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Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Sidelines Archives Since the first meeting in 1914, the “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry has proven to be one of the best in all of college football. In fact, Underdog Dynasty ranked it as the top rivalry in Conference USA this past June. Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky have …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives Since Rick Stockstill took over as head coach in 2006, Middle Tennessee State University has boasted a 26-15 record in the month of November. Out of the their last 35 games in November, MTSU has a 24-11 mark and has taken 15 of their last 20 games. Coming …

Photo by¬†Ambre Rogue / Sidelines Archives Some of the unsung heroes of every successful college basketball team are the assistant coaches. As many successful head coaches would tell you, having reliable assistants to help recruit and develop players has a bigger impact than the casual basketball fan or observer might realize. The assistant coaches don’t …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines If you were at the Middle Tennessee game this past Saturday, chances are you may have overlooked defensive tackle Jordan Ferguson. In the fourth quarter with the Panthers on the ropes, the big man stepped up and put the icing on the cake for the Blue Raiders. …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Scoring three touchdowns in one game is a feat that most offensive players only accomplish a handful of times in their career. For a 6-foot 238-pound linebacker to do it, that’s a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Middle Tennessee State Blue Raider linebacker Tavares Thomas did just that in MTSU’s …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives Due to injuries the Middle Tennessee offense has sustained this season, Ty Lee and Jocquez Bruce have the chance to showcase their skills to help the team out. Both Lee and Bruce are receivers by trade, but each of them has seen playing time in the Blue Raider …