1. Horseshoe

Stop by the Blue Horseshoe on campus to give the Blue Raiders some extra luck before the game. It’s believed that its good luck to touch the statue before a big event, so do your part and give the Blue Raiders as much luck as possible.

2. Middle Tennessee State-Western Kentucky Rivalry

The Blue Raiders biggest and oldest rivals on the hardwood are Conference USA rivals Western Kentucky. The Blue Raiders and Hilltoppers have been battling it out on the court for years, so don’t miss it when Western Kentucky comes to town.


3. Lightning

Lightning the winged horse has been MTSU’s mascot since 1998, and you can see him entertaining the crowd throughout the game. No matter how old you are, Lightning will bring a smile to your face, so keep an eye out for him at the game.

4. Natural Lighting

One of the unique things about attending an MTSU basketball is the large amount of natural light the Murphy Center gets. The arena’s exterior is almost entirely glass, which has led to the Murphy Center being nicknamed “The Glass House,” so enjoy the natural light when attending an MTSU game.

5. Middle Tennessee State-UAB Rivalry

The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders and UAB Blazers have a budding rivalry. The rivalry has been developing since the Blue Raiders joined Conference USA in 2013. You won’t want to miss the start of this budding rivalry, so get your tickets when the Blue Raiders and Blazers square off.


6. Cheer Team

The MTSU Cheer Team pumps up the crowd throughout the game with their cheer routines. Join along with the cheerleaders and help spur on the Blue Raiders to victory.

7. Pep Band

The pep band is an active part of any MTSU basketball game. They provide a great deal of the atmosphere at a Blue Raiders game and do an excellent job of keeping spirits high, so enjoy the pep band’s music when attending an MTSU game.

8. Middle Tennessee State-Tennessee Tech Rivalry

The rivalry between Middle Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech isn’t played as much as it used to be, but there is still plenty of bad blood between these two Tennessee-based schools. The Golden Eagles were one of the the Blue Raiders biggest rivals, and things even came to blows in a benches-clearing brawl, so keep an eye out for when Middle Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech play next.

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