Story by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor and Rusty Ellis / Assistant Sports Editor While the Middle Tennessee Blue Raider football team is off to its best start since 2001, the school continues to do better than other athletic departments in one important off-the-field statistic. Namely, the department has a clean history with minimal incidents …

Story by Rusty Ellis // Contributing Writer | Photo by Gregory French/MTSU Sidelines For the second straight week, Middle Tennessee running back I’Tavius Mathers has won the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week award. In a thrilling 38-34 win over Louisiana Tech, Mathers carried the ball 21 times for a career-high 163 yards and three …

Story by Rusty Ellis // Contributing Writer | Photo by Brent Beerends/MT Athletics Middle Tennessee defeated UAB 4-2 in the Conference USA opener Sunday afternoon. MTSU came from behind to win for the first time since October 14, 2012, when the team was capping off the last of an eight-game winning steak against South Alabama, the longest in …