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James Boots Donnelly

Middle Tennessee’s football program has evolved into a legitimate Division I program, in large part because of the coaches who spent the better part of two decades building the program up to what it is today. The Blue Raiders played their first football game in 1911, but the program wasn’t Division 1 until 1952 when …

Giddy. A nickname that one Blue Raider has known since birth. “The doctor told my mom I was very ‘giddy’ when I was born. My aunt said, ‘That’s what we should call him.,” he said. Born Nathanial Potts, Giddy grew up as one of five children in Athens, Alabama raised by a single mother. Potts …

The Middle Tennessee men’s tennis team is on a mission to get past last year’s disappointing 10-14 season. Apart from the overall record of the team, Jimmy Borendame and the Blue Raiders are striving to set the bar higher for the future of MTSU tennis this season. As a team, their mission is to win …