Photo by Tyler Lamb / MT Athletics Communications The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider softball team had three players honored this afternoon, as juniors Precious Birdsong and Morgan Harris were each named to the Conference USA all-conference First Team and freshman Summer Burgess was named to the all-freshman team. Although the team didn’t finish the season …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (20-23) got off to a rocky start on Saturday against the No.25 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (33-12) and never recovered, falling just short in a comeback effort by a final score of 4-3. Senior left-hander Cody Puckett got the start on the mound …

Photo courtesy of MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raider men’s basketball team was recognized this morning at the Tennessee Capitol, on the heels of their outstanding 2016-17 season. The team was called to the front of the senate chambers during this morning’s meeting and were awarded a plaque for their success this year, …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The fourth-seeded Middle Tennessee Blue Raider men’s tennis team was back in action on Saturday against the top-seeded Rice Owls in the Conference USA Tournament. After a long day with battles in every set, the Owls walked away with a 4-2 victory. The Owls took the doubles point …

A Murfreesboro Police Department detective has obtained a warrant for Cruelty to Animals against former Middle Tennessee linebacker Shalom Alvarez, according to MPD Public Information Officer Kyle Evans. The initial accusations arose on April 12 after a Snapchat video of Alvarez hitting a dog was posted to the account of another ex-Blue Raider, Justin Akins. …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider softball team was in Boca Raton, FL this weekend to take on the Florida Atlantic Owls in a three-game set. In three close games, Middle Tennessee managed only one victory, losing both games on Friday before winning 2-1 on Saturday. Game one Senior …