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More than 20,000 fans in the Carrier Dome may have been a bit nervous for their No. 14 Syracuse team Saturday. Morehead State battled the Orange for the entire 40 minutes before finally falling 84-70 in the second game of the 2K Empire Classic.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Before work every day, Morehead State head men’s basketball coach Preston Spradlin sets up a detour on his route to campus. He picks a local restaurant, coffee shop or dry cleaner to stop by. He says hello to local residents, team supporters and sponsors.

In the final home game for Morehead State's four-player senior class, the Eagles send their seniors out in style, dispatching Belmont in three sets. The victory secured the Eagles (20-9, 11-5 OVC) their first 20-win campaign since 2013 as the Eagles locked in the #3 seed in the OVC Tournament.

Morehead State football piled up 472 total offensive yards, but a 2-for-14 day on third down chances hurt the Eagles Saturday at Stetson as the Hatters pulled away for a 48-24 defeat of MSU at Spec Martin Stadium.

Morehead State men's basketball got its first taste of outside competition for 2018-19 Thursday night at Johnson Arena, defeating Berea 98-47 in an exhibition matchup.

Behind a 28-point outing by Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference senior guard Miranda Crockett, the Morehead State women's basketball team defeated Shawnee State (Ohio) 82-70 in an exhibition on Monday evening at Johnson Arena.

After winning back-to-back games for the first time since 2015, the Morehead State football team absorbed a 48-21 setback to Pioneer Football League foe Marist on a damp Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

Morehead State men's basketball got its first taste of outside competition for 2018-19 Thursday night at Johnson Arena, defeating Berea 98-47 in an exhibition matchup.

In front of a season-best homecoming crowd of 8,145, the Morehead State football team survived a late charge from Pioneer Football League opponent Valparaiso and scored a 31-24 victory on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

While they didn’t claim victory at the inaugural Kentucky Cup Longrifle Match Saturday, Morehead State's rifle team did accomplish two amazing feats. The Eagles set school records for smallbore score and overall score, shooting at Kentucky’s Barker Hall Range.

With a flat, fast course and nearly perfect weather conditions, the Morehead State cross country teams saw more school records established Friday at the Royals Challenge at McAlpine Creek Park.

MOREHEAD – Thirty or so football fans likely were overjoyed Saturday. Those are the folks who rooted for the University of San Diego, and they had a grand time because the Toreros took out Morehead State, 51-34, at Jayne Stadium.

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.

Senior forward Dani Wilson netted a penalty kick with three seconds remaining in the game to propel the Morehead State soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Ohio Valley Conference foe SIUE on Sunday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

In the highest scoring game in Jayne Stadium history, Morehead State football went back-and-forth with 23rd ranked Austin Peay before falling 78-40 Saturday evening.

Senior quarterback Lawson Page rushed for a career-best 146 yards and added three scores through the air to lead the Morehead State football team to a 48-19 victory over the Mount St. Joseph Lions on rainy Saturday night at Jayne Stadium.

Morehead State football trailed host Eastern Kentucky by only 11 at the half in the 2018 season opener Thursday night at Roy Kidd Stadium, but the Colonels scored 31 points in the final 20 to eventually pull away for a 49-23 defeat of the Eagles.

Despite outshooting its opponent for the first time during the 2018 season, the Morehead State soccer team fell to Kennesaw State 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

The Morehead State volleyball program’s 750th win punctuated a perfect day at the Comfort Inn-Vitational. The Eagles (5-1) defeated Saint Francis (Pa.) (0-5) in the event’s opening match and Mercer (2-4) in the night cap.

Morehead State football trailed host Eastern Kentucky by only 11 at the half in the 2018 season opener Thursday night at Roy Kidd Stadium, but the Colonels scored 31 points in the final 20 to eventually pull away for a 49-23 defeat of the Eagles.

The Morehead State soccer team fell to Ball State 1-0 in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Jayne Stadium. The loss is the Eagles' third consecutive overtime loss

They are the playmakers. And they are the guys who probably add up the most “mileage” running on the football field with all their routes each play.

The Morehead State women's soccer team dropped its final exhibition match before beginning the 2018 regular season to the Louisville Cardinals 4-0 on Saturday evening at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium.

A school-record 31 Morehead State student-athletes were awarded the Ohio Valley Conference Academic Medal of Honor for the 2017-18 academic year on Monday. The 31 student-athletes honored surpassed the previous school-best total of 24 from the 2015-16 academic year.

Morehead State University is now providing its Recreation and Wellness Center members with a new app and membership portal.

With the weather still a bit humid and the calendar turning to August, that means it’s high-gear time for Morehead State's football, volleyball and soccer programs.

After a successful career at Illinois and gaining experience as a graduate manager at Louisville, Breanna Wonderly has joined the Morehead State softball program as an assistant coach.

Scott Combs, who has extensive head coaching and administrative experience and a broad knowledge of the Ohio Valley Conference, has been named assistant coach for the Morehead State men's basketball program.

After helping lead Moberly (Missouri) Area Community College to a 32-1 record and a spot in the NJCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championships, Clint Williams has joined the Morehead State women's basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach.

Sarah Martin, who holds Transylvania University's career dig record, has joined the Morehead State volleyball coaching staff. Martin will assist with indoor volleyball.

One of the benchmarks of a collegiate sports program is its ability to improve from year to year in every facet – athletically, scholastically and in the community. For Morehead State Rifle under head coach Alan Joseph, those improvements have been nothing short of tremendous.

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.

Leading the Morehead State men's golf team to one of its best four-year periods in program history, head coach Matthew Martin will get the opportunity to build upon that success and lead the Eagles for at least three more seasons with a contract extension through the 2021 season.

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