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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 David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders (15-9, 7-4) won a nail-biting contest against the Florida International Lady Panthers (6-18, 3-8) by a final score of 63-59 on Saturday evening. The Lady Raiders scored 28 points in the first half of the game, and shot 29.4 percent (10-34) from the …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Coming to a new town is never an easy feat, but it’s more challenging when you come in as a freshman student-athlete who plays on a Division I women’s basketball team. For the Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders, Anna Jones is that athlete. The freshman guard comes to MTSU …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (13-5, 5-1) kicked off their tough stretch with a 73-63 loss to the Marshall Thundering Herd (13-6, 4-2)  last Thursday night. The game was expected to be a wide-open contest and featured the top scorers in C-USA with MTSU forward Nick King and Thundering …

Photo by Tayhlor Stephenson / MTSU Sidelines It’s 6 a.m. If it were any other day, I’d hit the snooze button and heave a pillow over my head. But today is different. Today is Christmas. The thought of what awaits me right outside my door leaves me giddy, as if I’m once again the towheaded …

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 …