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Middle Tennessee safety Alex Dale will undergo surgery, effectively ending his spring season on the practice field, a source told Sidelines. Dale visited a hand specialist Tuesday morning, with a final decision being made that Dale will have a procedure done on his left middle finger on Thursday. “Alex [Dale] broke his finger and was getting an MRI …

Photo Courtesy // MTSU Athletic Communications Middle Tennessee’s first spring scrimmage of the 2016-17 season concluded Saturday afternoon, and big hits and explosive plays were plentiful. MTSU began spring practices back on March 17, and those two weeks of drills certainly helped set up an energetic opening scrimmage for the Blue Raiders. Here are five …

By Steven Johnson//Contributing Writer MTSU’s offense was certainly a strong point of the team last year and offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner seems intent on keeping it that way. His preferred method of choice? Open competition at the most important positions in the Blue Raider offense: quarterback and running back. Last season, centered around the zone-read, …

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 …