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Story by Rusty Ellis // Contributing Writer | Photo by Gregory French/MTSU Sidelines For the second straight week, Middle Tennessee running back I’Tavius Mathers has won the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week award. In a thrilling 38-34 win over Louisiana Tech, Mathers carried the ball 21 times for a career-high 163 yards and three …

Photo by Meagan White/MTSU Sidelines Week three is in the books, and it’s now time for conference play to begin. The Blue Raiders are 2-1 on the season, coming off a 41-21 victory in a torrential downpour last weekend in Bowling Green, Ohio. MTSU takes on Louisiana Tech (1-2) this Saturday in a game that …

Story by Keenan Taylor // Contributing Writer | Photo by Craig Bisacre / UT Athletics Middle Tennessee volleyball marched to Richmond, Virginia, this weekend to take part in the Virginia Commonwealth University Invitational. The Blue Raiders challenged Morgan State, VCU and Liberty University but were only able to come home with one victory. Middle Tennessee (3-8) …

Photo by Craig Bisacre/UT Athletics Middle Tennessee volleyball welcomed Illinois State, Seton Hall and Tennessee Tech to Murfreesboro for the Blue Raider Bash. MTSU fell short of victory twice in their three game round-robin tournament weekend but showed determination, coming back to win their final matchup in the five sets. Illinois State (4-5) – 3 Middle Tennessee …

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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 …