MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (HUBBARD) -- The opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games are set for Friday evening. WMOT News has discovered a surprising number of Mid-State connections to the games.
Tommy Haynes was a three-time All American under Middle Tennessee State track coach Dean Hayes. Haynes broke the NCAA and national records in the triple jump and set the top mark for an American at the 1975 Pan-American Games.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (NELSON) -- Last Friday's mass shooting in Colorado continues to be the topic of conversation nationwide. WMOT News spoke with students on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University to get their reaction to the tragedy.
Twenty-four year old James Holmes is the primary suspect in the shooting. Holmes is accused of entering a packed Colorado movie theater and opening fire on the audience. Twelve people died while 58 people were injured.
MTSU student Parham Abdi says the shooting left him feeling vulnerable.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn, (ANFINSON) -- Students on college campuses across Tennessee are bracing for yet another tuition hike. The Tennessee Board of Regents voted recently to increase tuition at all of its institutions, including a 6.8 percent increase at Middle Tennessee State.
Students attending schools in the University of Tennessee system will also face sharp hikes.
JACKSON, Tenn. (BEASLEY) -- Middle Tennessee signal caller Logan Kilgore has been named to the AFCA Good Works Team, one of the most highly coveted off-the-field honors.
This elite group represents the college football athletes who are committed to lending a helping hand in their communities. When Kilgore isn't busy orchestrating his offense, he often helps with the Special Olympics, and participates in the "Read Across America" program.
This years Good Works Team has one of the most impressive community service resumes in the programs 21 year existence.