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Junior Olivia Jones played like the Preseason Player of the Year against UAB on Sunday afternoon, dropping 17 points, dishing out five assists, and corralling six boards. Middle Tennessee (7-5, 1-0) opened conference play at the Murphy Center against UAB (7-5, 0-1). Jones would lead all scorers, while Ty Petty and Brea Edwards would finish …

Middle Tennessee faithful got to see their 2015-16 Men’s and Women’s basketball teams Thursday evening during the second annual Murphy Madness. The Women’s team was introduced individually, with each player strutting out to their own walk-up music. Caroline Warden was the calm in the midst of the rowdy introductions by choosing “Sweet Caroline,” a song sang …

Photo by Gregory French // Staff Photographer It has been a little over a month since former MTSU star Cheyenne Parker was dismissed from the Lady Raiders basketball team for multiple failed drug tests. Despite her removal from the Blue Raiders on Feb. 27, Parker still plans to complete her mission of making a WNBA roster. Parker has …

By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer Despite a solid game by Middle Tennessee, a late comeback by the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (7-3) spelled doom for the Blue Raider women as they fell 65-61 (4-4). MT outperformed the Jackrabbits for much of Monday’s contest, but fell asleep at the wheel late in the second half, and couldn’t muster …

By Connor Ulrey//Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee Blue Raider men (5-4) earned their second straight road win Saturday in Akron, beating the Zips (6-3) 62-61. The Blue Raider bench was the key to victory as they were pivotal to the 37-32 halftime lead. Twenty-six of the 37 points came from the bench, including 10 from Edward Simpson …

Former Middle Tennessee star Shawn Jones was officially signed to the Heat roster on Tuesday night. The Hialeah, Florida native signed a non-guaranteed contract with his hometown Miami Heat. Per club policies, terms of the deal were not disclosed to the public. The 6-foot-7 power forward spent time playing for the Los Angeles Clippers in …