Johnny Thomas (154) and Ryan Ford (142) rank 5th and 11th respectively in the nation in consecutive games started. (Sidelines Archive/Mark Mize)

Photo by Mark Mize // Sidelines Archive The Middle Tennessee baseball team begins their regular season journey to the College World Series as they host Indiana on Friday. The Hoosiers are one of the most impressive non-conference opponents the Blue Raiders play in 2016, having gone to the CWS in the 2013-14 season. 2015 was a …

Photo by John Rollins // Staff Photographer  Middle Tennessee (17-7, 11-2 C-USA) took on Southern Miss (12-11, 5-7 C-USA) in their annual Play 4 Kay game, honoring former NC State women’s basketball head coach Kay Yow. The Blue Raiders won their eighth straight game, beating Southern Miss 74-44. The Blue Raiders started out 0-for-4 from the field …

Ty Petty

Story by Jonathan Clark // Staff Writer Middle Tennessee (12-7, 6-2 C-USA) took on the Marshall Thundering Herd (13-6, 3-5 C-USA) at home, continuing conference play. The Blue Raiders took the win 65-54, behind a near triple-double performance from Junior guard Ty Petty. Ty Petty had a stellar performance in this one, finishing with 17 points, …

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Photo Credit // John Sokolowski Rick Stockstill, head football coach of MTSU, has had some incredible success recruiting quarterbacks in recent years. Most recently, he convinced his son Brent Stockstill to come lead the Blue Raiders two seasons ago, and in Stockstill’s first year of eligibility, he led the team to an appearance in the Popeye’s …

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 …

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Photo courtesy of MT Athletics Middle Tennessee announced on Friday that Tony Franklin has been hired away from University of California to become the team’s new offensive coordinator. Franklin has been the Golden Bears’ offensive coordinator since 2013 after he followed head coach Sonny Dykes from Louisiana Tech. Franklin was with Dykes at La Tech from …