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A Murfreesboro Police Department detective has obtained a warrant for Cruelty to Animals against former Middle Tennessee linebacker Shalom Alvarez, according to MPD Public Information Officer Kyle Evans. The initial accusations arose on April 12 after a Snapchat video of Alvarez hitting a dog was posted to the account of another ex-Blue Raider, Justin Akins. …

Photo by Devon Arnold/MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee is a program that relies on players to stick around for four years to maintain the success of the program. Football mainstays like Steven Rhodes, Shaq Huff, and the injured Terry Pettis and Shane Tucker have been able to lead this team for years. But this season, they’ve received …

Photo by Greg French/ Sidelines Archive Homecoming 2016 festivities are already underway this week as the MTSU community prepares for Saturday’s game against their rival, Western Kentucky University. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Raideropoly: This is How We Roll,” with events and competitions styled after classic board games. “As we compete against WKU, it’s our OPERATION …

Kevin Byard MTSU Pro Day

Photo by John Connor Coulston//Managing Editor On Friday night, Middle Tennessee State University safety Kevin Byard became the latest Blue Raider to be selected in the NFL Draft. The former MTSU safety was selected with the first pick in the third round (No. 64 overall) by the Tennessee Titans, one of the five teams that …

Photo by Gregory French//Staff Photographer  Middle Tennessee State University safety Kevin Byard won’t have to move very far to his new National Football League home with the Tennessee Titans . After arriving on the Middle Tennessee State University campus back in 2011 and putting in thousands of hours on the field and in the weight …

Middle Tennessee safety Alex Dale will undergo surgery, effectively ending his spring season on the practice field, a source told Sidelines. Dale visited a hand specialist Tuesday morning, with a final decision being made that Dale will have a procedure done on his left middle finger on Thursday. “Alex [Dale] broke his finger and was getting an MRI …