MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE BLUE RAIDERS NEWS

Blue Raiders go cold in Hot Springs

Coming into the Sun Belt tournament this year there were high hopes for both the men and women’s teams. Both were number one seeds and had every reason to think they would come away from the trip conference champs and headed to NCAA tournament play.
Via middletennessee.scout.com
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Raiders land 2nd straight NCAA at-large berth

Middle Tennessee is heading into the NCAA tournament expecting a much different outcome than a year ago. Last year the grief-stricken Blue Raiders mourned the stabbing death of teammate Tina Stewart and huddled at their coach's house to hear of an at-large berth that turned into a first-round loss. Monday night they danced and celebrated with about 350 fans at their second...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Kermit Davis agrees to 5-year extension with MTSU

Coach Kermit Davis has agreed to a five-year contract extension with Middle Tennessee that runs through the 2016-17 season. Athletic director Chris Massaro announced the deal on Wednesday, saying continuity is the best way for the Blue Raiders to accomplish their goals. Davis took the Blue Raiders to a school-record 27 wins this season and was the Sun Belt Conference coach of the...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Davis agrees to 5-year extension at MTSU

Coach Kermit Davis has agreed to a five-year contract extension with Middle Tennessee that runs through the 2016-17 season. Athletic director Chris Massaro announced the deal on Wednesday, saying continuity is the best way for the Blue Raiders to accomplish their goals. Davis took the Blue Raiders to a school-record 27 wins this season and was the Sun Belt Conference coach of the...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Woman testifies about MTSU player's fatal stabbing

The young woman charged with fatally stabbing a Middle Tennessee State University women's basketball player has testified that she wanted to kill herself afterward. Sobbing on the stand, 19-year-old Shanterrica Madden said Saturday that she wished she had turned the knife on herself after the March 2011 fight with her MTSU roommate, Lady Raiders basketball player Tina Stewart...
Via AP on Fox
May 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Woman charged in stabbing testifies

The young woman charged with fatally stabbing a Middle Tennessee State University women's basketball player has testified that she wanted to kill herself afterward. Sobbing on the stand, 19-year-old Shanterrica Madden said Saturday that she wished she had turned the knife on herself after the March 2011 fight with her MTSU roommate, Lady Raiders basketball player Tina Stewart...
Via Fox Sports
May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee 31, FAU 17

Logan Kilgore threw two touchdown passes to Anthony Amos and Middle Tennessee dominated the ground game in a 31-17 Sun Belt Conference win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night. The Blue Raiders (1-1, 1-0) had two 100-yard rushers in a game for the first time since 2009. Freshman Jordan Parker finished with 117 yards on 17 carries and Drayton Calhoun rushed for 104 yards and a...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Raiders shock the Yellow Jackets

At some point, I’ll write an official postgame story, but this is more of an instant reaction blog. That’s more out of practicality than laziness, but at this point I’m far too pumped to truly examine this game. But then again I think most Blue Raider fans are too pumped to read a run of the mill breakdown, so … here we go.
Via middletennessee.scout.com
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee State Anthony Amos makes nice one-handed catch (Video)

If you happen to be looking for the catch of the day in College Football, you need to check out this catch by Middle Tennessee State's Anthony Amos. Watch as Blue Raiders quarterback Logan Kilgore finds Amos in the back of the end zone for the one-hand reception: The Blue Raiders would go onto beat Georgia Tech, 49-28. (Courtesy of Kegs and Eggs)
Via Outside the Boxscore
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

(Video) MTSU's Anthony Amos Made Like Stretch Armstrong for the TD

Middle Tennessee State University's wide receiver Anthony Amos' one-handed grab against Georgia Tech yesterday. Yeah, yeah - catch of the year nominee. MTSU shocked Ga. Tech,... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Bob's Blitz
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Anthony Amos Makes His Case For TD of the Year

Earlier in the college football season, we saw Ohio State's Devin Smith haul in a one handed catch that many were calling the "Touchdown Catch of the Year", but now another receiver wants to challenge that. During yesterday's Middle Tennessee-Georgia Tech game, Middle Tennessee quarterback Logan Kilgore rolled out of the pocket desperately trying o find a receiver...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee 34, W. Kentucky 29

Reggie Whatley's 96-yard kick return touchdown in the fourth quarter lifted Middle Tennessee to a 34-29 win over Western Kentucky on Thursday night. With the win, the Blue Raiders (6-3, 4-1 Sun Belt) are now in sole possession of second place in the Sun Belt, trailing first-place Louisiana-Monroe (6-2, 4-0). Whatley's kick return came with 6:03 left in the game just after...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee 97, Alabama St. 53

Jason Jones scored 19 points on 9-of-9 shooting and Middle Tennessee trampled Alabama State 97-53 in each team's season opener Friday night. The Blue Raiders trailed 28-25 with 3:59 left in the first half when three Bruce Massey free throws and a pair of baskets from Jones sparked a 15-1 run to close out the half. Middle Tennessee picked up where it left off in the second,...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee 20, South Alabama 12

Jordan Parker ran for 154 yards on 24 carries and Logan Kilgore tossed a pair of touchdown passes as Middle Tennessee held off South Alabama 20-12 Saturday. Kilgore's 49-yard touchdown pass to Jeremiah Bryson put the Blue Raiders (7-3, 5-1 Sun Belt Conference) up 7-3 with 5:14 left in the first quarter, and Middle Tennessee maintained the lead over the Jaguars (2-9, 1-6) the...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee 24, Troy 21

Carlos Lopez kicked three field goals and Kevin Byard returned an interception 77 yards for the game-winning touchdown as Middle Tennessee took down Troy 24-21 Saturday in a Sun Belt Conference game. Lopez converted field goals of 37, 26, and 21 yards. His 26-yarder put Middle Tennessee (8-3, 6-1) ahead 13-7 at halftime while his 21-yarder helped the Blue Raiders retake the lead...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Tough December slate for Blue Raiders

After finishing their first month of action 4-1, the Blue Raiders start one of the toughest December’s in the country with a loss today on the road against a very good Akron team. Of the 8 games Middle Tennessee has lined up for December, 5 of them are expected to contend for an NCAA bid. Here’s a look at how the Blue Raiders can categorize their remaining matchups for this big...
Via middletennessee.scout.com
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 7 Kentucky 68, Middle Tennessee 46

Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell was thrilled to see that Middle Tennessee was focusing on post players DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker rather than reigning SEC Player of the Year A'dia Mathies. Mathies was far from her best Sunday, finishing with seven points after a scoreless first half in which she only played six minutes due to foul trouble. And even with all that extra...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee 75, North Texas 57

Marcos Knight notched 12 points as Middle Tennessee remained perfect in Sun Belt Conference action with a 75-57 win over North Texas Monday night. Raymond Cintron added 11 points for the Blue Raiders (11-3, 3-0), who got points from 10 different players and shot 50 percent (31 of 62) from the field. Middle Tennessee is now 8-0 at home this year and has won 19 straight at Murphy...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee 66, Louisiana-Monroe 57

Marcos Knight scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Middle Tennessee to a 66-57 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. Bruce Massey finished with 12 points, making all eight of his free throw attempts for the Blue Raiders (14-4, 6-1 Sun Belt Conference), who have won three consecutive games. JT Sulton had 10 rebounds. Middle Tennessee went into halftime with a 34-19...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee 82, UALR 50

Neiko Hunter scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures, and Middle Tennessee took control with a 24-6 run in the first half and cruised to an 82-50 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock in a Sun Belt Conference game on Thursday night. Shawn Jones had 12 points for the Blue Raiders (15-4, 7-1), Marcos Knight had 11 and Tweety Knight and Raymond Cintron added 10 each. Middle...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

BUZZER BEATER: MTSU's Shawn Jones With The Instant Catch-And-Shoot Wins It For Blue Raiders Over FIU

Nothing like a buzzer beater off the inbounds pass and Thursday night in Miami Middle Tennessee State executed that play perfectly. Bruce Massey, Jr. timed a perfect lob to Shawn Jones who had the perfect instant catch and shoot to beat the buzzer and win it for the Blue Raiders 66-64 over FIU. (Thanks GoBlueRaidersTV) "When Coach Davis called the play...
Via Online Sports Guys
February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Middle Tennessee Football Players Arrested For Club Brawl

Well I guess the one thing that comes out of this is that they didn’t rob anyone.  CBSSports.com is reporting that five Middle Tennessee State football players, two of whom just finished their eligibility, were arrested after a brawl inside a local club. All-Sun Belt Conference wide receiver Anthony Amos was among those arrested.  According to Murfreesboro police, the fight...
Via Thacover2
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Middle Tennessee Football Players Arrested For Club Brawl

Well I guess the one thing that comes out of this is that they didn’t rob anyone.  CBSSports.com is reporting that five Middle Tennessee State football players, two of whom just finished their eligibility, were arrested after a brawl inside a local club. All-Sun Belt Conference wide receiver Anthony Amos was among those arrested.  According to Murfreesboro police, the fight...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee 53, UALR 48

Ebony Rowe had 20 points and 13 rebounds Monday, helping Middle Tennessee reach the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight season with a 53-48 win over Arkansas-Little Rock in the Sun Belt Conference championship game. The title is the first since 2010 for the Blue Raiders (25-7), who lost in overtime to UALR last season. Middle Tennessee trailed by seven points in the second half...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 First Four Preview: Middle Tennessee State vs St. Mary's

The NCAA basketball tournament is about as close to the perfect sporting event there is. There have been 11 different formats played over the years, but the tourney found it's sweet spot from 1985-2000 when it embraced the 64 team format. But then, inexplicably, it went with 65 teams beginning in 2001. The stated reason was the inclusion of the Mountain West in the automatic...
Via Run the Floor
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

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