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(PHOTO COURTESY: MT Athletic Communications Department) MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee announced its 2015-16 schedule Monday afternoon, and it certainly will be a difficult lineup for the Blue Raiders. MTSU will take on five schools that made it to bowl games in the 2014 season, along with the two finalists in the Conference-USA Championship game last …

The 2015 college football off-season will officially begin next Wednesday with National Signing Day. High school recruits around the country will sign Letters of Intent that bind them to the school of their choosing. Middle Tennessee will bring a respectable class made up of 23 prospects that will add depth to a team on the …

Former Blackman High School running back I’Tavius Mathers announced on Thursday the he will be coming back to his hometown, starting classes on Tuesday. The Murfreesboro-native will enroll for the spring semester, but will have to sit out the 2015 season, per NCAA rules. The running back will be available for the 2016 season. Though …

MTSU’s Blue Raiders did not receive a bid to participate in any of the bowl games this year, despite the team’s eligibility. It is a disappointing end to a disappointing season for the Blue Raiders. They finished the season 6-6 and 5-3 in Conference-USA. A bowl seemed to be easily in their grasp when they …

As the record would imply, this was a mediocre season for Middle Tennessee, despite having a six wins and bowl eligible record for the third consecutive year. This is the sixth time in nine seasons under Head Coach Rick Stockstill that the Blue Raiders have become bowl eligible. However, there were opportunities missed to have …

Middle Tennessee and UTEP played like two teams battling for an automatic bowl berth in the regular-season finale for both teams at the Sun Bowl on Saturday night. In the end, Middle Tennessee (6-6, 5-3 C-USA) committed an untimely turnover in the final minutes in a 24-21 setback against the Miners (7-5, 5-3 C-USA), leaving …