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Photo by MT Athletics Story by Jessie Steele and Kennedy Powell / Contributing Writers Blue Raiders lose to Rice in straight Sets The Blue Raiders volleyball team (5-13, 0-5) fought hard against C-USA powerhouse Rice University Owls (13-4, 4-0) at home on Friday evening, but they were ultimately unable to get the job done as …

Photo courtesy of MT Athletics  The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (3-2, 2-0) traveled to Marshall to take on the Thundering Herd Friday night. The Blue Raiders came in on a short week after defeating the Florida Atlantic Owls last Saturday. It was a tightly contested game until the Blue Raiders offense exploded in the …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archive Story by David Jones / Contributing Writer  The Blue Raiders made a short trip to Nashville Tuesday night to face off against the Tennessee State Tigers. TSU came out strong, defeating the Blue Raiders in the first set, but the Blue Raiders pulled together by winning …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines When running back Tavares Thomas’ one-yard rushing touchdown put the Blue Raiders within one point of the defending C-USA champion Florida Atlantic Owls with 38 seconds remaining, a game-altering decision loomed. Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill made that decision well before Thomas’ six-foot, 245-pound frame pushed …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archive The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (7-2-1) traveled to the University of Texas at El Paso on Sunday to pitch a shutout against the Miners, 3-0, in a big game from sophomore Peyton DePriest. DePriest scored all three goals today in the 28th, 77th and 80th …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archive MTSU women’s tennis closed a stellar 2017-18 season with tons of optimism over the future of the program. That changed with the sudden resignation of head coach Charlie Ramsey. The Blue Raiders’ performance in Bloomington, Indiana, calmed some nerves in Murfreesboro as a veteran core had …