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7:23am

Wed March 14, 2012
MTSU-VA Deal a First in Tennessee

VetSuccess Partnership Launched in Middle Tennessee

MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee, left, and Travis Kraft, acting director of the Veterans' Affairs Nashville Regional Office, sign an agreement between MTSU and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs naming MTSU a "VetSuccess" University on March 13.
Andy Heidt/MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  (WMOT)  --  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a partnership Tuesday with Middle Tennessee State University.

Named VetSuccess, the deal is the first of its kind for the federal agency in Tennessee. The VA-MTSU partnership is meant to ease returning soldiers into campus life.

Heather Conrad will be the VA’s VetSuccess representative at MTSU. Conrad said she’ll provide career counseling, vocational planning and answer benefits questions. Disabled vets will be her special focus.

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11:45am

Tue March 13, 2012
Games to be Played at MTSU's Murphy Center

TSSAA Boys Tournament Descends on Murfreesboro

MUFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  An estimated 30,000 high school athletes and their supporters are descending on Middle Tennessee this week for the state high-school basketball championships.

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association boys basketball tournament gets underway Wednesday on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

The TSSAA held their annual tournament for the girl’s teams this past week. Association spokesman Matthew Gillespie said 21 games were played over a four day period.

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11:51am

Mon March 12, 2012
MT Women Still Hoping for NCAA Nod

MT Men's Basketball No. Four NIT Seed

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Post season play continues for Middle Tennessee State men's basketball.  

The Blue Raiders earned a No. 4 seed for the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) and will host fifth-seeded Marshall Tuesday night at 8:15 p.m. CT in Murphy Center. The game will be aired on ESPN3 and also heard here on WMOT. 

The Blue Raiders finished the regular season 25-6 overall and 14-2 in league play.

MT last played in the NIT in 1988 when they defeated Tennessee and Georgia before falling to Boston College in the quarterfinals.

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11:34am

Mon March 12, 2012
Should Lying be Made a Criminal Act?

Burriss on Media: Stolen Valor

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  --  One of the continuing questions about free speech asks, “Are lies a protected form of communication?” Within some narrow circumstances involving advertising and defamation, false statements are, in fact, protected.

But notice that false advertising and defamation can lead to direct, immediate harm. Other kinds of lying may be morally wrong, but their harm is generally negligible.

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12:16pm

Wed March 7, 2012
Men and Women Enjoy Record Season

MT Basketball Hoping for NCAA Tourney Nod

All-Sun Belt Second Team pick Icelyn Elie scored a career-high 29 points in Tuesday's Sun Belt Championship loss to UALR.
photo by Bradley Lambert

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  A heartbreaking defeat Tuesday afternoon for Lady Raider’s basketball.  The MT women suffered a cliff-hanger, single-point loss to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

The 71-70 defeat ended the team's winning streak at 20 games and dashed their hopes for a seventh Sun Belt Tournament title. The men’s team was knocked out of the tournament in the first round. 

While post season play hasn’t panned out well for Blue Raiders basketball, at least so far, MTSU spokesman Mark Owens said fans couldn’t have asked for a better year.

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