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Photo by Gregory French As MTSU football prepares for their matchup against Alabama A&M, running back I’Tavius Mathers and wide receiver Ty Lee are set to make their Blue Raider debuts. Mathers’ college football journey is coming to a close just as Lee’s is about to begin. Mathers has experienced recent adversity, while Lee has …

Photo by Brent Beerends/MT Athletics Week one is upon us, and the Blue Raiders are putting the finishing touches on prep for Saturday’s contest with Alabama A&M. Head coach Rick Stockstill, starting QB Brent Stockstill and LB DJ Sanders spoke Monday about their opponent. After sitting out last year due to transfer rules, RB I’Tavius Mathers …

Kevin Byard MTSU Pro Day

Photo by John Connor Coulston//Managing Editor On Friday night, Middle Tennessee State University safety Kevin Byard became the latest Blue Raider to be selected in the NFL Draft. The former MTSU safety was selected with the first pick in the third round (No. 64 overall) by the Tennessee Titans, one of the five teams that …

Photo by Gregory French//Staff Photographer  Middle Tennessee State University safety Kevin Byard won’t have to move very far to his new National Football League home with the Tennessee Titans . After arriving on the Middle Tennessee State University campus back in 2011 and putting in thousands of hours on the field and in the weight …

Middle Tennessee safety Alex Dale will undergo surgery, effectively ending his spring season on the practice field, a source told Sidelines. Dale visited a hand specialist Tuesday morning, with a final decision being made that Dale will have a procedure done on his left middle finger on Thursday. “Alex [Dale] broke his finger and was getting an MRI …

Photo by John Connor Coulston//Managing Editor The Middle Tennessee football team wrapped up another spring practice Thursday evening. A little over an hour after practice ended, helmet-to-helmet hits transformed into leg drops and flying elbows Thursday night at the Murphy Center. The Arcadian Wrestling Association (AWA) hosted its “War of Gods” wrestling event inside the …