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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 …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Elijah Campbell / Sports Reporter and David Janes / Sports Reporter The Murphy Center was full of three-point jump shots, dunks, dance moves, excitement and enthusiasm on Thursday night, as the men’s and women’s basketball teams had their first public showing in front of the …

Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines Story by Carl Coates Jr. / Sports Reporter Honors for Middle Tennessee’s men’s basketball team have already been awarded, as senior guard Giddy Potts was selected to the 2017-18 All-Conference USA Basketball Preseason Team Monday morning. Last season, Potts was a key piece to the Blue Raiders’ success. …

Photo by¬†Ambre Rogue / Sidelines Archives Some of the unsung heroes of every successful college basketball team are the assistant coaches. As many successful head coaches would tell you, having reliable assistants to help recruit and develop players has a bigger impact than the casual basketball fan or observer might realize. The assistant coaches don’t …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / MTSU Sidelines The familiar sound of squeaking sneakers, constructive criticism and bouncing basketballs rang throughout Murphy Center on Oct. 9, as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders held their first practice of the 2017-18 season. The Blue Raiders are looking to build off the success of two consecutive seasons that resulted …

Photo by David Chamberlain / Assistant Sports Editor Former Middle Tennessee basketball star forward JaCorey Williams is headed to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the start of the National Basketball Association’s training camp. Williams started his senior year of collegiate basketball for MTSU in the 2016-2017 season. The Birmingham, Alabama native helped lead the Blue Raiders …