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Morehead State will host its annual winter soccer program on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Jayne Stadium.

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A trio of senior Morehead State football athletes will be heading to the Sunshine State to participate in postseason all-star games.

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He has no passing yards, rushing totals or receptions, let alone touchdowns.

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No doubt the Morehead State women's basketball team will be the big underdog Wednesday night when it visits No. 20 Kentucky.

But the Eagles are off to a good start, 3-1, and playing with confidence.

There is a whole new mindset since last season's 10-20 campaign.

Credit that mentality to depth, defense, balance and leadership.

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Following a record-setting season and career, Morehead State senior quarterback Austin Gahafer is one of 25 finalists for the Walter Payton Award, which many consider the Football Championship Subdivision equivalent to the Heisman Trophy.

The national awards, which also include the Buck Buchanan Defensive Player of the Year, the Jerry Rice Freshman of the Year and the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, are administered by STATS, LLC.

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Senior quarterback Austin Gahafer threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a third in his collegiate finale, and the Morehead State football team closed its 2016 season Saturday with a 31-10 victory at Davidson.

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Sophomore Merideth Jewell and senior Sydney Schuler led the way with ten kills each as Morehead State volleyball concluded its 20

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Morehead State freshman Farah Abdulkarim set the school 10K record, while sophomore Justin Moakler ran the second fastest men's 10K time

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Morehead State senior quarterback Austin Gahafer is one of 40 players named to the College Football Performance Awards Midseason FCS National Performer of the Year Watch List.

A native of Louisville, Ky., Gahafer has already set numerous records this season. Currently he leads the PFL with 2,745 passing yards and 22 touchdowns on 218-of-387 through the air.

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Morehead State men's basketball defeated Cincinnati Christian 101-63 in the Eagles' lone exhibition test of the season on Sunday at Johnson Arena.

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Following record-setting days at Butler Saturday, two Morehead State football athletes have been named Pioneer Football League Players of the Week.

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Senior quarterback Austin Gahafer set the Pioneer Football League career passing record and the Morehead State single-game passing record, while senior slot receiver Jake Raymond and senior kicker Matt Ward also established records as the Eagle football team came off its bye week with a convincing 54-28 win at Butler Saturday.

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Even though the Morehead State rifle team fell short against second-ranked Murray State Saturday at home, several shooters established personal bests in the shoulder-to-shoulder matchup.

Murray State, ranked No. 2 in the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association poll, finished with 4,700 to the Eagles' 4,603. The Racers set their school record in air rifle.

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Senior Sydney Schuler led the way with 16 kills as Morehead State volleyball swept Jacksonville State on Senior Day at Wetherby Gym on Saturday afternoon.

With the win and the weekend sweep, the Eagles move to 11-15 overall and 7-5 in league play.

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School records fell again Saturday as the Morehead State rifle team defeated North Georgia, 4618-4588, at Button Rifle Range.

The Eagles established the school aggregate and air rifle records, breaking them for the third time just this season.

Freshman Karly Potts was the brightest spot in air competition, shooting a career-best 591. Freshman Jesse Moyer carded a 586, and sophomore Siarra Crum nailed down a 584 in air.

Junior Haley Wilson paced the team in smallbore with a 574, while freshman Sarah Fink tallied a 573.

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For the first time since 2008, the Morehead State men's cross country program has a First-Team All-Ohio Valley Conference performer. And not only one, but two.

Freshman Farah Abdulkarim finished fourth individually at the OVC meet at Percy Warner Park in Nashville Saturday, and sophomore Justin Moakler came across the finish in sixth place to both earn first-team honors. As a team, the Eagle men were third, and the Eagle women finished ninth.

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One of the all-time greatest women's basketball players in Morehead State history and in the state of Kentucky will be honored this season as women's basketball's season-opening home tournament will be the Donna Murphy Classic.

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Following a record-breaking performance Saturday, Morehead State freshman running back Trevor Jones has been named Pioneer Football League co-Offensive Player of the Week.

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Morehead State soccer ended its season at 6-11-2 (3-6-1 Ohio Valley Conference) after a 3-1 loss at Southeast Missouri on Sunday afternoon.

"The girls worked their butts off," said head coach Warren Lipka. "I'm very proud of their effort."

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The Morehead State men's basketball team received two first-place votes and has been picked third in the OVC Eastern Division by OVC media.

The OVC will release its preseason poll and All-OVC team, as voted on by league head coaches and sports information directors, on Wednesday, October 26 during the league's annual Media Day in Nashville.

The media panel picked Belmont as the preseason favorites. Belmont senior forward Evan Bradds was tabbed the OVC Men's Basketball Preseason Player of the Year.

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Despite record-breaking performances on both sides of the ball, Morehead State football (2-6, 1-4 Pioneer Football League) fell to Jacksonville (3-3, 2-1 PFL) 61-49 on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

Redshirt-freshman running back Trevor Jones made his presence known from the opening whistle, blowing all of his previous career-highs out of the water.

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Highlighted by five air scores of 580 or better, the Morehead State rifle team narrowly fell at 10th-ranked Mississippi on Saturday. The Eagles dropped the shoulder-to-shoulder match 4,642-4,604.

In air rifle, a trio of freshmen - Karly Potts (586), Sarah Fink (582) and Jesse Moyer (580) - helped the Eagles' cause to a team score of 2,328. Junior Haley Wilson (580) and freshman Alexa Potts (580) also got to the 580-plateau. Junior Dan Hall (579) and sophomore Brandon Bryer (579) were close as well.

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Morehead State volleyball finished with 68 digs and 14 blocks as they topped Southeast Missouri in four sets at Wetherby Gym on Saturday night. The Eagles downed the Redhawks, 25-22, 25-20, 19-25, 25-13.

With the win, the Eagles move to 9-14 overall and 5-5 in OVC play. The win also marked head coach Jaime Gordon's 250th at Morehead State.

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The Morehead State rifle team, under the direction of third-year Head Coach Alan Joseph, opens its 2016-17 campaign this weekend with home matches against Virginia Military Institute and Jacksonville State.

MSU entertains VMI at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday in the Button Rifle Ranges, and the match with JSU will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

Morehead State is ranked 17th in the nation in the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association poll. The Eagles also finished last season with five athletes named to the Collegiate Rifle Association's Scholastic All-American team.

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Morehead State junior defensive lineman Colt Briggs has been named Pioneer Football League co-Defensive Player of the Week.

Briggs, from Wilmington, Ohio, played a key part in the Eagles' come-from-behind 29-26 win over Valparaiso Saturday. He had 10 total tackles, including four tackles for loss. Briggs also recorded a pair of quarterback hurries.

Briggs, a team co-captain, has 34 total stops in the first five games, including a team-best 10 tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

Morehead State continues conference play Saturday at Dayton at 1 p.m. ET.

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In a back-and-forth contest that culminated in a last-minute touchdown score, Morehead State football (2-3, 1-1 Pioneer Football League) defeated Valparaiso (2-3, 1-1 PFL) 29-26 on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

"I couldn't be prouder of my team," said head coach Rob Tenyer. "They kept their composure at the end, they showed a lot of poise, and found a way to get it done at the end."

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Freshman Farah Abdulkarim recorded the third-fastest 8K in program history, sophomore Justin Moakler turned in the seventh-best time in school history for the men, and senior Alex Morris paced the women with what would have been the seventh fastest program time as both Eagle cross country teams ran at the Greater Louisville Classic at Tom Sawyer State Park Saturday.

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Morehead State volleyball utilized stellar defense at the net and a balanced offensive attack to down Murray State in straight sets (25-20, 25-22, 25-20) at Wetherby Gym on Saturday night.

With the win, the Eagles move to 6-11 on the year and 2-2 in conference play. The Racers (8-8, 3-1) entered the match undefeated in league play at 3-0 and yet to lose a set in the OVC.

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Morehead State made its 2016 football debut at Jayne Stadium on September 10th, resulting in a 17-13 loss to the Keydets of VMI. However, it proved to be an historic night for more than one player in an Eagle uniform.

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Morehead State soccer improved to a 3-2-1 record after a 2-1 defeat of Western Carolina on September 9th.

"(Western Carolina) was a team that played with a lot of heart, a lot of fight," said Eagles' head coach Warren Lipka. "We'll take the win."

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