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By: Mark Priddy,  Contributing Writer The Women’s Volleyball team strove to win against The University of Illinois, yet could not surpass the Fighting Illini’s ability to score. Starters Chelsea Ross from Middle Tennessee, and Liz McMahon from Illinois performed intensely as the home team attempted to come back from an initial set of 25-11. The …

Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders will have its first test of this promising young football season on the road against the Minnesota Golden Gophers tomorrow. The Blue Raiders made short work of Savannah State in its home opener by dominating the game 61-7. This was to be expected as there’s little doubt that Savannah …

President Sidney McPhee accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the Blue Raiders vs. Tigers game Saturday night after answering the challenge from Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland. The Ice Bucket Challenge, which has raised over $100 million in the last month, according to Forbes, was started by the ALS Association to raise money for research for the …

The Blue Raiders started their season with a blowout victory over Savannah State University Tigers on Saturday night after lightning strikes delayed kickoff. Quarterback Austin Grammer started his first game in the stormy opener, and he did not disappoint the Blue Raider fans. The sophomore redshirt completed 15 of his 17 pass attempts for 250 yards and a …

By Connor Grott Assistant Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee women’s golf team played in their first C-USA championship this season, resulting in a third place finish for the Blue Raiders at The Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club course in Gulf Shores, Ala., on April 23. Tulane finished in first place, shooting 856 (281-291-284) to bring …

By Connor Grott Assistant Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee (22-21, 11-9 C-USA) baseball team edged out Old Dominion (25-18, 12-11 C-USA) on Saturday night, picking up an 11-8 victory over the Monarchs, snapping ODU’s five-series C-USA win streak. With the Blue Raiders’ win tonight and their 1-0 win over Old Dominion on Friday night, MT …