the 2019 recruiting class, joining wing Aubrey…

Murray State honored for championship season

The Murray State basketball team had one last honor bestowed upon them after yet another championship season. The City of Murray, Calloway County, and the Kentucky state legislatures all…

SEMO adds eSports venue for students starting next fall

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Southeast Missouri State University plans to develop an eSports venue starting in the fall, aimed at attracting both recreational and competitive players. The university says the venue will be in a 1,500-square-foot space currently occupied…

Jacksonville drafts Murray State's Williams in 3rd round

The Jacksonville Jaguars picked Murray State linebacker Quincy Williams in the third round of the NFL Draft Friday night. Williams (3rd round - 98th pick overall) is the highest pick of any Murray State player in the modern era of…

Vols' Barnes to earn $26 million over next 5 seasons

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes will make $26 million over the next five seasons as part of a hefty raise he will receive after speaking with UCLA about its coaching vacancy earlier this month. Contract details…

St. Joseph's guard Kimble joins Louisville as grad transfer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville has added former St. Joseph's point guard Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble to its roster as a graduate transfer. A two-year starter and only three-time captain for the Hawks, the 6-foot, 180-pound Kimble totaled 908 points with…

Kentucky signs Keion Brooks, graduate transfer Nate Sestina

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky has signed forward Keion Brooks to a national letter of intent after adding former Bucknell forward Nate Sestina as a graduate transfer. The 6-foot-7, 200-pound Brooks is the Wildcats' first signee of the spring period…

Murray State wins OVC golf championship

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – Murray State capped a start-to-finish lead on Wednesday to capture the 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Golf Championship at The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals. The Racers led by three shots after day…

Kentucky guard Tyler Herro will remain in NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky guard Tyler Herro says he plans to remain in the NBA draft after initially leaving open the possibility of returning to school. The 6-foot-5 freshman announced his decision in a news release Tuesday. Last week,…

Barnes says buyout likely kept him from taking UCLA job

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Rick Barnes believes he'd be coaching UCLA's men's basketball team right now if buyout negotiations hadn't broken down. Barnes' contract required Tennessee to receive $5 million if he had left for another job before…

Northern Kentucky's Brannen takes Cincinnati coaching job

CINCINNATI (AP) - John Brannen has been hired as Cincinnati's coach after leading Northern Kentucky to two NCAA Tournament appearances in the last three years. The Bearcats announced Brannen's hiring Sunday and said he would be introduced Monday at Fifth…

Kentucky's Herro enters NBA Draft to consider his prospects

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky freshman guard Tyler Herro will enter the NBA draft pool and hire an agent but leave open the possibility of returning to school. Herro is the third Wildcats underclassman to enter the draft, joining forward…

Tennessee's Grant Williams enters draft to 'test the waters'

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee forward Grant Williams says he is entering the NBA draft to "test the waters," but the consensus All-America selection hasn't ruled out the possibility of returning for his senior season. Williams' decision allows him to…

Kentucky's PJ Washington to enter NBA draft, hire agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky forward PJ Washington will enter the NBA draft pool and hire an agent, ending his collegiate career after leading the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore. The 6-foot-8 Dallas native averaged 15.2 points…

Virginia beats Texas Tech to win 1st NCAA title

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Virginia has won the first men's basketball championship in school history, getting a career-high 27 points from De'Andre Hunter and clutch play from Kyle Guy to beat Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime. The first No. 1 seed…

Tennessee announces Barnes will be back next season

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Rick Barnes will be back with the Volunteers next season. Volunteers athletic director Phillip Fulmer issued a statement Monday night saying "I'm thrilled that (Barnes) will remain a part of our Tennessee Athletics family."…

Texas Tech beats Michigan State to reach final

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Texas Tech has earned a trip to Monday night's championship game to face Virginia. The Red Raiders beat Michigan State 61-51 in Saturday night's second national semifinal. Matt Mooney scored 22 points to lead Texas Tech, which…

Guy hits 3 FTs with 0.6 left, Virginia shocks Auburn 63-62

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kyle Guy made three free throws with 0.6 seconds left and Virginia pulled off its second small miracle of the NCAA Tournament, beating Auburn 63-62 Saturday to advance to the national championship game for the first time…

McMahon receives new 4-year contract at Murray State

PADUCAH, KY -- Murray State men's basketball coach Matt McMahon has received and brand new 4-year contract that was approved by the Murray State Board of Regents on Friday afternoon. The new contract will keep McMahon at Murray State through…

Morant receives 2019 Lute Olson Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Ja Morant of Murray State is the 2018-19 recipient of the Lute Olson Award, given annually to the nation’s top Division I player. Morant had a sensational sophomore season at Murray, becoming the first player in NCAA…

Knight beating the odds and the course

MURRAY, KY -- Murray State junior golfer Austin Knight has battled cystic fibrosis his entire life. He was told many times growing up that because of this disease that can…

Morant, Williamson among finalists for John R. Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Duke teammates RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson are among the 10 players named to the John R. Wooden Award All American team, representing the top vote-getters to earn college basketball's player of the year honor. Others…

Tennessee's Jordan Bone says he's entering NBA draft

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee guard Jordan Bone says he's entering the NBA draft, but he isn't ruling out the possibility of returning to school. Bone's decision allows him to work out with NBA teams while determining whether to start…

Skyhawks building depth during spring practice

PADUCAH, KY -- After just two wins during the 2019 season, the UT Martin Skyhawks have a lot to work on during this years spring practice. One of those things high on the list for head coach Jason Simpson is…

Morant named Associated Press All-American

PADUCAH, KY -- Murray State sophomore Ja Morant brought home yet another All-American honor on Tuesday afternoon, but it is the most significant. Morant was tabbed as a 1st-team All-American by the Associated Press making him the first consensus All-American…