MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (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.
The AD detailed the realignment move Monday in a letter posted on the school website.
One of three early versions of the Tennessee Constitution that will be on display this weekend at the Supreme Court building in Nashville.
Credit State Archives and Museum
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three versions of the original handwritten Tennessee Constitution were carefully moved to the Tennessee Supreme Court building Tuesday in preparation for their upcoming public display.
The documents were removed from a vault at the State Library and Archives building and carried by hand in archival boxes to the Supreme Court building. This is the first time that all three documents — handwritten in 1796, 1834 and 1870 — will be on display together.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Blue Raiders football team finished the 2012 regular season with a record of 8-4 after losing Saturday to Arkansas State, but it was what happened on Sunday that grabbed the attention of Blue Raider fans.
Middle Tennessee's season came to an end Sunday night after the Blue Raiders (8-4, 6-2 SBC) were snubbed for a bowl game.
Surprisingly, Western Kentucky received the final bowl bid allotted to the Sun Belt Conference.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee legislators are getting a pay raise.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the increase of more than 6 percent took effect Nov. 6 — the day of the general election. The new salary for lawmakers is $20,203 and it will remain fixed until the 108th Tennessee General Assembly ends in November 2014.
A 2005 statute requires automatic increases in lawmakers' pay every two years, based on raises given to state employees during that time.