MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — What's it like to discover a new species of insect in your own yard?
Dr. Laura Sullivan-Beckers, an assistant professor at Murray State University, learned that firsthand...
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — A new scholarship has been established at Murray State University to honor a school shooting victim.
A statement from the school says the Preston Cope Memorial Scholarship...
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — When Kentucky 42nd Judicial Circuit Judge James T. Jameson and Murray State University Assistant Police Chief Jeff Gentry were discussing the formation of an annual conference...
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky teacher has pleaded not guilty to charges that he placed a video recorder in a bathroom at a high school.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Police say a Kentucky teacher accused of placing a video recorder in a bathroom at a high school has been arrested.
News outlets report the Murray Police Department said...
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Murray State says that All-American guard Ja Morant will enter the NBA draft following a record-breaking season for the Racers.
The season did not end as Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett intended. The fabulous freshmen came to Duke to win a national championship and their bid came up short with a loss to Michigan State in...
Murray, Kentucky beat Princeton 82-77 in NCAA 1st round
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Once Maci Morris warmed up, she made sure her final NCAA Tournament appearance at Kentucky wouldn't be a short one.
Morris had 19 points in her highest-scoring game in...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first teams will earn their spot in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 on Saturday — and the upstarts are right there near the front of the line.
NCAA Latest: Day 1 of tournament in the books
The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):
Time to catch your breath after the NCAA Tournament's first real day.
Finalists named to fill Kentucky Supreme Court vacancy
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Judicial Nominating Commission has selected three finalists for a vacancy on the Kentucky Supreme Court.
The vacancy was created when Justice Bill Cunningham...
New center at Murray State to focus on hemp industry
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Murray State University has announced a new Center for Agricultural Hemp that will focus on research, education and policy in the state's growing hemp industry.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant had 27 points and 13 assists as Murray State won its ninth consecutive game, beating Austin Peay 94-83 on Saturday night.
Murray State looks to extend streak vs Austin Peay
Austin Peay (21-9, 13-4) vs. Murray State (24-4, 15-2)
CFSB Center, Murray, Kentucky; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Murray State looks for its ninth straight conference win against...
Morant carries Murray St. over Morehead St. 71-52
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant registered a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Murray State to a 71-52 win over Morehead State on Thursday night, the Racers' eighth...
Murray State looks to extend streak vs Morehead St.
Murray State (23-4, 14-2) vs. Morehead State (11-18, 7-9)
Ellis T Johnson Arena, Morehead, Kentucky; Thursday, 7:35 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Murray State looks for its eighth straight...
Murray, No. 16 Kentucky women hold off LSU 57-52
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Taylor Murray scored 18 points and No. 16 Kentucky held on to defeat LSU 57-52 on Sunday for its sixth-straight win.
Morant carries Murray St. past SE Missouri St. 103-67
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant had 23 points and 12 assists as Murray State stretched its winning streak to seven games, romping past Southeast Missouri State 103-67 on Saturday night.
Murray State looks to extend streak vs Southeast Mo.
Southeast Missouri (9-19, 4-11) vs. Murray State (22-4, 13-2)
CFSB Center, Murray, Kentucky; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Murray State looks for its seventh straight conference...
No. 16 Kentucky women hold off No. 13 Gamecocks 65-57
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kentucky seniors Taylor Murray and Maci Morris were winless against South Carolina in their careers.
With a little help from a freshman, they made sure their careers...
Morant lifts Murray St. past E. Kentucky 102-70
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant had 25 points and 14 assists as Murray State easily beat Eastern Kentucky 102-70 on Saturday night.
Morant also committed nine turnovers.
Shaq Buchanan had 16 points for Murray State (21-4, 12-2 Ohio Valley Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive win. Darnell Cowart added 14 points. Tevin Brown had 14 points for the visitors.
Murray State is undefeated (4-0) when scoring at least 100 points this season.
Murray State’s Morant ascends to possible NBA lottery pick
Ja Morant is finding ways to stay grounded following his ascension to the bright lights of college basketball's national stage.
The high-flying Murray State point guard is off social media to the dismay of 141,000 followers on his verified Twitter account. He is not listening to lofty projections of being a top-three NBA draft pick if he leaves after this season.
Murray State rolls to 86-55 win over SIU-Edwardsville
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 20 points and led five players in double-figure scoring as Murray State rolled to an 86-55 win over SIU-Edwardsville on Saturday night.
Morant was 7 of 15 from the field and had five rebounds and six assists for the Racers (19-4, 10-2 Ohio Valley Conference). KJ Williams added 16 points and four rebounds, Tevin Brown and Devin Gilmore had 12 points apiece and Darnell Cowart had 10 points and led the team with 11 rebounds.
Cowart, Morant score 23 apiece; Murray State beats EIU 86-75
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Darnell Cowart and Ja Morant each scored 23 points as Murray State rallied to beat Eastern Illinois 86-75 on Thursday night.
Howard, Murray lead No. 19 Kentucky women past Auburn 78-68
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Rhyne Howard scored 19 points, Taylor Murry added 17 and No. 19 Kentucky used a hot first half to defeat Auburn 78-68 on Thursday night.
Blair Green had 12 points on 5-for-5 shooting, including two 3-pointers, for the Wildcats (19-5, 6-4 Southeastern Conference).
The Wildcats went 11 of 20 from distance, hitting nine in the first half when they shot 56 percent to take a 42-28 lead.
Byrd wins No. 700 at Belmont; Racers star Morant hobbled
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Belmont gave Rick Byrd his 700th victory with the Bruins and handed Murray State its first conference loss, 79-66, on a Thursday night when star Racers point guard Ja Morant was hobbled with an ankle injury.
Morant, who has become a national sensation with his soaring slams and dazzling passes, turned his right ankle when he came down on another player's foot in the second minute of the game.
Murray scores 21, No. 15 Kentucky women top No. 25 Mizzou
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Taylor Murray had 13 of her 21 points in the third quarter and No. 15 Kentucky turned back No. 25 Missouri 52-41 on Thursday night.
Tatyana Wyatt added 11 points for the Wildcats (17-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference), who trailed 21-18 after an ice-cold first half.
Murray scored the first three baskets of the second half to put Kentucky on top for good. She added a basket and three free throws in a 7-0 run and the score was 36-28 after three quarters.
No. 16 Kentucky women hang on to beat No. 13 Lady Vols 73-71
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maci Morris scored 27 points before fouling out as No. 16 Kentucky withstood an injury to Taylor Murray and hung on for a 73-71 victory over No. 13 Tennessee on Thursday night.
The Lady Volunteers (12-3, 1-2 SEC) have lost consecutive home games for the first time since December 1996. Tennessee fell 66-64 to Missouri on Sunday.
Morant has 34 points, 10 assists; Murray St. beats EKU 97-85
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant had 34 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds to lead Murray State to a 97-85 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night.
Murray State (11-2, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference) stretched its home winning streak to 18 games, and has beaten Eastern Kentucky (7-8, 0-2) in 18 straight.
Shaq Buchanan, Tevin Brown and Darnell Cowart added 16 points apiece for the Racers. KJ Williams chipped in 13 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.
Cowart scores 20 off bench, Murray St. wins OVC opener 90-69
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Darnell Cowart scored 20 points off the bench and grabbed nine rebounds, leading four into double-figure scoring and Murray State topped Morehead State 90-69 to kick off defense of its Ohio Valley Conference championship Thursday night.
Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa headlines all-bowl team
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had to settle for second place in the Heisman Trophy balloting, but he delivered arguably the best bowl performance of any player in the country.
Tagovailoa outdueled Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl to earn his spot as the quarterback of The Associated Press all-bowl team.
Morant leads Murray State past NAIA Bethel 110-82
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 23 points and dished out 13 assists as Murray State beat Bethel University of the NAIA 110-82 on Saturday night.
Morant was 8 of 14 from the field for the Racers (9-2). Tevin Brown added 18 points and five assists, KJ Williams had 16 points and five rebounds and Darnell Cowart and Jaiveon Eaves had 12 points apiece.
No. 10 Lady Vols showcase depth, trounce Murray State 98-77
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's depth makes it easier for Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick to challenge her players to become better rebounders.
The 10th-ranked Lady Vols showcased their bench strength and their rejuvenated rebounding ability in a 98-77 victory over Murray State on Friday night. Seven Lady Vols scored in double figures and Tennessee capitalized on a 56-24 rebounding advantage.
No. 18 Kentucky women roll past Murray State 88-49
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Rhyne Howard made five 3-pointers and scored 25 points and No. 18 Kentucky defeated Murray State 88-49 on Friday.
Jaida Roper had 15 points and six assists, Maci Morris added 13 points and Taylor Murray 12 for the Wildcats (12-1), who have won three straight, their only loss this season coming at then-No. 5 Louisville. Kentucky shot 51 percent, made 10 of 21 from the arc and scored 25 points off 27 Racers turnovers. Ogechi Anyagaligbo snared 10 rebounds.
Morant scores 27, makes winning layup in Murray State’s win
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 27 points including the winning layup with 0.6 seconds remaining to give Murray State its fifth straight victory, 66-64 over Evansville on Tuesday night.
Murray State launches initiative to attract more students
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Murray State University is launching an initiative to boost student enrollment.
The Murray Ledger & Times reports the Yield Communication Plan is among the first of its kind implemented at a Kentucky university.
Buchanan, Brown lead Murray St past Jackson St 74-57
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Shaq Buchanan hit three 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Tevin Brown sank four 3s on his way to 16 points to propel Murray State to a 74-57 victory over Jackson State on Saturday night.
Ja Morant finished with a career-high 14 assists to go with 10 points for the Racers (7-1).
Kentucky awarded $59.5 million in transportation grants
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Transportation officials say two fiscal courts in Kentucky and a riverport authority will share federal grants totaling $59.5 million for projects to improve safety, access and mobility for motorists and freight movement.
The Latest: Tagovailoa leads Murray 2-1 in POY awards
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the college football awards show (all times local):
Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa topped Oklahoma's Kyler Murray in college football player of the year awards on Thursday, 2-1. Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp and Maxwell awards and Murray was named AP Player of the Year. Murray also won the Davey O'Brien as top quarterback. Tagovailoa was a finalists for that, too.
Morant’s double-double fuels Murray St. past Prairie View
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant made 12 of 14 free throws, scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Murray State beat Prairie View A&M 83-67 on Saturday night.
Shaq Buchanan added 14 points for the Racers. Mike Davis scored 12 and Tevin Brown added 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
Tagovailoa, Murray among 5 finalists for Camp player of year
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray are among the five finalists named Wednesday for the Walter Camp national player of the award.
Joining the two Heisman Trophy contenders as finalists are West Virginia quarterback Will Grier, Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew and Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen.
Murray State to help create hub to attract high-tech firms
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say Murray State University will help establish a regional hub aimed at attracting more startup high-tech businesses in western Kentucky.
Gov. Matt Bevin's office says the initiative is part of a statewide effort to update Kentucky's support for high-tech businesses.
Morant leads Murray State past Missouri State 77-66
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant scored a career-best 29 points with 13 rebounds and 12 assists to lead Murray State past Missouri State 77-66 on Saturday night.
Morant was 9 of 18 from the field including six from long range for the Racers (3-0). Shaq Buchanan added 20 points and three assists.
The Racers lunged to a 20-6 start with the help of two 3-pointers by Morant and a dunk by Anthony Smith and led all the way, building to a 35-25 advantage at the break.
Police report says death at fraternity house accidental
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Officials have determined a death at an off-campus Murray State University fraternity house was accidental.
The Latest: Valparaiso never trails, beats Monmouth 64-53
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Myrtle Beach Invitational (all times local):
Freshman Charles Bassey had 13 points and a season-high 15 rebounds and Desean Murray's dunk with 63 seconds left gave Western Kentucky the lead for good as the Hilltoppers beat West Virginia 63-57 on Friday night in the semifinals of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.