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The first Wednesday of February marks National Signing Day for college football. Middle Tennessee currently has 24 commits for the 2015 season, which includes cornerback Dontavious Heard and running back I’Tavius Mathers. Heard was originally scheduled to be an early enrollee, but did not qualify academically. Heard will look to enroll for the summer semester. …

Junior College was a pool of wealth for Middle Tennessee recruiting in 2014, as seven of the nine JUCO members managed to break into the two-deep rotation. The linebackers were the most prominent and vital group for the class, as three of the front seven defenders entered the season and contributed from the very beginning. “When you …

(PHOTO COURTESY: MT Athletic Communications Department) MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee announced its 2015-16 schedule Monday afternoon, and it certainly will be a difficult lineup for the Blue Raiders. MTSU will take on five schools that made it to bowl games in the 2014 season, along with the two finalists in the Conference-USA Championship game last …

The 2015 college football off-season will officially begin next Wednesday with National Signing Day. High school recruits around the country will sign Letters of Intent that bind them to the school of their choosing. Middle Tennessee will bring a respectable class made up of 23 prospects that will add depth to a team on the …

Former Blackman High School running back I’Tavius Mathers announced on Thursday the he will be coming back to his hometown, starting classes on Tuesday. The Murfreesboro-native will enroll for the spring semester, but will have to sit out the 2015 season, per NCAA rules. The running back will be available for the 2016 season. Though …

The Blue Raiders celebrated Senior Night as they became bowl eligible on a late touchdown against Florida Atlantic Saturday night, edging the Owls 35-34. This is the third straight year the team has become bowl eligible, and the sixth time in nine seasons under coach Rick Stockstill. Senior running back Reggie Whatley dominated in his …