MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE RUMORS

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
8 days ago  |  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...
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. ...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 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 tells its fans to turn on Twitter at Thursday's game

The Middle Tennessee State men’s basketball team will hold “Social Media Night” for its game against East Carolina at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Blue Raiders will wear warm-ups with Twitter handles on the back. Fans can collect prizes through social media contests. Fans can send tweets to @MTAthletics for a chance to have their tweets displayed on the scoreboard. One fan will be...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 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

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

2013 First Four Preview: Middle Tennessee State vs St. Mary's

The NCAA basketball tournament is about as close to the perfect sporting event there is. There have been 11 different formats played over the years, but the tourney found it's sweet spot from 1985-2000 when it embraced the 64 team format. But then, inexplicably, it went with 65 teams beginning in 2001. The stated reason was the inclusion of the Mountain West in the automatic...
Via Run the Floor
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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