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By Steven Johnson//Contributing Wrtier After finishing 8-5 in 2013, Middle Tennessee took a step back last year, as it finished the season 6-6, failing to receive a bowl bid. The Blue Raiders will kick off their spring practice Saturday. Spring practice was set to begin Friday, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Here are …

(PHOTO COURTESY: MT Athletic Communications Department) MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee announced its 2015-16 schedule Monday afternoon, and it certainly will be a difficult lineup for the Blue Raiders. MTSU will take on five schools that made it to bowl games in the 2014 season, along with the two finalists in the Conference-USA Championship game last …

MTSU’s Blue Raiders did not receive a bid to participate in any of the bowl games this year, despite the team’s eligibility. It is a disappointing end to a disappointing season for the Blue Raiders. They finished the season 6-6 and 5-3 in Conference-USA. A bowl seemed to be easily in their grasp when they …

Middle Tennessee and UTEP played like two teams battling for an automatic bowl berth in the regular-season finale for both teams at the Sun Bowl on Saturday night. In the end, Middle Tennessee (6-6, 5-3 C-USA) committed an untimely turnover in the final minutes in a 24-21 setback against the Miners (7-5, 5-3 C-USA), leaving …

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – After losing two games in a row, Middle Tennessee (6-5, 5-2 C-USA) bounced back Saturday to beat Florida Atlantic, 35-34, at Floyd Stadium. The Blue Raiders won the game on a 12-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Austin Grammer to wide receiver Marcus Henry on fourth-and-goal with 19 seconds remaining. “That game tested …

The Blue Raiders celebrated Senior Night as they became bowl eligible on a late touchdown against Florida Atlantic Saturday night, edging the Owls 35-34. This is the third straight year the team has become bowl eligible, and the sixth time in nine seasons under coach Rick Stockstill. Senior running back Reggie Whatley dominated in his …