Sports

10:35am

Thu August 29, 2013
Sports

New Season, New Conference for MTSU Football

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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.

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10:29am

Tue August 27, 2013
Sports

Tenn. Athlete Wins National Blind Golf Championship

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A mid-state man has won this year’s United States Blind Golf Association National Championship.

David Meador of Nashville pulled down the tournament’s top score to win the 68th annual event.  This is the fourth time Meador has won the national competition since 1977.

Meador lost his sight as a result of a car wreck at eighteen. He began playing blind golf that same year.

Blind golfers partner with a sighted golf coach to play. Meador’s partner is Everett Davis, a retired Nashville banker.

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10:59am

Tue August 20, 2013
Sports

Former Marine Will Get to Play Football for MTSU

MTSU football player Steven Rhodes gets the news Monday that the NCAA will let him play for the Blue Raiders.
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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.

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8:37am

Fri August 16, 2013
Sports

Vintage Base Ball Comes to Tennessee

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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.

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6:20am

Mon August 12, 2013
sports

Lady Raiders to host Tennessee and Kentucky in November

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders women's basketball team will open the season hosting Tennessee for the first time since 2009.

According to the schedule released Sunday, the Blue Raiders face the Vols on Nov. 8. Last season, Tennessee beat MTSU 88-81 in overtime to advance to the elite eight in the NCAA Tournament.

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