Middle Tennessee players suspended over puppy abuse

If there’s one thing that’s going to make a lot of people angry, it’s video of hitting or otherwise abusing an animal. That’s what’s happened with two Middle Tennessee State football players, who have been suspended for their roles in a video from earlier this month. Defensive lineman Justin Akins filmed linebacker Shalom Alvarez repeatedly slapping a puppy, and posted...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Middle Tennessee State Football Players Suspended For Animal Cruelty

Two members of the Middle Tennessee State football team have been suspended amid an investigation into animal cruelty. According to reports, a Snapchat video is being investigated which shows Blue Raiders defensive end Justin Akins and linebacker Shalom Alvarez striking a dog. As part of their punishment, the players will be serving community service at a local pet adoption center...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago

Butler was motivated by slight from CBS Sports

Butler took it to Middle Tennessee State on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, and they apparently had some extra motivation.Butler head coach Chris Holtmann said he saw lots of talk even from CBS Sports about how Middle Tennessee State was the better team, which got him upset. The game turned out to be the other way around as Butler was by far the best team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Five mid-major teams to watch in the NCAA Tournament

For numerous fans, chalk is the obvious deterrent for a possible Cinderella story in the NCAA Tournament. Just look at No. 16-seeded New Orleans, which possesses 10,000,000-to-1 odds to do the impossible in this year’s bracket. Unless a close relative is in serious debt, find a different miracle to buy into.But remember when Michigan State was the favorite to win the national...
Via The Comeback
March 13, 2017  |  Discuss

5 potential NCAA Tournament first-round upsets

One of the best parts about March Madness is being able to call a big March Madness upset. There are few things more fun about March Madness than riding a little-known school to the Sweet Sixteen or beyond and bragging about it to your friends and coworkers who’ve never heard of them. Of course, they’re upsets for a reason, and notoriously hard to predict.Teams who have waited...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

10 biggest storylines for the mid-major conference tournaments

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament gets all the attention as the height of excitement in college basketball. Though that happens on a bigger stage, the next two weeks can put up an argument as the peak of intensity, pressure, and excitement.Conference tournaments are underway and every single team in action has a simple directive: win a few games a row and earn a bid to the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Potts scores 18, Middle Tennessee rolls over North Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) Giddy Potts had 18 points and JaCorey Williams added 16 as Middle Tennessee rolled over North Texas 79-68 on Saturday to remain perfect in Conference USA. Potts was 5 of 9 from the floor, making 3 of 6 from distance. Williams, who hit double digits for the 15th time this season, also pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked two shots. Reggie Upshaw added 14 points...
Via Associated Press
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Hawaii fools everyone on wild fake punt against Middle Tennessee State

There are a lot of bowl games and not many of them are compelling. It is just the nature of bowl season. You’ll get yourself some duds but if teams prepare correctly or try to use it as a learning experience, it can make for great football. When Hawaii faced off against Middle Tennessee State, not many people outside rabid college football fans were going to be tuning in. For...
Via The Comeback
December 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Hawaii Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's. Pregame rituals are a staple of...
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December 23, 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...
Via The Student Section
March 19, 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

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 Associated Press
February 26, 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 Associated Press
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee State accepts early invite to Bahamas Bowl

If you missed the 2014 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, then I feel very bad for you. It was a classic that saw Central Michigan erase a 28-point halftime deficit against Western Kentucky and ended on crazy four-lateral Hail Mary play. This year, fans can only hope that the game will be as entertaining. We now know one of the teams that will be playing in the game this year and it is another...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Harris hits key 3, Middle Tennessee tops UNC-Asheville 63-61

SEATTLE (AP) Darnell Harris made a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left that pushed Middle Tennessee to a 63-61 victory over UNC-Asheville in the Great Alaska Shootout on Friday night. After Harris' 3 put the Blue Raiders (3-1) up 63-59, Dylan Smith answered with a jumper for Asheville (2-4) with 22 seconds left. But Middle Tennessee avoided a clock-stopping foul until the final second...
Via Associated Press
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis dismisses 2 players

The Middle Tennessee State basketball program has had a rough off-season. Last week, senior guard DJ Jones was released for violating department policy and now two more players will join him. According to the Associated Press, head coach Kermit Davis confirmed today the dismissal of Justin Coleman and Jalen Perry. The exact rules that were broken have yet to be specified. The 6-foot...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

G DJ Jones dismissed from Middle Tennessee State

Middle Tennessee State University has dismissed guard DJ Jones from its basketball program, per the Associated Press. The university athletic department announced that Jones had been dismissed “for violating department policy,” and Blue Raiders head coach Kermit Jones stated that “we were all pushing for DJ to do well” and “we wish DJ all the best.” Based on Coach Jones’...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee State Football Coach Opts to Delay Salary Raise

Starting in 2015-16, a new NCAA rule will allow colleges to provide athletes with extra compensation to address the cost of attendance, so there will be a slightly larger financial burden on athletic departments around the nation. One coach, Rick Stockstill of Middle Tennessee State, has elected to delay a scheduled $100,000 raise by signing a new, amended contract, per Will Borthick...
Via Sportsnaut
June 07, 2015  |  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

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 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. Then...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 12, 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. ''They're going to be able...
Via Associated Press
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee State receiver Devin Clarke pinched for shoplifting at Walmart

You see what happens when you don’t pay college athletes? They’re forced to walk into a store and steal phone accessories… Such is the case with Middle Tennessee State junior wide receiver Devin Clarke, who entered the Murfreesboro, TN Walmart and walked out without paying for a $29.88 iPhone car charger, reports Adam Sparks of USA TODAY Sports. He was arrested Friday. Head...
Via Low Brow Sports
December 18, 2013  |  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

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