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When it comes to sports radio, there isn’t much Dick Palmer hasn’t done. He’s broadcasted everything from high school sports to college and even some professional sports in a career that spans the past four decades. “This is real,” Palmer said, looking out of the press box at Reese Smith Jr. Field through his yellow, crooked, …

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Former Middle Tennessee women’s basketball star Cheyenne Parker was selected fifth overall in the Women’s National Basketball Association Draft Thursday by the Chicago Sky. Parker became the fourth player to be drafted to the WNBA under MTSU head coach Rick Insell. The other three were: Alysha Clark, Chrissy Givens and Amber Holt. …

HOUSTON – Middle Tennessee’s women’s tennis team began play in the Conference USA Women’s Tennis Championship Friday, picking up a 4-2 win over rival Western Kentucky. The fourth-seeded Blue Raiders (19-4) started the match with back-to-back wins in doubles play over the 13th-seeded Lady Toppers (6-10) to take the early advantage. Brittany Huxley and Nayara …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee used four strong innings from Sam Alton and some timely offense to earn their first midweek win, a 7-5 victory over Tennessee Tuesday night. “This will be the first time we’re going into a conference weekend off of a win,” Coach Jim McGuire joked after the game. “It’s big because it’s …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – After a shaky series opener on Friday, Middle Tennessee rebounded to take the final two games of its series with Louisiana Tech, including a 3-2 win Sunday. The win gave the Blue Raiders (19-16, 11-4 C-USA) their fourth Conference USA series win in five tries this year. MTSU remains …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee used a six-run eighth inning to storm back and defeat Louisiana Tech, 8-6, Saturday afternoon at Reese Smith Jr. Field. With the win, the Blue Raiders (18-16, 10-4 C-USA) remained tied for first place in Conference USA with Florida Atlantic, after FAU defeated Florida International, 8-3, …