Sophomore Jordan Parker ran for a career-high 156 yards in Middle Tennessee's 45-24 victory over Western Carolina on Thursday.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) - The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders launched their move to Conference USA with a decisive win Thursday night.
The Raiders thumped the Western Carolina Catamounts 45-24 in front of just over 20,000 fans at Floyd Stadium.
The season opening victory was marred by a troubling injury. Third year Quarterback Logan Kilgore left the game early with a shoulder injury. The team isn’t saying yet whether Kilgore will be ready for next week’s contest.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WALTERS) -- Football fans are pumped about today’s launch of the college football season. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders kick off their season Thursday evening with a home game against Western Carolina.
The team has anticipated this day since last November when the Blue Raiders finished 8 and 4, but received a bowl snub and were not able to play in the post season.
Hard work throughout the winter and spring brings the team to an opening night game against the Catamounts of Western Carolina.
MTSU football player Steven Rhodes gets the news Monday that the NCAA will let him play for the Blue Raiders.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University football player Steven Rhodes had a practice Monday afternoon he won’t soon forget.
Rhodes learned during a Blue Raiders practice session that the NCAA will let him play for MTSU this season. The association had previously ruled that Rhodes was ineligible because he played in a Marine Corp recreational league during his five years in the military.
But late yesterday the NCAA changed course, issuing a news release thanking Rhodes for his military service to the nation and wishing him well.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- It’s summertime in Middle Tennessee and the long, hot days of August mean just one thing: baseball.
Stroll through a park anywhere in the mid-state - small town to big city - and you’re likely to happen on a hard fought game in full swing.
At first glance, the game underway in Nashville’s Centennial Park looks like baseball, but this is “Vintage” Base Ball. It’s played by the rules that governed the sport in 1864, when the game was still in its infancy.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Middle Tennessee State football coach Rick Stockstill says he’ll make a decision soon regarding the long-term status of three Blue Raiders arrested in a domestic assault case.
Campus police say they have a video tape showing a woman being chocked by MTSU defensive tackle J.D. Jones while two of his teammates watch without intervening.
Jones was charged with two counts of domestic aggravated assault on Saturday. Cornerback Rodney O'Neal and defensive tackle Marcus Robinson were each charged with two counts of aiding and abetting.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association has released its annual Academic Progress Report and some of Tennessee’s largest universities have fallen below the national average.
The NCAA launched the report 10 years ago in response to charges that too many student athletes were failing to graduate. The APR tracks the eligibility, retention and graduation rates for each school in the association.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY) -- Middle Tennessee State University women’s basketball standout Ebony Rowe is recognized for her feats on the court, but Rowe is equally impressive when she steps off the hardwood.
Over the course of three years wearing the Blue Raider uniform, Rowe has averaged 17.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.
As a result, she's already captured the interest of the Women’s National Basketball Association.
MURFREESBORO — A Middle Tennessee State University football player has been suspended following his arrest on burglary charges.
The Daily News Journal reports that 19 year-old MTSU backup quarterback Shaun White was arrested last week for aggravated burglary, vandalism and theft under $500. White’s former girlfriend, Paula Demings, was charged with vandalism in connection with the same incident.