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MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE RUMORS

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 Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee outlasts Western Kentucky, 66-64

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Darnell Harris scored 22 points, including his team's final 10, and Middle Tennessee survived a furious second-half comeback and hung on to beat Western Kentucky 66-64 on Saturday night. Middle Tennessee (15-6, 7-2 Conference USA) led 36-18 at halftime and by 19 (41-22) early in the second half. Western Kentucky battled back, and took a 53-51 lead on an...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  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...
Via Steelers Depot
9 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
13 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee cruises to 86-64 win over North Texas

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Perrin Buford scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his first career double-double, and Middle Tennessee dominated the second half to take an 86-64 win over North Texas on Thursday night. Buford was 7 of 10 from the floor and pulled down six offensive rebounds for Middle Tennessee (13-5, 5-1 Conference USA), which has won five straight. Reggie Upshaw...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee holds off UTEP 78-72

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Darnell Harris scored 21 points as Middle Tennessee held off UTEP for a 78-72 Conference USA victory on Thursday night. Reggie Upshaw had 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Middle Tennessee (9-5, 1-1). Middle Tennessee led most of the game until Dominic Artis nailed a trey with 15:02 left to give UTEP a 47-45 advantage. Harris answered with a jump...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Western Michigan football coach P.J. Fleck goes in the dunk tank

USATSI While Western Michigan prepares for the Bahamas Bowl game against Middle Tennessee State on Christmas Eve, head coach P.J. Fleck brought out a dunk tank to practice to shake it up a bit. The third-year coach allowed players to call out anyone they wanted to sit on the board above the dunk tank.  Broncos staffers and coaches, including Fleck, took a spin. Here’s video: [MLive]
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
December 18, 2015  |  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

MTSU RB Jeremiah Bryson charged with assault

Middle Tennessee State running back Jeremiah Bryson turned himself in to authorities Sunday after being charged with simple assault over the weekend. The charge stems from at altercation between Bryson, his girlfriend Briana Cooper, and his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child Hannah Mabry. According to The Daily News Journal, the Symrna Police Department issued a warrant detailing...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

MTSU coach names son starting QB over returning starter

Whenever a son plays underneath his father on any team, there is obviously going to be some controversy when the player sees significant playing time. The case at Middle Tennessee State, however, is a lot more controversial. According to the Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro, Brent Stockstill, son of head coach Rick Stockstill, will make his first career start on Saturday against...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 02, 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

No. 83 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders season preview

Entering his ninth season as the head football coach at Middle Tennessee, Rick Stockstill hopes to keep the momentum going in 2014 following back-to-back eight win seasons, as the Blue Raiders play their second season as a member of Conference USA. The Blue Raiders have lost last year’s starting quarterback Logan Kilgore so they’ll carry a quarterback competition into fall...
Via College Football Universe
May 23, 2014  |  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

GIF: Tennessee State's Patrick Miller Leaps Over Middle Tennessee State Defender

This happened back in January. So yeah, we're a little late getting the GIF up, but then again, this will never get old. Kinda ironic we gave this kid the Bobby Phills Award in the Earlys...Looks like something Phills would've done at Southern.
Via HBCU Gameday
April 07, 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

Shawn Jones Headlines Conference USA Awards

Shawn Jones of Middle Tennessee State has been named Conference USA Player of the Year. Joining Jones on the C-USA All-Conference First Team are Pablo Bertone, Chad Frazier, Kenneth Smith and Neil Watson. On the Second Team are Vince Hunter, Tymell Murphy, Akeem Richmond, Julian Washburn and James Woodard. Smith was also named Defensive Player of the Year, while Vince Hunter received...
Via RealGM
March 12, 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 Blue Raiders vs. Nay Midshipmen: Betting Odds, Point Spread and tv info

On Monday the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Navy Midshipmen will face off against one another in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. Middle Tennessee and Navy both enter this game with 8-4 records. Coverage of the Armed Forces Bowl between Middle Tennessee and Navy will air on ESPN beginning at 11:45 pm ET from Amon Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, TX. The Odds: The Navy Midshipmen...
Via Tireball.com
December 29, 2013  |  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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