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Photo by Ambre Rogue / Sidelines Archives Some of the unsung heroes of every successful college basketball team are the assistant coaches. As many successful head coaches would tell you, having reliable assistants to help recruit and develop players has a bigger impact than the casual basketball fan or observer might realize. The assistant coaches don’t …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / MTSU Sidelines The familiar sound of squeaking sneakers, constructive criticism and bouncing basketballs rang throughout Murphy Center on Oct. 9, as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders held their first practice of the 2017-18 season. The Blue Raiders are looking to build off the success of two consecutive seasons that resulted …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee (14-3, 4-0 C-USA) beat the Marshall Thundering Herd (11-7, 4-1 C-USA) Thursday night in a battle of C-USA unbeatens in front of 4,598 inside Murphy Center. MTSU got the best of the Herd, shutting down their critically acclaimed offense en route to a final score of …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders opened their 2016-17 season with a matchup against the Milligan College Buffaloes. For MTSU, it was a chance to display a team that head coach Kermit Davis called the most athletic bunch he’s ever had at Middle Tennessee. They did just that as they …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Blue Raider nation got their first look at the 2016-2017 MTSU basketball programs when the men and women’s teams hosted the third annual Murphy Madness on Thursday. The night kicked off with player introductions from the Lady Raiders followed by the Blue Raiders. Sophomore forward Alex Johnson and …

Photo by Chandler Shrode / Staff Photographer  Middle Tennessee men’s basketball held their first practice of the 2016-2017 season Tuesday inside Murphy Center. Head Coach Kermit Davis is entering his 15th year with the Blue Raiders and is looking to take another team deep into March. The first practice included individual drills, competitive defense and rebounding drills, live 5-on-5 …