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Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Story by Calvin Smith / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-4) begin conference play on Sunday against the University of Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners. Just like always, Conference USA brings a tough slate of games for the Blue Raiders. MTSU currently places tenth in the C-USA standings …

Story by Timothy Carroll / Contributing Writer Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines With Blue Raider basketball a few months away, Middle Tennessee is looking to return to the NCAA Tournament and continue building the program into a national brand. The 2016-17 season was a banner year for the Blue Raiders, as they finished …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The fourth-seeded Middle Tennessee Blue Raider men’s tennis team was back in action on Saturday against the top-seeded Rice Owls in the Conference USA Tournament. After a long day with battles in every set, the Owls walked away with a 4-2 victory. The Owls took the doubles point …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Conference-USA tournament in underway and teams are vying for a spot in the NCAA tournament. Middle Tennessee finished second in the conference and had a bye to start the tournament. The Lady Raiders will open tournament play against the Rice Owls on Thursday. The last time these …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Story by Cody Strickler / Staff Writer Middle Tennessee (12-3, 2-0 C-USA) started a two-game road trip Thursday night in Houston against the Rice Owls (11-5, 1-2 C-USA) in a battle of C-USA heavyweights. The Blue Raiders were down by 11 at one point in the first half, but battled back and won …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / editor in Chief  Middle Tennessee soccer battled Rice down to the final minutes in a Friday night thriller inside Dean A. Hayes Stadium. Goalkeeper Celeste Barnard recorded a season-high eight saves, but the Raiders weren’t able to fend off a goal in the 86th minute to give Rice the …