MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE RUMORS

Middle Tennessee improves to 11-1 in Conference USA

MURFESSBORO, Tenn. (AP) Reggie Upshaw scored 18 points, Giddy Potts added 14 points and Conference USA-leader Middle Tennessee beat Old Dominion 64-51 on Thursday night . Middle Tennessee responded after having its 10-game winning streak snapped on Saturday at UTEP. The Blue Raiders made five straight shots, capped by Potts' mid-range jumper to extend the lead to 62-46. Upshaw...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  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...
Via Yardbarker
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

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...
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

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

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,...
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

Cal OC Tony Franklin resigns, will become OC at Middle Tennessee State

Cal offensive coordinator Tony Franklin resigned on Friday and has accepted the offensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee State. Franklin's contract was set to expire at Cal on Apr. 30. In 2015, Cal set school records passing yards (4,892), passing yards per game (376.3 ypg), passing touchdowns (44), total offense (6,879), total yards per game (529.2 ypg), total touchdowns (63...
Via FOX Sports
January 22, 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 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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