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In conjunction with National Library Card Sign-Up Month, Morehead State Athletics and the Rowan County Library have partnered for limited edition "One Town One Team" library cards to promote community engagement, literacy and the use of public libraries.

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Contests against 10 teams who took part in postseason tournaments last year and a pair of four-game homestands in Ohio Valley Conference play highlight the 2018-19 Morehead State men's basketball schedule.

All home games, plus all OVC road games, will air live on ESPN+. Additional television coverage and game times will be announced a later date.

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Morehead State women's golf head coach Stephanie Barker has assumed the role of Senior Woman Administrator for the Eagle Athletic Department.

"I am pleased that Coach Barker agreed to take on this important administrative role," said Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson. "I think very highly of Stephanie's thoughtfulness, particularly on issues related to student-athlete welfare. Last, her dedication to MSU affords me great confidence to appoint her to this role. She is a fine addition to our administrative team."

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The Ohio Valley Conference and ESPN have reached an extension of their media rights agreement, which will now include a minimum of 600 conference events on ESPN+, the recently launched multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company Direct-to-Consumer & International segment and ESPN.

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Morehead State Football had eight players listed on Phil Steele's Preseason All-Pioneer Football League Teams.

Senior wide receiver Jarin Higginbotham is a first-team selection, while senior quarterback Lawson Page and sophomore slot receiver Landon Hurst were third-team picks on offense.

On the defensive side of the ball, junior lineman Patrick Rice and senior lineman Nick Flores were named to the second-team. Senior lineman Jamil Butler, junior linebacker Jerome Brooks and senior cornerback Chauncey Johns were on the third team.

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For the 11th consecutive season, the American Volleyball Coaches Association has honored the Morehead State volleyball program with its highest academic achievement award. The Eagles' 3.43 cumulative GPA during the 2017-18 academic year earned the program its 19th total AVCA Team Academic Award.

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After a standout career as a member of the Morehead State women's golf program, former Eagle Anna Magnusson is creating a name for herself on the Swedish Golf Tour.

Competing in Sweden's top tour, the Taby, Sweden native has secured two victories across the seven events she's competed in on tour. Magnusson is the only player to win twice this season on a tour designed to help Swedish golfers develop their play to qualify for the Ladies European Tour.

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Samantha Jones, who played in an NCAA Super Regional as a student-athlete and who has extensive coaching experience, has been chosen to lead the Morehead State softball program.

Jones takes over the Eagle program following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Miami University. Prior to her time with the RedHawks, Jones was the head coach at Asbury (Ky.).

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Three standout athletes on and off their playing venues will be inducted into the Morehead State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018. The newest class consists of David Hyland (Football), Karen Lutes (Women's Cross Country/Track and Field) and Nick Atzinger (Men's Golf).

The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, Oct. 19 with recognition as well at the Homecoming football game versus Valparaiso (2 p.m. ET) on Oct. 20.

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It all comes down to this.

Morehead State baseball knocked off Eastern Kentucky 5-2 to reach the 2018 OVC Tournament Championship game and then ousted No. 18 Tennessee Tech 11-6 Saturday to force a winner-take-all game on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

MSU is now 36-24 overall and is the only league team to hand the nationally-ranked Golden Eagles two losses this season.

MSU 5, EKU 2

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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.

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Inside Morehead State Basketball, an all-inclusive insight into the men's basketball program, will make its 2017-18 debut this week on the CW Lexington channel.

The show, hosted and produced by David Patrick, will air each Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on DIRECTV channel 14, DISH Network channel 28 and Spectrum Cable channel 99 (or Spectrum channel 5 in Lexington).

The show features commentary and a look back at previous games with head coach Preston Spradlin, along with fun features highlighting Morehead State's student-athletes and coaching staff.

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Morehead State Athletics has presented a brand new premium fan experience at Johnson Arena, available immediately for both the men's and women's 2017-18 basketball seasons, known as the Courtside Club.

The premier seating area features cushioned chairs directly on the floor of Johnson Arena, paving way for the best view in the arena. Introducing in-seat wait service, fans can purchase food and beverages from the game-day menu prior to tip-off, with the service readily available all the way through halftime.

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Members of the media who cover the Ohio Valley Conference have selected their predicted order of finish for the men's and women's basketball teams this year. The Morehead State women have been tabbed for a third-place showing, while the men are ninth.

For the fourth year in a row the OVC has conducted a preseason Men's and Women's Media Poll prior to the start of the season. In total 12 voters from around the league cast a ballot on whom they thought would be the 2017-18 basketball favorites and preseason players of the year.

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Taylor Davis is having a September almost too good to be true. He even has folks humming "Can't Take My Eyes Off You."

That's the title of the Frankie Valli song that is set to a video of Davis that was produced a couple of weeks ago by baseball's Class AAA Iowa Cubs.

Davis, a former Morehead State standout, is featured in a series of "stare downs" with the TV and web cameras present at Iowa games this season. In the first week after release, the video had been viewed about 5 million times on Facebook.

Then, on Sept. 5, Davis received a bigger thrill.

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Chuck Mraz, who has broadcasted Morehead State athletic events for nearly 30 years, has been named the 2016-17 recipient of the Ohio Valley Conference Media Award.

The awards were established in 2010 as a way to recognize the media members who provide publicity for the Conference, its member institutions and intercollegiate athletics, perform their jobs in a fair, consistent and accurate manner, provide all-around coverage for a variety of sports and demonstrate the ability to go above and beyond their normal beat or job description.

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Matt Schabert, who has been at Morehead State University since 2005, has been promoted to director of athletic media relations.

He will oversee all aspects of the athletic media relations operation, including all social media sites, publications, record keeping and interaction with local, regional and national media. Schabert will also oversee and direct all aspects of the official website for athletics, MSUEagles.com, and assist with video operations.


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Entering her second season on the Morehead State women's basketball staff, former graduate assistant Tara Arnold has been promoted to director of basketball operations.

"We're really excited that Tara will be moving over to our director of operations," said Eagles head coach Greg Todd. "It should be an easy transition that will really help us."

Arnold makes the move after helping guide Morehead State to a 21-10 record in her first season on a Division I coaching staff.

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Former Morehead State baseball standout Tyler Keele has been named to the all-star game roster for the Northwest League, a class A short season circuit.

Keele, a right-handed pitcher who was drafted in the 15th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks, is 3-3 in seven starts for the Hillsboro (Ore.) Hops. Previously a bullpen guy, Keele made the move to starter prior to the summer and sports a 3.05 ERA with 44 strikeouts in 41 innings. He also has a 1.02 WHIP (walks + hits in innings pitched).

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After putting together one of the most prolific seasons in program history, Morehead State sophomore outfielder Niko Hulsizer has been named First-Team All-America as selected by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

Hulsizer, from Mohnton, Pa., is the second Eagle in the last three seasons to be chosen as a First-Team All-American, joining catcher Chris Robinson in 2015.

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Charlie Byrd, Rebekah Kendall, and Nick Nighswander will be inducted into the Morehead State Athletic Hall of Fame this fall.

Byrd, a football All-American cornerback and kick returner, Kendall, Morehead State soccer's all-time leading goal scorer, and Nighswander, a two-time All-OVC football offensive lineman, will be inducted on Friday, Oct. 20 and recognized during the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 21.

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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.

Men's Basketball inks James Baker of Meade County HS

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James Baker, a 6-foot-7 forward from Meade County High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Morehead State men's basketball program.

Baker will be a freshman during the 2017-18 school year.

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Morehead State women's basketball has added to its incoming class of 2017, inking junior college transfer Tierra McGowan to a National Letter of Intent.

"We are thrilled to have Tierra join our family," said Eagles head coach Greg Todd. "She will bring a competitive nature every day that our fans will be excited to watch."

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Morehead State women's basketball has officially welcomed its newest member, Erin Blaine, to its program for the 2017-18 season.

"Our staff is very excited to have Erin join our family," said Eagles head coach Greg Todd. "She brings a wealth of experience with her."

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Adrian "A.J." Hicks, a 6-foot-1 guard from Columbia State Community College has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Morehead State men's basketball program.

Hicks will be a junior during the 2017-18 school year.

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Led by a school single-game record-tying six hits from junior third baseman Eli Boggess, the Morehead State baseball team belted Massachusetts 22-0 at Allen Field Sunday and completed a three-game sweep of the Minutemen.

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Trailing 2-0 in the seventh inning, Morehead State softball rallied for four runs in the top of the inning to down Murray State, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon.

In the first game, the Eagles fell, 5-1.

With the split, Morehead State's record moves to 18-9 overall and 2-2 in OVC play.

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Morehead State sophomore Farah Abdulkarim set a school 5K record (14:24.12) at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C. on Friday afternoon.