Vanderbilt http://wmot.org en Big Win for MT Basketball Ahead of Vanderbilt Game http://wmot.org/post/big-win-mt-basketball-ahead-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 http://wmot.org Tennessee Colleges Adjust to New Funding Formula http://wmot.org/post/tennessee-colleges-adjust-new-funding-formula <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Anfinson) -- Record numbers of college freshmen are enrolled at state schools across Tennessee, but a legislative change in arithmetic means a new economy of results will replace the long-used economy of scale.</p><p>Enrollment at TBR colleges rose over 26 percent between 2001 and 2011. Prior to recent legislation, public funding was tied to student enrollment, but passage of the Complete College Tennessee Act changes that calculus.&nbsp; State appropriation is now based on retention and graduation rates rather than the number of students.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 17:37:02 +0000 Shawn Anfinson 15457 at http://wmot.org Fall Football Season Underway in Mid-State http://wmot.org/post/fall-football-season-underway-mid-state <p><span style='font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 14pt;'>NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP) — The fall football season got underway Thursday night here in Middle Tennessee, with several mid-state teams starting the season at home.</span></p><p><span style='font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 14pt;'>The New Orleans Saints took no chances in their final pre-season game, resting all starters in a 10-6 loss to the Tennessee Titans.</span></p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:46:08 +0000 Associated Press 15187 at http://wmot.org Fall Football Season Underway in Mid-State Vandy Hopes New Chaplain Can Ease Tensions http://wmot.org/post/vandy-hopes-new-chaplain-can-ease-tensions <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Vanderbilt University has hired a chaplain in the hopes of ending a lingering controversy over its new, non-discrimination policy.</p><p>The &quot;all-comers&quot; policy at the school requires student groups to allow any student to join their groups and to hold office, regardless of their beliefs.</p><p>Since then, Christian groups have protested the policy and several lost their official status for refusing to sign on to the policy.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:31:09 +0000 AP/WMOT 14446 at http://wmot.org Tennessee Artists Perform at Carnegie Hall http://wmot.org/post/tennessee-artists-perform-carnegie-hall <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Artists from Middle Tennessee will perform at New York&rsquo;s Carnegie Hall this week.</p><p>The Blair String Quartet from Vanderbilt&rsquo;s Blair School of Music will premiere Michael Hersch&#39;s <em>Images From a Closed Ward</em> at Carnegie Hall&#39;s Weill Recital Hall Thursday evening. The program will also include a performance of Schubert&#39;s String Quartet No. 14,&nbsp;<em>Death and the Maiden</em>.</p><p>American-born composer Michael Hersch is a hot property in the classical music world right now.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:25:41 +0000 Mike Osborne 9347 at http://wmot.org