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Following a week after a blowout loss at rival Murray State, MTSU hit the road again to Oxford for a meeting with former head coach Kermit Davis and the Ole Miss Rebels. Unfortunately for the Blue Raiders (4-7), the outcome was very similar to its last game in non-conference play as Ole Miss (7-3) never …

Photo by Devin Grimes / MTSU Sidelines On March 1, the Middle Tennessee State basketball team was on the top of the mid-major basketball world. They were ranked for the first time in school history. They had the first AP All-American in school history on the roster. And most importantly, they were fresh off of …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders hosted the Ohio University Bobcats on Wednesday morning in front of 8,000 Murfreesboro City School kids for the annual Education Day game. The teams fought back and forth for the first three quarters, but the Bobcats pulled away in the fourth, defeating the …

Photo by Sarah Taylor // Managing Editor The Blue Raider’s Reggie Upshaw will experience a delay in his preseason training due to a wrist surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ligament. Upshaw, an upcoming MTSU senior and Blue Raiders forward, played the most minutes of any Blue Raider and scored the second most points …

Middle Tennessee’s basketball season ended a few weeks ago after a magical run in the NCAA tournament. For one Blue Raider on MTSU men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis’ squad, the grind is beginning all over again. Junior forward Joshua Phillips donned a blue No. 80 jersey and practiced with the MTSU football team Tuesday afternoon, ending his …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Both Middle Tennessee State University and Syracuse University came away with upsets in their respective first-round games, adding to the unpredictability of March. But, one thing is for certain headed into Sunday’s Round-of-32 matchup between No. 15 seed MTSU and the No. 10 seed Syracuse Orange: MTSU head coach …