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Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines Story by Jason Crownover / Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (7-22, 2-11) hosted the Florida International University Panthers (6-15, 4-9) on Thursday for Senior Night. In what was a truly emotional night, the Blue Raiders couldn’t snap their latest losing streak and fell to the Panthers …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee volleyball team (7-21, 2-10) is scheduled to wrap up their home season this Thursday against Florida International University. This will be Senior Night and as is tradition, there will be a ceremony honoring the only senior on the team, Sloan Sullivan. Since she first came to Middle …

Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Lady Raider volleyball team (7-21, 2-10) played the 25th-ranked Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (27-2, 13-0) at home. MTSU jumped out to an early lead but couldn’t sustain it, and WKU walked away with a straight-set victory. Middle Tennessee came out with some fire to start the …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Story by LaMonte Soloman / Contributing Writer After a disappointing loss to Texas-El Paso last weekend, the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders volleyball team (7-20, 2-9) were dealt another 3-0 defeat, this time at the hands of in-state rival Austin Peay (24-4, 11-1). To start the match, Austin Peay …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider volleyball team (7-19, 2-9) lost what might have been their toughest game of the year against the last-place University of Texas-El Paso Miners in straight sets on Sunday afternoon. Makila York led the way for Middle Tennessee with 10 kills, and Brienna Tankesley …

Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines For a student athlete, it’s a big deal to be in the top 25 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. For Middle Tennessee, one athlete had that dream come true. Volleyball player Dora Peonia ranks 20th in aces per set and 16th in total service aces in the country, …