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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 …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee (31-4) sent Minnesota (24-10) back home after a 81-72 win Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. After slow start which saw them go down 7-0, the Blue Raiders turned on the jets, coming back, taking the lead and never giving it up. …

Photo by Kevin Martin / Contributor & Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee takes on Minnesota Thursday in what could be one the biggest games in the history of the basketball program. There is a lot at stake for both parties but for MTSU, they are hoping to build off their success they gained in …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Lady Raiders had a first round bye on Wednesday and they would need all the rest they could get for the physical game against Rice on Thursday. The Lady Raiders squeezed out a 61-59 victory, giving them a spot in the semifinals against the winner of the …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee basketball continues their C-USA domination without even having played a tournament game. Wednesday morning, head coach Kermit Davis was named C-USA Coach of the Year while JaCorey Williams was awarded the conference Player of the Year. While Davis has been awarded the conference coach of the year …