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7:37am

Thu March 1, 2012
LaRon Dendy Named Player of the Year

MTSU Basketball Receives Top Sun Belt Honors

MURFREESBORO, Tenn  (WMOT)  --  Blue Raider Basketball picked up some top honors Wednesday.

The Sun Belt Conference named MT women’s coach Rick Insell and men’s Coach Kermit Davis as coaches of the year in their respective leagues.

Middle Tennessee State men’s basketball standout LaRon Dendy was named the Sun Belt "Player of the Year" and also named to the conference first team.

Davis says Dendy has been a pleasure to coach.

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1:00pm

Thu February 23, 2012
Top Stories

Tennessee Works: Agriculture Booming

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The economic downturn of recent years has been hard on Tennessee, but even in a recession some corners of the economy continue to prosper.

In a special series of reports we’re calling “Tennessee Works,” WMOT is searching out those places where Tennesseans have done well during the Great Recession.

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12:36pm

Thu February 23, 2012
Nearly 500 Students Enter Their Projects

Students Converge on MTSU for Invention Convention

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly 500 grade school students where on the MTSU Campus Thursday for the 20th annual Invention Convention.

Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from all across Middle Tennessee participated. The young scientists were asked to invent something in one of two categories: "games" and "make our lives easier."

Justin Saunders of Hendersonville entered a project in the "make our lives easier" category. His invention is an insulated bowl that keeps hot food hot and cold food cold. Justin said it was a particular cold food that inspired his creation.

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2:13pm

Wed February 22, 2012
Police Find Marijuana, Pills, $2000 in Cash

Drug Bust on the MTSU Campus

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) --  Murfreesboro Police made what they’re calling a major drug bust on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University Monday afternoon.

MPD spokesman Kyle Evans tells WMOT News that police were hearing rumors that drugs were being sold out of Jim Cummings Hall. University police gave MPD permission to pursue the case.  Evans described for WMOT what happened when officers approached the dorm room where suspicious activity had been reported.

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11:50am

Mon February 20, 2012
Rocky Start for MT Baseball

MTSU Basketball Teams Top Sun Belt

Jimmy Oden is one of two seniors to be honored on Saturday prior to the men's basketball game.
photo courtesy MT athletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It was mostly good news for Middle Tennessee State sports in weekend action. The Blue Raider men's and women's basketball teams clinched top seeds in upcoming conference play.

The MT men claimed the Sun Belt’s regular-season title on Saturday evening with a 72-59 victory over Florida Atlantic. The MT women also defeated FAU, making them the lone unbeaten team in the conference and extending their winning streak to 16 games.

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