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Sunday’s contest between Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky marked the second part of the “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry. Rick Insell and the MTSU women’s team fell 63-60 to the Lady Toppers in the first game between the schools Saturday evening. Even in the 100th anniversary of the rivalry between MTSU and Western Kentucky, Sunday’s men’s …

MURFREESBORO – In a rivalry that has been dubbed “100 Miles of Hate,” the Middle Tennessee men’s and women’s basketball teams will take on rival Western Kentucky this weekend. The series had a one-year hiatus last season as WKU was still a member of the Sun Belt Conference. Both matchups will be huge given the …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr. // Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – While it may have been cold outside the Murphy Center on Thursday, Middle Tennessee (14-13, 7-7 C-USA) heated things up inside, blowing out Marshall, 90-51, and ending their three-game losing streak. The game started out tight. The two teams were tied at eight points apiece with …

MURFREESBORO – Sitting at .500 on the season, Kermit Davis’s Blue Raiders have put together an up-and-down season. At 13-13, Middle Tennessee has dropped five of their last six games. With five games left until conference tournament play begins, the Blue Raiders will look to tighten up in a few areas. Here is a look at …

DENTON, Texas – Middle Tennessee started fast, but made critical mistakes in the final minutes Saturday in a 57-56 defeat at North Texas. It was MTSU’s third-straight loss and fifth out of its last six games. The Blue Raiders (13-13, 6-7 C-USA) were strong in the first half, stretching their lead numerous times. MTSU led …

Giddy. A nickname that one Blue Raider has known since birth. “The doctor told my mom I was very ‘giddy’ when I was born. My aunt said, ‘That’s what we should call him.,” he said. Born Nathanial Potts, Giddy grew up as one of five children in Athens, Alabama raised by a single mother. Potts …