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May 24, 2024

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2024 Blue Raider Blitz Set for Late May

During these happy hour events, folks can enjoy light refreshments while mingling with fellow Blue Raiders.

Pack up the car and hit the road with Middle Tennessee Athletics, as the annual Blue Raider Blitz rolls into towns across the mid-state in May.

MTSU fans can hear from MTSU Head Football Coach Derek Mason on this five-stop Blue Raider Blitz tour.

“I want people to realize that I’m not just somebody you’re going to see on a billboard, Mason said. “I’m not just going to be somebody you’re going to see on TV, I’m you, you’re me. We’re all part of the same community. We’re all Blue Raider Nation.”

The Blitz starts on Tuesday, May 28 in Murfreesboro at Happy’s Sports Lounge. Our proud Blue Raider On Wednesday, May 29, Ascend Federal Credit Union will be hosting the Tullahoma Blitz at their corporate headquarters (must RSVP).

The tour on the 29th continues that evening in Shelbyville at Riverbend Country Club. This stop will highlight Coach Rick Insell, who was just recently announced as Tennessee Sports Writers Association — Pat Summitt Coach of the Year.

Thursday, May 30 will conclude the blitz with a morning stop in Smyrna at the Smyrna Event Center, before heading further up I-24 to Nashville that evening. The final stop in the Music City at Tailgate Brewery will have an intriguing media panel to talk Blue Raider football and college athletics in general. The panel will consist of sports anchors Cory Curtis (WKRN), Chris Harris (WSMV), Steve Layman (WTVF) and Jill Jelnick (Fox 17). The panel event is expected to get underway at 6:30 p.m.

Fans will also be able to win promotional prizes, including ticket packages, Blue Raider gear and more!



Tuesday, May 28
Murfreesboro, TN — 5:30 p.m. – Happy’s Sports Lounge

Wednesday, May 29 
Tullahoma, TN — 11:30 a.m. – Ascend Federal Credit Union Corporate Headquarters
Shelbyville, TN — 5:30 p.m. – Riverbend Country Club

Thursday, May 30 
Smyrna, TN — 11:30 a.m. – Smyrna Event Center
Nashville, TN — 5:30 p.m. – Tailgate Brewery Headquarters



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.