1. They Think They're An Ivy League School. Murray State bills itself as "Kentucky s Public Ivy," which is a little like billing yourself as "World s Tallest Little Person." For a school that guarantees admission to any Kentucky graduating senior who scores an 18 composite on their ACT (SAT equivalent: A Vince Young-esque 870), well, let's just say Harvard isn t bumping Brown to make way for State anytime soon.
2. Their Black Guys Are Kind Of White. Distinguished Racer ballers include Hall of Famer Joe "Jumping Joe" Fulks and former fan favorite Ronald Jerome "Popeye" Jones. Fulks is credited as an early pioneer of the jumpshot, and once scored 63 points in an NBA game (before the advent of the shot clock, no less). Jones, on the other hand, counts NASCAR, golf and chess among his favorite off-court activities, making him one in what is undoubtedly a rather small coterie of black men who enjoy that particular combination of extracurriculars.
3. Not A Great Party Campus. The town of Murray, Kentucky, is located in Calloway County - one of 35 limited dry counties in the state (of Kentucky's remaining 85 counties, 55 are completely dry, and only 30 are wet.) Alcohol exemptions exist for the Murray Golf Course and for all restaurants in town that serve over 100 diners, but Bacchanalian Murray Staters looking to imbibe are often forced to cross the Tennessee border to purchase provisions — a move no doubt unpopular with S.A.D.D. — Neel Shah