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Amanda Cain / EKU

Eastern Kentucky University's President Michael Benson was selected on May 31 to represent the Ohio Valley Conference on the NCAA Division I Presidential Forum. President Benson tells WEKU about the role of the forum, issues the forum will address, and why a good education will always be important. 

To contact Wendy Barnett: wendy.barnett@eku.edu.

WKMS

Murray State President Bob Jackson said Ja Morant and the Racers’ basketball run this year is worth about $250 million from a media standpoint.

The Racers made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament this year after winning the Ohio Valley Conference. Sophomore Ja Morant garnered significant national attention for his explosive performance, including the first triple-double since 2012. Jackson says Morant is a great ambassador for the university.

John Hingsbergen

The UK Wildcats will have to settle for second place this year.  Fans gathered wherever they could cluster around big screen TVs for the NCAA Men’s Championship game.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Corey Walden scored 22 of his career-high 29 points in the second half to help Eastern Kentucky upset top-seeded Belmont 79-73 Saturday night for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship and an NCAA tournament berth.