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Story by Taylor Sturm  // Contributing Writer MTSU fell to the Vanderbilt Commodores 47-24 on a stormy Saturday evening as turnovers and an inability to stop the run stalled any hope the Blue Raiders had at coming out on top. Quarterback Brent Stockstill had his way with the highly touted Vanderbilt defense throughout the game …

Story by Jacob Young // Contributing Writer Photo by Austin Lewis/MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee (2-2-1) entered Sunday’s game against Belmont (0-2-3) coming off back to back shut out losses. As a mid-state rival, Belmont only added to the Blue Raiders’ hunger for a win and amplified the intensity of the game. However, after a series of offside …

Photo by Craig Bisacre / UT Athletics Middle Tennessee (1-2) continues its non-conference schedule this weekend with a trip to Moraga, Calif., to take part in the Saint Mary’s Tournament. After playing strong competition in the Tennessee Invitational, the Blue Raiders continue to test themselves before conference play. Starting on Friday, Middle Tennessee squares off …

Photo by Craig Bisacre/UT Athletics With the Tennessee Invitationals now behind them, Middle Tennessee opened the season 1-2 and remain confident going into Saint Mary’s Tournament next weekend. The Blue Raiders opened the Invitational on Friday with a three-set win over a hopeful Louisiana-Monroe program looking to improve upon growth last season. Coach Ahiers’ Blue Raider women led in every category of …

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Photo by Connor Ulrey/MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee women’s volleyball opens the 2016 season in-state this weekend, taking part in the Tennessee Invitational in Knoxville. The Blue Raiders, along with Louisiana-Monroe, Cincinnati and the Volunteers play in the two-day tournament Friday and Saturday. Middle Tennessee and Louisiana-Monroe square off Friday afternoon, with the Blue Raiders playing …

Photo by Meagan White/ Sidelines Archive With just over a week and a half until Blue Raider football is back in the Boro, Sidelines takes a look deeper into the schedule that Middle Tennessee has. 10 win season looming? Big non-conference? Everything’s looking right for the Blue Raiders at the moment, and coming off a …