Blue Raider Extra Point
Episodes have a scheduled air time of 10:30A.M. Saturday mornings. The newest episode may not be available until that time.
MTN Sports produces a thirty minute sports show called Blue Raider Extra Point. It's all about BLUE...the Blue Raiders that is. Watch as hosts Abigail Martin, Noah Brady, and Nick Frazier take you around not only MTSU, but games within Conference USA as well. Students contribute to the show by covering local games and matches, and on occasion traveling to other Conference USA schools. Students can shoot, write, edit, report, produce, and anchor the show. Catch Blue Raider Extra Point, every Saturday morning at 10:30AM just before kickoff streaming on our website.
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Welcome, to Blue Raider Extra Point
Meet Your Hosts
I’m currently pursuing a degree in Journalism with a concentration in sports media. I am the Vice President of the MTSU Baptist Collegiate Ministry and enjoy being plugged in on campus at MTSU! I love all things Blue Raiders sports as well as the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and Atlanta Braves! I also am an anchor/content producer for our 5:00 newscast and a host on the Good Morning Middle Tennessee podcast.
The Show's Rundown
The Starting Lineup
The Starting Lineup is the very first segment for each episode of Blue Raider Extra Point. The starting lineup looks at upcoming college football games beyond the C-USA. The segment briefly compares key members and stats for for each team in the lineup and gives a general overview of what to expect going into each of the games.
The Big Blue Review
Kicking it over to the next segment we have the Big Blue Review which takes time to look at news stories coming out of MTSU athletics for that week. Whether it's statements coming from MT Athletic Director Chris Massaro, major upcoming games and victories, or other major news surrounding sports at MTSU, the Big Blue Review covers the latest in athletics.
Around the C-USA
Around the C-USA focuses on two matchups
within the conference for that week and discusses key stats for both the teams and players. Around the C-USA is similar to the Starting Lineup but goes more in depth and focuses only on the C-USA. At the end of the segment the hosts present a few more matchups within the conference to keep an eye out for.
Blue Raider Spotlight puts the focus on a student athlete at MTSU. The feature package compiles a series of interviews and highlights for the player of the week and gives them their share of the spotlight. The feature packages are submitted by student reporters in the school of journalism.
Blue Raider Spotlight
The Scouting Report
The Scouting Report looks at the upcoming matchup for MTSU and discusses what the Blue Raider football team needs to look out for going into that week's game. The report goes into detail about the stats of the opposing team and shows what areas the Blue Raiders are strong in and what area they may face the most resistance during the game with the keys of the game.
Picks of the Week
Every episode of Blue Raider Extra Point ends with the Picks of the Week. This segment is when the hosts discuss who they think will win games this week and their reasons why. This segment also occasionally hosts guest pickers from around MTSU athletics who give their own thoughts on how the week's games are going to look.
The MTSU Hall of Fame is our gracious host. We are not compensated by the establishment in any form or many.. They simply allow us the opportunity to shoot there.
Blue Raider Extra Point welcome's all students interested in joining the team. Contact a Middle Tennessee News manager if you wish to participate either as a volunteer or even earn Practicum hours.
Blue Raider Extra Point is shot on location at the Blue Raider Sports Hall of Fame on Middle Tennessee State University's campus. This is a large production shoot requiring many helping hands. The team of students get field experience as Directors, Technical Directors, Field Producers, Videographers, Gaffers, Grips, and Production Assistants. The student field crew gets the unique opportunity to use state of the art technology. Every production is recorded using the School of Journalism and Strategic Media's Fly-Pack. (Mobile Production Switcher) On occasion we'll even break out the robotic cameras fully operated by remote control.