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By Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University (8-8, 6-4 Conference USA) fell to Florida Atlantic University (11-14, 3-9 C-USA) on Sunday in a heartbreaking 3-2. FAU won a close first game, 25-23. The Owls and the Blue Raiders went back and forth this game, exchanging the serve frequently. Neither team looked particularly …

Volleyball head coach Dan Ahiers

Photo courtesy of MT Athletics  Middle Tennessee has hired Dan Ahiers as the 10th volleyball coach in school history, replacing Matt Peck. Ahiers was brought in from Carson-Newman University, where he led the Eagles to a 56-15 mark over his two seasons at the helm. He was the fastest to 50 wins in Eagles’ history. “I am very excited for …

The Middle Tennessee (8-22, 6-10) volleyball team finished regular season play at home against rival Marshall (16-13, 7-9), as the Blue Raiders were looking to finish their season on a high note on Senior Day. The Blue Raiders were down early in the first set until senior Chelsea Ross got a kill that swung the …

By: David Chamberlain//Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee volleyball team traveled to Southern Mississippi and Rice this weekend for a pair of important C-USA matchups. The Blue Raiders looked to rebound from a winless effort the previous weekend that saw them sink to 3-4 in conference. Middle Tennessee 0-3 Southern Miss The Blue Raiders opened up against Southern Miss. …

The Blue Raider volleyball team (9-21, 5-11 C-USA)  traveled to Bowling Green for their season finale against Western Kentucky (27-5, 15-1 C-USA), falling in three straight sets Saturday night. Junior Chelsea Ross finished with a team-high 13 kills and 12 digs for her 15th double-double of the year. Freshman Haley Morton and senior Ailime de Freitas …

(PHOTO: BEN ROBSON/NinerTimes) The Blue Raiders’ hopes for a spot in the C-USA Tournament took a major hit Thursday night, after Middle Tennessee suffered a 3-1 setback against the Charlotte 49ers. With the loss, Charlotte (16-16, 5-10 C-USA) leaped over the Blue Raiders for the eighth and final spot in the C-USA standings, with both …