Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines¬† A lightning strike delayed Saturday’s season-opening contest between Middle Tennessee State and Vanderbilt for 21 minutes, but the only real storm that was brewing was the anticipation of the third and final chapter of the Brent Stockstill and Kyle Shurmur rivalry. The rival quarterbacks that are separated …

Photo by Devin Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archive Earlier this summer, we took a look at which former Blue Raider standouts were the ones to watch during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. With NBA and other professional basketball contracts on the line, three former MTSU standouts got the opportunity to showcase their abilities …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The NBA has arguably the best offseason of any professional sport due to the fact that there really is not an “offseason.” It has roster shakeups, free agency and an offseason league that is unique to any other league: the Summer League. The NBA Summer League provides …

Photo by Devin Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archive Blue Raider outfielder Precious Birdsong knew her name was going to be called on the afternoon of June 6 in the inaugural American Softball Association draft. The only thing Birdsong didn’t know was when she would hear her name called. Jeff Breeden, the head coach of the …

Photo by Darius Horton/ MTSU Sidelines The ultimate goal for the millions of kids around the world that play baseball is to one day hear their name called in the MLB Draft and put themselves in position to fulfill their dreams of playing Major League Baseball. On Wednesday, three MTSU Blue Raiders got the call …

Photo courtesy of Blue Raider Athletics / Facebook¬† One of the most successful baseball players to ever play at MTSU died Tuesday morning in Murfreesboro. Charles Gilbert “Chuck” Taylor was a Blue Raider pitcher in the late 1950s, and in 1961, he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals to make him only the second player …