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Photo by Matthew Giffin / Sidelines Contributor Story by Calvin White/ Sports Editor Preview: Q&A with The Rocky Mountain Collegian Sports Editor Braidon Nourse The week after MTSU’s 44-7 loss at the hands of James Madison, the Blue Raiders look to avenge that loss against the Rams of Colorado State this Saturday at Canvas Stadium. …

Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer MTSU Football head coach Rick Stockstill announced the hiring of a former Blue Raider player as the new wide receiver coach and made some changes to the coaching staff positions on Tuesday. The new coach, Shane Tucker, played for Stockstill from 2013 to 2017 as a do-it-all offensive …

Story by Calvin White / Contributing Writer MTSU welcomed 14 new signees to its 2022 recruiting class on national signing day. A Blue Raider signing class that saw most of its signees come via the transfer portal has head coach Rick Stockstill excited about this year’s recruiting class.   “I’m fired up about this year’s class,” …

Story by Elisha Nelson / Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders (7-6, 5-4 C-USA) triumphed over the Toledo Rockets (7-6, 5-3 MAC) in Friday’s win in the Bahamas Bowl. The Blue Raiders offense ended the first quarter with a 14-play drive conducted by true freshman quarterback Nicholas Vattiato, resulting in a touchdown …

Story by Elisha Nelson / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University (5-6, 3-4 C-USA) dropped their final game at home to Old Dominion (5-6, 4-3 C-USA) on Saturday after their late-game effort was stopped short. Freshman quarterback Nicholas Vattiato started once again for the injured Chase Cunningham, with the Blue Raiders offense looking to capitalize …

Story by Elisha Nelson / Contributing Writer The Blue Raiders are a step away from their first bowl appearance since 2018, and on Saturday they could make that happen with a win over Old Dominion in its final home game. After the Monarch’s newfound success with QB Hayden Wolff with wins over Florida International (47-24) …