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Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor It’s that time of year again folks. National Signing Day 2017 has come and for the Blue Raider, it’s done as the team wrapped up their class by 10:15. Junior college transfers, help in the secondary, some offensive firepower, in-state talent, and some last minute signing day drama all …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee’s search for a new defensive coordinator is over, as head coach Rick Stockstill announced the hiring of Scott Shafer this afternoon. Though he spent the 2016 season out of football, Shafer is most notable for the work he did with the Syracuse Orange defense. The university hired …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Editor-in-Chief  Middle Tennessee wide receiver Ty Lee was named to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-American Team on Monday. Lee joins fellow receivers Ammon Richards of Miami and Demetrius Robinson of California to complete the 34-man roster of the best freshman among 128 FBS teams. Originally not …

Photo by Chandler Shrode / Staff Photographer Story by Keenan Taylor / Contributing Writer Four days after a hard fought bowl loss for the Blue Raiders, more news regarding the football team was announced Wednesday. Head coach Rick Stockstill stated that Tyrone Nix would be relieved of his duties as Middle Tennessee’s defensive coordinator, as well …

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 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 …