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I’Tavius Mathers


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 …

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Photo by Gregory French / Staff Photographer After recording a signature win at Missouri, the Middle Tennessee received more recognition on Monday when running back I’Tavius Mathers and placekicker Canon Rooker were named Conference USA players of the week for offense and special teams, respectively. For Mathers, this marks the third time in his last five …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Editor-in-Chief  Timeline by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor  On Saturday, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defeated the Missouri Tigers in a 51-45 shootout to give Rick Stockstill his first win over a Power 5 school since 2012 (Georgia Tech) and his fourth such win overall. For Missouri fans, it …

Photo by Gregory French / MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee football heads to Columbia, Missouri to take on the Mizzou Tigers this Saturday at 3 p.m. Both teams are coming off tough, but different losses. The Blue Raiders fell last week a in double-overtime thriller to Western Kentucky while the Tigers got blown out against Florida in …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Editor-in-Chief  The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders fell to Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 44-43 in a thrilling, double-overtime game at Floyd Stadium on Saturday. This marks the second consecutive year that WKU has defeated MTSU in the “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry game and the third consecutive game  in Murfreesboro between …

Photo by Ambre Rogue / MTSU Sidelines In the 66th rendition of the “100 Miles of Hate” rivalry, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders battled the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers with more than just first place in the Conference USA East division on the line. The first quarter opened with WKU moving down the field on an …