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12:50pm

Thu February 16, 2012
2012 MT Club Has Something to Prove

MTSU Baseball Begins 25th Year Under Coach Peterson

Senior Justin Guidry will look to cap his MT career with another strong season in 2012.
photo courtesy MTSU Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Blue Raiders baseball kicks off its 96th season this weekend.

MTSU will take on Kansas Saturday afternoon beginning at 3 p.m. The 2012 baseball season at MT is the 25th under the direction of head coach Steve Peterson.

Noting that Middle Tennessee had a losing season last year, Coach Peterson says his team has something to prove in 2012.

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12:30pm

Thu February 9, 2012
A Video of O'Connors Speech to be Shown

O'Connor Speaks to Overflow Crowd at MTSU

College of Liberal Arts Dean Mark Byrnes, left, listens as retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor makes a point during her appearance at MTSU Feb. 8.
MTSU photo by Andy Heidt

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor spoke to an overflow crowd here on the campus of Middle Tennessee State last night.

WMOT student reporter Charity Dunn was there and says the lecture hall filled early and a line formed for an overflow room with a video feed.

The former justice, and the first woman appointed to the nation’s highest court, gave a wide-ranging and surprisingly entertaining talk that had the crowd laughing repeatedly. O’Connor shared a number of biographical details, including memories of her childhood.

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1:42pm

Mon February 6, 2012
Ellis, Scales, and Woods Recognized

MTSU Honors Three "Unsung Heroes" at Unity Luncheon

Mary Scales was MTSU’s first African-American professor.
Courtesy MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It's a special week here on the campus of Middle Tennessee State.

On Tuesday, MTSU will be hosting its annual Black History Month Unity Luncheon. This year's theme is "Unsung Heroes."  Three women will be honored at the gathering, including Thenartis Ellis, Mary C. Scales and Olivia Murray Woods.

Ellis was the first African-American hired in a departmental office at MTSU. She worked as a secretary in the Department of Economics and Finance for 36 years.

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1:40pm

Mon February 6, 2012
Ellis, Scales, and Woods Recognized

MTSU Honors Three "Unsung Heroes" at Unity Luncheon

Scales was MTSU’s first African-American professor
Courtesy MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A special week here on the campus of Middle Tennessee State.

On Tuesday, MTSU will be hosting its annual Black History Month Unity Luncheon. This year's theme is "Unsung Heroes."  Three women will be honored at the gathering, including Thenartis Ellis, Mary C. Scales and Olivia Murray Woods.

Ellis was the first African-American hired in a departmental office at MTSU. She worked as a secretary in the Department of Economics and Finance for 36 years.

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11:39am

Fri February 3, 2012
Blue Raiders Play Denver Saturday Night

Lady Raiders Extend Winning Streak to 12-0

Junior Icelyn Elie led all players with 22 points at North Texas Thursday.
Bradley Lambert

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Blue Raider men and women both pulled out hard won victories last night over North Texas in Denton. 

The MTSU men's basketball team withstood a late rally by the Mean Green to hold on for a 68-66 victory. The men now have a 21-3 overall record and a 10-0 standing in the Sun Belt Conference, marking the best league start in school history. 

The Lady Raiders game also went down to the wire, with the MT women eaking out a 70-68 victory to extend their winning streak to 12 games.

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