Thursday, February 7, 2013

RacerNation's News and Notes

Football Recruiting

National signing day brought Murray State football 19 new players as Chris Hatcher signed, what some believe to be, the best Racer recruiting class in quite some time. 




The highlights above are of explosive running back Demetric Johnson from South Pittsburgh High School in Tennessee. Johnson signed at 9:07 this yesterday morning.

The rest of Murray State's 2013 class is as follows. (Click player name for individual stories on their signings.)


Jesse Blackburn WR
Lamont Crittendon LB
Koty Hix OL
Jonathan Jackson LB
Arbre Jones OL
Cedric Jones CB
Zach Katzman RB
Marqavius King Athlete
Demetrius Mason DT
Warwick Marsh DT
Marquis Morton RB
Labront Scott DE
Mitch Stults QB
Jedidiah Vivio OL
D'Montre Wade Athlete
Greg Willard CB
Kadeem Willis LB
Eli Wilson OL

Men's Basketball

Tonight we get to watch one of the marquee games on the schedule as the Belmont Bruins come in to town. Belmont opens as a 4 point favorite.

As much as I want to win this game, I would rather lose tonight and win in March. Belmont has proven they will be tough to beat once, beating them twice seems nearly impossible. 

With the white out and an expected large and loud crowd on ESPNU this has all the makings of a Murray State win but if that is going to happen the Racers will have to shut down the Bruins three point shooting, which no one has been able to do as of yet.

In other news Statsheet.com now has Murray State projected as a 2 seed in the CIT.

RECRUITING UPDATE

Demarcus Croaker added to the highlight reel as Jones High School advances in District Play.




OTHER MURRAY STATE SPORTS

The Murray State women's team traveled down to the "Big Easy" for a match up versus New Orleans. The Racers won 69-56 giving them their sixth straight victory.

LINKS

Chris Hatcher Signing Day Press Conference (WPSD)

Zay Jackson to serve 49 more days in jail (CBSSports)

Murray State will host High School Fishing Open (FLW)


Murray State Women defeat UNO (Nola.com)

Isaiah Canaan scores 19 to help defeat Austin Peay (FOX NEWS)

South Dakota State gets Murray State in Bracketbuster  (Argus Leader)

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