No. 83 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders season preview

Entering his ninth season as the head football coach at Middle Tennessee, Rick Stockstill hopes to keep the momentum going in 2014 following back-to-back eight win seasons, as the Blue Raiders play their second season as a member of Conference USA. The Blue Raiders have lost last year’s starting quarterback Logan Kilgore so they’ll carry a quarterback competition into fall...
Via College Football Universe
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

With the 172nd pick in the 2014 Draft, the Seahawks select…

…DT Jimmy Staten from Middle Tennessee State.  He comes from a small program, so there are legitimate concerns about whether he can show up versus NFL-level competition, but on the plus side he appears to have the size and quickness to play both 3-tech DT and 5-tech DE. Clinton McDonald’s 3-tech DT spot on the nickel rush line and Red Bryant’s 5-tech DE on early downs are...
Via Seahawk Addicts
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee State football to rely on defense early in 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Middle Tennessee State football coach Rick Stockstill exits spring practice confirming notions already formed before it began. Eight starters return to a defense that helped the Blue Raiders go 8-5 overall and 6-2 in their Conference USA debut to earn a berth in the Armed Forces Bowl. If the team is to post a third-straight eight-win season or better, then...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Tennessee State's Patrick Miller Leaps Over Middle Tennessee State Defender

This happened back in January. So yeah, we're a little late getting the GIF up, but then again, this will never get old. Kinda ironic we gave this kid the Bobby Phills Award in the Earlys...Looks like something Phills would've done at Southern.
Via HBCU Gameday
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee State features father-son dynamic

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Middle Tennessee State football coach Rick Stockstill is getting a taste of what his father went through as his high school coach. He can also relate to what's running through the noggin of his son, Brent Stockstill, who is one of three quarterbacks vying to be Blue Raiders starting quarterback this coming season. Coached by his father, Coach Stockstill...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon St.-Middle Tennessee Preview

For Middle Tennessee State, the goal is to finally extend its road in the NCAA tournament as an almost annual participant. For Oregon State, simply having the road to get here is one the Beavers don't take for granted.
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Shawn Jones Headlines Conference USA Awards

Shawn Jones of Middle Tennessee State has been named Conference USA Player of the Year. Joining Jones on the C-USA All-Conference First Team are Pablo Bertone, Chad Frazier, Kenneth Smith and Neil Watson. On the Second Team are Vince Hunter, Tymell Murphy, Akeem Richmond, Julian Washburn and James Woodard. Smith was also named Defensive Player of the Year, while Vince Hunter received...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

MTSU women's hoops relying on senior Rowe this postseason

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Ebony Rowe, the Conference USA Player of the Year, nearly didn't make it to Middle Tennessee State University. A prep standout in Lexington, Ky., it was a foregone conclusion she would attend Western Kentucky, where both parents had graduated. Lady Raiders coach Rick Insell figured why waste time recruiting a prospect he had little to no chance to sign...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee defeats Rice 65-41

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Shawn Jones had 15 points and Middle Tennessee bounced back from its first loss in eleven games to lead wire-to-wire in a 65-41 blowout of Rice on Saturday. Middle Tennessee (22-8, 12-3 Conference USA) opened the game with an 11-3 run, led 33-19 at halftime and extended to 63-38 for their largest lead. Kerry Hammonds II had 14 points and six rebounds,...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jones leads Blue Raiders’ cause in C-USA

Send to KindleCredit: Middle Tennessee Athletic Communications Middle Tennessee State has crested to the top of Conference USA as the Blue Raiders have sole possession of first place at 1–2 with three games remaining in the regular season. The starting line up that includes four seniors in Neiko Hunter, Tweety Knight, and Kerry Hammonds.  However the catalyst is 6-8, 236-lb...
Via College Chalktalk
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis, Middle Tennessee keep pace atop C-USA standings

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Kermit Davis might not like who he had to coach against on Saturday afternoon, but Middle Tennessee's coach sure loved the convincing 81-64 win over visiting Southern Miss. For a few hours anyway, the win put the Blue Raiders (19-7, 9-2) in sole possession of first place in Conference USA. Later Saturday night, Louisiana Tech and UTEP can keep pace atop...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee powers past Southern Miss 81-64

Kerry Hammonds II pumped in a season-high 26 points, including six 3-pointers, to propel Middle Tennessee to an 81-64 win over Southern Miss on Saturday and keep the Blue Raiders atop the Conference USA standings. Middle Tennessee (19-7, 9-2) shot 54 percent from the field, including 11 of 21 from long range, and never trailed in the game. Neiko Hunter contributed 20 points and...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

At MTSU, team takes on much bigger meaning

The Middle Tennessee State basketball player with the most appearances on a highlight reel has perhaps the fewest words. Shawn Jones, a chiseled 6-foot-8, 240-pound senior forward, is a high-flying, hard-dunking, shot-blocking play-maker matched by few in recent Blue Raiders history. But the story behind the makeup of the gentle giant is far more complicated and heart-wrenching...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee rolls by Tulane 71-44

Shawn Jones scored 17 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked six shots as Middle Tennessee rolled over Tulane 71-44 Thursday night. Kerry Hammonds II had 18 points for Middle Tennessee and Neiko Hunter 13 as the Blue Raiders extended their win streak to six games. Middle Tennessee (18-7, 8-2 Conference USA) used an 11-0 run in the first half to open a 22-13 advantage en route...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 21 Middle Tennessee beats Rice 65-54

Ebony Rowe scored 12 points and added 12 rebounds as No. 21 Middle Tennessee defeated Rice 65-54 on Saturday afternoon. Rowe recorded her 19th double-double of the season and 72nd of her career. Laken Leonard came off the bench to add 13 points. The Blue Raiders were coming off their first conference loss, 68-56 against Southern Miss on Wednesday. Middle Tennessee (19-4, 8-1 Conference...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee adds 23 players in 2014 class

With: BC-FBC--Signing Day-Middle Tennessee-List The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have gotten a bit of a jump on signing day with 10 of their 23 signees announced Wednesday already enrolled in school. ''Those guys that are here now they'll have the quickest ability to have an impact on the team because they're already here,'' coach Rick Stockstill said. ...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MTSU announces 2014 football schedule

Middle Tennessee State’s 2014 football schedule looks a lot like 2013, with one glaring difference. Western Kentucky is back on the Blue Raiders’ slate after a one-year absence while the schools played in different leagues. WKU is leaving the Sun Belt and joining MTSU in Conference USA for the 2014 season. They are scheduled to meet Sept. 13 at MTSU’s Floyd Stadium as both...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 25 Middle Tennessee battles past Tulsa 67-57

Ebony Rowe scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as No. 25 Middle Tennessee held off a determined Tulsa squad 67-57 on Saturday, pushing its winning streak to 17 games. The Blue Raiders (18-3, 7-0 Conference USA), ranked in the national polls for the first time since Nov. 16, 2009, had a battle with the Golden Hurricanes (10-8, 4-3), who held Middle Tennessee to just nine field...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

MTSU tells its fans to turn on Twitter at Thursday's game

The Middle Tennessee State men’s basketball team will hold “Social Media Night” for its game against East Carolina at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Blue Raiders will wear warm-ups with Twitter handles on the back. Fans can collect prizes through social media contests. Fans can send tweets to @MTAthletics for a chance to have their tweets displayed on the scoreboard. One fan will be...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

MTSU guard out with flu

Middle Tennessee State senior guard Kerry Hammonds did not travel with the team for Thursday’s game at Tulsa because of flu. Hammonds’ status for Saturday’s game at North Texas is also uncertain. Blue Raiders (12-6, 2-1 C-USA) coach Kermit Davis said 6-foot-6 junior guard Marcus Tarrance probably will start in Hammonds’ place.
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Tennessee State's Miller Soars Against Middle Tennessee

 Tennessee State's Patrick Miller got his Vince Carter on against Middle Tennessee State last night.
Via HBCU Gameday
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Keys Revisited - Navy vs Middle Tennessee

The Mids put an end to their recent streak of bowl futility on Monday by destroying Middle Tennessee in the Armed Forces Bowl. Navy was able to win only its second bowl in their last seven tries with all three phases of the game working together to dominate the Blue Raiders. Navy's defense was especially impressive as they held their opponents to just six points, their lowest...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee defeats Grand Canyon 79-56

Shawn Jones scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds in leading Middle Tennessee to a 79-56 victory over Grand Canyon on Monday in the consolation game of the Dr Pepper Classic. The Blue Raiders (9-5) scored the game's first 12 points and were up 42-24 at halftime by turning 10 Grand Canyon turnovers into 19 points and shooting 54.8 percent (17 of 31) in the first 20 minutes...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

DC's Preview: Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

Middle Tennessee vs. NavyAmon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TXMonday, December 30th, 11:45 AM on ESPNNavy is making their 10th postseason appearance in 11 years, and the Blue Raiders are making their fourth since 1961, but don't let that fool you: this Middle Tennessee team is extremely deep and experienced (19 of 22 starters are redshirt sophomores or older). We'll see...
Via Double Coverage Football
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Nay Midshipmen: Betting Odds, Point Spread and tv info

On Monday the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Navy Midshipmen will face off against one another in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. Middle Tennessee and Navy both enter this game with 8-4 records. Coverage of the Armed Forces Bowl between Middle Tennessee and Navy will air on ESPN beginning at 11:45 pm ET from Amon Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, TX. The Odds: The Navy Midshipmen...
Via Tireball.com
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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