MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE RUMORS
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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November 09, 2013
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...
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...
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...
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...
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July 22, 2013
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'...
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...
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
Watch Online: NCAA – March Madness Live
Saint Mary’s is going to roll right through the state of TN #MiddleTennessee...
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...
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...
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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...
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March 13, 2012