blue raiders 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 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 Raider Football Hosts Troy at Home Saturday <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Blue Raiders football returns home to play the Troy Trojans in hopes of staying alive in the Sun Belt championship race.</p><p>The MT men invite Troy to Floyd Stadium Saturday in pursuit of ending their six game losing streak to the Trojans.</p><p>Saturday will be Senior Day, as Middle Tennessee will honor 16 seniors before the kickoff.</p><p>The Blue Raiders currently have a three game winning streak and are still receiving votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:47:24 +0000 Justin Beasley 18111 at Raider Football Hosts Troy at Home Saturday Blue Raiders win at USA <p><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 14pt;'>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Middle Tennessee's stellar defensive play led the way in Saturday's victory over <span id="lw_1353339641_1" class="yshortcuts cs4-visible">South Alabama</span>.</span></p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:11:16 +0000 Justin Beasley 17986 at Blue Raiders win at USA MT Blue Raiders Fall to Mississippi State <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Middle Tennessee lost its first road game Saturday night, but the Blue Raiders' Sun Belt Conference Championship hopes are still intact.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 22:51:04 +0000 Justin Beasley 16944 at MT Blue Raiders Fall to Mississippi State