Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Just 15 hours removed from their Camellia Bowl victory, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders learned that their prolific wide reciever Richie James would forego his senior season and enter the 2018 National Football League Draft via James’ twitter. pic.twitter.com/RFqHqJPD39 — Richie James (@Senseispunk) December 17, 2017 After …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines After being invited to their third-straight bowl game, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (6-6, 4-4) drew a familiar opponent in the Arkansas State Red Wolves (7-4, 6-2). MTSU and Arkansas State were once rivals, as they played each other on an annual basis as members of the …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders had two players named to Pro Football Focus-College’s All-Conference USA offensive team of the year, as Ty Lee and Chandler Brewer were both honored. The 2017 PFF All-Conference USA First Team Offense pic.twitter.com/Sj9NR6jkO8 — PFF College Football (@PFF_College) December 8, 2017 Lee led …

Photos by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (6-6) took home two All-Conference USA Second Team Awards and two All-Conference USA Freshman Team Awards on Tuesday. Sophomores Ty Lee and Khalil Brooks were named to the all C-USA Second Team, while freshmen Jordan Ferguson and Reed Blankenship were named to …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Video by Anthony Fiorella / MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill reportedly spent $10,000 of his own money to purchase tickets for the student body to accompany the Blue Raiders to the Camellia Bowl against Arkansas State. “I’m going to buy 10,000 dollars worth of …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines In August, Middle Tennessee fans had plenty to be optimistic about. Offensively, they returned three of their four biggest weapons from a season ago in quarterback Brent Stockstill and the receiving tandem of Richie James and Ty Lee. Defensively, the revamping of the defensive staff with the likes …