NCAA Tournament Blog: First day reaction

Sophie McDonald
Sports Editor


Well, we’re running on almost 40 hours without sleep and more than eight hours without food but Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Johnson and I made it to Louisville for NCAA Tournament press conferences and practice before the Racers take on Colorado State at 11:15 a.m. tomorrow.

Because The News’ production night was last night we had to design and edit the newspaper before leaving at 5:30 this morning to head to Louisville, our home away from home for the next few days.

When we arrived we checked into the media hotel, the lovely Galt House, and blazed over to the KFC Yum! Center (via the nifty skywalk that connects the two venues) to get media credentials and look around before press conferences and practice sessions. Continue reading “NCAA Tournament Blog: First day reaction”

NCAA Tournament Blog: Home court advantage

Elizabeth Johnson

Greetings, Racer Nation, from my bed at the Galt House. It has been a long day – Sophie and I haven’t slept in almost 40 hours and we’re worn out. (We’ll post some videos of our slap happy moments on the drive to Louisville a little later.) But it’s been an event-filled day with press conferences and practices. Continue reading “NCAA Tournament Blog: Home court advantage”

Racers have ‘eyes totally up’

Sophie McDonald
Sports Editor 


Coming together, playing together and taking a game-by-game approach – sounds familiar but it wasn’t Murray State who said that.

No. 11 seeded Colorado State looks, plays and talks similarly to their opponent No. 6 seed Murray State Thursday in Louisville for the first game of the NCAA Tournament.

“We’ve just got a bunch of close guys, good team chemistry and guys that just play hard and got a lot of heart,” Colorado State’s Dorian Green said in a press conference Wednesday. “We’ve been called everything from ankle-biters to scrappy all year long. We always talk about (how) we don’t look like the best team in warmups, but we come out and play hard and execute well.”

With the Rams (20-11) seen as underdogs, Murray State (30-1) is reminded of their 2010 post season when conditions to win were unfavorable but were able to upset Vanderbilt with a buzzer beater to move into the second round. Continue reading “Racers have ‘eyes totally up’”