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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 David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Archive Story by Sammi Lovvorn / Contributing Writer Given all of the accolades and accomplishments throughout her career, Precious Birdsong might go down as the greatest Blue Raider softball player in program history. From the moment she stepped foot on campus, Birdsong made an immediate impact. She came …

Photo by Michael Zagaris / San Francisco 49ers Former starting NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick quickly became the center of discussion in America for the 2016 season and remains a hot topic to present day. However, it was not his play that captivated the hearts of America. It was a simple act that he executed prior to …

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 …