Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The college basketball season is officially underway, and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-0) made a strong opening statement with a 104-52 blowout win against the Trevecca Trojans Friday morning. Nick King led all scorers with 17 points and recorded a game-high six rebounds. The Blue Raiders were …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Carl Coates / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders stepped foot on the hardwood for first time this season on Thursday evening against the Arkansas Fort Smith Lions. Middle Tennessee came in with a younger squad to start the season and there was …

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 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 …

Story by Tim Carroll / Contributing Writer Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee men’s basketbal team enjoyed a highly successful 2016-17 campaign. It was a season that saw them go 17-1 in Conference USA and 31-5 overall. This included their second consecutive conference tournament title and the school’s first ever regular …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Blue Raiders’ magical season finally came to a close on Saturday night when they took a 74-65 loss to the Butler Bulldogs in round two of the NCAA tournament.  On a bazaar night where Giddy Potts, Ed Simpson and Tyrik Dixon were held scoreless, backup guard Antwain Johnson took …