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Oakland tops Blackman to reach TSSAA playoff semifinals

Oakland High's football team avenged a Week O loss to Blackman on Friday night by defeating the Blaze 20-9 at the Inferno in the quarterfinals of the TSAAA state 6A playoffs.

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Lady Raiders fall to SEC foe Arkansas, 58-51 at the Murphy Center

After Monday night's impressive win over Miami (Fla.), the MTSU women's basketball team stepped up in competition tonight against SEC foe Arkansas. The Razorbacks took control early and hung on to defeat the Lady Raiders 58-51 at the Murphy Center.

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Cold shooting dooms MTSU men's basketball team in loss

The MTSU men's basketball team season opening home schedule continued tonight at the Murphy Center against an old foe, Murray State. The Blue Raiders were hoping for an improved performance against one of the favorites in the Ohio Valley Conference. However, they did not get it as the Racers (1-1) defeated the Blue Raiders, 68-49.

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The Dow Jones was soaring for the Lady Raiders

The MTSU women's basketball team hosted Miami (Fla.) tonight at the Murphy Center. It was the first home game of the season for the Lady Raiders, and they was looking for its first win of the season. They got it thanks to Lady Raider junior guard Brea Edwards three-pointer from the corner with 34 seconds left in the game to break a 48-48 tie and sophomore guard China Dow added two free throws to help them defeat the Hurricanes 53-48.

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MTSU football looks to bounce back on Senior Day

The MTSU football team hopes to get back on track Saturday with Senior Day against Florida Atlantic at Floyd Stadium. Both teams are in the middle of a losing streak with the Owls dropping three in a row, while the Blue Raiders have lost three out of its last four games.

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TSSAA playoff system changed, but still flawed

This is our last year under this football playoff plan, but what about 2015 and beyond?

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Local soccer teams enjoyed much success in fall season

The MTSU women's soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the Conference USA tournament in Charlotte a couple of weeks ago, while a couple of local high school teams made it to the state tournament last month here in Murfreesboro.

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Blackman, Oakland to meet in third round

As many expected before the season even started, Blackman and Oakland will meet in the quarterfinals of the TSSAA playoffs next Friday.

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MTSU opens 2014-15 season with win over Ohio Valley

The MTSU men's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 against Division II foe Ohio Valley tonight at the Murphy Center. The Blue Raiders were looking to bounce back after a disappointing exhibition loss to Martin Methodist on Monday night. It was closer than what people thought it should have been, but MTSU pulled out the victory 77-60.

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Renovated Murphy Center will enhance game day experience

After a few Saturdays at MTSU's Jones Field looking at the greatly changed football field, I was excited about the Murphy Center changes.

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Kudos to CMS, Siegel girls and MTSU women x-country

The local high school and MTSU women's cross country teams brought home championships last weekend.

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Get ready, it's time for a basketball game near you

We celebrate a big event next week, and it could extend through the entire basketball season. So you know this is huge.

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Local bands add to the pageantry of prep, college football

In an era in which the marching band is being slowly replaced by arena music through a computer during football games, some of the bands here in Rutherford County are proving that they still play an important role in high school sports.

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Bye week comes at ideal time for Blue Raiders

The MTSU football team is on a well-deserved week off after starting the 2014 season with eight consecutive games.

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Rock Springs wins county football championship

In front of a large crowd, on a sun-drenched field on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Siegel High, Rock Springs coach Keith Stephenson did something I don't think anyone has done before.

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Kicking game seems lost in the mix at all levels

Each week in high school and college football, teams are putting up an unprecedented number of points. Teams are frequently scoring 30, 40 even 50 points a game and losing. I said losing.

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NASCAR can use all the attention it gets these days

The 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup is heating up in more ways than one.

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MTSU women look to reload in 2014-15

The MTSU women's basketball team does not rebuild. Instead, the Lady Raiders reload as the 2014-15 squad has to replace six seniors, including the school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder in Ebony Rowe.

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Joining the BRAA is the right thing to do

Joining the Blue Raider Athletic Assn (BRAA) was the right thing for my wife and I to do almost 14 years ago. It's a great way to support MTSU student athletes, many of whom are far from home, and to support all of MTSU's 17 sports.

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Registration to open for 4th Annual Special Kids Race

Registration is open for the 4th Annual Special Kids Race presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) to be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at MMC in Murfreesboro.

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Key football games on the horizon in District 7-AAA

High School football is heading toward the finish line. Under the TSSAA playoff plan, which will, naturally, be changed very soon, all games are important to somebody.

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It’s never too early to start thinking basketball

Currently, MTSU is the middle of the football season, but basketball season is right around the corner as season tickets went on sale last week for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

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Man and animals destined to cross paths at sporting events

On a trip to Ohio this past summer, I watched a sports report that showed a opossum wandering around a Columbus minor league baseball game.

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New ice arena a great showpiece for the midstate

For the first time since the Nashville Predators were born back in 1997, the franchise is entering new territory.

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MTSU vs. WKU: Great that 100 miles of hate returns

After taking a year off, one of the best mid-major rivalries in the southeast returned to the football field Saturday, Sept. 13 when MTSU hosted Western Kentucky at Floyd Stadium.

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