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Story by Maddy Williams | Contributing Writer From tailgates to halftime shows, college football season is back in swing this fall. Students crowding the stands. Screams roaring. The smell of stadium food. The band filling the air with the fight song. During the pandemic, the bustle and excitement in the stands went missing  The pandemic …

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. …

Photos and story by Stephen Thomas The 38th annual Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces during Saturday’s football game started with a solemn remembrance of the troops who have died in the line of duty. In the shade of a southern magnolia at Tom Jackson Hall speakers told stories, recited poetry and played music. They …

Blue Raider safety Gregory Grate Jr. attempts to take down Duke running back Mataeo Durant during their 41-18 loss on Saturday. Photo by Megan Cole/ Sidelines. Murfreesboro, TN- In the annual Black Out Game for Middle Tennessee State (1-2), it was all white as Duke (2-1) rolled the Blue Raiders Saturday night in Floyd Stadium …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines In a rivalry where the games are heart-racing shootouts with incredible endings, the 2018 edition of the 100 Miles of Hate was a breath of fresh air. At least for MTSU. The Blue Raiders broke a three-game losing streak to WKU with a 29-10 win on Friday night at …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines When running back Tavares Thomas’ one-yard rushing touchdown put the Blue Raiders within one point of the defending C-USA champion Florida Atlantic Owls with 38 seconds remaining, a game-altering decision loomed. Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill made that decision well before Thomas’ six-foot, 245-pound frame pushed …