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Story by Will Carter / Sports Editor Home openers are some of the most anticipated games in college baseball with fans in attendance for the home team and players getting to perform for those fans, but Middle Tennessee (3-6) struggled at the plate against Lipscomb (4-3) in their first game at Reese Smith Jr. Field …

Story by Ayanna Bronner / Contributing Writer Against Marshall, the Lady Raiders triumphed 65-57.  Middle Tennessee scored five 3-pointers in the first half to jump to an early lead, relying on the strength of their offense. It was not enough for Marshall to get within a one-possession game, as Alexis Whittington capitalized on her 3-point …

Story by Calvin White / Contributing Writer MTSU volleyball completed their first exhibition match against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles on Saturday. Coming off their first NIVC tournament appearance in program history, the Lady Raider volleyball team is preparing part of its 2022 team for next season. The spring squad is made up of nine …

Story by Quenterious Mabone / Contributing Writer In their final home game of the regular season, the Blue Raiders men’s basketball team achieved a 69-52 win over the second seed Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday to win the Conference USA East Division Title. The game was a low scoring affair, with both teams emphasizing defense …

Story by Elisha Nelson / Contributing Writer The Blue Raiders men’s basketball team continues to find its groove in the Murphy Center after 50-point second half was enough to overcome a tough defensive effort by Marshall. The Thundering Herd (11-18, 4-12 C-USA) dropped their second game to Middle Tennessee (21-7, 12-3 C-USA) this season 74-65, …

Story by Calvin White / Contributing Writer An electric Murphy Center crowd helped the Blue Raiders cruise past UTEP 77-59 for their 15th straight home win and 20th overall on the season. Middle Tennessee had five players score at least nine points, and Donovan Sims led the way with 17 points on 70 percent shooting. …