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Morehead State women’s basketball team inks UMBC graduate transfer Tyler Moore for next season

The Morehead State women’s basketball team has inked sharp-shooting Maryland-Baltimore County graduate transfer guard Tyler Moore, head coach Greg Todd has announced. Moore, a 5-foot-10 product of Portsmouth, Va., missed the 2019-20 season due to injury after a stellar junior campaign in which she shot 38 percent from 3-point range. Moore finished eighth in the America East Conference with 1.8...

Coming on heels of a 21-win season, Morehead State gives women’s basketball coach Todd an extension

Following a 21-win season and the program’s first ever trip to the Women’s National Invitational Tournament, Morehead State women’s basketball head coach Greg Todd has had his contract extended through the 2020-21 season. “I would like to thank Brian Hutchinson and Dr. Wayne Andrews for their continued support,” said Todd. “An extension helps with current recruits...

Morehead State women to make first appearance in NIT after earning automatic invitation

Morehead State women’s basketball has automatically qualified for a berth in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, marking the program’s first appearance in school history. After posting a 21-9 overall record that included a nine-game winning streak from Dec. 3 to Jan. 11, the Eagles finished the year with an 11-5 tally in the Ohio Valley Conference. Morehead State boasted...

With McQueen sidelined, Morehead State women upset by Eastern Kentucky in OVC tourney opener

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Something – no, make that someone – was missing from Morehead State’s game plan Wednesday. Brianna McQueen could only watch as the second-seeded Eagles fell 73-67 to seven-seed Eastern Kentucky in the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament. McQueen, a 5-foot-3 fifth-year senior and MSU’s first-team all-conference pick, suffered a...

Morehead State women topple Tennessee Tech for 20th win of the season, No. 2 seed in OVC tourney

Riding double-digit scoring outputs from five different players, Morehead State cruised to an 81-52 win at Tennessee Tech on Monday evening. Morehead State jumped out to a 23-5 lead after one quarter, holding a 42-12 advantage at halftime. The Eagles led by as many as 37 in the wire-to-wire victory. Recently minted 1,000-point scorer Eriel McKee anchored the offensive attack with a game-high 14 points...

Good Luck Charm: Morehead State women haven’t lost since newcomer Seward joined the lineup

By Mark Maloney Special to KyForward Head coach Greg Todd figured he had a winner when he recruited Darianne Seward to play for the women’s basketball team at Morehead State. But this is ridiculous. Since gaining eligibility at the semester break, Seward has played in seven games, including six starts. MSU has yet to lose. The Eagles, who went 10-20 last season, are off to a 14-3 start and have...

Playing to Win: Four knee surgeries not enough to derail Morehead State senior Greenwell

Nothing like a sibling rivalry to bring out the best in a little whipper-snapper. Natalie Greenwell, the lone senior on the Morehead State women’s basketball team, figures she was 4 years old when big brother Chase – a former Eagles baseball player – got her competitive juices in flow. “He’s 18 months older than me, and I always wanted to beat him in everything,” Natalie...

Sports Notes: By any definition, Pitino’s exiting salute to UK fans took some shine off a great game

By Glenn Osborne KyForward sports editor A few leftover ramblings from a great rivalry game that lived up to the hype … Louisville coach Rick Pitino criticized the officiating at halftime of Saturday’s Kentucky game to CBS sideline reporter Dana Jacobson. He was later called for a technical, then capped his day by allegedly flipping off some rowdy fans on his way out of the gym after the...

Double Trouble: Epps puts up a triple, three more hit doubles as Wildcats manhandle Morehead

Junior Makayla Epps recorded the second triple-double in program history on Wednesday night at Memorial Coliseum as the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team beat the Morehead State Eagles 112-57. With the win, UK stays perfect at 3-0 on the season. MSU falls to 2-1, suffering its first defeat of the year. Epps had six points, eight rebounds and nine assists at the half, needing just four...

UK Hoops begins four-game stretch of home games with match against high-scoring Morehead

On the heels of an impressive road victory at highly ranked Arizona State over the weekend, the No. 13/13 University of Kentucky women’s basketball team looks to continue its winning ways when it plays host to in-state foe Morehead State on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum. “We have a quick turnaround from our trip out to Arizona State and the players had yesterday off so really one day...

Sports Notes: Wildcat fans are starting to question whether Stoops and Co. are up to the task

By Glenn Osborne KyForward sports editor After more than a month of watching junior quarterback Patrick Towles’ play regress, after watching Towles and his offense fail to score a point after gaining first downs inside the Vanderbilt five-yard line twice, after seeing Towles audible to a fade pass and throw a killer interception from the VU one, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops finally decided he had...

EKU men picked third in OVC preseason poll, one spot behind Eagles; Colonel women sixth

Eastern Kentucky’s men’s basketball team was voted third in the preseason OVC Media Poll, one spot behind Morehead State (EKU Athletics Photo)   The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team has been picked to finish third in the Ohio Valley Conference East Division, the league announced from its annual Media Day.   EKU received one first-place vote and 88 points to...

Sports Notes: Wildcats hang on for close win, but it looks like a short honeymoon for Stoops

Patrick Towles connected on 16 of 34 passes with three touchdowns, but he was just six of 16 and no scores in the final two quarters (UK Athletics Photo)   It took about four hours Saturday for the mood of the Big Blue Nation to take a dramatic turn downward.   A hard-earned sellout crowd of 62,933 roared when Boom Williams took the very first offensive play at the New CWS 75 yards for a...

Sports Notes: Cost of attendance stipend welcomed, but few think it changes minds

UK coach Mark Stoops says student-athletes will see their quality of life improve thanks to cost of attendance stipends (Jon Hale Photo)   Later this month, NCAA Division I scholarship athletes will find a little something extra in their bank accounts.   In addition to their allotted scholarship money, they will get a “cost of attendance” stipend. That amount will vary from school...

Sixth-seeded Morehead State women build early lead, but fall to TSU in OVC tournament

Morehead women’s basketball coach Greg Todd and seniors Almesha Jones and Casey Ryans met with the media in the post-game press conference at Municipal Auditorium Thursday (MSU Athletics Photo)   The sixth-seeded Morehead State women’s basketball team led by as many as 10 points over third-seeded Tennessee State in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinals Thursday, but the...

Morehead star Jones named to All-OVC squad; Eastern's Murray leads second team

Morehead State women’s basketball senior guard Almesha Jones has been named first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference.   Jones is the first MSU player named to the first team since Chynna Bozeman in 2010-11. Jones was a second-team selection last season.   Eastern Kentucky junior Shameekia “Polly” Murray was voted to the All-OVC second team.   Almesha Jones was a first-team All-OVC...

Sports Notes: Kentucky just one of many state basketball teams chasing history this season

Murray State has been one of the better stories in the state this year with an unbeaten OVC season and the nation’s second-longest active winning streak (MSU Athletics Photo)   Kentucky extended the second-longest winning streak in program history to 29 wins in a row Saturday, topping Arkansas 84-67 and improving to 6-0 when playing against nationally ranked teams.   In arguably their...

Sports Notes: Kentucky just one of many state basketball teams chasing history this season

Murray State has been one of the better stories in the state this year with an unbeaten OVC season and the nation’s second-longest active winning streak (MSU Athletics Photo)   Kentucky extended the second-longest winning streak in program history to 29 wins in a row Saturday, topping Arkansas 84-67 and improving to 6-0 when playing against nationally ranked teams.   In arguably their...

Sports Notes: Todd's history of success seems to be rubbing off on Morehead State program

Morehead State head women’s basketball coach Greg Todd has the Eagles in third place in the Ohio Valley Conference race (MSU Athletics Photo / Larry Gooding)   Morehead State women’s basketball coach Greg Todd is no stranger to success; he’s won big at every stop along his coaching career.   Todd, who’s in his first season as the Eagles’ boss, moved to the Division...

Sports Notes: Todd’s history of success seems to be rubbing off on Morehead State program

Morehead State head women’s basketball coach Greg Todd has the Eagles in third place in the Ohio Valley Conference race (MSU Athletics Photo / Larry Gooding)   Morehead State women’s basketball coach Greg Todd is no stranger to success; he’s won big at every stop along his coaching career.   Todd, who’s in his first season as the Eagles’ boss, moved to the Division...