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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by David Chamberlain / Assistant Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-5, 2-3) hosted the University of Texas-El Paso Miners Saturday night for the annual Salute to Service game. The Blue Raiders defeated the Miners 30-3 in Brent Stockstill’s return to the turf since his …

Photos by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by David Chamberlain / Assistant Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders men’s basketball team returned to action against Arkansas Fort Smith for the first exhibition game of the 2017-2018 season. Though they struggled on defense and at the free throw line early, the Blue Raiders …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Rusty Ellis / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders were back in action on Thursday night, defeating the Trevecca Nazarene University Trojans by a final score of 88-41. The Lady Raiders were led by the efforts of junior Alex Johnson, who scored 24 points on 8-12 …

Photos and story by Shade Narramore / Contributing Writer There’s no denying that Murfreesboro is developing rapidly, and two of the city’s newest additions, The Soda Bar and Homegrown Marketplace, celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with their grand opening Wednesday.  Developer Scott Grady cut the ribbon with the help of his family. And …

Photo courtesy of Sidelines Archive Photos and story by Gerardo Palacios / Contributing Writer Downtown Franklin hosted PumpkinFest Saturday for its 34th year as Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival. And with the celebration came many treats, some of which took the form of Halloween candy.   It was a chilly day for an outdoor …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Rusty Ellis / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee men’s and women’s basketball teams got their first chance in front of their fans on Thursday, when they took the court for the 2017 rendition of Murphy Madness. Both teams are looking to build off of successful …