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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. …

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 …