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Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University was filled to capacity on Saturday night, and it created a loud and hostile environment that was equivalent to the intensity that the “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry produces. “I’ve never been in a Middle Tennessee-Western Kentucky …

Photo by Chris Curtis / Sidelines Archive Growing up, Student Government Association Sen. Abbigail Thomson loved going to Middle Tennessee State University basketball games. “I got to attend countless MTSU athletic events each year,” Thomson said. “My favorite, though, were the women’s basketball games. My little sister and I were fortunate enough to watch Tina …

Photo by David Chamberlain / Assistant Sports Editor Former Middle Tennessee basketball star forward JaCorey Williams is headed to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the start of the National Basketball Association’s training camp. Williams started his senior year of collegiate basketball for MTSU in the 2016-2017 season. The Birmingham, Alabama native helped lead the Blue Raiders …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee State athletes of all realms came together Thursday night at the Tucker Theater in celebration of the Raiders’ Choice Awards. The sixth annual ESPY-like event honored athletes for their accomplishments both on and off the field. From Player of the Year to Play of the …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor MTSU’s Reggie Upshaw isn’t done quite yet with his college playing career. In fact, he’s been invited to play at this year’s Final Four. Not with the Blue Raiders, but as a member of the east squad in the 2017 Reese’s College All-Star Game. Announced Tuesday afternoon by …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Blue Raiders’ magical season finally came to a close on Saturday night when they took a 74-65 loss to the Butler Bulldogs in round two of the NCAA tournament.  On a bazaar night where Giddy Potts, Ed Simpson and Tyrik Dixon were held scoreless, backup guard Antwain Johnson took …