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Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Editor-in-Chief  Blue Raider Basketball stars Reggie Upshaw and Giddy Potts have been chosen for the 2016-2017 preseason C-USA team this morning. The announcement of the two comes as expected, following breakout campaigns. Last season, Upshaw lead the team in minutes played (31.1), rebounds per game (8.5), total assists (76) …

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MTSU has a near home matchup with Jackson State Thursday night in Nashville before hosting tough ACC opponent Florida State on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Raiders opened the 2016 regular season with a late win over Jacksonville State on a goal in the 84th minute from redshirt freshman Haley Nishimoto. Head coach Ashton Rhoden sat down …

Photo Courtesy Helen Comer // Daily News Journal Story by Tyler Lamb // Staff Writer When it comes to the big stage, Middle Tennessee freshman forward Alex Johnson is no stranger. Before she wore the blue and white, Johnson was a key piece of the Blackman Lady Blaze. She helped lead her team to two …

The Lady Raiders were able to complete the Conference USA sweep by beating Old Dominion 70-54 on Saturday night, after the men’s team defeated the same opponent 55-53 earlier Saturday afternoon. “To be a coach and to stand on the sideline and watch this little group I have play, sometimes I get caught up in watching …

A conference championship has eluded Middle Tennessee’s Kermit Davis for 14 years as the head coach of the Blue Raiders. That was until his team defeated Old Dominion 55-53 in the Conference USA championship game on Saturday afternoon, punching their ticket to the NCAA Tournament and securing their first conference championship since 1989. “In my …

Middle Tennessee played in their second-straight Conference USA championship game Saturday. The Blue Raiders out-lasted Old Dominion 55-53, increasing their all-time record against the Monarchs to 6-0 to win their first conference championship since 1989. “It’s the best feeling in the world. As far as my career, it’s the best memory I’ll ever have, … and …