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The COVID-19 pandemic may have put all sports on hold for the indefinite future for this season, but for the scheduled 2020-21 season of college athletics, the show must go on. And no coach has made more use of the offseason in his two, going on three, years at MTSU more than Nick McDevitt. And …

Story by Trevor Aldridge / Staff Writer Middle Tennessee State 7-23 (3-14) fell to UTEP 16-14 (7-10) by the narrow margin of 60-56 Wednesday night at the Murphy Center. “I thought our team competed, played hard and battled for a good portion of the night,” said MTSU Head Coach Nick McDevitt. The Blue Raiders found …

MTSU needed to win every game remaining on its schedule to realistically qualify for the Conference USA Tournament, and after Saturday’s game in Hattiesburg, check one game off the list. The Blue Raiders cashed in one of its best performances of the season in a massive victory over Southern Miss 61-53 to complete the season …

Back-breaking loss after loss, one could be forgiven for expecting the worse as Southern Miss closed the deficit against MTSU Saturday night in the Murphy Center. Eleven consecutive losses, many by the tightest of margins, had soured many of the onlooking spectators’ outlook as LaDavius Draine sunk a game-tying three-pointer with eleven seconds remaining to …

Getting behind by double digits, mounting a solid comeback, but still losing. A script that has gotten stale, but keeps happening for the MTSU Blue Raiders basketball program. The Blue Raiders (4-16, 0-7 C-USA) lost its 11th consecutive game as Louisiana Tech (14-5, 5-2 C-USA) caught fire on offense to evade an upset in the …

After a brutal overtime loss on Thursday to Florida Atlantic, MTSU (4-15, 0-6) never caught up to the fast-paced FIU Panthers (13-6, 4-2) in the Blue Raiders tenth consecutive loss. As opposed to its prior outing, the Blue Raiders never really seemed to test FIU following the opening minutes and the Panthers ran away with …