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BLUE RAIDERS – GOLDEN EAGLES NOTES OF INTEREST By JOE SHIVAK Photo by MIKE CURRAN MURFREESBORO, TN ( 10-4)…………………… Middle Tennessee comes into the contest on Saturday morning leading the East Division of the Conference-USA league with a 2-0 record. They share the top spot with FIU who has an identical record. The Blue Raiders have wins against Western Kentucky and Old Dominion. Southern Miss is a member of the West Division of C-USA and have a record of 0-1.  […]

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WILD FINISH TO BLUE RAIDERS – HILLTOPPERS BATTLE BY JOE SHIVAK PHOTOS BY MIKE CURRAN Murfreesboro, TN ( 9/13)………………………..It took three overtime tries but the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defeated the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 50-47 in a 4 hour marathon game at Floyd Stadium on Saturday night. An Austin Grammer to Ed’Marque Batties 25 yard TD pass in the third overtime period sealed the deal for Middle against a Conference USA opponent. The score put an end to a see-saw […]

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MIDDLE TENNESSEE-WESTERN KENTUCKY NOTES OF INTEREST BY JOE SHIVAK PHOTOS BY MIKE CURRAN MURFREESBORO, TN ( 9/13)…………The Blue Raiders were celebrating Black Out Night in Floyd Stadium in front of an announced crowd of  24,911. The faithful home crowd wore black attire while the visitor section showed the bright red colors of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. It was the eighth largest crowd in school history and the most since the 2010 home opener against Minnesota. These  two teams last played on November 1,2012 […]

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  RAIDERS OPEN SEASON VERSUS SAVANNAH STATE Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick StockstillOpening Statement: Savannah State you know is coming off a not so hot of a record last year. They return six starters on offense, and eight on defense. It’s Coach Wilson’s second year so we’re expecting a much improved Savannah State team over last year. You guys know, first games, you never know what you’re going to see, what changes schematically teams do in the offseason.  Savannah State is a […]

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  STOCKSTILL WANTS FORMER PLAYERS BACK FOR OPENER MURFREESBORO – The Middle Tennessee football program is inviting all former players to the season opener against Savannah State to celebrate the 100th season of Raider football. All former coaches and managers are also invited to be special guests and be a visible part of the night’s ceremonies.All guests will receive two free tickets, two end zone field passes, a pre-game picnic dinner, and a gift commemorating the historic occasion.Guests will also be encouraged […]

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RAIDERS HOLD KICKING SCRIMMAGE MURFREESBORO – The Blue Raiders conducted a 12-period kicking scrimmage this morning for practice 11 inside Floyd Stadium. The team started with field goals, then punting before moving to punt block. The scrimmage concluded with work on kickoff return and kickoff coverage. The final nine periods of practice consisted of team work, the inside drill and more on the two-minute offense. The Blue Raiders will return to the field after dinner on Wednesday for another 15-period practice in […]

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Raiders headed to Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth FACE NAVY ON DEC. 30 AT 10:45 AM MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are going to its fourth bowl game in the Rick Stockstill era and first as new members of Conference USA. Middle Tennessee was officially extended an invitation on Sunday for Stockstill’s Blue Raiders to represent Conference USA in the 11th Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 30, 2013. It will mark the fourth bowl game […]

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By Joe Shivak Photos by Matt O’Donnell Murfreesboro, TN ( 9/14/13 )…….. Middle Tennessee used a late 4th quarter rally to secure a come from behind win over their in state rival Memphis Tigers 17-15 in football action at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium. The Blue Raiders are now 2-1 with this second straight home field win in front of 23,992 fans. Middle Tennessee rallied with only 3:31 left in the game and down by 1 point. The Blue Raiders moved […]

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BLUE RAIDERS WIN SEASON OPENER  By Joe Shivak   Photos By Mike Curran To view more pictures of the game click here Murfreesboro, TN ( 8/29/13)………..Floyd Stadium was abuzz with excitement about the Conference-USA debut of the MTSU football team. Fans were not disappointed as in it’s 99th year of football, the Blue Raiders defeated Western Carolina, 45-24 in front of a crowd of over 20,000. Middle Tennessee used a steady dose of Jordan Parker and Reggie Whatley on the ground. […]

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Country Singing Sensation, Beth Cayhall, Sure to Grand Slam the National Anthem Performing the National Anthem at Upcoming MTSU Baseball Games – “The Star Spangle Banner” is a notoriously difficult song to pull off live, but country music powerhouse vocalist, Beth Cayhall, is up for the challenge. This coastal Delaware native already performed the National Anthem nationally for NASCAR and will now be belting out this patriotic song at a few upcoming MTSU baseball games. “I’m so proud to have the honor […]

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