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MURRAY — In any other season, first-year Murray State football coach Dean Hood would almost certainly be in the advanced stages of building his team.

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Earlier this week, Ohio Valley Conference commissioner Beth DeBauche stressed to local and regional media that the league “will value the conference,” in reference to any potential opportunities at a fall sports schedule.

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For Princeton’s Mitchell Harralson, Western Kentucky football was the right fit at the right time.

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With the annual Ohio Valley Conference football media day sidelined for a currently undetermined date, league commissioner Beth DeBauche instead used Monday morning to clear up some misconceptions and misnomers about what the 2020 fall sports calendar might look like for the OVC.

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While the future of the 2020 college football calendar remains clouded in concern and the coronavirus, Murray State football and its first-year coach, Dean Hood, have continued to stay in the moment.

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MURRAY — In any other season, first-year Murray State football coach Dean Hood would almost certainly be in the advanced stages of building his team.

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Earlier this week, Ohio Valley Conference commissioner Beth DeBauche stressed to local and regional media that the league “will value the conference,” in reference to any potential opportunities at a fall sports schedule.

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For Princeton’s Mitchell Harralson, Western Kentucky football was the right fit at the right time.

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With the annual Ohio Valley Conference football media day sidelined for a currently undetermined date, league commissioner Beth DeBauche instead used Monday morning to clear up some misconceptions and misnomers about what the 2020 fall sports calendar might look like for the OVC.

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Murray State men’s basketball was already slated to play at Southern Illinois, Auburn and Middle Tennessee State as part of its 2020-21 non-conference road slate.

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A letter made public was heavily circulated on Saturday, when former Murray State men’s basketball star and current Memphis Grizzlies rookie point guard Ja Morant addressed Calloway County Judge-Executive Kenny Imes about the oft-discussed Confederate statue that stands on the grounds of the…

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In my five seasons at The Paducah Sun, I’ve got a lot of things that have stuck with me over the years. Buzzer- beaters. Interviews. Developing story lines. Breaking news. Terrific games. Heartbreakers.

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Murray State Athletics announced Friday a new multi-year partnership with Nike, serviced by BSN Sports. Through the agreement Murray State Athletics joins the BSN Sports Collegiate Select program, benefiting all 15 sports programs and 320-plus student-athletes.

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A look through The Paducah Sun sports pages on this date in history.

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Sports might be on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the summer — and the arrival of the Murray State men’s basketball’s Class of 2020 — is quickly approaching.

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Per a Thursday release from the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, the 2020 Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Games for boys and girls basketball have been canceled – in coordination with the continued battle and distancing required to face the potential spread of the coronavirus.

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Murray State men's basketball has landed the verbal commitment of Salt Lake CC (Utah) point guard Justice Hill, who – on Monday night through social media – announced his intentions to join the Racers' Class of 2020.

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MURRAY – The first two dominoes of the 2020-21 Murray State men's basketball roster fell into place on Saturday afternoon, when noted online recruiting service verbalcommits.com announced that two Racers – junior guard Jason Holliday and freshman guard Noah Kamba – have entered the transfer portal.

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On this date, 10 years ago, Murray State men’s basketball was basking in the glory of a massive upset in the 2010 NCAA Tournament, when Danero Thomas’ last-second shot sent the 13th-seeded Racers over the No. 4-seeded Vanderbilt Commodores, 66-65, in San Jose, Calif. It’s a team that would f…

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For the second time in his career, and the first during his NBA rookie campaign, former Murray State Racers point guard Ja Morant is set to be the cover of SLAM Magazine. Announced on social media Monday, the Dalzell, South Carolinian is averaging 17.6 points, 6.9 assists and 3.5 rebounds af…

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The sports world slammed on its brakes this week, shutting down organized athletics from gym class to the pros.

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The sports world slammed on its brakes this week, shutting down organized athletics from gym class to the pros.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Murray State senior Raeysha Surendran moved up five places with a final round 77 for a 48th place finish in a strong field at the UNF Intercollegiate. The NCAA golf meet was played on the par-72, 5,926-yard course at the Jacksonville Golf & Country Club.

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In his final game as a Racer, senior forward Anthony Smith poured in eight points, five rebounds and this late dunk against Belmont. For more coverage, check paducahsun.com.

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Above left: In his final game as a Racer, senior forward Anthony Smith poured in eight points, five rebounds and this late dunk against Belmont. For more coverage, check paducahsun.com. Above right: Murray State’s Tevin Brown helps up senior guard Jaiveon Eaves after the final play of Saturd…

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NORMAN, Okla. — After losing 8-0 to Missouri State and 7-3 to Oklahoma State on Friday in Stillwater, Murray State split its two softball contests Saturday in the Mizuno Classic.

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Murray State got into a slugfest with Austin Peay but fell 12-10 in Saturday Ohio Valley Conference baseball action.

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. – For the third-straight season, No. 2 seed Murray State is headed back to the Ohio Valley Conference championship – where it will face the No. 1 seed Belmont Bruins – after toppling No. 3 seed Austin Peay 73-61 in Friday night’s semifinal matchup at The Ford Center.

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Murray State sophomore forward KJ Williams had nine points on 4-for-6 shooting in the first half, adding five rebounds.

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Murray State sophomore guard Tevin Brown was 3-for-7 with nine points, two assists, one steal and four rebounds in the first half of Friday’s OVC Tournament semifinal matchup against Austin Peay at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. MSU led the Governors, 36-29, at the break. (See full stor…

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The week before the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament can be likened to a cram-session right before an exam.

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MURRAY -- An early 12-point deficit and a first-quarter injury to freshman guard Macie Gibson were supposed to be two more hits to Murray State's difficult 2019-20 season.

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MURRAY -- It had been more than a year since Murray State had two players with a double-double.

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- With sophomore point guard Macey Turley sidelined after Thursday's unfortunate fall at Eastern Illinois, Murray State needed somebody to step in for assistance on Saturday afternoon against SIU Edwardsville.

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- A sizable double-digit lead had disappeared, once again. This time, at the hands of SIU Edwardsville.

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MURRAY — It was a clean sweep for the Murray State baseball team Saturday, taking both seven-inning games of a doubleheader against Saint Peter’s. After taking Game 1, 11-1, the Racers downed the Peacocks in Game 2, 10-3.

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MURRAY — The Murray State baseball team picked up its first win of the season Friday afternoon with a 12-0 victory over Saint Peter's at Reagan Field.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Murray State softball opened its weekend in spectacular fashion, cruising to a 14-4 five-inning victory over Howard University on Friday. The Racers (8-2) are now winners of six straight after the first of four games at the Stinger Classic.