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Former Murray State basketball standout Ja Morant has signed an endorsement deal with Nike.

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The head coach of the Murray State men’s basketball team received a contract extension after making a second straight NCAA tournament appearance.

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Following a successful sophomore season in which he captured All-American and All-Conference honors, Murray State guard Ja Morant will enter the 2019 NBA Draft.

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Murray State University basketball player Ja Morant on Monday was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row.

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Coach Rick Byrd and his Belmont Bruins once again are the preseason favorites to win the Ohio Valley Conference, just edging out defending league champ Murray State.

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A former Murray State University basketball stand-out has signed an NBA contract after a stint in the Summer League.

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Former Murray State basketball point guard Jonathan Stark will be playing in the 2018 NBA Summer League.

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Jonathan Stark deserved to take a victory lap.

Murray State's star senior paraded around the Ford Center while waving his school's flag after a 68-51 victory over Belmont on Saturday night in the Ohio Valley Conference championship game that earned the Racers a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

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Murray State University retired the uniform of a former star basketball player on Saturday. During halftime in a game against Tennessee Tech, Director of Athletics Allen Ward said Isaiah Canaan’s No. 3 uniform would never be worn again.

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Update 2/19: Visitation for Bennie Purcell will be held at the Burton Family Hall of Champions at Murray State University (adjacent to the CFSB Center), Saturday, February 27, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Former Murray State University basketball star and tennis coach Bennie Purcell has died. Purcell was 86.