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Middle Tennessee’s run in the inaugural Emerald Coast Classic came to an end Saturday night in a 57-47 loss against No. 23 Creighton (6-1). It was a tale of two halves for the Blue Raiders. MTSU was down by as much as 21 points in the first half. However, they would battle back in the …

By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer ​NICEVILLE, Fla. — Middle Tennessee’s men’s basketball could not match the Cincinnati Bearcats from the beginning Friday, ultimately falling 69-51 in game three of the Emerald Coast Classic. ​Cincinnati (5-0) came out strong and got out to a 12-0 lead before the first point for MTSU came on a Joshua Phillips …

The Blue Raider volleyball team (9-21, 5-11 C-USA)  traveled to Bowling Green for their season finale against Western Kentucky (27-5, 15-1 C-USA), falling in three straight sets Saturday night. Junior Chelsea Ross finished with a team-high 13 kills and 12 digs for her 15th double-double of the year. Freshman Haley Morton and senior Ailime de Freitas …

The Blue Raiders (9-19, 5-9 C-USA) hosted University of Alabama-Birmingham (6-23, 3-11 C-USA) at Alumni Memorial Gym Sunday afternoon, taking a three-set sweep in the Senior night contest. Led by junior Chelsea Ross, the Blue Raiders moved one win away from clinching a spot in the C-USA tournament. The MTSU offense flowed through Ross, who finished …

Thursday night the Blue Raiders played its first exhibition game of the season, dominating Martin Methodist 93-44 with a varied attack that saw five MTSU players score in double digits. A big part of Middle Tennessee’s success can be attributed to their shooting and defensive effort. The Lady Raiders shot 40.2 percent from the field …

Following the Blue Raiders’ inter squad matchup during its Murphy Madness event, MTSU President Sidney McPhee and Middle Tennessee announced a new five-year contract with Nike. With this new deal, Middle Tennessee is now officially a Nike-sponsored school, and all athletic teams will be outfitted with Nike gear. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, …