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By Steven Johnson//Contributing Wrtier After finishing 8-5 in 2013, Middle Tennessee took a step back last year, as it finished the season 6-6, failing to receive a bowl bid. The Blue Raiders will kick off their spring practice Saturday. Spring practice was set to begin Friday, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Here are …

Brent Stockstill, son head football coach Rick Stockstill, will take a redshirt for the 2015 baseball season to focus on football for the upcoming season. MTSU baseball coach Jim McGuire confirmed Stockstill’s decision to take a redshirt in 2015 on Tuesday. Stockstill, a two-sport star at Siegel High School, made eight appearances for the Blue …

Junior College was a pool of wealth for Middle Tennessee recruiting in 2014, as seven of the nine JUCO members managed to break into the two-deep rotation. The linebackers were the most prominent and vital group for the class, as three of the front seven defenders entered the season and contributed from the very beginning. “When you …

(PHOTO COURTESY: MT Athletic Communications Department) MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee announced its 2015-16 schedule Monday afternoon, and it certainly will be a difficult lineup for the Blue Raiders. MTSU will take on five schools that made it to bowl games in the 2014 season, along with the two finalists in the Conference-USA Championship game last …

The 2015 college football off-season will officially begin next Wednesday with National Signing Day. High school recruits around the country will sign Letters of Intent that bind them to the school of their choosing. Middle Tennessee will bring a respectable class made up of 23 prospects that will add depth to a team on the …

Middle Tennessee safety Kevin Byard unofficially confirmed, via Twitter, that he will return for his senior season. Byard, a 2014 C-USA first-team selection, was a highly regarded safety in the upcoming draft class. While all my homies preparing for the draft, I’m staying down one more year.. If you don’t understand now, you will later …