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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 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 Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines After an up-and-down season that ended with the 2017 Camellia Bowl crown, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders look forward to numerous challenges in 2018. The schedule features three SEC opponents in national runner-up Georgia, Kentucky and Vanderbilt, making Middle Tennessee one of two teams (along with University …

Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines   In college football’s first-ever early signing day, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders got to work on their 2018 class by signing 11 players on Wednesday. MTSU added depth along the offensive line and at quarterback, while also filling some holes on both sides of the ball. By …

Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines  The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (7-6, 4-4) defeated the Arkansas State Red Wolves (7-5, 6-2) by a score of 35-30 in the fourth annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl. MTSU snapped a four-game bowl losing streak and picked up its second bowl win in the Football Bowl Subdivision era. …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Just 15 hours removed from their Camellia Bowl victory, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders learned that their prolific wide reciever Richie James would forego his senior season and enter the 2018 National Football League Draft via James’ twitter. pic.twitter.com/RFqHqJPD39 — Richie James (@Senseispunk) December 17, 2017 After …