Photo by Gregory French / MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee football heads to Columbia, Missouri to take on the Mizzou Tigers this Saturday at 3 p.m. Both teams are coming off tough, but different losses. The Blue Raiders fell last week a in double-overtime thriller to Western Kentucky while the Tigers got blown out against Florida in …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / editor in Chief  Middle Tennessee soccer battled Rice down to the final minutes in a Friday night thriller inside Dean A. Hayes Stadium. Goalkeeper Celeste Barnard recorded a season-high eight saves, but the Raiders weren’t able to fend off a goal in the 86th minute to give Rice the …

Photo by Chandler Shrode / Staff Photographer  As the 100 Miles of Hate Rivalry inches closer, the excitement is present is the air in Murfreesboro and Bowling Green. Week seven is a usually a time where players start to feel physically and mentally drained. But this week, there is a little extra drive in practice. …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Editor-in-Chief  Blue Raider Basketball stars Reggie Upshaw and Giddy Potts have been chosen for the 2016-2017 preseason C-USA team this morning. The announcement of the two comes as expected, following breakout campaigns. Last season, Upshaw lead the team in minutes played (31.1), rebounds per game (8.5), total assists (76) …

Photo by Chandler Shrode / Staff Photographer  Middle Tennessee men’s basketball held their first practice of the 2016-2017 season Tuesday inside Murphy Center. Head Coach Kermit Davis is entering his 15th year with the Blue Raiders and is looking to take another team deep into March. The first practice included individual drills, competitive defense and rebounding drills, live 5-on-5 …

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Photo by Connor Ulrey/Sports Editor Middle Tennessee Head Volleyball Coach Dan Ahiers resigned Tuesday night following a two-week suspension, according to the Daily News Journal. According to the report, Ahiers was suspended for “alcohol-related behavior.” Athletic Director Chris Massaro told the DNJ that Ahiers’ behaviors were “contrary to the expectations [the university has] of our head …