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...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee coach Davis gets raise, 8-year extension

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis has agreed to an eight-year contract extension that includes a raise after leading the Blue Raiders to an NCAA Tournament upset of Michigan State this past season. School officials announced Monday that Davis' contract runs through the 2023-24 season and that he will make a total of $565,000 annually. Middle Tennessee...
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July 11, 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...
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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...
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March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Virginia fans were so glad Michigan State lost, they donated to Middle Tennessee State

The Virginia Cavaliers were equipped with one of the more talented teams in college basketball last season, and just as they are this year, were a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Their hopes for a title came to a screeching halt last year when the Michigan State Spartans defeated them. After drawing Michigan State in their bracket again this season, it left a lot of Cavaliers...
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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...
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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...
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March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse vs. Middle Tennessee State – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@MTAthletics Syracuse and Middle Tennessee State had two of the more unexpected first round performances of Friday, for totally different reasons. After sneaking into the Tournament, most had the Dayton-Syracuse match-up as a toss-up. For a half, it looked that way, as SU took a two-point lead into halftime. They came out in the second half, and the 2-3 zone defense absolutely...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee: An NCAA tourney moment to savor

Kermit Davis and Middle Tennessee certainly attained college basketball immortality on Friday afternoon in St. Louis. Yet, we all know that for the likes of the Blue Raiders and their coach, their immortality belongs to one season, one special point in time, one frozen moment unlikely to be reduplicated. Yes, other No. 15 seeds will beat No. 2 seeds — that will be repeated in...
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March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa stuns Texas on a buzzer-beating halfcourt shot

The second day of the NCAA Tournament absolutely lived up to the hype of previous years. We saw arguably the greatest upset in the tournament’s history when Middle Tennessee State knocked off Michigan State, and Stephen F. Austin knocked off West Virginia. But that wasn’t all, it wasn’t even close. The second to last game of the night, Northern Iowa vs. Texas provided us with...
Via The Comeback
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...
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...
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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...
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan’s Jordan Morgan Finds Michigan State’s Loss To Middle Tennessee State Absolutely Hilarious

Former Michigan basketball player Jordan Morgan has reacted to Michigan State’s epic, upset loss to Middle Tennessee State.  His reaction is about what you’d expect it to be.  Here’s Morgan, on the No. 2 Spartans loss to No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State.    — Jordan Morgan (@JustJMo) March 18, 2016 Michigan’s fan base feels pretty similarly, we presume.
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Draymond Green Reacts To Michigan State’s Loss To Middle Tennessee State, “Wake Me Up From This Nightmare”

Draymond Green’s NCAA Tournament bracket is toast.  The former Michigan State star, unsurprisingly, picked the Spartans – like millions of others – to win it all.  The No. 2 seeded Spartans just lost to No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State in what might be the biggest NCAA Tournament upset of all-time.  Here’s Green’s reaction.  Well there goes my bracket… Well more...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee State Destroys Brackets With Upset Of Michigan State

Middle Tennessee State didn’t receive the memo. A lot of talk going into the 2016 NCAA Tournament centered on Michigan State and how the Spartans were screwed out of a No. 1 seed. Tom Izzo’s bunch didn’t look like a team with a chip on its shoulder in Friday’s first-round matchup, though, as No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State upset No. 2 seed Michigan State 90-81 to set up...
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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...
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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,...
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 kicker leaves program after going from walk-on to scholarship and back

There’s hardly anything strange about a college football kicker starting his time in any program without a scholarship. With 85 scholarships to be given out, often times the specialists are the last to get a free-ride. However, the story of Middle Tennessee State kicker Cody Clark is anything but normal. That’s because he went from paying his own way to on scholarship and...
Via The Comeback
February 24, 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
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