sun belt en 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 MTSU Leaves Sun Belt for Conference USA <p style="margin-left: 0.5in;">MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney A. McPhee held a news conference this morning to announce big changes for Blue Raider sports.</p><blockquote><p style="margin-left: 0.5in;">“Today ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to formally announce that Middle Tennessee State University has accepted an invitation to become a member of Conference USA.”</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:19:52 +0000 Mike Osborne 18290 at MTSU Leaves Sun Belt for Conference USA