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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (6-6, 3-2) played host to the Marshall University Thundering Herd (4-8-1, 2-3-1) on Sunday in spite of a torrential downpour. Unable to capitalize on plenty of chances, the Blue Raiders fell in overtime by a final score of 2-1. The Thundering Herd …

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation responded to Murfreesboro late Wednesday afternoon after a Rutherford County Sherriff’s Office deputy shot and injured 54-year-old Jeffery Underhill. According to TBI Public Information Officer Susan Niland, the shooting occurred around 3 p.m. in a driveway on Springs Road after a “physical altercation” between Underhill and the deputy.   Middle …

Murfreesboro Police responded to an attempted robbery and simple assault that occurred in front of Domino’s Pizza on Baird Lane just before midnight Monday. The victim, an MTSU freshman, told police he was walking on Baird Lane when someone struck him from behind and tried to take his backpack. He said he noticed three assailants, all wearing masks. …

MTSU President Sidney McPhee released a letter Thursday morning, accepting the recommendation made by the Forrest Hall Task Force to change the name of the university’s ROTC building. The building, was named after Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, whose ties to slavery and the Ku Klux Klan have made the name controversial. After eight months of …

Photo by Meagan White // Sidelines Archive The Forrest Hall task force met Tuesday night for their final deliberation before making their recommendation on whether or not to change the name of Forrest Hall. The task force voted to recommend to president Sidney McPhee that the name be changed. “With notable opposition, it is the consensus of …

Southern Miss (24-8, 10-1 C-USA) showed Saturday afternoon why they lead Conference-USA in eleven of the 21 batting statistics. Given Southern Miss’ red-hot offense, Middle Tennessee (14-17, 2-9 C-USA) knew an offensive outburst was required to upend the Golden Eagles. In the end, the Blue Raiders weren’t able to match Southern Miss’ offense, falling 9-5 …