Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee State University announced Jim Toman as the next head coach for the Blue Raider baseball team on Wednesday. After a six-year tenure with the Blue Raiders that saw former head coach Jim McGuire post a 162-175-1 record, it was decided that his contract would not …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Archive The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders traveled to Birmingham, Alabama, this weekend to play their last conference series of the season against the University of Alabama-Birmingham. The Blue Raiders took the series two games to one, as they earned wins in the first and third games. MTSU …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines Archive The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders traveled to Ruston, Louisiana, over the weekend to take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in a Conference USA series. In a tightly contested match-up, the Blue Raiders walked away with the series win by a 2-1 margin. The Blue Raiders won …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archives Richie James, a former Middle Tennessee State star wide receiver, was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round with the 240th pick of the NFL Draft on Saturday. He is the first MTSU receiver to be drafted since 2003 when Tyrone Calico was selected …

Photo by Delaney Dickey / MTSU Sidelines Archives Following their 10-4 victory against Austin Peay, the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (22-20-1, 7-11-1) took on the University of Texas San Antonio Roadrunners (22-17, 9-8) in another Conference USA match-up. The last time the Blue Raiders faced the Roadrunners, they were swept in the series. The …

Photo by Delaney Dickey / MTSU Sidelines Following a disappointing weekend series that saw the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders get swept by the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, MTSU (21-20-1) looked to get back on track against the Austin Peay Governors (23-18). After falling behind early, the Blue Raiders used a six-run eighth inning to pull away late and …