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Photo by MT Athletics The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders traveled to the ITA Regionals in Knoxville over the weekend where they finished runner-up in the singles tournament, and Gonzalo Morell had a big weekend. The finish qualifies Morell for the ITA Fall National Championship in Arizona in November. Morell dispatched his first opponent from …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines  Coming into the 2017-2018 season, the experienced backcourt unit was expected to be the strength of the Middle Tennessee basketball team. Early in the season, however, it’s been the frontcourt tandem of Brandon “Big B” Walters and Nick King that has been the main difference between winning and losing big …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives Two former Blue Raiders will have a shot at their professional dreams. Forwards Reggie Upshaw and JaCorey Williams each signed NBA Summer League contracts following the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday. Upshaw signed with the Milwaukee Bucks, a team that appears to be a perfect fit for his …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archive  Story by Timothy Carroll / Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider men’s basketball team enjoyed a remarkabled 2016-17 campaign that saw them win both the Conference USA regular season and tournament titles. The Blue Raiders finished with a 31-5 overall record, including a school-record 17 conference wins. …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor It was a fight to the end Saturday night, but the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (31-5) saw their season come to an end with a 74-65 loss to the Butler Bulldogs in round two of the NCAA tournament. The Blue Raiders struggled at both ends for most of …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Editor-in-Chief With a game against Butler set for Saturday night, Blue Raider head coach Kermit Davis will be looking at a team that he has tried to emulate the success of for the last few years. Before the Bulldogs became a regular in the top 25 rankings, they were …