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.