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Photo by Andrew Brown / MTSU Sidelines   In college football’s first-ever early signing day, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders got to work on their 2018 class by signing 11 players on Wednesday. MTSU added depth along the offensive line and at quarterback, while also filling some holes on both sides of the ball. By …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletics Communications Next man up. It’s a phrase that has so much importance in the game of football. With the violence of the game, it’s almost a certainty that you are going to have players go down throughout the season. As a backup, you always have to be ready …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives Story by Timothy Carroll / Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football team held their first press conference of the new season on Wednesday, the first official time players have been available to media heading into the new season. Coming off of an 8-4 season, the Blue …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archive When you break it down, a train is a lot like a running game. The locomotive (running back) powers the whole thing, and without that engine, you aren’t going anywhere. The tracks (offensive lineman) lay the groundwork on which the locomotive can travel, guiding it through peaks and …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Sidelines Archive  With the 2017 college football season on the horizon, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will rely on a mix of incumbents and newcomers to erase their bowl misfortune of the last couple seasons and end their Conference USA Championship drought. With a third place finish in C-USA’s …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee football team closed out the spring by holding their annual Blue-White Spring Finale Saturday afternoon. The essential open-practice included individual and positional drills, as well as a short scrimmage, giving fans a taste of what is to come this fall. For a full breakdown of the …