Harlem Globetrotters Nashville

Photo by Meagan White // Staff Photographer The Harlem Globetrotters made a stop in Nashville Friday night on their 90th-anniversary celebration tour. Ant Atkinson led the show for the squad that took over Bridgestone Arena, one of three touring groups for the world-famous basketball troupe. Current Globetrotter and high-flyer Smooth Staples spoke with Sidelines before Friday’s game about how …

Photo provided by: MT Athletics // Brent Beerends Middle Tennessee (8-5, 0-1 C-USA) started strong Sunday in the Conference USA opener against defending champion UAB (11-3, 1-0 C-USA), but it couldn’t find any momentum in the second half, falling 78-63 in Birmingham. The contest was a continuation of junior Reggie Upshaw’s strong play of late, with …

Photo courtesy of MT Athletics The Blue Raiders fell to the Western Michigan Broncos after a strong showing at the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl on Thursday in the Bahamian capital of Nassau. Missed opportunities were the Achilles’ heel for the team, as the Broncos took home the trophy with a 45-31 win. Middle Tennessee started as well as anyone could’ve …

Secret Santa is an anonymous gift exchange between members of a group or organization that’s popular among many different age groups. “The coolest thing about Secret Santa to me is just the surprise aspect and the fact that the giver knows who their giving to, but you don’t know who you’re going to receive from,” …

According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Middle Tennessee (6-5, 5-2 C-USA) will be heading to the Bahamas Bowl this postseason. The bowl, sponsored by Popeyes, is December 24th in Nassau. “Middle Tennessee will play in Bahamas Bowl, sources told @ESPN,” said McMurphy this morning. “Middle Tennessee will play a team from the MAC, still TBA, on …

Photo by Austin Lewis, MTSU Sidelines It was one of those games for Middle Tennessee (6-5, 5-2 C-USA), with multiple players hitting new highs and a team effort sealing bowl eligibility with a 41-7 win over North Texas (1-10, 1-5 C-USA). The key for the Blue Raiders was starting early and moving methodically down the …