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Story by Megan Cole / Staff Writer Photo Courtesy of MT Athletic Communications  Many say they will miss his smile, how friendly he was or his willingness to help anyone who needed it. Family, friend, and teammate, Brandon Archer’s legacy at MTSU lives on. Archer passed away on Monday, September 2nd in a tragic drowning …

Blue Raider receiver Jocquez Bruce races up the sideline and is met by a Michigan defender during MTSU’s 40-21 season opening loss in Ann Arbor. Courtesy of MT Athletics Ann Arbor, MI– The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (0-1) put up a valiant effort in front of college football’s largest colosseum, but fell short as …

Photo courtesy of MTSU Two leaders on the MTSU football team were honored Monday morning with selections to the Preseason All-CUSA Team. Khalil Brooks and Reed Blankenship played key roles in last year’s eight-win season with featured appearances in the Conference USA Championship Game and a bowl game in New Orleans. Brooks tallied 68 tackles, …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Despite the poor weather outside, it was a bright day for the MTSU football coaching staff as the Blue Raiders finalized nine signees on Wednesday’s National Signing Day to add to a 23-man class. The Blue Raiders finished in the top half of the conference in recruiting rankings, …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (8-5, 7-1) took on the Appalachian State Mountaineers (10-2, 7-1) in the 2018 New Orleans Bowl inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday night, where they struggled all night to get into any kind of rhythm. The defense stepped up early, but the …

Photo by David Chamberlain / Sidelines Brent Stockstill was standing on the sideline as he watched his defense take the field. His offense was fresh off of a turnover on downs with only 1:27 left in the game and with UAB up by two points in the biggest game of his life and in the …