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Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archive When you break it down, a train is a lot like a running game. The locomotive (running back) powers the whole thing, and without that engine, you aren’t going anywhere. The tracks (offensive lineman) lay the groundwork on which the locomotive can travel, guiding it through peaks and …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications 2017 was not one of the top years in Blue Raider baseball history, as the team finished the year with a dismal 24-31 record and missed the Conference USA tournament for the second consecutive season. While the Blue Raiders struggled on the mound with a 7.58 team earned …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications With the way the Blue Raider baseball season transpired in 2017, some of the younger players got a shot at some valuable playing time this season. Of all the newer talent, the man that arguably provided Middle Tennessee with their biggest spark off of the bench this …

Video by Rusty Ellis / Sports Editor and Cody Strickler / Sports Reporter Although the Blue Raider tennis seasons are over, there’s still a group in Murfreesboro using the sport to make a difference in the community. Buddy Up Tennis is a program for kids and young adults with Down Syndrome that focuses on giving …

Photo by Greg French / Sidelines Archive A new and exciting year of Blue Raider football is on the horizon, and the young 2017 Blue Raider squad is ready to begin its quest for a conference title. Fans will get a glimpse at this year’s version of MTSU on Saturday at 1 p.m. during the Blue-White Spring Finale at …

Photo Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor MTSU senior centerfielder Brad Jarreau has been a staple in the lineup for the past three seasons.  Since Jarreau’s arrival on campus, he’s been a huge contributor to this Blue Raider program. As a freshman, Jarreau appeared in 18 games and started in 12, hitting .286 with nine RBI in only …