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Kerry Hammonds’ playing days ended a few years ago as a member of the Blue Raiders. His last year dawning a blue and white jersey was the 2013-14 season, when Middle Tennessee’s season came to a close after a loss to Tulsa in the C-USA tournament. Prior to that season, Hammonds was a member of …

Photo by Meagan White // Sidelines Archive The MTSU men’s basketball team’s backcourt has been banged-up all season, forcing different players to step up and run the offense. With the losses of guards Jacob Ivory (concussions) and Ed Simpson (ankle), Middle Tennessee has searched for a viable floor leader. Giddy Potts, Ivory, Qua Copeland and Xavier …

Photo by Meagan White // Sidelines Archive The Conference USA champion Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders were bequeathed a No. 15 seed on Selection Sunday, drawing a matchup with No. 2 seed Michigan State in this year’s NCAA Tournament. MTSU has three senior players that have been irreplaceable cogs in Kermit Davis’ system in JaQawn Raymond, Perrin …

March Madness is officially here. And the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, after winning the C-USA Championship against Old Dominion Saturday, know who, and where, they’ll be playing. MTSU coach Kermit Davis and the Blue Raiders drew a No. 15 seed and will head west to St. Louis in the hopes of upsetting No. 2 seed …

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 …