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Photo Courtesy // MTSU Athletic Communications Middle Tennessee’s first spring scrimmage of the 2016-17 season concluded Saturday afternoon, and big hits and explosive plays were plentiful. MTSU began spring practices back on March 17, and those two weeks of drills certainly helped set up an energetic opening scrimmage for the Blue Raiders. Here are five …

Kevin Byard MTSU Pro Day

Photo by John Connor Coulston // Managing Editor Middle Tennessee held its annual Pro Day Thursday morning at Tennessee State University’s Indoor Practice Facility in front of numerous NFL scouts and front office officials. As many as 24 NFL teams were represented to watch 19 MTSU athletes try to improve their draft stock. Kevin Byard, Jordan …

Photo by Gregory French // Staff Photographer Former Middle Tennessee standout safety Kevin Byard is moving away from his superb outing at the Senior Bowl back in January. Next up on the NFL-hopeful’s list: MTSU’s Pro Day on March 31. MTSU will hold its Pro Day at Tennessee State University’s Indoor Practice Facility starting at …

Middle Tennessee’s basketball season ended a few weeks ago after a magical run in the NCAA tournament. For one Blue Raider on MTSU men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis’ squad, the grind is beginning all over again. Junior forward Joshua Phillips donned a blue No. 80 jersey and practiced with the MTSU football team Tuesday afternoon, ending his …

Middle Tennessee’s top linebacker recruit Detric Bing-Dukes announced Thursday, via Twitter, that he has decided to switch his commitment to attend SEC powerhouse Ole Miss. “Middle Tennessee didn’t do anything that turned me off,” Bing-Dukes said. “Middle Tennessee is a great school, and I don’t want to take anything away from Middle Tennessee. They have …

One of Middle Tennessee’s top junior college recruits has decided to switch his commitment to SEC powerhouse Ole Miss. Detric Bing-Dukes announced via Twitter he plans to sign with Ole Miss, after previously committing to MTSU. “This has been in the works with [Bing-Dukes] for the past two weeks now,” MTSU coach Rick Stockstill said. …