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Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines With their first win of the season in the rearview mirror, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-1) are ready to turn their attention to their third consecutive Power 5 opponent in the Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-0). When the Blue Raiders lost their opening game of the year …

Story and photo by Devin P. Grimes / Sports Reporter It was a tough outing Satuday afternoon, but the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-1) walked away with a victory in the Carrier Dome. After a struggling offensive performance last week vs. Vanderbilt, the Blue Raiders defeated the Syracuse Orangemen by a score of 30-23. There …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines After a disappointing 28-6 setback against Vanderbilt, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (0-1) have moved on and are preparing for their next game against the Syracuse Orange. The Blue Raiders struggled in every facet of the game on Saturday, as Commodore quarterback Kyle Shurmur carved the secondary …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee’s search for a new defensive coordinator is over, as head coach Rick Stockstill announced the hiring of Scott Shafer this afternoon. Though he spent the 2016 season out of football, Shafer is most notable for the work he did with the Syracuse Orange defense. The university hired …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Middle Tennessee has taken on this year’s NCAA Tournament title of “Cinderella” after pulling off the improbable upset of second-seed Michigan State 90-81 on Friday. The Blue Raiders advance to the round of 32 for just the fifth time in program history, their first appearance since 1989. …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Middle Tennessee junior forward Reggie Upshaw’s Twitter username is “TheRegister347.” And much like his Twitter handle might indicate, Upshaw and his Blue Raider teammates are still trying to register their upset win over No. 2 seed Michigan State. “I say it set in late last night, early …