NCAA Tournament Blog: What a journey

Sophie McDonald
Sports Editor


Here we are. Elizabeth and I are sitting in the hotel room of the Galt House after a night of surprising upsets in the tournament and

Sophie McDonald and Coach Prohm

I’m trying to process everything that has happened with the Racers this season. So, I’m doing what I do every time I need to process something: write.

Looking back over this season of basketball my mind can’t quite comprehend the enormity of what has taken place. Athletic Director Allen Ward shared the same thought when I spoke to him in his office last week.

“Our fans, I hope they realize what they’ve seen,” Ward said. “Sometimes you have to take a couple years and take a step back from it and say ‘Wow,’ because we’re all in the moment right now and it’s remarkable and I thank (the team) for how hard they have worked and everything they’ve done for our program because they have left a lasting stamp on our program.” Continue reading “NCAA Tournament Blog: What a journey”

Murray State to play Marquette in second NCAA matchup

Sophie McDonald
Sports Editor


Marquette’s basketball team looks like a football team and they train like one, too.

“The summertime is where we do our most heavy duty stuff,” Marquette’s 6-foot-6, 225 pound forward Jae Crowder said in a press conference Friday. “We do a little bit of everything, whether it be playing football, whether it be playing anything really other than basketball, we do it. I think it prepares us well for this time and it shows.”

The No. 12 Murray State Racers (31-1) will face the football-esque team of No. 11 Marquette (26-7) at 4:15 CDT Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., in the second meeting between the two teams.

The Racers and Golden Eagles have faced off one other time, March 8, 1969, in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Carbondale, Ill., where Murray State fell 82-62. Continue reading “Murray State to play Marquette in second NCAA matchup”

NCAA Tournament: Locker room chats

Compiled by Sophie McDonald, Sports Editor
Some interviews were one-on-one and some were with other media outlets.


How excited are you for this season and everything that’s happened?

Katie Ross (Coach Steve Prohm’s girlfriend): It’s surreal, this whole season has just been, you want to pinch yourself and say, ‘Is this really going on?’ You can’t really fully comprehend everything that’s happened all year until after it’s over. We came out and I was nervous at the beginning but the second half was great, we’ve just got to hit our free throws. That’s OK though, it means we’re going to get our percentages back up for the next game. Continue reading “NCAA Tournament: Locker room chats”

NCAA Tournament Blog: Roller coaster week

Elizabeth Johnson

This has by far been a week of ups and downs. It’s been a week of little sleep and even fewer meals. It’s been a week of happiness, excitement and nervousness for Murray State basketball fans. And it’s been a week of sadness for the University community as we mourn the loss of student Jacob Derting.

I did something this week I’ve never done in my two years of Editor-in-Chief. I left Murray before the newspaper was 100 percent ready to be published, leaving what I couldn’t finish in the hands of next year’s head boss, Austin Ramsey. Continue reading “NCAA Tournament Blog: Roller coaster week”

Glosser plays in last season

Kyra Ledbetter
Staff writer 


Last weekend Racer softball managed their first sweep, taking out allowing Tennessee State only two runs in three games.

The milestone, impressive for a team with such a brief history, may be one of the last that senior Megan Glosser sees.

“I was really proud of the way the girls came out and played this weekend,” Glosser said. “We came out and played after a weekend at Tennessee that wasn’t so great and stepped up and did what we’re supposed to do and left the past behind.”

“I would say everyone found their role this weekend and everyone played their part. As far as clicking as a team that was the best we’ve done. Obviously it’s not perfect, but it’s getting better.” Continue reading “Glosser plays in last season”