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Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines Story by Carl Coates Jr. / Sports Reporter Honors for Middle Tennessee’s men’s basketball team have already been awarded, as senior guard Giddy Potts was selected to the 2017-18 All-Conference USA Basketball Preseason Team Monday morning. Last season, Potts was a key piece to the Blue Raiders’ success. …

Photo by Ambre Rogue / Sidelines Archives Some of the unsung heroes of every successful college basketball team are the assistant coaches. As many successful head coaches would tell you, having reliable assistants to help recruit and develop players has a bigger impact than the casual basketball fan or observer might realize. The assistant coaches don’t …

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 …

Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines Former Middle Tennessee basketball standout Reggie Upshaw signed his first professional basketball contract Saturday, reaching a ten-month deal with the Walter Tigers of the Basketball Bundesliga in Germany. This comes on the heels of the Chattanooga native’s appearance in the National Basketball Association’s Summer League, where he played …

Story by Timothy Carroll / Contributing Writer Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines With Blue Raider basketball a few months away, Middle Tennessee is looking to return to the NCAA Tournament and continue building the program into a national brand. The 2016-17 season was a banner year for the Blue Raiders, as they finished …

Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider men’s basketball program has made a name for itself in the last two years. With two Conference USA Tournament championships, a regular season conference championship and two marquee wins over Big Ten programs, head coach Kermit Davis is closer than ever to making …