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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines  A lightning strike delayed Saturday’s season-opening contest between Middle Tennessee State and Vanderbilt for 21 minutes, but the only real storm that was brewing was the anticipation of the third and final chapter of the Brent Stockstill and Kyle Shurmur rivalry. The rival quarterbacks that are separated …

Photo courtesy of MTSU Homecoming / Facebook MTSU’s Student Government Association recently announced this year’s Homecoming theme: Raidercade. With the announcement is an illustration of MTSU’s mascot standing in front of an arcade cabinet. Homecoming Committee member Keara Herrod said that the inspiration behind “Raidercade” was “to create a new and innovative theme that everyone would enjoy.” …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archive Story by Jimmie Covington / Contributing Writer Year after year, college football coaches recruit players from all over the country. Football bowl subdivision, or FBS, schools such as Alabama, Florida and even Middle Tennessee State are allowed to have 85 scholarship players on the roster at …

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 Just 15 hours removed from their Camellia Bowl victory, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders learned that their prolific wide reciever Richie James would forego his senior season and enter the 2018 National Football League Draft via James’ twitter. pic.twitter.com/RFqHqJPD39 — Richie James (@Senseispunk) December 17, 2017 After …