Racer athletics

MSU remembers a legend, Bennie Purcell

Friends, family and the Murray State University community are saddened at the passing of Racer great Bennie Purcell. Purcell, 86, died Feb. 12, 2016 at his home in Murray, Ky. He was born on Dec. 10, [...]

Q & A Session with MSU Alumni Patrick Newcomb

The Benton-native, MSU alumni and professional golfers is making a name for himself one stroke at a time. Patrick Newcomb, a humble individual yet confident golfer, left the United States for the first time ever to take on some [...]

USA Shooting Set To Induct Pat Spurgin

from USA Shooting Murray State Racer Great Pat (Spurgin) Pitney is set to be inducted into the USA Shooting Hall of Fame. Spurgin, MSU’s 1984 Olympic gold medalist, will be induced (Sept. 21) in Colorado Springs, Colorado [...]

Withrow’s Golden Moment Remembered

from The Outdoor Wire Roger Withrow atop the medal stand at the 1984 Paralympic Games.Much attention is being paid to the thirtieth anniversary of the 1984 Olympic Games, which opened July 28 in Los Angeles three [...]

85 Racers Honored By OVC For Academic Excellence

Eighty-five Murray State student-athletes have been honored by the Ohio Valley Conference for their academic performance during the 2013-14 academic year, the league announced on Thursday. This season, 21 Murray State student-athletes received the OVC Medal [...]

Murray State University unveils updated athletic logo

Secondary logos and word marks also created for program MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University unveiled an updated athletic identity and branding initiatives, highlighted by a primary logo that will be very familiar to Racer fans, [...]

MSU bass anglers reeling in wins

The Murray State University Bass Anglers Club has been reeling in wins throughout the year in their fishing tournaments. In 2004, Bass Anglers was founded as a club at Murray State. The club provides college students [...]

Murray State students headed for College National Rodeo Finals in Wyoming

Four qualify at Ozark Regional competition for national rodeo finals MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University rodeo team concluded a successful year with a trip to the Ozark Regional competition that qualified four students for [...]

Former Racers Ed Daniel and Tony Easley square off in Italy

By KYSER LOUGH • Murray Ledger and Times Outside a gym slightly smaller than Racer Arena, in a city roughly twice the population of Calloway County, fans await the opening of the gates for the final game [...]

MSU’s Simmons added to OVC’s
Hall of Fame

From The Paducah Sun Former Murray State coach and administrator Margaret Simmons has been selected for the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. She will be inducted at the annual OVC Honors Brunch on May 30 [...]