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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 …

Photo by Sarah Taylor // Managing Editor Coming into this season, Middle Tennessee head coach Kermit Davis had the ability to play as many as 11 players each game due to the ample amount of depth in the backcourt. This luxury disappeared when injuries began to pile up for the Blue Raiders. Over the course …

Photo by: MT Athletics//Brent Beerends Middle Tennessee (5-2) took on South Alabama (3-5) at the Murphy Center on Saturday evening, just days after losing a heartbreaker to nationally acclaimed VCU. The Blue Raiders were able to pull out the 68-55 victory over the Jaguars, even after turning the ball over 19 times. The Blue Raiders …

Middle Tennessee faithful got to see their 2015-16 Men’s and Women’s basketball teams Thursday evening during the second annual Murphy Madness. The Women’s team was introduced individually, with each player strutting out to their own walk-up music. Caroline Warden was the calm in the midst of the rowdy introductions by choosing “Sweet Caroline,” a song sang …

By: Caleb Luketic//Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams officially opened the 2015-2016 season with their first press conference of the year. Rick Insell, entering his 11th season at Middle, took the podium first Monday morning. “We felt that part of our weakness last year was that we weren’t in great physical shape,” Insell …