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When it comes to U.S. sports, soccer has never been at the forefront as a top-tier sport. However, over the past 10 years, that misconception has taken a backseat as the love for the sport continues to grow throughout the country. Soccer is widely regarded as the world’s game and overall boasts one of the most loyal fan …

When it comes to sports radio, there isn’t much Dick Palmer hasn’t done. He’s broadcasted everything from high school sports to college and even some professional sports in a career that spans the past four decades. “This is real,” Palmer said, looking out of the press box at Reese Smith Jr. Field through his yellow, crooked, …

During senior forward Cheyenne Parker’s short career at Middle Tennessee, she has racked up multiple awards and record-breaking statistics. On Jan. 31, during a match against UAB, Parker became the first Blue Raider in MTSU women’s basketball history to record a triple-double. Along with her scoring and rebounding ability, Parker set the MTSU single-game and …

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 …

The Middle Tennessee men’s tennis team is on a mission to get past last year’s disappointing 10-14 season. Apart from the overall record of the team, Jimmy Borendame and the Blue Raiders are striving to set the bar higher for the future of MTSU tennis this season. As a team, their mission is to win …

Growing up, many football players share a similar ambition: to one day play in the National Football League and earn a living by doing something they love. Young football players dream of storming the field with a professional team, but for most, it’s nothing more than a dream. After all, there are only 1,696 players on …