Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee State athletes of all realms came together Thursday night at the Tucker Theater in celebration of the Raiders’ Choice Awards. The sixth annual ESPY-like event honored athletes for their accomplishments both on and off the field. From Player of the Year to Play of the …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The No. 4 Middle Tennessee men’s tennis team knew they had their hands full when they drew No. 5 Charlotte for the first round of the Conference USA Tournament. Even though the Blue Raiders beat Charlotte 6-1 earlier in the season, anything can happen come tournament time. Without …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor No. 12 Middle Tennessee women’s tennis closed out their season Thursday afternoon following a nail-bitter 4-3 loss to No. 5 North Texas at the Conference USA Women’s Tennis Championships. The women duo of Josefina Zehnder and Marta Peris Herrero took the first loss of the day as they …

Photo courtesy of Rick Mallory / Facebook UPDATE at 9:45 p.m.:   Original story at 9:07 p.m.: Middle Tennessee offensive line coach Rick Mallory suffered a heart attack and a spiral arterial tear Monday afternoon. His wife, Shannon, took to Facebook to confirm the rumors and ask for prayers of continual healing. Shannon said her husband knew something …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee football team closed out the spring by holding their annual Blue-White Spring Finale Saturday afternoon. The essential open-practice included individual and positional drills, as well as a short scrimmage, giving fans a taste of what is to come this fall. For a full breakdown of the …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor MTSU’s Luis Morillo Diaz took home the honors of C-USA Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week Tuesday morning for his outstanding play this past weekend in the MT Shootout at the Adams Tennis Complex. The Santiago, Spain native won four sets in singles play and is currently boasting a three-match win streak. Coming …