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 …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (31-4) are moving on to the Round of 32 to face the Butler Bulldogs after defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers (24-10) with a final score of 81-72 Thursday night. The Blue Raiders become the fourth team ever to be seeded 12th or lower …

Photo by Kevin Martin / Contributor & Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee takes on Minnesota Thursday in what could be one the biggest games in the history of the basketball program. There is a lot at stake for both parties but for MTSU, they are hoping to build off their success they gained in …