1. Racer One

One of the coolest parts of any Murray State football game is the running of Racer One before the game and after every Racers score. Racer one is a can’t-miss part of any Murray State game, so don’t miss it during the game.

2. Tent City

Tailgate inside Stewart Stadium at Tent City. Tent City is a great place to tailgate before the game and gives you the opportunity to meet fellow students and alumni. If you’re looking for a fun tailgating experience, then make sure to check out Tent City.

3. Racer Band

Enjoy the Racer Band during your trip to Stewart Stadium. The Racer Band puts on a fun pregame and halftime show, so don’t leave your seat when you see them take the field.

4. Battle of the Border

The rivalry on the gridiron between the Racers and Governors began in 1953 and recently became part of the Battle of the Border rivalry between the two schools. No matter what the sport there are always a lot of bragging rights on the line when Murray State and Austin Peay square off, so don’t miss it when the Governors come to town.

5. Violet Cactus Burial

If you have the chance catch a glimpse of the burial site of Murray State’s original live mascot Violet Cactus. The horse is buried near where Racer One starts his lap around the stadium before each game and after each touchdown.

6. Dunker

Racer one isn’t the only Murray State mascot at Racers football games. Murray State’s costumed mascot gets into all kinds of shenanigans throughout the game and if you have the chance give him a high-five when you see him.


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7. Battle for the Red Belt

The Battle for the Red Belt between Murray State and Western Kentucky may not be an annual fixture anymore, but you won’t want to miss it when these longtime rivals square off. The winner of the Battle for the Red Belt takes home the Red Belt as well as bragging rights, so make sure to be in attendance the next time the Racers take on the Hilltoppers.


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8. Cheerleaders

Join in the cheerleaders’ cheers and chants to give the Racers as much of a home field advantage as possible. The cheerleaders are a fun part of any Murray State game, so keep an eye out for them at the game.


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9. Homecoming Parade

If attending the homecoming game, then make sure to check out the homecoming parade. The parade is the perfect way to get into the Racers spirit before the game as well as show off your Murray State pride.

10. Murray State-Eastern Kentucky Rivalry

Eastern Kentucky and Murray State have played annually since 1945 creating quite a fierce rivalry between these two Ohio Valley Conference rivals. There is always a lot at stake when the Colonels and Racers meet, so get your tickets when Eastern Kentucky and Murray State square off.

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