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MTSU hoping to bounce back from loss to Vandy

Sep 15, 2016

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (TYLER LAMB)  --  The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are traveling to Ohio this weekend to face off against Bowling Green after a disappointing loss to Vanderbilt.

In last week's game against Vandy, star quarterback Brent Stockstill threw for a career-high 399 yards and his go to wide receiver Richie James hauled in a school-record 14 catches.

However, the team made costly mistakes which led to them falling 47-24 to the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Webb runs for 211, Vanderbilt beats Middle Tennessee 47-24

Sep 11, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ralph Webb ran for a career-high 211 yards and two touchdowns as the Vanderbilt Commodores beat Middle Tennessee 47-24 Saturday in a game delayed an hour, 44 minutes by a weather delay.

Vanderbilt (1-1) took control with a 28-point second quarter after trailing 10-5 at the end of the first, the final two TDs coming after the storm. Middle Tennessee blocked a field goal on the first play after resuming the game, setting up Brent Stockstill's 5-yard TD pass to Ty Lee to pull within 19-17.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An investigation finds a Tennessee high school basketball program had a "culture of hazing" even before three of its players were charged with the rape of a freshman teammate.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press ( reports that the Hamilton County Board of Education voted Thursday to release the findings of the Ooltewah High School investigation, which was conducted by attorney Courtney Bullard.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Siegel High School’s football team had a surprise supporter cheering them on from the sidelines at last night’s home game in Murfreesboro.

The Tennessean reports former Siegel football player Baylor Bramble and his family showed up for the game against Ravenwood.

Bramble suffered a traumatic brain injury during a Siegel game nearly a year ago. The then 16-year-old left the game complaining of a headache. Later that night he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart is retiring effective June 30.

The school announced the decision Thursday.

Hart said in a statement he decided this would be a good time to step down "as I thought about finishing this job well and how extremely proud I am of what everyone in our department has contributed collectively to get us to where we are today."