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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are experiencing a unique opportunity this holiday season, as they are participating in the Diamond Head Classic tournament in Hawaii this season. In most seasons, college teams play their pre-conference tournament during the week or weekend of Thanksgiving. This year is different for …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Blue Raiders (7-2) suffered a tough loss at the hands of the Auburn Tigers (9-1) at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday night by a score of 76-70. MTSU was led by senior guard Giddy Potts, who scored a game-high 19 points on 4-9 shooting from …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider basketball team (6-1) pulled off a hard-earned victory against the Vanderbilt Commodores (3-6) on Wednesday night. It was a back-and-forth affair in Nashville, as the game saw six ties and nine lead changes. Nick King led the Blue Raiders in points with 23 …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines One of the more essential qualities that a team needs to have in order to withstand the grueling process of the college basketball season is depth. The most successful teams in the history of the sport have made late tournament runs in March because of their flexibility and …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (4-1) won their second straight game on Tuesday as they defeated the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (2-2) by a score of 85-72. Middle Tennessee gave up the first bucket of the game on a Ricky Doyle lay-up, but they locked down on defense after …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Carl Coates / Sports Reporter After performing well against Murray State, Belmont and Tennessee State last week, Middle Tennessee Blue Raider forward Nick King was announced as the Conference USA Player of the Week on Monday. This is the first weekly award of King’s collegiate …