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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines  A lightning strike delayed Saturday’s season-opening contest between Middle Tennessee State and Vanderbilt for 21 minutes, but the only real storm that was brewing was the anticipation of the third and final chapter of the Brent Stockstill and Kyle Shurmur rivalry. The rival quarterbacks that are separated …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines  NFL teams were required to make their final roster decisions for the 2018 season by 4 p.m. on Saturday. Richie James and Charvarius Ward were two former Blue Raiders who made the final cut for their respective teams. Richie James was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Nathan Vaughan / Staff Writer It was a case of deja vu for the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders football team as the team got swept aside by cross-town foe Vanderbilt 35-7 on Saturday night inside Vanderbilt Stadium. The setback for MTSU felt reminiscent of …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archive College football season has officially arrived. It’s the first week of the regular season, and every team has worked tirelessly throughout the spring and summer to get to this point. Middle Tennessee will open the college football season with a familiar opponent: Vanderbilt. This Saturday will …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archive Football season is quickly approaching, and it is a pivotal year for the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders. One of the key components to the 2018 season’s success will be the return of starting quarterback Brent Stockstill. Stockstill was injured in the second game against Minnesota …

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 …