Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines History was made Monday morning on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. The Blue Raiders received enough votes to rank in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time in school history. The Blue Raiders make their debut at 24, just ahead of the Florida …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines For the second time this season, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (22-5, 14-1) defeated the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (16-12, 7-8) by a score of 87-70. The win was also Kermit Davis‘ 400th Division I win of his career. This was the 12th true road victory for the Blue …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The North Texas Mean Green (14-11, 7-5) gave the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (20-5, 12-1) all they could handle on Saturday. The Mean Green benefited from sophomore guard Roosevelt Smart’s monster night, as he made seemingly everything in a 32-point effort. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Blue …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines There really is no place quite like home. For Middle Tennessee freshman guard Donovan Sims, that age-old cliche rings true. While playing in a minimal role, Sims has played crucial minutes in some of the Blue Raiders’ biggest games. Sims becomes a local high school legend Before stepping …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders (13-9, 5-4) battled neck-and-neck with Louisiana Tech (14-8, 5-4) on Thursday night, but the fourth quarter proved to be their downfall. The Lady Techsters embarked on a game-changing 14-2 run to start the quarter and buried MTSU by a final score of 66-49. …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (16-5, 8-1) dominated the University of Texas-El Paso Miners (7-14, 2-7) by a score of 81-50 to win their 14th consecutive conference home game on Saturday night. The game was a one-sided affair from the opening tip as senior Brandon Walters scored two quick lay-ups …