MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE BLUE RAIDERS NEWS

Middle Tennessee beats South Alabama 67-55

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) JaCorey Williams scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Middle Tennessee beat South Alabama 67-55 on Saturday night. Williams was 7 of 11 from the field. Reggie Upshaw and Giddy Potts added 13 points apiece for the Blue Raiders (8-1), who averaged 50 percent shooting from the field and 63.6 percent from the line. Upshaw opened the second half with a...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Potts has 22 points, Middle Tennessee beats UNC-Wilmington

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Giddy Potts scored seven of his 22 points in the final minutes to give Middle Tennessee a 68-63 victory over North Carolina-Wilmington in the third annual Challenge in Music City on Friday night. It was tied at 59 with 1:51 left when Potts hit a jump shot and followed that with a 3-pointer with 43 seconds remaining. After UNC-Wilmington pulled to 64-63, Potts...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee QB Brent Stockstill has broken collarbone

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill will miss at least the rest of the regular season with a broken collarbone. The school announced the extent of Stockstill's injury Monday on the football program's Twitter account. The Blue Raiders are hoping Stockstill could return in time for a potential bowl game matchup. Stockstill was injured Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Mizzou is in dire need of a win against Blue Raiders

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri hosts Middle Tennessee State in the school's 105th homecoming game and the Tigers would dearly like it to be a celebration.Missouri (2-4, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) is coming off consecutive road losses to LSU and Florida. The Tigers allowed a combined 705 rushing yards in those games as well as seven rushing touchdowns.The Blue Raiders (4-2, 2-1 Conference...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee's stingy D beats North Texas 30-13

DENTON, Texas (AP) Brent Stockstill passed for 295 yards with a pair of touchdowns and Middle Tennessee's defense clamped down during a 30-13 victory over North Texas on Saturday night. The win boosts the Blue Raiders to 4-1 (2-0 in Conference USA) for this first time since 2001 when they started 5-0. After giving up a 17-play drive and an early touchdown, Middle Tennessee's...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Stockstill, Middle Tennessee beat Alabama A&M 55-0

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Brent Stockstill passed for 329 yards and a career-high tying five touchdowns - all in the first half - and Middle Tennessee cruised to a 55-0 win over Alabama A&M in the season opener for both schools on Saturday. Stockstill, who has thrown for at least 300 yards in six of his last seven games, completed 30 of 36 passes and the sophomore moved into...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

MTSU WR Terry Pettis out for 2016 season with leg injury

The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders had a pretty good 2015 season as they went 7-6 and made the Bahamas Bowl. They look to do much of the same this year, but they will be without a big piece of their offense as wide receiver Terry Pettis will miss the entire season. Aldo Giovanni Amato of The Daily News Journal reported that Pettis suffered a right leg injury and it will likely...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

MTSU basketball player Josh Phillips transferring to UTC to play football

The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders pulled off a huge upset in the 2016 NCAA Tournament when they knocked off the Michigan State Spartans, a No. 2 seed, in the first round. They will lose a player who was looking to be a big piece of their team in forward Josh Phillips. Last year, Phillips played a minimal role for the Blue Raiders and that has led to him making a big and odd...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

isportsMSU Red Cedar Report: MTU recap, off-season outlook

On today’s isportsMSU Red Cedar Report, isportsweb contributor Mike Sterner joins Tyler Hayward as they discuss the giant upset against Middle Tennessee State. In addition to talking about how the Spartans fell short against the Blue Raiders, they also talk about how this could still be a pretty good month for Michigan State basketball fans. To listen to the entire podcast, click...
Via isportsweb.com
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse routs Middle Tennessee State to reach Sweet 16

ST. LOUIS (AP) The insufferable zone of Syracuse ground Middle Tennessee State's magical March ride to a halt, and the No. 10 seed Orange beat the No. 15 seed Blue Raiders 75-50 on Sunday night to advance to the Sweet 16. Michael Gbinije poured in 23 points, Tyler Lydon added 14 and the Orange (21-13) used a 21-2 charge midway through the second half to crack open a close game...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: M-Tenn's Giddy Potts uses diet to improve game

The Latest on the third full day of the men's NCAA Tournament, including games being played in Raleigh, North Carolina; Providence, Rhode Island; Des Moines, Iowa; and Denver (All times EDT): --- 4:30 p.m. The best 3-pointer shooter in the country arrived at Middle Tennessee State as a 6-foot-2, 240-pound bowling ball whose body looked like a linebacker's and whose stamina hardly...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

UVA fans donate to Middle Tennessee in appreciation for beating Spartans

The Virginia Cavaliers were knocked out of the last two NCAA Tournaments by Michigan State, and when this year’s brackets came out, many predicted the Spartans would make it 3-for-3 in the Elite Eight showdown the two teams were slated for. However, Middle Tennessee State’s stunning upset means that Virginia has a significantly clearer path to the Final Four – and UVA fans are showing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Kermit Davis is quite the dancer

Middle Tennessee State head coach Kermit Davis has plenty to be happy about today, as his No. 15 Blue Raiders just pulled off the stunner of the 2016 NCAA Tournament in defeating No. 2 seed and championship favorite Michigan State. Sure enough, in a video from the Blue Raiders’ midnight madness event which can be seen here, it’s clear that Davis is quite the dancer! And Davis has...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee State stunner rivals biggest upset in NCAA history

Don't be alarmed if you look out your window Friday afternoon and see a fire breaking out. Millions of NCAA tournament brackets across the country simultaneously burst into flames when Middle Tennessee State knocked out mighty Michigan State in the 2016 first round.How shocking was the 15th-seeded Blue Raiders' 90-81 victory in Saint Louis? I'd say it's easily the tourney's biggest...
Via FOX Sports
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee State just busted everyone's bracket

There's a very good chance your bracket has already been irrevocably busted less than two full days in the NCAA tournament. Middle Tennessee State stunned No. 2 seed Michigan State Friday, blowing open the bottom half of the Midwest region. The Spartans were the favorite to win the national title at some sports books, and were listed at +525 by Bovada before the tournament began...
Via FOX Sports
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

15-seed Middle Tennessee State stuns Michigan State in men's NCAA Tournament

ST. LOUIS (AP) 15-seed Middle Tennessee State stuns Michigan State in men's NCAA Tournament.
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Middle Tennessee State by the numbers

Who: Middle Tennessee State (24-9, 13-5 in Conference USA) When: Friday, March 18th, 2:45pm ET Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis TV: CBS The Spartans open up their NCAA Tournament against the 15th seed in the Midwest, Middle Tennessee State. The Blue Raiders got into the tournament by winning the Conference USA Tournament as the second seed. Middle Tennessee State is making their...
Via isportsweb.com
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee State sinks late free throws to win Conference USA

Middle Tennessee State took advantage of a poorly timed foul by Old Dominion and watched Reggie Upshaw sink both free throws before the Monarchs’ desperation shot fell short as the Blue Raiders advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013. Giddy Potts led Middle Tennessee with 14 points as the Blue Raiders traded baskets with Old Dominion for much of the game, neither...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee fends off Marshall rally in 83-74 win

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Perrin Buford scored 21 points, Darnell Harris added 18 and Middle Tennessee survived a second half Marshall rally to win 83-74 on Saturday. Reggie Upshaw contributed 14 points with nine rebounds for Middle Tennessee (19-9, 11-5 Conference USA) and Aldonis Foote had 10 points. The Blue Raiders were without leading scorer Giddy Potts, out indefinitely with...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Potts out indefinitely with concussion for Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Middle Tennessee guard Giddy Potts has been ruled out indefinitely after the Blue Raiders' leading scorer suffered a concussion in a loss to Western Kentucky. The Blue Raiders updated Potts' status Friday. Potts has been scoring 15 points per game, and the Athens, Alabama, native ranks second nationally shooting 49.3 percent from 3-point range. He led...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee rolls to 76-54 win over Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Giddy Potts scored 18 points with five rebounds as Middle Tennessee rolled to a 76-54 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday night. Edward Simpson added 19 points and Reggie Upshaw had 15 for the Blue Raiders (18-7, 10-3 Conference USA). Southern Mississippi went 12-2 to start the first half and Michael Ramey sank three 3-pointers in the four minutes...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Potts secures Middle Tennessee's 67-66 win over FIU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Giddy Potts split a pair of free throws and pulled down a rebound with one second left to secure Middle Tennessee's 67-66 win over Florida International on Saturday night. Potts hit four 3-pointers and totaled 15 points. Perrin Buford led Middle Tennessee (17-6, 9-2 Conference USA) with 16 points. The Blue Raiders, who have won nine of their last 10 games...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Upshaw helps Middle Tennessee beat FAU 85-73

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Reggie Upshaw had 19 points with eight rebounds in leading Middle Tennessee to an 85-73 victory over Florida Atlantic on Thursday night. Upshaw was 7 of 15 from the field, including three 3-pointers. Jaqawn Raymond scored 15 points and Perrin Buford 14 for the Blue Raiders (16-6, 8-2 Conference USA), who were 9 of 16 from behind the arc and remained a...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

MTSU S Kevin Byard Would Like To Pick Up Where Troy Polamalu Left Off

If you don’t know who Middle Tennessee State safety Kevin Byard is already, you probably will be well acquainted with him over the course of the next several weeks, if not sooner. Byard is currently one of several players looking to improve their stock this week in Mobile, AL at... The post MTSU S Kevin Byard Would Like To Pick Up Where Troy Polamalu Left Off appeared first on Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Potts scores 27, Middle Tennessee crushes Rice, 87-73

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Giddy Potts hit six 3-pointers and finished with 27 total points and Middle Tennessee cruised to an 87-73 win over Rice on Saturday night. Perrin Buford had 23 points and eight rebounds and Reggie Upshaw scored 18 points and eight rebounds of his own for the Blue Raiders (14-5, 6-1 Conference USA), who have never lost in their three all-time home games...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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