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Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines   In college football’s first-ever early signing day, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders got to work on their 2018 class by signing 11 players on Wednesday. MTSU added depth along the offensive line and at quarterback, while also filling some holes on both sides of the ball. By …

Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines  The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (7-6, 4-4) defeated the Arkansas State Red Wolves (7-5, 6-2) by a score of 35-30 in the fourth annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl. MTSU snapped a four-game bowl losing streak and picked up its second bowl win in the Football Bowl Subdivision era. …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (6-6, 4-4) became bowl eligible Saturday by defeating the Old Dominion Monarchs (5-7, 3-5) by a score of 41-10 on senior day at Floyd Stadium. “(We’ve) been battling adversity throughout the season,” said senior running back Shane Tucker. “It feels good to …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by David Chamberlain / Assistant Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-5, 2-3) hosted the University of Texas-El Paso Miners Saturday night for the annual Salute to Service game. The Blue Raiders defeated the Miners 30-3 in Brent Stockstill’s return to the turf since his …

Photo by Anthony Fiorella / Sports Reporter When head coach Rick Stockstill announced the hiring new defensive coordinator Scott Shafer, it gave Shafer one more chance to prove himself as one of the greatest defensive minds in college football. In just his second game, Shafer will be thrown into the fire against the team that …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications That first big job at an Football Bowl Subdivision school is something that can put a lot of pressure on young coach’s shoulders. The big plus for Austin Silvoy and Siriki Diabate? They are stepping into a program with a lot of talent at each of their …