The Lady Raiders are back in the NCAA tournament after a dominating win over Old Dominion in the Conference USA championship game. The 70-54 win in the C-USA final secured the title for the Lady Raiders, and a dominating performance from Middle Tennessee guard Ty Petty showed exactly what the team could do in “The …

Photos by Meagan White // Staff Photographer Finish Ticket and Vinyl Theatre took the stage as part of Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday Night concert series at 3rd and Lindsley. The bands were joined by LA-based alt-rock opener IRONTOM, and the five-piece ensemble didn’t disappoint. IRONTOM frontman Harry Hayes commanded the stage from the get-go, and Hayes …

Photo by Brent Beerends | MT Athletics Middle Tennessee (0-1) opened the 2016 season Friday against Big Ten power Indiana (1-0). The Blue Raiders couldn’t find any sort of rhythm early, falling behind quickly in the first and ultimately lost 14-4. “Everybody has a plan until you get punched in the mouth,” Head Coach Jim …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor | Managing Editor Stephen A. Smith, a sports journalist, radio host and TV personality, traveled to Murfreesboro for the first time to deliver the Black History Month keynote to nearly 800 people in MTSU’s Student Ballroom Wednesday night. Smith and Skip Bayless (Dallas Times Herald) go toe-to-toe daily on ESPN2, …

Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland

Photos courtesy of Lionsgate Blue Mountain State successfully jumps from cult-classic comedy television to full-length feature film status with Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland. The film, based on the television series, centers around now graduated linebacker Thad Castle (Alan Ritchson) who has seemingly made the jump to the NFL being the No. 1 …

Photo by Austin Lewis | Sidelines Archive Middle Tennessee revealed the schedule for the 2016 college football season Thursday afternoon. The Blue Raider schedule features both old foes and new non-conference opponents. The Blue Raider conference schedule features home games against defending champion Western Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, UTSA and FAU. The other conference games in …