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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines A win is a win. They all count the same. Every win is a big win. There is a plethora of clichés one could toss out when a team wins ugly. Middle Tennessee State head coach Rick Stockstill took the same approach as he stood at the …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archive Contributions by Andrew Wigdor / Editor-in-Chief  The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders were scheduled to play the number three ranked Georgia Bulldogs in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday at 6 p.m. CST. However, due to Hurricane Florence, the game has been moved up to 11 a.m. CST …

Photos by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Nathan Vaughan / Staff Writer The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders won their first game of the 2018 season over UT-Martin 61-37 in Floyd Stadium on Saturday in a game dominated by the offenses. It wasn’t pretty, but winning isn’t easy, according to MTSU head …

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 …