Photo by Gregory French // Staff Photographer Former Middle Tennessee standout safety Kevin Byard is moving away from his superb outing at the Senior Bowl back in January. Next up on the NFL-hopeful’s list: MTSU’s Pro Day on March 31. MTSU will hold its Pro Day at Tennessee State University’s Indoor Practice Facility starting at …

Middle Tennessee’s basketball season ended a few weeks ago after a magical run in the NCAA tournament. For one Blue Raider on MTSU men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis’ squad, the grind is beginning all over again. Junior forward Joshua Phillips donned a blue No. 80 jersey and practiced with the MTSU football team Tuesday afternoon, ending his …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Middle Tennessee junior forward Reggie Upshaw’s Twitter username is “TheRegister347.” And much like his Twitter handle might indicate, Upshaw and his Blue Raider teammates are still trying to register their upset win over No. 2 seed Michigan State. “I say it set in late last night, early …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Both Middle Tennessee State University and Syracuse University came away with upsets in their respective first-round games, adding to the unpredictability of March. But, one thing is for certain headed into Sunday’s Round-of-32 matchup between No. 15 seed MTSU and the No. 10 seed Syracuse Orange: MTSU head coach …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor It was the biggest win for Middle Tennessee in school history. MTSU became the eighth No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 seed, defeating Michigan State 90-81 at the Scottrade Center. Prior to the win, the Blue Raiders had an all-time record of 0-22 against top-ten …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Middle Tennessee junior forward Reggie Upshaw took a collective breath and raised his arms to the Scottrade Center ceiling. The upset was complete. The No. 15 seed Blue Raiders had just sealed one of the biggest upsets in NCAA tournament history, knocking off the two-seeded Michigan State …