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Photo by Gregory French/Sidelines Archive Four MTSU football players were selected to be on the Conference USA Preseason Football team, as chosen by the league’s head coaches. The league office announced the team on Wednesday, including MTSU quarterback Brent Stockstill, offensive lineman Maurquice Shakir, wide receiver Richie James and defensive back Jeremy Cutrer. Athlon Sports honored Stockstill …

Photo by Brent Beerends/MT Athletics For the first time since 2004, MTSU has an Olympic athlete. Both John Ampomah and Janet Amponsah qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. The Blue Raider track and field stars qualified at the International Association of Athletics Federations at Soga-Nana Memorial meet in their native Ghana. …

Photo by Sarah Taylor // Managing Editor The Blue Raider’s Reggie Upshaw will experience a delay in his preseason training due to a wrist surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ligament. Upshaw, an upcoming MTSU senior and Blue Raiders forward, played the most minutes of any Blue Raider and scored the second most points on …

It was a solid four days for Middle Tennessee as the university hosted the 2016 Conference USA Track and Field Championships. Geoffry Cheruiyot shone brightest on day three of the championships, earning an important 10points for his team while taking first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. His time of 8:51:04 set a new school record, previously …

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Photo by Gregory French // Staff Photographer MTSU will face the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers for this year’s Homecoming game, according to an MTSU release. This will be 64th meeting of the two “100 Miles of Hate” rivals,” who first faced each other in 1914.  Last year’s game between the two saw the Blue Raiders fall 58–28 in Bowling Green, …

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Check out Staff Photographer Gregory French‘s photos from MTSU’s spring Blue-White football game, which was held on April 16: Follow Gregory French on Instagram at @G_F_R_E_N_C_H. For more sports stories, follow us at www.mtsusidelines.com, on Facebook at MTSU Sidelines and on Twitter at @Sidelines_Sport. To contact Sports Editor Connor Grott, email sports@mtsusidelines.com or follow him on Twitter at @Connor_Grott.