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With the success against FIU last week in the ground game and the late scratch of star Charlotte running back Benny LeMay, the odds seemed to favor MTSU on Saturday. Then the game started. In another massive letdown following a big home win, the MTSU Blue Raiders (3-6, 2-3 C-USA) were ran off the field …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / MTSU Sidelines Rick Insell became MTSU’s all-time winningest basketball coach Saturday evening after the Blue Raiders’ 61-46 win over North Texas at Murphy Center, passing former men’s head coach Kermit Davis. The win is another in a long line of signature wins and notable benchmarks reached over the decade and a half …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Nathan Vaughan / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders opened the Conference USA Tournament on Friday with a matchup against the defending champions Rice Owls. As the second seed in the tournament, the Blue Raiders came in as favorites on a nine-match winning streak and held …

Photo by Delaney Dickey  / MTSU Sidelines  Following a day off after their Saturday game was rescheduled, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders played their final series game against Rice on Sunday afternoon. The game ended in a 5-5 tie due to NCAA regulations that place a curfew on Sunday games. This prevented the game from going …

Photo by Delaney Dickey / MTSU Sidelines Following their 14-2 loss to Tennessee Tech on Wednesday, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (19-17, 6-8) looked to bounce back and improve their standing in the conference. Due to inclement weather forecasted on Saturday, the Blue Raiders were forced to play a doubleheader against the Rice Owls on Friday.  …

Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines Story by Darius Horton / Sports Reporter The fourth-seeded Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders (18-12, 10-6) opened up conference tournament play against the fifth-seeded Rice Lady Owls. Though they were the beneficiaries of a career game from Alex Johnson, Middle fell just short by a final score of 61-53. …