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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Video by Anthony Fiorella / MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill reportedly spent $10,000 of his own money to purchase tickets for the student body to accompany the Blue Raiders to the Camellia Bowl against Arkansas State. “I’m going to buy 10,000 dollars worth of …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Sidelines Archives Since the first meeting in 1914, the “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry has proven to be one of the best in all of college football. In fact, Underdog Dynasty ranked it as the top rivalry in Conference USA this past June. Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky have …

Photo by Greg French / Sidelines Archives After a year that saw I’Tavius Mothers break several single-season rushing records at Middle Tennessee, the Blue Raiders are hard at work trying to find the man to replace him. One such candidate is redshirt senior Shane Tucker. The Memphis, TN native missed all of last season after an …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee (8-5, 5-3 C-USA) was seeking their second-ever bowl win Saturday night when they went up two touchdowns against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in the Hawaii Bowl (7-7, 4-4 MW). The Blue Raiders showed promise early on, but faltered down the stretch, leading to a 52-35 loss. The Blue …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor For the second consecutive year, the Middle Tennessee football team will be playing in a Christmas Eve bowl game. After dropping last year’s Bahamas Bowl to Western Michigan, the team is looking to redeem themselves with a win this Saturday against Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl. In the …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Blue Raiders are just a week away until their battle with the University of Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl. The team is eager for the opportunity to hangout in Honolulu, but realize that it is a first and foremost a business trip. Balancing business with pleasure is no …