Photo courtesy of Sidelines Archives Exactly one year ago, I showed up at Middle Tennessee State University as a junior that wasn’t exactly sure what he was getting into. After spending most of 2016 as a rookie fireman, I quickly realized that my 300-pound frame wasn’t exactly built to withstand the physical requirements of the …

Photo by Anthony Fiorella / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State baseball program hosted its 45th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon in the Student Union Building on campus Friday morning. The biggest news of the day was former catcher Michael McKenry returning to his alma mater to announce his retirement. “I followed my heart and talked …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines After an up-and-down season that ended with the 2017 Camellia Bowl crown, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders look forward to numerous challenges in 2018. The schedule features three SEC opponents in national runner-up Georgia, Kentucky and Vanderbilt, making Middle Tennessee one of two teams (along with University …

Photo by Anthony Fiorella / MTSU Sidelines  Coming out of the hard freeze of winter, baseball fans everywhere are slowly starting to come out of hibernation. In Murfreesboro, it’s been nearly eight months since fans saw the Blue Raiders take down Louisiana Tech at Reese Smith Jr. Field to cap off the 2017 campaign. Fast forward …

Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines   In college football’s first-ever early signing day, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders got to work on their 2018 class by signing 11 players on Wednesday. MTSU added depth along the offensive line and at quarterback, while also filling some holes on both sides of the ball. By …

Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines  The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (7-6, 4-4) defeated the Arkansas State Red Wolves (7-5, 6-2) by a score of 35-30 in the fourth annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl. MTSU snapped a four-game bowl losing streak and picked up its second bowl win in the Football Bowl Subdivision era. …