Ole Miss hires Kermit Davis from Middle Tennessee State as new coach

Davis led the Blue Raiders to upset wins over Michigan State and Minnesota in the last two NCAA Tournaments.
Via Sporting News
1 day ago

Steelers scouts attend Middle Tennessee State Pro Day to watch little-known wide receiver

The Steelers are spreading their scouting base by sending personnel to Middle Tennessee State to get a glimpse of Richie James. When you think of football power houses, Middle Tennessee State does not come to mind. Nonetheless, the Pittsburgh Steelers, among others, attended the University’s Pro Day to get a glimpse of wide receiver Richie James recently. According to DNJ.com, the...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
2 days ago

Ole Miss expected to hire MTSU's Kermit Davis

Ole Miss is expected to hire Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis, who has been with the Blue Raiders for 16 years.
2 days ago

Steelers Present At MTSU Pro Day To See WR Richie James

Middle Tennessee State held their pro day on Monday and wide receiver Richie James was the main attraction. According to Erik Bacharach of the Daily News Journal, the Pittsburgh Steelers had at least one scout present for at the event and James admitted they were one of the many teams...
Via Steelers Depot
4 days ago

March Madness 2018: MTSU star sits stunned after NCAA Tournament snub

After Middle Tennessee State was left out of the NCAA Tournament, senior Nick King sat alone, long after his teammates had left.
Via Sporting News
5 days ago

2018 NCAA Tournament: Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders

NCAA Tournament scouting report: Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders
Via CBSSports.com
5 days ago

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Blue Raiders play with 1st AP ranking

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Middle Tennessee has upset power-conference teams in the past two NCAA Tournaments and reached 20 wins for the third straight season. Now the Blue Raiders have another milestone: their first appearance in the AP Top 25 poll.
Via AP on Yahoo
24 days ago

King has 25 points, 10 boards in Blue Raiders' 9th straight

RUSTON, La. (AP) -- Nick King scored 25 points with 10 rebounds and Middle Tennessee beat Louisiana Tech 87-70 on Saturday night to remain the lone team atop Conference USA and give coach Kermit Davis his 400th Division-I victory.
Via AP on Yahoo
27 days ago

Marshall hands Middle Tennessee first conference loss, 73-63

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- C.J. Burks made five 3-pointers and scored 25 points and Marshall beat Middle Tennessee 73-63 to hand the Blue Raiders their first conference loss on Thursday night.
Via AP on Yahoo
January 18, 2018

King leads Middle Tenn. to 72-57 win over Louisiana Tech

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Nick King posted his third straight double-double, scoring 22 points with 10 rebounds, and Middle Tennessee dominated the second half for a 72-57 win over Louisiana Tech on Thursday night to remain unbeaten in Conference USA play. Brandon Walters had a perfect shooting night, hitting 7 of 7 from the floor and making all four attempts from the line for...
Via The Dagger
January 11, 2018

25 players to watch in the pre-Christmas bowls

I know what everyone says as they watch all those pre-Christmas bowl games: Who are these guys? Who are these teams? Look at all those empty seats. There's too many bowl games.I get it, but these are huge moments for these players and teams. For the seniors, it may be the last time they ever play on a stage like this. They get to go to new locales and get pampered for a week. It...
December 12, 2017  |  Discuss

15 mid-majors you need to know before you hear about them in March

There is now a blurry line between what is a mid-major and a power team. When George Mason crashed the Final Four in 2006 it ushered in an era where everyone believed it could make it there. Butler went to back-to-back championship games in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, VCU went from playing in the "First Four" to the Final Four. Last year the quintessential successful mid-major, Gonzaga...
November 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Cavs news: Team adds JaCorey Williams to fill out training camp roster; won’t affect pursuit of Dwyane Wade

With the start of the 2017-18 NBA season approaching fast, teams all across the nation are beginning to fill up their 20-man training camp rosters, including the Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers. On Monday night, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reported that the Cavs will round out their training camp lineup with JaCorey Williams, a 23-year-old small forward who was named Conference...
Via Cavs Nation
September 26, 2017

Brent Stockstill’s homecoming made Middle Tennessee football a family affair

The American novelist Thomas Wolfe once said that you can’t go home again.But sprawled out on the couch in his dad’s head coach office at Middle Tennessee State, Brent Stockstill looked precisely that: at home.The one-time Cincinnati commit’s journey back to Murfreesboro is not an unusual one—players change their minds about schools all the time. But what makes the story of the Stockstill...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
August 09, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pre-Draft Workout | Reggie Upshaw

Middle Tennessee State University forward Reggie Upshaw speaks to the media following a pre-draft workout at the Sixers Training Complex.
Via YouTube
June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Michigan Completes Schedules For 2018 & ’19 Seasons

Michigan will complete its 2018 schedule with a game against Western Michigan and then in 2019 start the year against Middle Tennessee State and Army.
Via Diehardsport
May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

MTSU Football Program Dismisses Players In Animal Cruelty Case

The MTSU football program has dismissed two players involved in an animal cruelty investigation that began after a disturbing video of a player striking a puppy multiple times surfaced. The two players involved in the incident — defensive lineman Justin Akins and linebacker Shalom Alvarez — were initially suspended on Wednesday. However, after reviewing the footage and gathering...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 14, 2017

Two Middle Tennessee State Football Players Suspended For Animal Cruelty

Two members of the Middle Tennessee State football team have been suspended amid an investigation into animal cruelty. According to reports, a Snapchat video is being investigated which shows Blue Raiders defensive end Justin Akins and linebacker Shalom Alvarez striking a dog. As part of their punishment, the players will be serving community service at a local pet adoption center...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 12, 2017

Butler was motivated by slight from CBS Sports

Butler took it to Middle Tennessee State on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, and they apparently had some extra motivation.Butler head coach Chris Holtmann said he saw lots of talk even from CBS Sports about how Middle Tennessee State was the better team, which got him upset. The game turned out to be the other way around as Butler was by far the best team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Scouting The 2017 NFL Draft: Jeremy Cutrer, CB, Middle Tennessee State

Focusing in on Middle Tennessee State corner Jeremy Cutrer, a sleeper prospect who I believe to have huge potential. The Jets were in attendance at the Middle Tennessee State pro day today, and I have little doubt that they were there to look at impressive corner Jeremy Cutrer. The former high school star has been on quite the journey. A 4 star recruit out of Louisiana, he originally...
Via Gang Green Nation
March 17, 2017

Day 1 Of March Madness Was Weirdly Normal

The first day of March Madness was anything but mad. Better-seeded teams went 14-2 on the day, and even the “surprises” were relatively easy to see coming: The higher-seeded teams’ two losses came at the hands of Middle Tennessee State (the South’s No. 12 seed) and Xavier (No. 11 in the West), both of which were among the most popular upset picks of the first round. (Our March Madness...
Via FiveThirtyEight
March 17, 2017

MTSU won't back down against Butler

MILWAUKEE -- It is the NCAA Tournament, so there must be an underdog. But while 12th-seeded Middle Tennessee fits the textbook definition, the Blue Raiders certainly don't see themselves as anything less than one of the best teams in the country. They will try to get the rest of the country to recognize that Saturday when they take on fourth-seeded Butler in a second-round South...
Via FOX Sports
March 17, 2017

Gophers bounced in opening round by MTSU

MILWAUKEE -- Reggie Upshaw scored 19 points, Giddy Potts added 15 and Middle Tennessee took down another Big Ten team in the NCAA Tournament, beating Minnesota 81-72 on Thursday. Twelfth-seeded Middle Tennessee proved it was no one-year wonder after upsetting Michigan State as a No. 15 seed last March. The Blue Raiders (31-4) instead played like seasoned NCAA veterans with the way...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

This MTSU 'Upset' Shocks Nobody

One year ago, Middle Tennessee ruined countless brackets with a massive upset of Michigan State. On Thursday, the No. 12 seed Blue Raiders beat No. 5 Minnesota 81-72, but nothing about the game or the result felt much like an upset.
Via Sports On Earth
March 16, 2017

A down year for No. 12 seeds in NCAA Tournament openers

The 12 seeds had a down year in the NCAA Tournament’s opening round. The pairing that has become famous — or infamous — for first-round upsets yielded just one win for 12-seeds in four games on Thursday. Since 2007, the 12s have won 50 of 152 games against No. 5s, with 2015 the only year since then a 12 didn’t advance. That’s an average of 1.5 a year. Middle Tennessee State was the...
Via MyNorthwest.com
March 16, 2017
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