mtsu en Big Win for MT Basketball Ahead of Vanderbilt Game <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. <strong>–</strong> A mid-state basketball rivalry turned into a route&nbsp;Tuesday night as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders beat the Tennessee State Tigers 77 - 48 at Murphy Center.</p><p>Raymond Cintron led the Blue Raiders with 15 points, tying a career-high.&nbsp; MTSU's Marcos Knight, Neiko Hunter, and Shawn Jones also scored in double digits.</p><p>The MT men play one of the season’s most anticipated games Friday night when they meet Vanderbilt at Bridgestone Arena. Tipoff in Nashville is set for 8 p.m. with the game being televised on ESPNU.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:20:44 +0000 Mike Osborne 18961 at A Challenging Weekend for Blue Raider Basketball <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)&nbsp; --&nbsp; &nbsp;Middle Tennessee's men's and women's basketball teams have found success early on, earning a combined record of 13-5.<br><br>With wins over Central Florida and UAB, the men's basketball team looks to be in mid-season form heading into Saturday's showdown with SEC opponent Ole Miss.<br><br>Coming off a big win over Xavier at home Thursday, the women’s team also has a tough matchup this weekend, heading to Kentucky to play the Wildcats this Sunday.<br> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 18:50:57 +0000 Justin Beasley 18581 at Tennessee Exports Have Mid-State Economist Worried <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Tennessee’s export sector has a mid-state economist worried, in spite of solid growth in recent quarters.</p><p>Middle Tennessee State University’s Dr. Steven Livingston specializes in the study of international trade. He says Tennessee exports are growing by a healthy seven or eight percent per quarter, but he also says that growth is increasingly dependent on a shrinking number of products headed to a shrinking number of countries.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 18:55:51 +0000 Mike Osborne 18499 at Tennessee Exports Have Mid-State Economist Worried MTSU Forced to Leave Sun Belt Early <div><p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">MURFREESBORO, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (AP) — Athletic director Chris Massaro says Middle Tennessee was forced to announce that the Blue Raiders were leaving the Sun Belt Conference sooner than the university wanted to make the news public because the league was considering increasing the exit fee to as much as $10 million.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">The AD detailed the realignment move Monday in a letter posted on the school website.</span></p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:52:20 +0000 Associated Press 18458 at MTSU Forced to Leave Sun Belt Early Blue Raiders in Winner-Take-All Matchup <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Middle Tennessee snapped its six-game losing streak to the Troy Trojans last Saturday, but the team faces its biggest challenge of the season this Saturday.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:08:10 +0000 Justin Beasley 18338 at Blue Raiders in Winner-Take-All Matchup