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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archive The Conference USA basketball schedule will look a little different for the upcoming 2018-2019 season and beyond. In an attempt to send multiple teams to the NCAA Tournament, the conference is shaking things up. Instead of having a mapped out schedule from start to finish, C-USA …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Story by Sammi Lovvorn / Contributing Writer “It’s Miller time.” Many students and fans chant that phrase at each Middle Tennessee men’s basketball game to get redshirt sophomore walk-on Chase Miller into the game. It’s what gets the team and crowd pumped up when Miller finally checks into the game. …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines When the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (23-5, 10-1) take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (22-7, 14-2) on Thursday, there won’t just be a game on the line. Fans will a special stake in the game: a chance to win a Harley Davidson donated by Blue Raider alumnus Tim …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines On Thursday night, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (21-5, 13-1) went on the road to take on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (13-14,6-8). It was a back-and-forth affair, but in the end, MTSU escaped with a 72-62 win. Both teams knocked down three shots from behind the arc …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines With the start of the new semester in the rearview mirror, many of the Blue Raider athletics teams are in the stretch runs of the season. This weekend provides some of the most intriguing match-ups of the year with the men’s basketball returning home to take on Rice …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines There really is no place quite like home. For Middle Tennessee freshman guard Donovan Sims, that age-old cliche rings true. While playing in a minimal role, Sims has played crucial minutes in some of the Blue Raiders’ biggest games. Sims becomes a local high school legend Before stepping …