Jared and Jarad McCray make up one set of identical twins on the football team, while Isaiah and Elijah Downing complete a set of fraternal twins for the Racers.  

PADUCAH, KY -- The Murray State Racers completed the three game sweep during their trip to the Bahamas on Sunday afternoon with a 110-78 win over the Commonwealth Giants.

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 to go visit fans, students, and alumni in their hometowns. Murray State Athletics Director Kevin Saal says the first stop…

LAS VEGAS, NV — In his debut with the Dallas Mavericks in this years NBA Summer League, former Murray State Racer Cameron Payne couldn’t have asked for a better performance finishing with 18 points. On top of the 18 points, Payne finished with a team-high four assists along with four rebounds and three steals in the 96-92 win over Brooklyn….

PADUCAH, KY — Just ten days after being drafted 2nd overall in the NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies, Ja Morant has signed his first professional contract. The Grizzlies celebrated the signing by posting a short video of Morant signing his rookie contract. While details of the contract have not been released, according to the 2019-20 rookie pay scale, Morant…

PADUCAH, KY — According to Murray State head coach Matt McMahon, Racer senior forward Anthony Smith has been officially cleared by the NCAA and granted a 5th year of eligibility. McMahon made the announcement on Twitter saying, “We’re excited to officially welcome Anthony Smith back for the 2019-20 season! Looking forward to your senior year.” Smith was injured after Murray…

PADUCAH, KY –Following Ja Morant’s introduction as the newest member of the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday afternoon, his family was able to spend some time buying items that support their new favorite team. “We are Grizzlies all day,” Ja’s mother Jamie Morant said while walking through the team store. “I love the colors.” It was a chance to decompress after…

PADUCAH, KY — Former Murray State Racer Shaq Buchanan has signed with the Memphis Grizzlies to play with their summer league team. The announcement comes just one day after his former teammate, Ja Morant, was introduced as the newest member of the Grizzlies after Memphis selected him 2nd overall in this years NBA Draft. Buchanan had workouts with four NBA…

Ja Morant was given a hero’s welcome to his new home of Memphis Thursday afternoon. Fewer than 24 hours removed from the biggest night of his life, Morant addmitted it still hadn’t sunk in yet. “I’m still in WOW, as we speak,” Morant said at his introductory news conference. Morant went from being a little known kid from South Carolina…

MURRAY, KY — Over 300 Murray State fans packed the ballroom at Murray Country Club on Thursday night as they watched former Racer Ja Morant be selected 2nd overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA Draft. Morant became the highest draft pick in school history, surpassing Cameron Payne who was selected 14th overall in 2015 by Oklahoma City. With…

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 to average at least 20 points and ten assists for an entire season. He’s also the first consensus All-American in…

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 have to wonder how he’s going to sleep tonight knowing that tomorrow his life will change forever. Wednesday in Brooklyn was Media Day at the Draft. Morant got to deal with…

Every four years, college basketball teams get the opportunity to take a summer trip out of the country to play a few exhibition games. In 2011 and 2015, the Murray State Racers traveled to Canada. This summer, they’re headed to The Bahamas. Murray State will compete in three exhibition games against Bahamas Select teams on August 9, 10, and 11…

PADUCAH, KY — Every summer Murray State head coach Matt McMahon holds a series of camps that are run and hosted by the Racer players. It is at those camps where the building blocks of the upcoming season are put in place. McMahon has used the summer to help his team build chemistry that will help once they get on…

We are now just two weeks away from the 2019 NBA Draft, and all signs still point to Memphis using the #2 overall pick on Murray State’s Ja Morant. Murray State head coach Matt McMahon says he’s always been a fan of the NBA Draft. He said one of his favorite parts is the stories of the players, seeing where…

PADUCAH, KY — With just 20 days left until the 2019 NBA Draft, former Murray State Racer Ja Morant is set to undergo minor knee surgery. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Morant will undergo a minor arthroscopic procedure on his right knee Monday. The procedure is designed to remove loose bodies in his knee. The recovery time from the surgery is said…

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 at the League’s annual Honors Brunch on May 31 in Nashville. The Female Athlete of the Year (Belmont guard Darby…

MURRAY, KY — In just four days, Murray State’s Linette Holmslykke will get a chance to do something that no other Racers has done before her, compete for a National Championship. “If you told me two to three years ago when I came here, you are going to play in the national championship I would be like, you have got to…

MURRAY, KY — The Murray State Racers overcame a three-run deficit to pick up an 8-5 win against UT Martin on senior day. The Skyhawks jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 6th inning. Brock Anderson would quickly tie the game with a three run home run in the bottom of the 6th. Murray State would eventually have to…

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  Murray State Basketball announced plans for Racer Hoopalooza 2019 when the amazing team from the 2009-10 season won 31 games and posted one of the most memorable upsets in NCAA Tournament history when the Racers beat Vanderbilt in San Jose. “Having just completed an incredible decade of Murray State basketball, we are looking forward to celebrating…

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 honored the Racers Tuesday afternoon with proclamations, congratulating them on winning an Ohio Valley Conference championship, and going on to win their fourth-ever NCAA Tournament game. Most of the team was…

MURRAY, KY — The Murray State Racers sent their six seniors out with a big two game sweep over Morehead State on Sunday afternoon. The Racers kicked things off with a 9-1 win over the Eagles, then followed that up with a dominating 15-0 win in game two of the double header. With the two wins Murray State is now…

MURRAY, KY — Murray State senior Anna Moore had a week that college golfers dream of. A near perfect three day’s on the golf course that would lead to an Ohio Valley Conference individual championship. “It has been a goal for a while,” the Hopkinsville native said. “I knew I just had to work hard. It was reachable.” Despite her…

ATLANTA (AP) – Kennesaw State has hired Georgia assistant Amir Abdur-Rahim as the Owls’ men’s basketball coach. Abdur-Rahim is making the in-state move after agreeing to a four-year contract. The hiring was announced on Thursday by Kennesaw State athletic director Milton Overton. For Abdur-Rahim, the new job is a return home. He is a graduate of Wheeler High School in…

Murray State freshman guard Jalen Johnson will not return to the Racers for his sophomore season. The Hopkinsville High School graduate made that announcement on Instagram Tuesday. Johnson played sparingly during the season, thanks in large part to being behind future NBA draft pick Ja Morant on the depth chart. Johnson played 55 minutes all season long, scoring a season-high…

It’s the time of year when, for one reason or another, college basketball players leave the team and program they’ve been playing with. At Murray State, junior forward Mike Davis announced he’s leaving the Racer program. Davis averaged about three points and three rebounds per game this season. He was a key part to the rotation early in the season,…

PADUCAH, KY — Practices these days at Murray State look different, sound different, and feel different. “It is a new thing,” said senior outfielder Tyler Duke. “But it feels like what we have always been doing.” There are several reasons for that, but most of all it’s thanks to first year head coach Dan Skirka and a new attitude and approach…

LOS ANGELES (WPSD) – Murray State’s Ja Morant was named the 2019 winner of the Bob Cousy award on Friday night. The award is given annually to the nations best point guard. Morant became the first player in NCAA history to average over 20 points and 10 assists in a single season. During his sophomore season at Murray State, Morant…

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 the 2022-23 season. His annual salary has increased to $500,000 per season, and if he chooses to leave for another…

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 history to average at least 20 points and 10 assists per game. He led the Racers to a 28-5 record,…

PADUCAH, KY — After spending four years battling in the paint for the Murray State basketball team, Brion Sanchious is now testing his athletic ability on the football field for the Racers. Sanchious, who has one year of collegiate eligibility left, is now a member of Murray State’s football team and participating in the Racers spring practice. The 6-foot-8-inch 245…

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 on the team announced Wednesday are: Brandon Clarke of Gonzaga, Carsen Edwards of Purdue, Rui Hachimura of Gonzaga, Markus Howard…

PADUCAH, KY — Murray State sophomore Ja Morant announced on Wednesday that will forgo his final two years with the Racers and will enter his name the 2019 NBA Draft. It was a decision that many have expected all season long. Morant’s name has consistently been listed at the of mock drafts and is widely considered to be a lock…

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 in Murray State history. To become a consensus All-American a player must earn points from four different organizations. Those four…

Now that the dust has settled on the 2018-19 Murray State basketball season, it’s already time to start looking ahead to next season. For me, the biggest story of the off-season boils down to three words: pay the man. Matt McMahon still has three years left on his contract that pays him a base salary of $400,000 annually, plus bonuses….

Three days after Murray State saw their 2019 season come to a close, it was a busy Tuesday for the Racer program. The National Association of Basketball Coaches named Murray State sophomore point guard Ja Morant a First Team All-American. Morant finished the season as the first player in college basketball history to average more than 20 points and ten…

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State and coach Steve Prohm have agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2024-25 season. The Cyclones announced the deal on Tuesday, ending speculation that Prohm might leave to take over at Alabama, his alma mater. The Crimson Tide and Avery Johnson recently agreed to part ways after four seasons. Prohm has taken Iowa…