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Story by Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University’s athletic programs will remain in Conference USA rather than move to the Mid-American Conference, MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee confirmed in an email to the student body this morning. “We greatly appreciate the interest other conferences have shown in our athletics program and in …

Story by Adam Brown / Contributing Writer Conference Realignment has shaken the makeup of College Athletics, and the chain reaction that started at the top, is here in Conference USA. Cause and Effect and The Big Picture The chain reaction that is shaking the makeup of college athletics started with two of the biggest brands …

Matthew Giffin / Contributing Writer Blue Raider football returned on Saturday, and started off the season off strong at Floyd Stadium with a blowout win against the Monmouth University Hawks, 50-15.  After an excellent 2019 season (11-3, 6-0 Big South) but not playing a single game last year due to the introduction of a global …

After a period of no fanfare and people in the stands for Blue Raider athletics, MTSU athletic director Chris Massaro announced that a limited attendance will be allowed at all indoor MTSU athletics events. Detailed in a release by the athletic department Saturday evening, MTSU will allow students and season ticket holders to return to …

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 Chris Curtis / Sidelines Archive Growing up, Student Government Association Sen. Abbigail Thomson loved going to Middle Tennessee State University basketball games. “I got to attend countless MTSU athletic events each year,” Thomson said. “My favorite, though, were the women’s basketball games. My little sister and I were fortunate enough to watch Tina …