Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE RUMORS

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

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

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

MTSU's Kilgore ready to cap career with bowl win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As one of the program's most prolific quarterbacks, Logan Kilgore is prominent throughout the Middle Tennessee football record book. Become the first Blue Raiders quarterback to pass for more than 2,000 yards in three straight seasons, check. Throw the most passes (1,102) of any MTSU quarterback, check again. Complete the most touchdowns passes (53) in program...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Middle Tenn loses 67-57 to No. 4 Tennessee women

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders had fourth-ranked Tennessee right where they wanted them at halftime for a second straight season. This time, they went cold in the second half and let the Lady Vols slip away with a victory again. Ebony Rowe scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Middle Tennessee blew a 12-point halftime lead Friday night in losing the season opener to Tennessee...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Marine Steven Rhodes granted NCAA eligibilty

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. Steven Rhodes knew the news had to be good when Middle Tennessee State University president Sidney McPhee and athletic director Chris Massaro showed up during Mondays football practice. It was the plight of Rhodes, a former Marine and Blue Raiders walk-on, and his attempt at gaining eligibility this season that had caused a national whirlwind since his story...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

NCAA Keeping Former Marine Steven Rhodes From Playing for Middle Tennessee State

The NCAA may have reached a new low — if that’s even possible. After serving five years in the Marines, Steven Rhodes enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University and walked onto the MTSU football team.  The 24-year-old freshman made the team, playing both tight end and defensive end during the preseason. But now, with the Blue Raiders’ first game a little over a week away...
Via NESN.com
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

MTSU DT Arrested For Choking GF Until She Bought Him Weed; Teammates Videotaped

J.D. Jones isn’t a small man, so the thought of him choking a woman is scary. The fact his teammates would videotape such a thing is deplorable. If all of this is true, everyone needs to be thrown under the jail. Middle Tennessee State University football player J.D. Jones is accused of choking his former girlfriend while teammates videotaped and narrated the incident, according...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Police: MTSU player choked woman

Middle Tennessee police say they have video of a Blue Raiders football player choking his girlfriend last November while two teammates watched and did nothing. Ronni Cantrell, 19, of Knoxville met with university police on Friday, and they released a report Monday saying they have a copy of a videotape showing the woman pleading with defensive tackle J.D. Jones to stop choking her...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

MTS suspends 3 football players

Middle Tennessee State suspended three football players Saturday after they were charged with a series of crimes. Coach Rick Stockstill referenced ''charges'' in a statement released by the university, and The Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro said defensive tackle J.D. Jones was charged with two counts of domestic aggravated assault, and cornerback Rodney O'...
Via Fox Sports
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee State ready to begin life in Conference USA

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - When Middle Tennessee State wanted to elevate its football program to NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision status, the Sun Belt Conference was there. So, after more than a half century of founding membership, the Blue Raiders departed the Ohio Valley Conference in 2000 and flourished in the Sun Belt ever since. But like their long and successful run in the OVC, all...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Veteran Blue Raiders still peeved at bowl snub

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. Rick Stockstill usually lets bygones be bygones. It's routine for a coach not to dwell too much on the past, good or bad. But rest assured, the Middle Tennessee football coach, his Blue Raiders and their fans still feel the sting of being snubbed for a bowl berth last season, despite having an 8-4 record that included a 21-point blowout of Georgia Tech,...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Saint Mary’s vs. Middle Tennessee State: Channel, Time, How To Watch Online

Saint Mary’s (27-6) and Middle Tennessee State (28-5) play the second game of the evening, with the winner getting Memphis in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. Here’s some info on the game: Time: 9:10 p.m. Location: Dayton, Ohio Region: Midwest Channel: TruTV Watch Online: NCAA – March Madness Live Saint Mary’s is going to roll right through the state of TN #MiddleTennessee...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Did Middle Tennessee State Deserve An NCAA Tournament Bid?

Flickr/Tennessee Journalist The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders received their first NCAA Tournament bid since 1989 on Selection Sunday. The Blue Raiders (28-5 overall, 19-1 in the Sun Belt) were among the first four in predicted by ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi before the official bracket was released. Though MTSU has an excellent record of 28 wins overall and only...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2013  |  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
MORE STORIES >>
Middle Tennessee State News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Winston suspended for full game

Report: Ravens engaged in massive cover-up

WATCH: Goodell stumbles at presser

Dion Jordan suspended again

Wolves make max offer to Eric Bledsoe

Site tracks when Jameis does “something stupid”

Analyst: Derek Jeter is a clown, fraud

Trump zings new Bills owner

Is Devin Hester a Hall of Famer?

College cheerleader showdown: Week 4

Study: NFL may be losing fans

NFL Week 3: Upsets that could happen




Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.