Fri November 16, 2012

Blue Raider Football Back in Action after 15 Day Break

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  Currently tied for first in the Sun Belt standings,  Blue Raiders football returns to action Saturday after a 15 day layoff.

After two consecutive losses from then Sun Belt leader Louisiana Monroe, Middle Tennessee now stands tied for first in the SBC.

The Blue Raiders now control their own destiny inside the conference, starting with South Alabama Saturday.

With an already impressive road record of 4-1 on the season, a win at South Alabama would give the Blue Raiders its most road wins since 1992.

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Wed November 14, 2012

Vanderbilt’s Cinderella Season


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  For the second consecutive season under Head Coach James Franklin, the Vanderbilt Commodores are bowl eligible once again.

With wins over Missouri, Kentucky, and a come from behind victory over Ole Miss this weekend, Vanderbilt has found consistency in the South Eastern Conference.

Much of the success can be credited to the leadership of quarterback Jordan Rodgers, who 's shy of 2,000 passing yards on nine touchdowns and only three interceptions.

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Mon November 12, 2012

MT Basketball Begins Season with Decisive Wins

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Middle Tennessee State basketball’s gotten it’s new season off to a great start with some big wins.

The Lady Raiders kicked things off Friday night with a decisive 87-45 win against Kennesaw State in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.

Also Friday night the Middle Tennessee men administered an equally decisive 97-53 drubbing to Alabama State in their season-opener.

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Fri November 9, 2012

MT Raiders Begin Basketball Pre-Season Play Friday

Blue Raider standouts JT Sulton (#30) and Marcos Knight (#14) in action during a winning 2011-12 basketball season.
Credit MT Sports

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  The Middle Tennessee Men's and Women's basketball programs have both been projected to win the Eastern Division by Sun Belt head coaches. Both squads will take the Murphy Center court Friday night to defend last year’s regular season championships.

Following last years monumental 27-win season, 10 of last year's top 12 scorers are returning to the men's team, including six experienced seniors.

As for the women, the trio of Icelyn Elie, Kortni Jones, and Ebony Rowe each collected preseason first team All-Sun Belt honors.

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Thu November 8, 2012

TSU Freshmen Collapses, Dies During Football Practice

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Tennessee State University football player collapsed and died yesterday during an evening practice.

TSU reports that William Wayne Jones, III, a 19-year old freshman defensive back from Smyrna, Tenn., passed out 4 p.m. and couldn’t be revived. He was sent by ambulance to Baptist Medical Center where efforts to resuscitate him failed and he was pronounced dead at 5:50 p.m.

The Associated Press reports Jones collapsed following a series of sprint exercises.

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