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MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee freshman point guard JaQuel Richmond has been released from the team, failing to make the trip to the Conference USA tournament with MTSU. Richmond, a North Carolina native, averaged just 3.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 13 starts and 27 games for the Blue Raiders. The freshman last played against Western …

MURFREESBORO -Sophomore Olivia Jones was named first-team All-C-USA Sunday. The recognition was definitely earned. Jones led the conference in scoring this season (20.2 ppg) and minutes (38). She also ranked top five in in rebounding (8.4), steals (2.9) and three-point field goals made (2.3). Jones recorded 10 double-doubles for the Blue Raiders this season, ranking …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer EL PASO, Texas – Middle Tennessee (9-8, 0-3 C-USA) suffered a three-game sweep in their C-USA opener to Texas-El Paso (6-19, 3-0 C-USA) this weekend at Helen of Troy Softball Field. The Blue Raiders fell in the first game 7-0, lost the second game 7-4 and were mercy ruled in …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (20-8, 14-4 C-USA) used a dominating second half performance to erase a four-point halftime deficit to defeat Florida Atlantic 73-60 on Senior Day Saturday. Things got off to a shaky start for the Blue Raiders at the Murphy Center as the Owls (13-16, 7-11 C-USA) got …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Cold shooting and missed free throws down the stretch doomed Middle Tennessee (18-8, 12-4 C-USA) in a 62-57 loss to Alabama-Birmingham Saturday in the Murphy Center. Playing for the first time since senior forward Cheyenne Parker was dismissed from the team for repeated violations of the athletic department …

MURFREESBORO – Senior standout Cheyenne Parker was dismissed from Middle Tennessee’s women’s basketball team Friday for repeated violations of athletic department policy. The senior had been suspended at the beginning of the season for five games for an undisclosed violation of athletic department policy. This left her unable to play in the Blue Raiders’ two …