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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 …

Photo by Madison Smith / MTSU Sidelines Story by Jessie Steele / Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (4-11, 0-3) hosted the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (8-9, 2-2) on Sunday afternoon. Despite an intense opening set that resulted in extra points, the Blue Raiders were defeated in straight sets. The team maintained control throughout the first set despite struggling …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Lane Kiffin, the second year head coach of Florida Atlantic, had not lost to a Conference USA opponent during his tenure with the Owls. That changed Saturday night in Floyd Stadium. “That’s the best win I’ve been a part of here,” said quarterback Brent Stockstill. Brent Stockstill’s …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Archive Most teams across the country would see a significant drop-off after losing three of their top players. However, the MTSU men’s tennis team is not one of those teams. The Blue Raiders have found key players to replace the veterans they lost for the 2018-19 season. Head …