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2016 NCAA Tournament


Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor/Editor-in-Chief  The Blue Raiders continue to shine, even months after their upset win in the opening round of the NCAA tournament over No. 2 seed Michigan State. Middle Tennessee has been nominated for Best Upset at the annual ESPN awards ceremony, airing on ABC. The show hosted this year by John …

Blue Raider Basketball

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor The Blue Raider men’s and women’s basketball teams were honored Wednesday night in recognition of their success during the 2015-16 campaign. In what’s been classified as one of the most successful years in program history, many stated Wednesday that the best was yet to come from Middle …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Both Middle Tennessee State University and Syracuse University came away with upsets in their respective first-round games, adding to the unpredictability of March. But, one thing is for certain headed into Sunday’s Round-of-32 matchup between No. 15 seed MTSU and the No. 10 seed Syracuse Orange: MTSU head coach …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Middle Tennessee State University pulled off one of the most improbable upsets in NCAA tournament history, beating national champion favorite Michigan State, 90-81, Friday evening. The Blue Raiders advanced to the round of 32 for the first time since 1989, drawing a matchup with No. 10 seed …

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Photo by Gregory French | Staff Photographer Middle Tennessee opened the 2016 Women’s NCAA tournament Saturday hoping to follow the men’s team with an upset of their own. The Lady Raiders came into Saturday’s contest against Florida State in College Station, Texas, with a defensive focus and sought to keep the Seminole guards from taking over …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor//Managing Editor Middle Tennessee became the eighth team in NCAA Tournament history to upset a No. 2 seed as a No. 15 seed, beating Michigan State 90-81 on Friday. Within minutes, MTSU was trending on Twitter, and they had the social media world in a frenzy after their historic upset. Here are …