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...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee beats Jackson State

MURFREESBURO, Tenn. (AP) -- Brent Stockstill threw four touchdowns to help Middle Tennessee to a 70-14 win over Jackson State in a season opener on Saturday. Stockstill was 23 of 29 for 336 yards for the Blue Raiders. Jeremiah Bryson rushed for two scores and Jordan Parker and Ruben Garnett each ran for a touchdown. A blocked Jackson State field goal resulting in a touchdown return...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama raising awareness for prostate cancer with helmet decal

As a means to support former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, Alabama will don Prostate Cancer Awareness stickers on the backs of their helmets in today's contest versus Middle Tennessee State. Slive was diagnosed with the disease in the late 1990's, and had a recurrence in 2014. This ultimately was a contributing factor in his retirement from the post as SEC Commissioner. Slive's doggedness...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Stockstill shines as Middle Tennessee tops Charlotte 73-14

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Brent Stockstill threw a career-high five touchdown passes, Jordan Parker ran for three scores and Middle Tennessee raced to an early lead in a 73-14 win over Charlotte Saturday night. Stockstill hit on 23 of 27 attempts for 369 yards. Parker ran for 142, including a 62-yarder early in a first quarter in which Middle Tennessee (2-1, 1-0 Conference USA) scored...
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September 19, 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...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee stuffs Florida Atlantic late in 24-17 win

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Brent Stockstill threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns as Middle Tennessee beat Florida Atlantic 24-17 on Saturday. Stockstill has thrown for more than 300 yards in six games this season and is one shy of tying the school record held by Wes Counts who had seven his entire career. The Middle Tennessee (5-5, 4-2 Conference USA) defense forced Florida Atlantic...
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November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic stuffed late in home loss to Middle Tennessee

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Brent Stockstill threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns as Middle Tennessee beat Florida Atlantic 24-17 on Saturday. Stockstill has thrown for more than 300 yards in six games this season and is one shy of tying the school record held by Wes Counts who had seven his entire career. The Middle Tennessee (5-5, 4-2 Conference USA) defense forced Florida Atlantic...
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November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Stockstill leads Middle Tennessee over North Texas 41-7

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Brent Stockstill passed for 322 yards and three touchdowns, and Middle Tennessee overwhelmed North Texas in a 41-7 win on Saturday. Austin Grammer scored from 19 yards out on Middle Tennessee's opening drive, capping a 10-play, 75-yard effort. The Blue Raiders (6-5, 4-2 Conference USA) scored TDs on each of their first four possessions, totaling 294 yards...
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee edges D-II Alaska-Anchorage 75-72

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Perrin Buford scored 18 on 7-of-14 shooting and Giddy Potts added 16 points, including a pair of free throws with three seconds left, to help Middle Tennessee escape with a 75-72 win over Division II Alaska-Anchorage in the Great Alaska Shootout on Thursday night. Joshua Phillips scored six in a row for Middle Tennessee (2-1) to extend its lead to 15 with...
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November 27, 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...
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November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee tops Texas San Antonio 42-7

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Brent Stockstill passed for 257 yards and a touchdown, and Middle Tennessee rolled to a 42-7 win over Texas San Antonio on Saturday. Stockstill, who finished his redshirt freshman season with 3,678 yards passing and 27 TDs, found Terry Pettis for a 7-yard score late in the first half to give Middle Tennessee (7-5, 6-2 Conference USA) a 21-0 advantage. Shane Tucker...
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November 28, 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...
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November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee has strong 2nd half, beats S. Alabama 68-55

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Darnell Harris had 20 points and Giddy Potts added 17 and grabbed 14 rebounds as Middle Tennessee had a strong second half to beat South Alabama 68-55 on Saturday night. Middle Tennessee (5-2) had a 31-29 lead at the break but the Jaguars opened the second with an 8-4 run to lead 37-35 at the 16:24 mark. Potts and Xavier Habersham answered with back-to...
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December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee knocks off Auburn in overtime 88-81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Reggie Upshaw scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, leading Middle Tennessee State to an 88-81 overtime upset of Auburn on Saturday. MTSU outscored Auburn 15-8 in overtime. MTSU's Giddy Potts scored 18 points and Edward Simpson added 13. Darnell Harris scored 13 points and hauled in nine rebounds while Perrin Buford added 12 points for the Blue Raiders...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee-W. Michigan Preview

Western Michigan is heading to a bowl game in back-to-back seasons for the first time in program history. Now it finally needs to win one. Standing in the Broncos' way is Middle Tennessee, which can conclude its season with a fifth consecutive victory Christmas Eve in the Bahamas Bowl. Two years ago, Western Michigan (7-5) won one game in its first season under the spirited P...
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December 15, 2015  |  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]
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

UAB beats Middle Tennessee 78-67

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Robert Brown and Nick Norton scored 14 points apiece and Alabama-Birmingham beat Middle Tennessee 78-67 in a Conference USA opener on Sunday. Brown was 5 of 8 from the floor - including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc - for the Blazers (11-3). Norton was 7 of 8 from the line with seven assists, Dirk Williams scored 11 points and William Lee added 10 points. MTSU...
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January 03, 2016  |  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...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee rallies to beat Texas-San Antonio 79-71

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Giddy Potts scored 26 points in his second game back from academic suspension and Middle Tennessee rallied to beat Texas-San Antonio 79-71 on Saturday. Darnell Harris scored 15 points, Perrin Buford added 14, and the Blue Raiders (10-5, 2-1 Conference USA) made 9 of 29 3-pointers, led by Potts with 5 of 12. Trailing 42-34 at halftime, the Blue Raiders...
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January 09, 2016  |  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...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

MTSU athletic director rips Colin Cowherd after rant

Colin Cowherd, like many talking heads in sports, earns his living saying things that many people would deem outlandish. And he definitely earned his paycheck when he went on a rant after a caller asked what Cowherd would think would happen to a football program like Middle Tennessee State’s if college athletes started getting paid. Here’s how he responded: “Screw Middle Tennessee...
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January 22, 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),...
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January 22, 2016  |  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...
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January 23, 2016  |  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 Steelers...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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