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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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The Morehead State football team is just three weeks away from kicking off the 2017 season. MSPR's Braxton Howard has more on the Eagles...

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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

May 3, 2017
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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.

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Sophomore Niko Hulsizer and senior Michael Patrick each homered twice and drove in six runs apiece to help the Mo

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The Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association has awarded its 2016-17 Scholastic All-American honors, and nine Morehead State rifle students are on the prestigious list.

MSU's total on this list has increased from three in 2015 to five in 2016 and now nine in 2017.

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The Morehead State beach volleyball team has a unique opportunity coming up this month.

Unique, because the opportunity will never repeat.

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Morehead State women's basketball guards Brianna McQueen and Miranda Crockett were named 2016-17 All-Ohio Valley Conference

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Junior Chelsea McManaway threw her third consecutive shutout as Morehead State softball downed Penn State 1-0 on Sunday morning.

With the win, the Eagles finish the weekend at 3-2 and improve their overall record to 7-6.

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In thrilling come-from-behind fashion late in the second half, Morehead State women's basketball (21-8, 11-5 Ohio Valley Conference) topped Jacksonville State (13-15, 6-10 OVC) 85-82 on senior day at Johnson Arena.

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Morehead State men's basketball's four-game winning streak came to a close as they fell 64-52 at Tennessee State on Thursday night.

With the loss, the Eagles fall to 13-13 on the year and 9-4 in Ohio Valley Conference play, while TSU improves to 16-11 and 7-7 in the league.

Soccer Adds Hometown Standout to Class of 2017

Feb 15, 2017
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In addition to the seven new faces who signed National Letters of Intent to join the Morehead State soccer program on Feb.

Baseball Eagles Primed for Exciting 2017 Campaign; Season Opens Friday

Feb 15, 2017
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  Forget those "pitchers and catchers report" bulletins coming out of big-league baseball camps. Everybody has reported for Morehead State University.

Peterson Returns to Alma Mater to Coach Eagle Running Backs

Feb 13, 2017
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A coach with strong ties to Eastern Kentucky and a track record of success will mentor the Morehead State running backs beginning in 2017. Gene Peterson has joined the MSU football staff after serving one year as head football coach at Rowan County High School in Morehead.

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Versatile.

That, in a word, describes Eriel McKee.

McKee has done a little bit of almost everything to help the Morehead State women's basketball team.

A 5-foot-10 junior from Anderson County, McKee has scored 922 career points and counting.

Yet, she says rebounding is what she does best.

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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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