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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 …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archive The Conference USA basketball schedule will look a little different for the upcoming 2018-2019 season and beyond. In an attempt to send multiple teams to the NCAA Tournament, the conference is shaking things up. Instead of having a mapped out schedule from start to finish, C-USA …

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 Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archive Story by Jimmie Covington / Contributing Writer Year after year, college football coaches recruit players from all over the country. Football bowl subdivision, or FBS, schools such as Alabama, Florida and even Middle Tennessee State are allowed to have 85 scholarship players on the roster at …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Story by Devin P. Grimes / Staff Writer A historic season for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raider softball team continued as they left Charlotte, North Carolina, hitting their way to become 2018 Conference USA Softball Champions after defeating the number one seeded Florida Atlantic Owls 7-6 on Saturday. …