Photo by¬†Taylor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor When the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs began, the Nashville Predators found themselves in a tough spot. Not only were they the eighth seed in the western conference, but they were also the last of the 16 teams that qualified for the postseason. Add in the fact that they had …

Photo by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor Nashville Predators Captain Mike Fisher announced his retirement yesterday in a¬†heartfelt letter to Predators fans that was published in the Tennesseean. Fisher, a 17-year National Hockey League veteran, began his career with the Ottawa Senators in 1999 after being drafted in the second round (44th overall). In his …

Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines Former Middle Tennessee basketball standout Reggie Upshaw signed his first professional basketball contract Saturday, reaching a ten-month deal with the Walter Tigers of the Basketball Bundesliga in Germany. This comes on the heels of the Chattanooga native’s appearance in the National Basketball Association’s Summer League, where he played …

Photo by Gregory French / Sidelines Archives Middle Tennessee redshirt junior quarterback Brent Stockstill received arguably his biggest award nominations of the preseason on Wednesday morning when he was nominated for the Davey O’Brien Award watch-list and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch-list. This only adds to Stockstill’s accomplishments this offseason, as he has …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives The Middle Tennessee Lady Raider basketball team is transitioning into a new era. After four years of Ty Petty being the leader of the team, Murfreesboro native Alex Johnson will take the reigns as leader and continue the momentum of last season’s postseason run. The Lady Raiders had …

Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider men’s basketball program has made a name for itself in the last two years. With two Conference USA Tournament championships, a regular season conference championship and two marquee wins over Big Ten programs, head coach Kermit Davis is closer than ever to making …