By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer Despite some late game heroics, Middle Tennessee (13-10, 6-4 C-USA) managed to hang on for a 61-51 win over Southern Mississippi (6-15, 1-9 C-USA). It was a strong start on offense from the beginning as the Blue Raiders used an 8-3 run to take a 21-11 lead with 7:49 left …

By Jamie A. Cooley// Staff Writer The documentary Reflect, Reclaim, Rejoice: Preserving the Gift of Black Sacred Music was shown in the Student Union Theater to kick off MTSU’s 2015 Black History Month. The film is based around the roots of African-Americans’ ancestral past and learning to preserve the customs and traditions of African slaves …

By Austin Nelson//Contributing Writer With a class of 24 confirmed on National Signing Day, head coach Rick Stockstill and staff know that the work is just beginning for the team. “All that matters now is how hard they work, how hard they compete, and how dedicated they can be,” Stockstill said Wednesday afternoon at a …

Tristan Jones // Contributing Writer Murfreesboro Police responded to a call in regards to unidentified chemicals found in a trashcan at the Vista Inn off Westgate Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon. The caller, identified as Steve Collins, 58, stated that as he when he was attempting to take the garbage out of the outdoor trash can …

Tristan Jones // Contributing Writer Murfreesboro Police responded to a call about an attempted kidnapping at the Altitude Apartments off Bradyville Parkway early Wednesday morning, according a police report. The complainant, Percia McFarrin, 26, told police that she was walking to her apartment around 1 a.m. when an unknown Hispanic male “came from around the side of …

by Ethan Clark // Contributing Writer MTSU hosted it’s 40th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon in the Murphy Center to celebrate the start of the Middle Tennessee State University’s baseball season on Monday morning. The luncheon started 42 years ago when the start of the school’s baseball season happened to fall on the same day as …