By: Caleb Luketic // Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO- The Blue Raider volleyball team opened up the season losing three out of four at home in the Blue Raider Bash. Overall, the team played well but, as coach Peck mentioned, the competition was high quality. On pace to break the record for kills, Senior Chelsea Ross had another stellar …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines On Thursday night, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (21-5, 13-1) went on the road to take on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (13-14,6-8). It was a back-and-forth affair, but in the end, MTSU escaped with a 72-62 win. Both teams knocked down three shots from behind the arc …

Photo courtesy of Sidelines Archives Exactly one year ago, I showed up at Middle Tennessee State University as a junior that wasn’t exactly sure what he was getting into. After spending most of 2016 as a rookie fireman, I quickly realized that my 300-pound frame wasn’t exactly built to withstand the physical requirements of the …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (19-5, 11-1) played host to the University of Rice Owls (5-19, 2-9) Thursday night. Both teams got out to a fast start, but the Blue Raiders pulled away in the second half and grabbed a 94-75 win. Brandon Walters and Nick King …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The first-place Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (18-5,10-1) traveled to take on the Charlotte 49ers (5-16,1-9) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday night. It was a back-and-forth game early, but the Blue Raiders were able to hold off the 49ers by a final score of 78-73. The 49ers jumped …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines After a two-game road stretch, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (15-5, 7-1) started their Murphy Center homestand Thursday with a 75-51 win over the University of Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (10-11, 3-5). The Blue Raiders came into this game tied for first place in C-USA and were riding high …