Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines In the game of college basketball, strength of schedule matters a great deal. This season, the Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders once again have a schedule that is full of tough non-conference opponents. Teams like Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, Lousiville, USC and Kentucky are the most significant teams …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders hosted the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans in an exhibition game on Thursday night and after a sloppy first half by both teams, the Lady Raiders pulled away for a comfortable 88-41 victory. Both teams suffocated each other defensively, which led to 16 turnovers …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The seventh-seeded Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (8-10, 5-6) faced off against the second-seeded North Texas Mean Green (13-3-3, 8-1-2) on Wednesday down in Boca Raton, Florida in the quarterfinal round of the Conference USA Tournament. After scoring an early goal, the Mean Green ran away in a …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletics Communications With the regular season wrapped up and the Conference USA Tournament looming, the C-USA league office announced its award winners and all-conference team selections on Tuesday. Sydney Navarro, Cameron Cox and Peyton DePriest were all honored for the Blue Raiders. It should come as no surprise that …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The 2017 regular season was an up-and-down period for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (8-9, 5-5). Despite the losing record overall and a .500 conference record, the Blue Raiders qualified for the C-USA Tournament after missing it last season. Middle Tennessee State University enters the conference tournament …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives Lady Raider standout forward Alex Johnson has received yet another preseason award, as the Conference USA league office announced on Thursday that Johnson was voted C-USA Preseason Player of the Year. The award is voted on by the 14 head coaches from around the conference. Johnson has received …