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Story by Megan Cole / Staff Writer Photo Courtesy of MT Athletic Communications  Many say they will miss his smile, how friendly he was or his willingness to help anyone who needed it. Family, friend, and teammate, Brandon Archer’s legacy at MTSU lives on. Archer passed away on Monday, September 2nd in a tragic drowning …

Photo courtesy of Albert Gore Research Center March Madness: A season where millions of sports fans gather to root for the team that has no shot to win. And while many brackets bust year after year, somehow these David and Goliath matchups keep fans on the edge of their seats. The question still lies, why …

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 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 the nation. It was a simple act that he executed prior …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines In August, Middle Tennessee fans had plenty to be optimistic about. Offensively, they returned three of their four biggest weapons from a season ago in quarterback Brent Stockstill and the receiving tandem of Richie James and Ty Lee. Defensively, the revamping of the defensive staff with the likes …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Walking into Murphy Center is stepping into the house that Kermit Davis built. On the walls in the foyer, murals of NCAA tournament victories capture the games’ biggest moments. Banners of past championships and tournament appearances hang from the ceilings. A wall that runs the length of …