College Sports

New-look Tennessee seeking improved offense

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -  Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee have a new offensive coordinator and more 300-plus pound blockers. The Volunteers are hoping that combination and an experienced quarterback in Jarrett Guarantano help kick-start one of the Southeastern Conference's least productive…

Ryan Leaf shares powerful message at UT Martin

MARTIN, TN -- Ryan Leaf is most famously known for his tumultuous short career in the NFL and battles with substance abuse and legal issues. However, Leaf is now making it his mission to spread his powerful message to help…

"Racers Roadshow" starts tour in Mayfield

Murray State University staff along with Racer Athletics' coaches and administrators spent Monday night in Mayfield as part of the first "Racers Roadshow" of the summer. The Roadshow is a two-week tour of the region giving a chance for MSU…

Record-setting Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen, 38, dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Jared Lorenzen, a husky left-handed quarterback who set multiple Kentucky passing and offensive records before backing up Eli Manning on the New York Giants' Super Bowl-winning 2007 team, has died. He was 38. A release from…

Travis Signs NBA Summer League Deal with Atlanta Hawks

ATLANTA – Unable to work out for NBA teams before the NBA Draft because of a knee injury he suffered in February vs. Missouri, Kentucky men's basketball forward Reid Travis will get his opportunity to show NBA teams what he can do…

"Barney Thweatt Day" held in Marshall County

BENTON, KY -- Filling the room at the Stilley House Assisted Living Community in Benton on Thursday, were some very special people for Barney Thweatt. "I've never been as surprised in my life ever," Thweatt said. Family and old friends…

Vanderbilt beats Louisville 3-2 to advance to CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Pat DeMarco chopped a grounder over third base in the ninth inning to give Vanderbilt its first lead and the Commodores beat Louisville 3-2 on Friday night to advance to the College World Series finals. The…

Hornets draft Kentucky forward PJ Washington at No. 12

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Charlotte Hornets selected power forward PJ Washington from Kentucky with the 12th overall pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound Washington averaged 15.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game last season for John Calipari's…

Memphis selects Murray State's Morant #2 in the NBA Draft

The Memphis Grizzlies used the #2 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft to select Murray State's Ja Morant. Morant is the highest-ever draft pick in Murray State history. As a sophomore, Morant became the first college player in history…

Morant ready for the NBA Draft

Murray State's Ja Morant has spent the last couple of days in New York City going through all the pomp and circumstance proceeding tomorrow's 2019 NBA Draft. But you…

Lane one of nine in 2019 Murray State Hall of Fame class

The 2019 Murray State Athletics Hall of Fame class includes nine new members. The class consists of tennis coach Connie Keasling (1984-87, 1992-11); football’s Rob Hart (1995-99) and Austin Lane (2006-09); Stevon Roberts (1990-93) and Siebert Straughn (1989-02) of men’s…

Ellington will transfer to Florida JUCO

Former McCracken County baseball standout Rook Ellington is transferring from the University of Kentucky to the State College of Florida, a junior college in Bradenton, Florida. In his freshman season with UK, Ellington played in 23 of their 55 games,…

Hamels, Báez lead Cubs past Cardinals 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) - Cole Hamels threw eight innings of three-hit shutout ball, Javier Báez hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs topped the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Friday. The Cubs have won four of five since being swept…

OVC extends commissioner Beth DeBauche's contract

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) - Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner Beth DeBauche has received a contract extension. DeBauche has a rolling contract that now runs through the 2024-25 academic year. OVC officials approved the contract extension last week during the league's spring…

NCAA sets baseball tournament super regional sites

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA announced the schedule for the eight super regionals in the baseball tournament Tuesday, with overall No. 1 seed UCLA set to open at home against Michigan on Friday night. The best-of-three super regionals begin either…

Louisville walks off against Illinois State 4-3 in NCAA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Alex Binelas' walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Trey Leonard and top-seeded Louisville edged Illinois State 4-3 in an NCAA regional final on Monday, sending the Cardinals to their fifth Super Regional…

Oriente's 3 RBIs lift Louisville past Illinois-Chicago 5-3

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Danny Oriente had three RBI with a two-run homer in the third inning and a run-scoring sacrifice fly that helped top-seeded Louisville beat Illinois-Chicago 5-3 on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament…

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…