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Photo by John Connor Coulston//Managing Editor The Middle Tennessee football team wrapped up another spring practice Thursday evening. A little over an hour after practice ended, helmet-to-helmet hits transformed into leg drops and flying elbows Thursday night at the Murphy Center. The Arcadian Wrestling Association (AWA) hosted its “War of Gods” wrestling event inside the …

Photo Courtesy // MTSU Athletic Communications Middle Tennessee’s first spring scrimmage of the 2016-17 season concluded Saturday afternoon, and big hits and explosive plays were plentiful. MTSU began spring practices back on March 17, and those two weeks of drills certainly helped set up an energetic opening scrimmage for the Blue Raiders. Here are five …

Story by Tyler Lamb // Contributing Writer  Photo Credit Brent Beerends //MT Athletics Wednesday, February 3 marked National Signing Day; the Blue Raiders football team completed their 2016 roster with the addition of 24 high school and junior college recruits. Head Coach Rick Stockstill was very pleased with his signees, “We don’t worry about stars. We recruit …

Contributing Writer // Caleb Luketic Photos by Meagan White // Editor-in-Chief MURFREESBORO – The Charlotte 49ers (2-1) traveled to Murfreesboro, Tennessee to make their Conference USA debut against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (2-1) on Saturday evening. The Blue Raiders spoiled the 49ers chances of starting 3-0 for the second straight season by putting on …

By Steven Johnson//Contributing Writer MTSU’s offense was certainly a strong point of the team last year and offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner seems intent on keeping it that way. His preferred method of choice? Open competition at the most important positions in the Blue Raider offense: quarterback and running back. Last season, centered around the zone-read, …

By Austin Nelson//Contributing Writer With a class of 24 confirmed on National Signing Day, head coach Rick Stockstill and staff know that the work is just beginning for the team. “All that matters now is how hard they work, how hard they compete, and how dedicated they can be,” Stockstill said Wednesday afternoon at a …