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Sunday 05/27/2018
MSU baseball beats Tenn Tech for OVC crown
Updated: May 27, 2018 - 9:18 pm

Morehead State baseball upended No. 18 Tennessee Tech Sunday for the second consecutive day to win the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Sunday, May 27, 2018 9:11 pm. Updated: 9:18 pm.

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Sunday 04/22/2018
Morehead Runners attend the Big Turtle 50-miler
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 12:48 pm

Next Opportunity Events hosted the Big Turtle 50 Miler in Morehead on Saturday.

Posted in Life and arts, News, Sports, Mobile on Sunday, April 22, 2018 9:53 pm. Updated: 12:48 pm. | Tags: Morehead , Msu , Morehead State , Morehead State University , Rowan County , Kentucky , Race

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Saturday 04/14/2018
Student Spotlight: Hannah Osborn
Updated: April 17, 2018 - 9:49 am

An education major at Morehead State refuses to let Governor Matt Bevin's controversial pension reform bill discourage her from following her dreams.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Saturday, April 14, 2018 4:13 pm. Updated: 9:49 am. | Tags: Morehead State , Msu , Morehead , Pension Reform , Teaching , Education

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Eagle Warrior tested the strength of MSU students
Updated: April 16, 2018 - 1:38 pm

Eagle Warrior is a competition created by students, hosted by students and made for students.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Saturday, April 14, 2018 4:01 pm. Updated: 1:38 pm. | Tags: Morehead , Morehead State , Eagle Warrior , Strength Competition , Msu Recreation And Wellness

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Monday 04/09/2018
Baseball Plays Home-Run Derby in Doubleheader Sweep Over UT Martin
Posted: April 09, 2018

Morehead State's baseball team blasted 14 home runs and scored 43 runs en route to a doubleheader sweep over UT Martin Friday. The Eagles nailed a school record-tying eight round-trippers in a 25-2 win in the opener and nearly equaled that with six more long balls in an 18-7 nightcap victory.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Monday, April 9, 2018 12:24 pm.

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Sunday 03/18/2018
Eagle baseball sweeps Belmont
Updated: March 18, 2018 - 4:00 pm

Keyed by a five-run outburst in the sixth and seventh innings, the Morehead State baseball team earned its first three-game sweep over Belmont since the Bruins joined the Ohio Valley Conference. The Eagles picked up a 9-4 win Saturday at Allen Field.

Posted in News, Sports on Sunday, March 18, 2018 3:57 pm. Updated: 4:00 pm.

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Tuesday 03/13/2018
Snow suspends Eagle baseball
Updated: March 13, 2018 - 4:49 pm

A snow squall settled in at Allen Field Tuesday afternoon and forced the suspension of Morehead State baseball's mid-week game versus Jackson State.

Posted in News, Sports, Media on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 4:47 pm. Updated: 4:49 pm.

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Friday 03/02/2018
Convergent Media students capture tournament action in Johnson Arena
Updated: March 03, 2018 - 11:40 am

Morehead State University Convergent Media students were given the opportunity to gain valuable experience, along with a little money, shooting video at the 16th Region High School Basketball Tournament.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Friday, March 2, 2018 6:39 pm. Updated: 11:40 am. | Tags: Johnson Arena , 16th Regional Tournament , Convergent Media , Video , Morehead State University , Christian Mauney , Eagle Vision , Athletics , Eagle Athletics , Sports

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Saturday 02/24/2018
Women end regular season with a victory over EKU
Updated: February 24, 2018 - 8:11 pm

 Morehead State women's basketball concluded its 2017-18 regular season with a 62-51 win over Eastern Kentucky, avenging a three-point loss from two weeks prior. With the win, the Eagles move to 21-10 (12-6 Ohio Valley Conference), while Eastern Kentucky concludes its season at 8-19 (5-13 OVC).

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:08 pm. Updated: 8:11 pm.

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Friday 02/23/2018
A.J. Hicks sets school record for steals in men's basketball 70-53 win over UT Martin
Updated: February 23, 2018 - 12:12 pm

 Junior guard A.J. Hicks set a single-game school record for steals during Morehead State men's basketball's 70-53 season-sweeping victory over UT Martin Thursday night at Johnson Arena. 

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Friday, February 23, 2018 11:41 am. Updated: 12:12 pm.

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MSU women take down UT Martin
Updated: February 23, 2018 - 8:38 am

Fueled on offense by a career-high 26 points from Eriel McKeeand on defense by a career-high seven blocks from Brooke Todd, Morehead State women's basketball (20-10, 11-5 Ohio Valley Conference) defeated UT Martin (16-13, 12-5 OVC) by a score of 88-75 on Thursday evening at Johnson Arena.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Friday, February 23, 2018 8:35 am. Updated: 8:38 am.

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Friday 02/16/2018
Bass fishing team competes for the largest catch
Updated: February 19, 2018 - 8:34 pm

Among the more well-known college sports, Morehead State University’s bass fishing club seeks to compete as well.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Friday, February 16, 2018 10:41 am. Updated: 8:34 pm. | Tags: Bass Fishing , Sports , Morehead State University

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Saturday 02/10/2018
MSU Rifle shoots over VMI
Updated: February 10, 2018 - 6:24 pm

Led by a trio of personal bests, the Morehead State rifle team defeated the VMI women's team Saturday, 4624-4436.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Saturday, February 10, 2018 6:21 pm. Updated: 6:24 pm.

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Friday 02/09/2018
MSU's bowling team is nationally ranked
Updated: February 16, 2018 - 12:25 pm

Morehead State’s nationally recognized bowling team is traveling the country to compete and meet other athletes.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Friday, February 9, 2018 8:19 pm. Updated: 12:25 pm. | Tags: Morehead State , Msu , Bowling Team , Msu Bowling , Bowling

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Women's basketball sweeps SEMO in second overtime win of season
Updated: February 09, 2018 - 1:22 pm

After senior forward Eriel McKee propelled the Eagles past the Redhawks on a three-point basket at the buzzer on Jan. 11, Morehead State women's basketball completed the season sweep of Southeast Missouri with a 60-58 win in overtime on Thursday night at Johnson Arena.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Friday, February 9, 2018 1:20 pm. Updated: 1:22 pm.

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Men's Basketball falls in game of scoring runs to SEMO
Updated: February 09, 2018 - 1:20 pm

Morehead State men's basketball could not capitalize on its halftime lead and ultimately fell to Ohio Valley Conference opponent Southeast Missouri 78-62 Thursday evening at Johnson Arena.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Friday, February 9, 2018 1:14 pm. Updated: 1:20 pm.

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Saturday 02/03/2018
McKee scores 20, but women lose to Belmont
Updated: February 03, 2018 - 8:56 pm

Despite a second consecutive 20-point outing by senior forward Eriel McKee, Morehead State women's basketball had its four-game winning streak broken by Ohio Valley Conference-leading Belmont in a 83-62 contest on Saturday evening at Johnson Arena.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Saturday, February 3, 2018 8:32 pm. Updated: 8:56 pm.

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Belmont holds off MSU men
Updated: February 03, 2018 - 8:28 pm

MSU Men v Belmont
Morehead State’s A.J. Hicks drives into the Belmont defense Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, during Ohio Valley Conference action in Morehead, Ky. Photo by Baylee Booth/The Trail Blazer Photo by Baylee Booth

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Saturday, February 3, 2018 8:21 pm. Updated: 8:28 pm.

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Friday 02/02/2018
Men fall to TSU 61-58
Updated: February 02, 2018 - 10:27 am

Morehead State men's basketball built a nine-point lead with less than fifteen minutes remaining but ultimately fell to Tennessee State 61-58 Thursday evening at Johnson Arena.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Friday, February 2, 2018 10:21 am. Updated: 10:27 am.

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Wednesday 01/31/2018
Beaker places in national mascot competition
Updated: January 31, 2018 - 10:26 am

What began as a middle school hobby turned into a nation-wide collegiate affair for Morehead State student Christian Mauney.

Posted in Life and arts, News, Sports, Mobile on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:21 am. Updated: 10:26 am. | Tags: Morehead , Mascot , Beaker , Morehead State University , Msu

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Tuesday 01/30/2018
Morehead State adds $8000 in security fees to 16th Regional tournament
Updated: January 30, 2018 - 12:18 pm

The 16th Regional High School basketball tournament will remain at Morehead State University this season, despite an addition of $8000 in fees.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:54 am. Updated: 12:18 pm. | Tags: Johnson Arena , 16th Regional Tournament , Basketball , Sports , Morehead State University , Brian Brown , Greg Adkins , Security

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Sunday 01/14/2018
Cheer squads win two national titles in Orlando
Updated: January 14, 2018 - 8:03 pm

Times may change, but one thing stays consistent. The Morehead State Cheerleading program remains at the top of its sport.

The MSU all-girl and coed cheer squads claimed national championships this weekend at the Universal Cheerleading Association College Nationals in Orlando, Fla.

After winning three titles from 2014-16, the all-girl team took second place last year. But this season they claimed their 12th overall first-place trophy. The coed squad won its 26th national title since 1988 and third straight.

Morehead State cheerleading now owns an unmatched 43 national championship trophies since 1988.

The squads also had two partner stunt teams compete, and Beaker competed for the first-ever time in the mascot competition where he took fourth place.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:37 pm. Updated: 8:03 pm.

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Friday 01/05/2018
Lady Eagles come back from 20 down to beat EIU
Updated: January 05, 2018 - 12:16 am

Morehead State faced a 20-point deficit with 9:00 remaining in the third quarter, but fought back and finished the game on a 51-23 run to win its Ohio Valley Conference home opener over Eastern Illinois, 89-81.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Friday, January 5, 2018 12:00 am. Updated: 12:16 am.

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Thursday 01/04/2018
Men drop OVC opener to Eastern Illinois
Updated: January 04, 2018 - 10:50 pm

Junior forward Lamontray Harris scored a season-best 17 points, but the Morehead State men's basketball team fell victim to a cold offensive night inside Johnson Arena on a cold night outside as it fell 61-52 to Eastern Illinois Thursday night.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:44 pm. Updated: 10:50 pm.

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Friday 12/01/2017
Lady Eagles use defense for comeback win over SIU
Updated: December 02, 2017 - 9:03 am

 Morehead State women's basketball added to its growing string of consecutive victories with a gripping 85-81 come-from-behind win over Southern Illinois late Thursday night at Johnson Arena.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Friday, December 1, 2017 6:45 am. Updated: 9:03 am.

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Thursday 11/30/2017
Eagles take down Alice Lloyd 103-56
Updated: November 30, 2017 - 8:37 pm

A 18-5 second-half run by the Morehead State men's basketball team separated the host Eagles en route to a 103-56 victory over NAIA in-state foe Alice Lloyd on Thursday at Johnson Arena.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:35 pm. Updated: 8:37 pm.

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Wednesday 11/29/2017
Women's hoops welcomes Southern Illinois for last home game of 2017 calendar year
Updated: November 29, 2017 - 7:44 pm

MOREHEAD, Ky. – Coming off a 115-39 win over Kentucky Christian in which the Eagles were firing on all cylinders last Tuesday, Morehead State welcomes Southern Illinois (3-2) to Johnson Arena on Thursday at 8:15 p.m. ET for the last home game of the 2017 calendar year.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:33 pm. Updated: 7:44 pm. | Tags: Morehead State , Msu , Morehead , Morehead State Basketball , Morehead State Womens Basketball , Kentucky Christian , Basketball

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Friday 11/17/2017
Eagles start with 86-83 win over Marshall
Updated: November 19, 2017 - 8:12 pm

Over the course of eight ties and nine lead changes, Morehead State men's basketball picked up its first win of the 2017-18 season with an 86-83 thriller over Marshall in the Eagles' home-opener on Thursday night at Ellis T. Johnson Arena.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Friday, November 17, 2017 5:33 am. Updated: 8:12 pm.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
OPINION: Anatomy of a decisive moment
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 11:48 pm

The best sports photography depicts a decisive moment, or the peak of the action, but that’s only part of it. We also look for the reaction to the moment, because it’s where we normally find the emotion of that moment.

Posted in News, Opinion, Sports, Mobile on Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:20 pm. Updated: 11:48 pm.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
Women's basketball looks to bounce back versus Brescia (Ky.) in Matthew Mitchell Classic
Updated: November 15, 2017 - 1:10 pm

MOREHEAD, Ky. – After seeing a 17-point comeback effort fall short in last Monday's 68-60 loss to Gardner Webb in the Matthew Mitchell Classic, Morehead State women's basketball (1-1) looks to bounce back against Brescia (Ky.) (2-1) on Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:55 am. Updated: 1:10 pm. | Tags: Morehead , Basketball , Womens Basketball , Morehead State , Morehead State University

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Saturday 11/11/2017
Volleyball closes season with loss to Austin Peay
Updated: November 11, 2017 - 5:17 pm

After honoring Allie Evans and Jessica Hall in the Eagles' annual senior day pregame ceremony, Morehead State concluded its 2017 season with a 3-0 loss to Ohio Valley Conference regular season champion Austin Peay on Saturday at Wetherby Gym.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Saturday, November 11, 2017 5:09 pm. Updated: 5:17 pm.

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Wednesday 11/08/2017
Men's Basketball Tops Cincinnati Christian in Final Exhibition Contest
Posted: November 08, 2017

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Four Morehead State Eagles scored in double figures, and the MSU men's basketball team used early and late scoring spurts to put away Cincinnati Christian 85-74 in an exhibition game at Johnson Arena Monday night.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 9:49 am. | Tags: Morehead Athletics , Morehead State , Msu , Morehead , Basketball , Msu Basketball

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Tuesday 11/07/2017
Volleyball upends Eastern Kentucky 3-1 behind near perfect effort from Lohmeier
Updated: November 07, 2017 - 9:40 pm

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Freshman right-side hitter Olivia Lohmeier recorded 17 kills and zero errors, while junior middle Karlee Reynolds notched a season-best 10 blocks as the Morehead State volleyball team upended visiting Eastern Kentucky 3-1 Tuesday at Wetherby Gym.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 9:30 pm. Updated: 9:40 pm.

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Wednesday 11/01/2017
Men's basketball's second-half run comes up short in Kentucky Cares Classic
Updated: November 01, 2017 - 6:19 pm

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Raising nearly $450,000 for charity in ticket sales alone, Morehead State men's basketball fell 92-67 at No. 4 Kentucky in the Kentucky Cares Classic exhibition contest on Monday night at Rupp Arena.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 4:34 pm. Updated: 6:19 pm. | Tags: Morehead State , Morehead Athletics , Morehead State Basketball , Uk Basketball , Uk , Msu

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Sunday 10/22/2017
Football edges Stetson 29-26 on four touchdowns from Lawson Page
Updated: October 23, 2017 - 6:02 pm

MOREHEAD, Ky. – Behind 4 touchdowns from redshirt junior quarterback Lawson Page and 4 forced turnovers, Morehead State football notched a 29-26 come-from-behind victory over Stetson while celebrating Homecoming weekend on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:24 pm. Updated: 6:02 pm. | Tags: Morehead State , Msu , Morehead , Football , Msu Football , Rowan County , Morehead Athletics , Morehead Football

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Saturday 10/14/2017
MSU Volleyball falls in three sets to SIU
Updated: October 14, 2017 - 9:27 pm

Coming off a sweep of Eastern Illinois to start the weekend, Morehead State volleyball (11-10, 2-6 Ohio Valley Conference) found itself on the losing side of a 3-0 contest with SIU Edwardsville (16-4, 6-2 OVC) on Saturday afternoon at Wetherby Gym.

Posted in News, Sports, Media on Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:23 pm. Updated: 9:27 pm.

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Sunday 09/24/2017
MSU soccer ties SEMO
Updated: September 24, 2017 - 1:29 pm

Morehead State led for over 70 minutes, but ultimately came away with a 1-1 draw versus Southeast Missouri on Friday night at Jayne Stadium. The contest marked the Eagles' third straight overtime match to open Ohio Valley Conference play, bringing Morehead State's record to 1-7-1 (0-2-1 OVC) on the season.

Posted in News, Media, Sports, Mobile on Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:27 pm. Updated: 1:29 pm.

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Thursday 09/14/2017
Appalachian Tennis Series hosted at MSU
Updated: September 14, 2017 - 9:02 pm

The Appalachian Tennis Series was at Morehead State University for the 6th Annual Viking Challenge.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:45 pm. Updated: 9:02 pm. | Tags: Rowan County Ky , Tennis , Appalachian Tennis Series , Appalachian

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Monday 09/11/2017
Defense Propels Volleyball to 3-0 Sweep Over Troy Friday Night
Updated: September 11, 2017 - 7:11 pm

Morehead State volleyball came up with a season-high 14 blocks, including a season-best seven from freshman middle blocker Olivia Lohmeier, as the Eagles swept Troy 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-17) at Wetherby Gym Friday night.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Monday, September 11, 2017 6:13 pm. Updated: 7:11 pm. | Tags: Volleyball , Morehead State , Msu Athletics , Athletics , Morehead State Athletics

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Saturday 09/02/2017
Page leads Eagles over KCU
Updated: September 02, 2017 - 10:23 am

Morehead State football kicked off its 2017 campaign with a 56-14 win over Kentucky Christian on Thursday night at Jayne Stadium. With the win, the Eagles open the season 1-0 for the first time since 2012.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:17 am. Updated: 10:23 am.

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Wednesday 08/30/2017
Volleyball drops 3-set contest to Marshall Tuesday
Updated: August 30, 2017 - 5:51 pm

Junior right-side hitter Jordan Jones led the team with seven kills and kept her season attack percentage well above .300, but the Morehead State volleyball team dropped a three-set contest (25-21, 25-22, 25-14) to visiting Marshall Tuesday at Wetherby Gym.

Posted in Sports, News, Mobile on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 4:39 pm. Updated: 5:51 pm.

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Tuesday 08/22/2017
MSU drops heartbreaker to NKU
Updated: August 22, 2017 - 5:11 pm

Despite jumping out to a 1-0 lead for the second time in as many games, Morehead State dropped a 2-1 heartbreaker to Northern Kentucky on Monday night at Jayne Stadium.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:08 pm. Updated: 5:11 pm.

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Thursday 05/04/2017
Baseball Grabs Big Early Lead, Then Rallies Late for 15-14 Victory Over Ohio
Updated: May 04, 2017 - 12:48 am

MOREHEAD, Ky. – The Morehead State baseball team grabbed an early 8-0 lead, then watched as visiting Ohio scored 14 of the next 15 runs in the game, before rallying itself for six scores in the final two at-bats as the Eagles pulled out a 15-14 victory over the Bobcats Tuesday at Allen Field.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:34 am. Updated: 12:48 am.

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Saturday 04/29/2017
Late Rally by Eastern Illinois Downs Baseball in Series Opener
Updated: May 01, 2017 - 7:20 pm

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Junior first baseman Tyler Niemann homered twice and drove in five runs, but the Morehead State baseball team could only generate two more tallies and surrendered eight runs to visiting Eastern Illinois in the top of the ninth as the Eagles fell 14-7 Friday at Allen Field.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Saturday, April 29, 2017 5:59 pm. Updated: 7:20 pm.

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Thursday 04/27/2017
Baseball Drops 13-11 Slugfest to Marshall at Home Wednesday Night
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 12:27 pm

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- The Morehead State baseball team tallied 18 hits, including four extra-base hits, but visiting Marshall nailed four home runs and got a go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth as the Thundering Herd slipped past the Eagles 13-11 at Allen Field Wednesday night.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:07 pm. Updated: 12:27 pm.

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Wednesday 04/19/2017
Baseball hammers five more home run in 19-6 victory Tuesday
Posted: April 19, 2017

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Sophomore outfielder Niko Hulsizer homered twice, including hitting the Eagles' third grand slam in the last two games, and the Morehead State baseball team left the yard five times total Tuesday night in handing visiting West Virginia Tech a 19-6 defeat at Allen Field.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:45 am.

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Friday 04/14/2017
Niemann and Morris Team Up for 11 RBI in Baseball's 16-3 Victory Over SIUE
Updated: April 14, 2017 - 1:31 pm

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Juniors Tyler Niemann and Braxton Morris combined for 11 RBI, and the Morehead State baseball team took advantage of four errors by the OVC's top fielding team to open the SIU Edwardsville series with a 16-3 triumph at Allen Field Thursday.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Friday, April 14, 2017 1:18 pm. Updated: 1:31 pm.

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Thursday 03/16/2017
Interim tag removed; Spradlin named Morehead State’s head men’s basketball coach
Posted: March 16, 2017

MOREHEAD, Ky.Preston Spradlin, who spent the majority of the 2016-17 season as interim head coach and just concluded his third season with the program, has been named the 14th head men's basketball coach at Morehead State.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Thursday, March 16, 2017 8:52 pm.

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Wednesday 03/15/2017
Women's basketball set to compete in first national postseason tournament since 2010
Updated: March 15, 2017 - 2:22 pm

For the first time in school history, the Morehead State University Women’s Basketball team qualified for the National Invitation Tournament.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 2:02 pm. Updated: 2:22 pm.

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Tuesday 03/14/2017
Harlem Ambassadors put on a show with a purpose
Updated: March 15, 2017 - 1:03 am

Gateway Children’s Advocacy Center hosted the Harlem Ambassadors basketball team for a night of fun and fundraising.

Posted in News, Sports, Mobile on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:18 pm. Updated: 1:03 am.

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