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Malik Manciel


Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines In August, Middle Tennessee fans had plenty to be optimistic about. Offensively, they returned three of their four biggest weapons from a season ago in quarterback Brent Stockstill and the receiving tandem of Richie James and Ty Lee. Defensively, the revamping of the defensive staff with the likes …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes/ MTSU Sidelines  The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-5, 1-3) postseason hopes are slowly, but surely slipping away. In order to become bowl eligible, Middle Tennessee State University has to win three of their last four games. Luckily for them, the task isn’t quite as daunting as it seems with their …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor/ Sidelines Archives The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider defensive line was one of the position groups hit hardest by graduation this past year, losing defensive tackles Shaquille Huff, Raynard Felton and Jimal McBride, and defensive ends Steven Rhodes and Chris Hale. As a group, the five seniors combined for 15 tackles, …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives Story by Timothy Carroll / Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football team held their first press conference of the new season on Wednesday, the first official time players have been available to media heading into the new season. Coming off of an 8-4 season, the Blue …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Sidelines Archive  With the 2017 college football season on the horizon, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will rely on a mix of incumbents and newcomers to erase their bowl misfortune of the last couple seasons and end their Conference USA Championship drought. With a third place finish in C-USA’s …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Energy was flowing from the bowels of Floyd Stadium all the way to the artificial turf surface Saturday afternoon as the Blue Raiders ended the 2017 Spring Practice Period on a high note with the Blue-White Spring Finale The team spent a lot of time fine-tuning the rest …