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Photo by Gregory French // Staff Photographer Former Blue Raider defensive back Kevin Byard is in Mobile, Alabama, this week for the Reese’s Senior Bowl. Byard is the first player from Middle Tennessee to partake since former wide receiver Tyrone Calico in 2003. Byard finished off his illustrious career as a Blue Raider with a record-setting final season …

Colin Cowherd has been known to be more opinionated than anyone when it comes to his viewpoints, but the former ESPN radio host now Fox Sports 1 host took a simple question Wednesday and turned it into a three-minute rant. Cowherd was an ESPN radio host for a few years but was let go last …

James Boots Donnelly

Middle Tennessee’s football program has evolved into a legitimate Division I program, in large part because of the coaches who spent the better part of two decades building the program up to what it is today. The Blue Raiders played their first football game in 1911, but the program wasn’t Division 1 until 1952 when …

Austin Grammer MTSU

Photo by Gregory French // Staff Photographer Middle Tennessee’s Austin Grammer will transfer to the University of West Alabama next semester, the backup quarterback announced on Friday. As first reported by the Daily News Journal, the 21-year-old Tuscaloosa native took to Twitter Christmas night to confirm the news, thanking his coaches, teammates and others for his time and citing a …

Photo courtesy of MT Athletics The Blue Raiders fell to the Western Michigan Broncos after a strong showing at the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl on Thursday in the Bahamian capital of Nassau. Missed opportunities were the Achilles’ heel for the team, as the Broncos took home the trophy with a 45-31 win. Middle Tennessee started as well as anyone could’ve …

The regular season is officially over. Middle Tennessee (7-5, 6-2 C-USA) clinched bowl eligibility last week against North Texas in a 41-7 victory at home. Against the University of Texas at San Antonio (3-9, 3-5 C-USA) the Blue Raiders one-upped last weekend, ending the season on a four-game win streak with a 42-7 win over the Roadrunners. …