State Sen. Jim Tracy is taking a big step in the Upper Chamber's power hierarchy.
The MTSU Department of Art will open the spring 2017 semester with "Shoebox: An International Sculpture Exhibition" in Todd Art Gallery, Todd Hall, room 224, Friday, January 20.
The Cliff Ricketts era of alternative fuels research at MTSU ended recently with one final attempt to successfully drive U.S. 231 in Tennessee between the Kentucky and Alabama state lines using a wood gasification process.
There is no doubt that 2016 was full of gripping news stories, but here are a few that stood out to us during the year in review.
Broadway star and Murfreesboro native Analisa Leaming will present a concert of musical theater gems at 7 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at MTSU's Wright Music Building.
Zac Brown Band to headline benefit Dec. 17 for those affected by Gatlinburg-area wildfires.
Pro musician John Salaway sings his own songs, gets by with a little help from Fab Four.
We have much work to do over the next two years, and I am hopeful that under the Trump Administration, the state will have more flexibility to pursue policies that will ensure the prosperity of Tennesseans.
Dreams came true for at least 1,892 people at MTSU Saturday, Dec. 10, as they accepted their hard-earned graduate and undergraduate degrees inside Murphy Center at the university's fall 2016 commencement ceremonies.
Roughly a year from the campaign trail, two officials are considering a run for Rutherford County mayor in 2018 with Ernest Burgess set to step down after two terms.
University unveils ongoing plans to upgrade technology.
The presidential campaign was bitterly divisive and some were threatening to reject the outcome if their favored candidate did not prevail. Rutherford County hosted an extravagant campaign rally for the party with the "non-committed platform."
'Bias-motivated' crime reported against local couple.
Michael Brown Sr. will deliver an address titled "Chosen for Change" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
Attorney Albert Bender, a Cherokee activist from Antioch, Tennessee, will talk about what he has witnessed at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Room N119 of the Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building.
"Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work." Michael Novak, philosopher
Republicans rolled to victory in Rutherford County, sweeping state legislative seats.
The plight of foster children grappling with their sexual identity will be the topic of the next "MTSU On the Record" radio program.
Expanding Your Horizons, or EYH, at MTSU is held for girls and young women from across Middle Tennessee to investigate potential careers in math, science and the other STEM fields; to talk with and listen to women in science and math; and attend math and science workshops and participate in hands-on activities with girls also interested in these fields.
Duck your head, clear the air and get ready to fly Nov. 3-6 with the MTSU Arts production of "Peter Pan," where a full cast and crew will bring the swashbuckling musical fantasy to local audiences in -- and above -- MTSU's Tucker Theatre.
'I just wish he had kept his mouth closed,' Ketron said.
Canadian jazz pianist and composer Gil Evans' music will launch the 2016-17 MTSU Jazz Artist Series Thursday, Oct. 20, with performances featuring MTSU School of Music students, faculty and guest artists.
True Blue players, fans show MTSU spirit on sunny October morning.
Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election is now underway.
University board of trustees appointee Darrell Freeman tells students to think big.
Gov. Bill Haslam appointed eight people to serve on a new MTSU board of trustees created through the state's FOCUS Act, which is designed to give six state universities more autonomy as part of Tennessee's Drive to 55 initiative.
"What are you afraid of?" asks Democratic Party chairwoman.
Dozens of MTSU chemistry and pre-professional students in medical fields learned about options and opportunities they can explore with companies and colleges and universities during the Chemistry Career Fair.
But Clinton favored on temperament and expected by more to win election.
Further advancing the state's recent growth in the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) and Battelle Education announced today a new partnership for the leadership of the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub.
"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." ~John Quincy Adams, 6th president of the United States
"Today was great," said Andrew Ellard, Eagleville's city manager. "People seemed to have a great time. It was a beautiful day -- it was warm, but it was blue skies and we had great music."
Diane Nash is using her history-changing work for civil rights to advise and encourage those today who want to help America ensure freedom and justice for all.
Nearly 2,700 healthy snack packs assembled
A former U.S. Marine who overcame addiction and incarceration to embark on a college career has a new set of wheels to help him along the way.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is awarding 291 scholarships to students pursuing secondary education at accredited schools throughout the United States.
Internationally acclaimed photographer and "visual storyteller" Steve McCurry's work is the newest exhibit at MTSU's renowned Baldwin Photographic Gallery, open now through Oct. 20.
As she recounted details of the hundreds of first responders who lost their lives saving others as the Twin Towers collapsed in New York 15 years ago, MTSU senior ROTC cadet Sara Crum had to pause as emotion increasingly tightened its grip on her every word.
Fans reminded of MT Blvd construction; some tailgating areas relocated.
Calling for Gov. Bill Haslam to stop trying to treat Tennessee like a business, United Campus Workers from MTSU rallied outside a Pilot store on the governor's birthday in opposition to a looming plan to outsource state jobs.
Nineteen other faculty members also recognized at Fall Faculty Meeting.
MTSU's military science program ushered in the fall semester with a brief but formal swearing-in ceremony, as 18 newly contracted students took the oath Friday, August 19, on campus after passing their physical training exercise the previous day.
Unique partnership with Music City Roots launches "WMOT-FM/Roots Radio 89.5" on Sept. 2.
A former MTSU student who used his education to turn a dog's playtime into a lucrative career will be the guest on the next "MTSU On the Record" radio program.
Despite reservations about some of Donald Trump's statements and policies, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said he would likely heed a call to serve as secretary of state for the Republican presidential nominee.
The tactical tightrope that childbirth educators must walk when trying to help women through pregnancy and labor is the subject of the next "MTSU On the Record" radio program.
Ciara Taylor wants to assist doctors and nurses by working in a laboratory, providing diagnostic test results in her future career contribution to patient care.
Appointed board member Jordan selected by the voters this time.
Weeks of a grueling campaign behind her,Weeks of a grueling campaign behind her, Lisa Eischeid turns emotional - tears welling in her eyes - as she speaks about the impact her late father had on her quest to win a new General Sessions judgeship. turns emotional - tears welling in her eyes - as she speaks about the impact her late father had on her quest to win a new General Sessions judgeship.
Veteran Murfreesboro attorney Lisa Eischeid captured a new General Sessions IV judgeship, topping Ben Bennett by only 325 votes in a nine-person race for the seat.
Anyone who thought contested Republican primaries and an open judge seat would generate great voter interest could be disappointed by early-voting turnout.
With voting set for Thursday, candidates for General Sessions Judge Part IV took a final shot at publicly touting their credentials Monday.
An MTSU alumna can claim that her company's product is the "Pick of Tennessee."
Eight to be inducted during October fundraising ceremony.
Reclaim Ourselves, a community organization in Murfreesboro dedicated to using arts as vehicle for social change is pleased to announce The Reclaim Showcase, their second annual multi-media art exhibition celebrating survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Two generous donations of men's ties and women's business suits are replenishing the inventory at MTSU's Raiders' Closet as fall semester approaches.
Rutherford County's Republican Party is inserting itself into the General Sessions Judge IV race in an effort to elect a "conservative," even though the election is a nonpartisan affair.
Fourth Congressional District Republican candidate Erran Persley says he has a "passion for politics as a positive vehicle for change."
Four Republicans and one Democrat are running for the 34th District House seat being vacated by Republican state Rep. Rick Womick of Rockvale.
As early voting approaches July 15-30 and Election Day on Aug. 4 in the state primary, the candidates answered these questions from The Post.
Republican congressional candidate Joe Carr of Rutherford County is questioning a July fundraiser planned for his primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Diane Black, by Gov. Bill Haslam at the governor's mansion in Nashville.
Rutherford County Election Commission Chairman Ransom Jones contends he holds no conflict of interest from a fundraising party he and his wife held for judicial candidate Ben Bennett at their Lascassas home.
Photos on display at Baldwin Gallery throughout summer.
Early voting starts July 15 for the Rutherford County general election, in which voters will cast ballots on a General Sessions Judge Part IV post designed to alleviate a crowded court docket and expedite justice.
Legislation to add those who unlawfully photograph a person for sexual gratification to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's (TBI) Sex Offender Registry was recently signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam at a ceremony on Capitol Hill.
Megan Elise Tudor, a homeschool graduate from Murfreesboro, has been awarded Middle Tennessee State University's most prestigious scholarship, the Buchanan Fellowship.
Reeves-Sain is excited to welcome their newest pharmacist, MTSU and Lipscomb University graduate Taylor Black.
The Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously approved a recommendation Friday to drop Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's name from MTSU's ROTC building.
Food-truck pretzel business would provide jobs, social skills to those with autism
More than 40 youngsters from across Tennessee spent the entire day June 21 learning about the care of goats.
Local student athletes showed up to show off at Michigan Head Coach John Harbaugh's satellite football camp in Murfreesboro.
Conservative leader and Murfreesboro resident Tim Rudd has announced his candidacy for 34th District state representative. Rudd seeks to replace Rep. Rick Womick, who previously stated that he is not seeking re-election.
Primarily online, new concentration to launch in fall
Becky Goff, a teacher for more than 20 years, has announced she is a candidate for State House District 37.
Registration has begun for the 20th annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science at MTSU, and middle school and high school girls should act early to secure their place.
An MTSU professor whose work on stemming the spread of the Zika virus pandemic has attracted attention from pharmaceutical companies will be the guest on the next "MTSU On the Record" radio program.
Twenty-six students are preparing now for the experience of a lifetime thanks to the MTSU Office of Education Abroad, including eight from Rutherford County.
Members of the National Federation of the Blind, MTSU Student Chapter were asked to nominate one of their professors for Educator of the Year.
Middle Tennessee State University senior Collin McDonald of Carthage, Tennessee, left Murfreesboro May 19 to begin a month-long cross-country journey following the path aviation pioneer Cal Rodgers flew more than 100 years ago.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and Grant Starrett are trading barbs as the 4th Congressional District Republican primary approaches, the challenger questioning the incumbent's pro-life stance and the congressman labeling his opponent an out-of-touch rich kid.
Pact reunites President McPhee with friend from Confucius Institute's founding.
Homer Pittard Campus School is inviting former students, staff members and friends to an upcoming throwback picnic celebration on its grounds.
Despite opposition from higher education and law enforcement officials, MTSU employees with handgun-carry permits will be able to pack weapons on campus under legislation the governor is allowing to become law.
After months of public debate marked by student protests, MTSU President Sidney McPhee is recommending the university drop the name of embattled Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Army ROTC building.
$70K gift pushes The Journey Home Project's support to $120K.
Fun, food and fashion await young women eager for the latest strategies to propel them to success.
MTSU students made sure a heavily used local green space was covered in blue over the weekend as dozens volunteered to do their part for this year's BIG Event at Old Fort Park.
With a majority of its members saying MTSU needs to come together over a "polarizing" issue, the Forrest Hall Task Force is recommending a name change for the university's ROTC building.
After three public meetings over five months and more than two hours of debate, the Forrest Hall Task Force hit a wall.
MTSU's Global Studies program is encouraging the community to attend a unique multimedia exhibit in Murfreesboro honoring the cultural diversity in the region through stories of migration.
MTSU is preparing for the governor's FOCUS Act to take effect, a higher education restructuring plan designed to set up local boards of trustees to oversee six state universities.
A "vote anywhere" bill touted as super-convenient quietly passed the Tennessee General Assembly this week, allowing Rutherford Countians to choose any polling place in the county to cast their ballots, beginning in 2018.
To help kick-start the upcoming MTSU Alumni Spring Weekend, the colleges of Liberal Arts and Basic and Applied Sciences are inviting people to attend classes, labs and lectures at no cost.
What's in a name? In the early 1960s, Middle Tennessee State College decided to change its name to Middle Tennessee State University.
As the end of the spring 2016 semester draws near, some MTSU students will need help with nourishment to sustain them through their studies and their upcoming final exams in late April and early May.
Inaugural Capstone Gallery Walk showcases research projects of graduating seniors.
A woman who escaped Nazi terror to become one of the most dynamic forces in Tennessee education will share her story at MTSU.
MTSU is upholding nearly 80 years of student writing tradition by hosting the 2016 Southern Literary Festival March 24-26, which will feature writing workshops, readings and master classes for students, as well as special guests Ann Patchett and Minton Sparks in free public appearances.
An MTSU event bringing high school girls to campus to encourage studies in science, technology, engineering and math will have to wait a year until the university irons out supervision policies for minors, including required background checks.
Thanks to a recent partnership with Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park and Murfreesboro's Middle Tennessee State University, graduate students from the university's Public History Program are getting a unique opportunity to put their education and skills to use.
Partnership endeavor includes Texas A&M, Sam Houston State University
Tennessee farmers who grow organic crops and have become USDA certified can now qualify for a cost share reimbursement for the costs of their certification.
Legislation making it more difficult to change the name of MTSU's Forrest Hall or remove Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's bust from the state Capitol is being sent to the governor for his signature.
It's almost time for midterm exams at MTSU, and students are searching for relief.
The room was packed Wednesday night at the Block, but the crowd wasn't there for a band. They were there for the "Bernstorm."
Nashville icon Hatch Show Print will exhibit work at MTSU Todd Art Gallery beginning this week.
MTSU's Forrest Hall Task Force is set to hold a forum Feb. 24 at Lane Agri-Park to gather feedback on a potential name change to the university's ROTC building, named for embattled Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Actor and playwright Jaston Williams will finally be his own man on stage at MTSU Tuesday, Feb. 9, after three decades portraying a dozen-plus different -- and memorably deranged -- citizens embroiled in daily life in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas.
Generally approve of state leaders; disapprove of president, U.S. Congress.
State voters also want gun laws left alone, oppose a gas tax increase.
A former Rutherford County elections administrator fired a year and a half ago for "frequent and blatant" abuse of the county's work-hours policy won't be allowed to work at the polls either.
Rutherford County officials are pursuing legislation allowing the establishment of voter convenience centers designed to make casting ballots easier, though the plan comes with initial costs and would eliminate nearly 20 precincts.
Murfreesboro, it's that time of year again: basketballs are swishing into hoops all across the country, and basketball is catching fire once again in the 'Boro.
Middle Tennessee State University's Saturday, Jan. 23, classes are canceled because of inclement weather and poor road conditions, MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee said.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
As Americans make New Year's resolutions to eat healthier meals, MTSU will be planning ways to help them fulfill those resolutions.
'You don't legislate out of fear,' Rep. Clemmons tells RCDP.
The Rutherford County Young Democrats hosted their holiday party earlier this month at Cultivate Coworking in Murfreesboro.
MTSU's newest development director is thankful for the "wonderful opportunity" to play a role in educating new media professionals and for the multifaceted media career experience that led her to academia.
MTSU is again offering the community a chance to quickly learn a foreign language in just days to kick off the new year.
Campaign encourages a second look at stereotypes.
'We are called to act with compassion and leadership, not fear and misplaced blame,' says Teatro.
Following the grand opening of the MTSU Veterans and Military Family Center, the university just received another military-related recognition.
A 15-member committee with a wide range of representatives will start the process Thursday to decide whether MTSU's Forrest Hall should retain the name of the embattled Confederate general.
The military historian and academic researcher in Dr. Hilary Miller tells her the location of MTSU's new Veterans and Military Family Center truly is special.
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sigma Nu Fraternity's national headquarters announced the suspension of the charter of its Theta Iota Chapter at MTSU, effective immediately, for alcohol misuse and hazing-related incidents.
The public is invited to attend the grand opening of the $329,000 MTSU Veterans and Military Family Center Thursday, Nov. 5, in Keathley University Center, 1524 Military Memorial, in the heart of campus.
Music has been one of man's favorite ways to resist or support powerful leaders throughout history, and it's the timely topic of an international conference hosted by MTSU's School of Music Nov. 21-22.
State Sen. Bill Ketron is raising concerns about the potential impact of privatizing operations at Tennessee universities as Gov. Bill Haslam's administration puts together a report delving into cost savings mainly by outsourcing jobs.
The low bid to widen and improve Middle Tennessee Boulevard next to MTSU came in roughly $1 million higher than it did in June, an outcome leaving city officials in search of extra money to fund the project.
The Rutherford County Democratic Women will hold their Champion Chili Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 17.
People who think an MTSU-Vanderbilt football game guarantees a sellout at Floyd Stadium may have to consider the variables, as well as advance sales.
The new MTSU Theatre production of the award-winning "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" has a sincere message for its audience: Reach out and get to know the person next to you.
The Rutherford County Democratic Party hosted their biggest fundraiser of the year last week. Former State Rep. Mary Ann Eckles opened her Murfreesboro home for the event, where honored guests State Sen. Jeff Yarbro, State Rep. Mike Stewart and State Rep. Darren Jernigan spoke to the crowd.
Timothy McCoy is bringing new pieces of history to MTSU's renowned Baldwin Photographic Gallery with "The Mark of Time," an exhibition of his work on egg white-and metal-treated papers.
Personal health issues don't slow down Elizabeth McPhee.
The well-dressed individual knows just how to mix and match separate items of clothing to obtain the best possible look.
Art lovers, be immersed in a new exhibit -- maybe even get a little drunk on the creative splendor surrounding an element of Southern life considered both popular and practical, as well as prohibited.
MTSU's chapter of United Campus Workers is ready to battle any state proposal to privatize university jobs, a move it believes could affect hundreds of employees and negatively impact the local economy.
Protesters march across MTSU, hear Dr. McPhee's response.
One bright MTSU graduate's pathway to the stars is being paved with a major monetary boost.
'Synthesized voice' made some of the calls, raising 'red flag'
City partners with MTSU archaeologists and others to protect site.
The 30-plus Chinese school children visiting Murfreesboro Saturday as part of an educational and cultural exchange organized by MTSU started with a heavy dose of Tennessee history and local geography.
The MTSU Office of Admissions is partnering with Olive Branch Church to reach Rutherford County high school juniors and seniors of faith.
Homegrown Michele Kelley quickly has developed a flair for the international experience and studying abroad.
I had never tasted the delicious delight of a toasted bagel with cream cheese until I went to college
The MTSU baseball team stayed in first place in the Conference USA standings with a three-game weekend sweep over hated rival Western Kentucky, including a 9-2 win on May 3.
The photos and videos splash across MTSUNews.com and in local media every semester when thousands of students take that big walk across the stage inside Murphy Center.
"The Show" is a concert featuring four headlining artists from MTSU, who will perform Sunday, Mary 17 at 8 p.m. at Tempt Night Club in Murfreesboro.
MTSU again recognized supporters who have made long-term financial commitments to the university during the third annual 1911 Society Luncheon.
The MTSU football team finished spring practice April 18 with the 2015 Blue-White Spring Game at Floyd Stadium. The offense got a late touchdown to defeat the defense 31-28 in front of an announced crowd of 3,111.
Murfreesboro - Fielding strong candidates to participate at all levels of local and state government is a top priority for the newly elected leadership team of the Rutherford County Democratic Party, said the local party's new chair, Bill Campbell.
Rutherford County's sole Democratic elected office holder switched to the Republican Party today, with officials saying he is "coming home."
The MTSU women's basketball team continued its historic march through the 2015 WNIT tournament Sunday (March 29) with a first-ever meeting with Temple in the quarterfinals. This has been the furthest the Lady Raiders have advanced in any postseason tournament in school history. However, their season came to a crashing halt with a 69-57 loss at the Murphy Center.
A lot was on the line as MTSU faced former Sun Belt Conference rival, Arkansas State in the second round of the WNIT March 22 at the Murphy Center. The Lady Raiders were looking to make history with a win. For the first time in school history, MTSU has won multiple games in the same postseason with a 70-60 win over ASU.
The MTSU baseball team opened up the Conference USA portion of the 2015 schedule over the weekend with a series win at Reese Smith Jr Field against UAB. The three-game series dealt with several weather delays, which ended with a doubleheader on Sundayt. The Blue Raiders swept the series with 8-0, 3-0, 3-2 wins over the Blazers.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Sixth-seeded Middle Tennessee upset third-seeded Old Dominion 59-52 in the Conference USA Quarterfinal to advance to its third-straight conference semifinal on Thursday afternoon.
The MTSU women's basketball team finished off the 2014-15 regular season with a 73-60 win over Florida Atlantic this morning at the Murphy Center. The Lady Raiders head into next week's Conference USA tournament in Birmingham with a final record of 20-8, 14-4.
The MTSU softball team is off to its best start since 2004 after going 4-1 last week during the Dot Richardson Classic in Florida.
The rivalry is back between MTSU and WKU. The men's basketball teams celebrated 100 years of hatred today at the Murphy Center. The Blue Raiders made three wins in a row over the Hilltoppers, 68-66 in the team's first meeting in two seasons.
The MTSU baseball team returned to the diamond this past weekend as it opened the season with a three-game series at Jacksonville.
For Murfreesboro City Councilwoman and MTSU alumna Madelyn Scales Harris, being among the five honorees at Tuesday's Unity Luncheon at MTSU represented the legacy of a father and mother who instilled in her the desire to serve her community.
The MTSU women's basketball team has been on a roll, which is nothing usual this time of the year.
NASHVILLE - A Senate committee killed Gov. Bill Haslam's Medicaid expansion plan Wednesday without giving it a chance to reach either the House or Senate chamber for full consideration.
College football dreams came true Wednesday (Feb. 4) for many gridiron stars as they signed their name on the dotted line and each received a scholarship to play football at the next level.
NASHVILLE - Rutherford County legislators are giving Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal a cool, if not icy, reception as a special session on the Medicaid expansion plan begins.
In the long and storied history of the MTSU women's basketball program nobody ever finished a game with a triple double until today when senior forward Cheyenne Parker achieved the mark in the team's 74-53 win over UTEP today at the Murphy Center. Parker finished with 18 points, 17 rebounds and 11 blocks.
The awards continue to roll in for Middle Tennessee senior forward Cheyenne Parker following her dominant performances for the Blue Raiders last week.
Celebrate the new year all over again with the official Murfreesboro premiere of a short film created by MTSU students, faculty and alumni.
The MTSU men's basketball team looked to continue its winning ways Saturday (Jan. 24) at home against Charlotte after Thursday's impressive victory over Old Dominion. It was another key Conference USA game as the Blue Raiders came from behind to win 72-69 over the 49ers.
Tennessee lawmakers might consider raising more revenue this session through alternative taxes on electric and natural-gas powered vehicles, in addition to the traditional gas tax, state Sen. Jim Tracy said.
While you're snug in the family room this week, having a snack and watching the little ones leap around, make a note to join us at MTSU this spring for a plethora of free and low-cost arts opportunities for the whole community.
The MTSU men's basketball team hoped to finish the three-game home stand with another win. The Blue Raiders hosted Florida Atlantic tonight inside the Murphy Center in a key Conference USA matchup and soundly defeated them 83-58 to improve to 9-7, 2-1 on the season.
The road to Birmingham started Sunday for the MTSU men's basketball team as it hosted the team from the city, UAB, in the Conference USA opener for both teams. Both teams came in well-rested and each played tough non-conference schedules to prepare for this moment, but Blue Raiders fell to the Blazers 54-today at Murphy Center.
In its final home game of 2014, the MTSU men's basketball team welcomed an old in-state foe back to the Murphy Center in Tennessee State. The Blue Raiders were looking to sweep the two home games this weekend. MTSU defeated TSU 65-47 today inside the Glass House.
The MTSU women's basketball team returned home for its final home game of 2014 today against UCF. The Lady Raiders were looking to get back on track after two consecutive losses on the road to Kentucky and South Dakota State. MTSU defeated UCF 79-57 today at the Murphy Center.
For the first time since Nov. 25, the MTSU men's basketball team returned to the Murphy Center to renew an in-state rivalry with Chattanooga for the first time since 2005. The Blue Raiders were looking to bounce back after losing at Oklahoma State on Monday night. MTSU defeated 68-58 in the first of two home games this weekend for MTSU.
MURFREESBORO -- The economic outlook of consumers in three Midstate counties continues to rise heading into the Christmas and holiday season, a good sign for area retailers.
SMYRNA - With the Nissan as a backdrop, the highest-producing plant in North America, government officials and business leaders dug into a partnership Monday that combines Tennessee's educational resources with one of the world's largest auto manufacturers for a $35 million training center.
Conference USA announced today the five bowl berths to the upcoming postseason, and MTSU football was left out even with a 6-6 record. C-USA champion Marshall will play in the Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 23, while Rice and Western Kentucky will play on Dec. 24 in the Hawaii and Bahamas Bowl respectively. UTEP will travel to the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 20, and C-USA West Division champ Louisiana Tech will take part in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Dec. 26.
For the second home game in a row, the MTSU women's basketball team faced a team from the Power Six conferences, this time it was against Xavier from the Big East. The Lady Raiders were hoping for its third win in a row so far this season and they got it with another dominating 90-68 victory today over the Musketeers.
The MTSU women's basketball were back in action Wednesday (Dec. 3) after a 10-day layoff against ACC foe Clemson in front of more than 6,000 students from the Murfreesboro City Schools.
In total 11, 307 were in attendance, which is the second largest crowd in women's basketball history at the Murphy Center, and the Lady Raiders blew out the Tigers 69-28 at the Murphy Center.
The MTSU men's basketball finished up its four game home stand to begin the 2014-15 against Big Sky opponent, Northern Arizona as part of the Emerald Coast Classic. The Blue Raiders chop down the Lumberjacks 65-53 tonight inside the Murphy Center.
After last Saturday's thrilling 35-34 come from behind victory over Florida Atlantic, the MTSU football team ends the 2014 regular season at UTEP. The Blue Raiders are hoping to make it two wins in a row heading into the bowl game next month.
Thousands of veterans from all military branches were honored during MTSU's football game against Florida Atlantic.
MTSU junior and former Siegel star fullback Chase Pennycuff is one of the unsung players on football field.
Both the MTSU football and men's basketball teams were in action Saturday in Murfreesboro. The men's basketball team defeated Southern 66-48 at the Murphy Center, while the football team came from behind to defeat Florida Atlantic 35-34 on Senior Day at Floyd Stadium.
After Monday night's impressive win over Miami (Fla.), the MTSU women's basketball team stepped up in competition tonight against SEC foe Arkansas. The Razorbacks took control early and hung on to defeat the Lady Raiders 58-51 at the Murphy Center.
The MTSU men's basketball team season opening home schedule continued tonight at the Murphy Center against an old foe, Murray State. The Blue Raiders were hoping for an improved performance against one of the favorites in the Ohio Valley Conference. However, they did not get it as the Racers (1-1) defeated the Blue Raiders, 68-49.
The MTSU football team hopes to get back on track Saturday with Senior Day against Florida Atlantic at Floyd Stadium. Both teams are in the middle of a losing streak with the Owls dropping three in a row, while the Blue Raiders have lost three out of its last four games.
The MTSU women's basketball team hosted Miami (Fla.) tonight at the Murphy Center. It was the first home game of the season for the Lady Raiders, and they was looking for its first win of the season. They got it thanks to Lady Raider junior guard Brea Edwards three-pointer from the corner with 34 seconds left in the game to break a 48-48 tie and sophomore guard China Dow added two free throws to help them defeat the Hurricanes 53-48.
The MTSU men's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 against Division II foe Ohio Valley tonight at the Murphy Center. The Blue Raiders were looking to bounce back after a disappointing exhibition loss to Martin Methodist on Monday night. It was closer than what people thought it should have been, but MTSU pulled out the victory 77-60.
The MTSU football team is back in action on Saturday at FIU after taking last weekend off. The Blue Raiders are looking to bounce back after a 27-7 loss against BYU on Nov. 1. Three games remain for them as they try to become bowl eligible for the sixth time in nine season under head coach Rick Stockstill.
Both the MTSU men's and women's basketball teams finished off exhibition action tonight at the Murphy Center. The men faced Martin Methodist and lost 76-67 in shocker, while the women hosted UAH winning 75-50. The season starts for real for both teams on Friday night.
The 2014-15 MTSU women's basketball team opened its season with an exhibition game against in-state foe f Martin Methodist (NAIA).
Winning a City Council seat for the second time, Bill Shacklett rolled past two contenders Tuesday to claim a vacant post on the seven-member body.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and challenger Lenda Sherrell are duking it out in an old-fashioned media slugfest during the final days of the 4th Congressional District race.
The MTSU football team welcomed national power BYU to Floyd Stadium on a cold Saturday afternoon. The Blue Raiders were back in action after taking last week off, while the Cougars were looking to end a four-game losing streak. BYU (5-4) ended the losing streak by defeating MTSU (5-4) 27-7.
The MTSU football team is back in action this Saturday against national power BYU at Floyd Stadium. Last week, the Blue Raiders had the week off, while the Cougars fell to Boise State. This will be the second ever meeting between the two programs.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is criticizing Gov. Bill Haslam's campaign on the Tennessee Promise and use of lottery money for free junior college tuition, saying it "siphons" money from the Hope Scholarship and helps only affluent and low-achieving students.
The MTSU men's basketball team looks to continue its recent success this season
It is homecoming this week for the MTSU football team as it welcomes UAB to Floyd Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Raiders (4-3, 3-1) looks to bounce back after a disappointing 49-21 loss at Marshall last week. While, the Blazers defeated North Texas 56-21 last week to improve to 4-2, 2-1 on the season.
The MTSU football team hits the road this week as it heads to Marshall with first place in the Conference USA Eastern Division on the line. Both teams are coming off key league victories last week to stay perfect in conference play. The Blue Raiders will face one of the top quarterbacks in the nation in Marshall senior Rakeem Cato.
The MTSU football team was looking for its first two-game winning streak of the season today against Southern Miss at Floyd Stadium and they got it with a 37-31 win. With the win, the Blue Raiders stay undefeated in Conference USA and keep its lead in the Eastern Division
The MTSU football team hopes to go 3-0 in Conference USA this Saturday as they welcome Southern Miss to Floyd Stadium. The Blue Raiders are coming off a 41-28 win at Old Dominion last Friday night, while the Golden Eagles fell to Rice, 41-23. This will be USM's first ever appearance to Murfreesboro.
The MTSU women’s soccer team continued its opening weekend of Conference USA action with a home match against UTSA. On Friday night, the Lady Raiders fell to UTEP 1-0 in overtime, and today it fell to UTSA 3-0 at the Dean A. Hayes Soccer Stadium as the scoreless streak continues for the squad.
The MTSU football team looks to bounce back this week against new Conference USA foe, Old Dominion, on Friday night in Norfolk, Va. Last week, the Blue Raiders dropped to 2-2 after losing 36-17 at Memphis, while the Monarchs defeated defending C-USA champion, Rice, 45-42. This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
After an emotional 50-47 win over hated rival Western Kentucky last Saturday night, the focus for the MTSU football team switches to in-state foe, Memphis, this weekend. The teams will meet for the 27th time, and seven out of the last eight years. During the past six meetings between the programs, the Blue Raiders have won five of them.
NASHVILLE — MTSU has provided its expertise and resources to aid the creation of an emergency communications center that the State of Tennessee could use to inform the public and media during a state or local disaster or crisis.
The football game between MTSU and Western Kentucky lived up to the hype. It was the Conference USA opener for both teams, and the Blue Raiders wore black jerseys as part of the Blackout game. It came down to the very end as MTSU defeated WKU Saturday night 50-47 in three overtimes at Floyd Stadium.
The MTSU rivalry with Western Kentucky is back this Saturday after taking a year off because both teams were in different conferences last season. Both teams are trying to bounce back after losses to Big 10 opponents last week. Also, this game is the Conference USA opener for each squad.
If you’re looking for proof of evolution, MTSU’s Science Building could be the final piece of the puzzle.
Grace Summers and Kelsey Brouwer garnered Conference USA weekly honors as announced by the conference office on Tuesday after leading the Blue Raiders to a 1-1-1 record in the second week of action.
The MTSU volleyball team opened up its home portion of the schedule Tuesday night against Southern Illinois. Both teams came into the match looking to get back on the winning track after each had lost on the road.
After an impressive 61-7 victory over Savannah State on Aug. 30 to begin the 2014 season, the MTSU football team hits the road this week against Big 10 foe Minnesota. On a wet night, the Blue Raiders scored at least one touchdown in every part of the game, offense, defense and special teams. However, both the players and coaches know this week will be a tougher test.
The MTSU football team did not let the heavy rain stop them as itrolled over Savannah State 61-7 Saturday night to open the 2014 season at Floyd Stadium. The rain started a few minutes before kickoff and it never let up. Originally, the game was supposed to start at 6 p.m., but it was delayed for 23 minutes because of lighting in the area.
The MTSU football season is finally here as long-time head coach Rick Stockstill previewed this Saturday’s game against Savannah State during the weekly press conference on Monday. The Blue Raiders open up their 100th season of football on Saturday at 6 p.m. atFloyd Stadium against the Tigers from the FCS.
MTSU is back in session this week, so it means all of the fall sports on campus are in back in action.
Sometimes you just have to turn to someone who speaks the language when you’re trying to explain something to the home folks.
Thousands of MTSU students are preparing to return to campus for the fall semester. The mix of new freshmen and transfers will join returning students in their quest for academic success.
The MTSU football team enters its second season of Conference USA action trying to improve on last year’s 8-5 (6-2) record.
The unofficial kickoff to the new MTSU football season took place on Sunday Aug. 10 with the annual Fan Day on campus.
Defending Conference USA Champions Middle Tennessee will face a challenging non-conference slate and play 18 league games, as announced by head coach Rick Insell and Director of Athletics Chris Massaro on Wednesday.
The MTSU Blue Raiders hopes to compete for a Conference USA Eastern Division title this season.
The Middle Tennessee men's basketball team released its 2014-15 schedule packed with strong opponents on Wednesday afternoon. The Blue Raiders are slated to face a challenging road schedule with contests against Auburn, Oklahoma State, Belmont and Akron in non-conference action.
Gov. Bill Haslam made a quick stop in Murfreesboro Tuesday, running by Maple Street Grill on the Public Square for lunch and a handshaking session with local officials, political candidates and Republican supporters.
The MTSU football team kicked off the 2014 season with its annual preseason press conference on July 30. The Blue Raiders reported for camp on Sunday Aug. 3, and practice begins Monday at 4:20 p.m. They will be looking to compete for a Conference USA title and another bowl berth in the program’s 100th season of football.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will host the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours in partnership with MTSU Athletics on Aug. 21 at 7:30 a.m.
MTSU and Duke have agreed to a home-and-home football series for the 2019 and 2020 seasons as announced by Director of Athletics Chris Massaro. It will mark the first-ever meetings in football between the two schools.
For three years, MTSU’s exercise science experts have worked wonders with people who suffer from incomplete spinal cord injuries. Now the National Institutes of Health is giving them the opportunity to perform a comprehensive study that could change the way health professions treat these patients, who retain some preservation of sensation or motor function at the lowest segment of the spinal cord.
MTSU junior Clinton Knox III more or less stumbled upon an idea that has taken off the past couple of years. While dining at a local restaurant , Knox and friends keenly observed how others their age interacted with themselves and employees of the restaurant, and it was quite disturbing.
The idea for the new Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame was born in a backyard conversation five years ago between longtime journalism associate Hooper Penuel and myself.
Get ready to give some of Rutherford County’s finest young wranglers a hand Thursday, July 31, at the annual “Saddle Up” fundraiser for MTSU’s Ann Campbell Early Learning Center.
MTSU’s Confucius program is building educational relationships to internationalize the university at a minimal cost locally and without giving up control over academics, according to officials.
The MTSU Department of Art is pleased to present, “Passport to Happiness,” July 22–August 15, 2014 with an opening reception Monday, July 21, 2014, 5–7 p.m. Experience multimedia artworks and artifacts created in Denmark, Norway, and America that focus on the theme of happiness and showcase why Scandinavians are the happiest people in the world.
Record-setting former Lady Raider forward Ebony Rowe is no longer in school, but she is still earning awards.
Earlier last week, Conference USA named her Female Athlete of the Year after her performance both on and off the court. It could not have happened to a better player or person.
MTSU’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on July 10 from 306 p.m. at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.
Field trips MTSU geosciences students take often provide spectacular and breathtaking views. And as geosciences chair Warner Cribb notes about alumni doing “really cool things” in their various lines of work and jobs “projected to increase by 30 percent in the next seven years,” the future appears rock-solid for current and future students.
Powderpuff is an installation by MTSU and VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) students showcasing collaborative and individual work intended to bring an element of flamboyance and humor to an often serious space while simultaneously aiming to reinterpret female stereotypes. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery 210 located near the center of campus in Todd Hall.
The next time you visit a national historic site, stop to consider the quality of the exhibits and the way the information is presented to you. You might be learning something from an MTSU student.
Six outstanding journalists comprising the 2014 second class will be inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame (TJHOF) located at Middle Tennessee State University’s Mass Communication department August 12, 2014. Induction ceremonies will take place during the 60th Annual Conference of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters at Murfreesboro’s Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.
MTSU was the presenting sponsor for the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels precision flight team. And about 25 faculty and students worked a display tent about the Aerospace Department that featured two training aircraft. The air show continues Sunday.
Every year, when kids start scurrying around campus with their ever-present badges and lanyards, I’m thrilled at the prospect of another Governor’s School for the Arts at MTSU.
MT athletics has unveiled #TRUE as its marketing theme for next season, a more consistent and distinctive advertising concept that will be used by all 17 teams and also connects to the University’s ongoing “I am True Blue” brand.
It doesn’t take long to recognize how passionate Nancy Stubblefield is about helping young people figure out what they want to do with their lives.
McKyla Carter, just 9, liked all the learning so much at the recent Camp PRiSM that it “made me upgrade what I think about what I want to do in life.”
Some of the top collegiate and high school baseball players accomplished a life-long dream during the recent 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.
MTSU is well-known for having one of the top Electronic Media Communication programs in the nation, especially when covering sports.
The City Hall Art Committee invites the public to the closing reception of its annual Murfreesboro Art League Exhibit at the Rotunda of City Hall this Thursday, June 12, 2014, 4:30-6 p.m.
The Leadership Middle Tennessee board of directors announce that Patricia (Patti) James has been selected as the new executive director of the regional leadership program.
If you think your teenagers are restless when school is not in session, try keeping youngsters ages 3 to 5 occupied.
MTSU’s Child Development Center intends to do just that with two inaugural camps this summer. Camp Read-a-Lot is scheduled for June 16-20, and Camp STEM is slated for July 21-25.
Pride shows in inmate Ivan Porto’s expression when he describes the yellow crook-necked squash he’s growing at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s Garden of Hope.
You’ll find summer session classes for thousands of students; summer camps, both for young athletes and learners, and pure fun camps as parents and their children await the start of school in August. There’s the Governor’s School for the Arts, celebrating its 30th year on campus, bringing talented high school upperclassmen from across Tennessee to our campus.
With the 2013-14 athletic year concluded, Massaro likes what he sees, especially coming out of the program’s first year in Conference USA.
One of the more edifying aspects of studying American History is stumbling up on information you had no earthly idea even existed. It can be an academically humbling—though beneficial—experience because it forces you to admit just “how little” you know about the subject at hand.
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, has partnered with Operation Stand Down Nashville and drawn on its Volunteer Lawyer Program to ensure at-risk veterans are receiving the resources they need.
While football star Jimmy Staten anxiously awaited news from the NFL Draft, another MTSU athlete was already entering the record books on the golf course. Jared Brentz successfully defended his 2013 Mesquite NV ParaLong Drive National Championship May 9, blasting a 409-yard drive off the tee in the final round.
MTSU’s first athletic season in Conference USA met with mixed results, but for the most part the Blue Raiders were more than competitive. The Blue Raider football team went 8-5 overall and 6-2 in conference play and earned another bowl berth. Expectations should be high next season.
MTSU Business and Economic Research Center issues latest data
As announced by Conference USA today, four Middle Tennessee football games in 2014 have been selected for national television as part of the league package.
Whether you play guitar or simply love to hear one being played, MTSU is offering a wonderful opportunity May 29-31 to hear some of the world’s finest guitarists, including one of our acclaimed music alumni, alongside some of America’s best young musicians.
MTSU chemistry professor Judith Iriarte-Gross found herself “totally surprised” when her name was announced as the inaugural recipient of the ATHENA International Leadership Award.
MTSU will host its 21st annual Strength and Speed camp for all athletes ages 10 through 18 this summer.
The camp occurs every Tuesday and Thursday in the months of June and July, except for the week of July 4. Fees are $25 dollars and can be paid in advance or during the first day.
The MTSU women’s basketball program will host three team camps on June 4-6, June 16-18 and June 18-20.
Cost per team is $150. Cost for players who commute is $50, cost for players who commute plus meals is $110 and cost for overnight campers is $185.
The Middle Tennessee men’s basketball program and head coach Kermit Davis added Wesleyan Christian Academy point guard JaQuel Richmond to the 2014-15 recruiting class as announced Wednesday morning.
Freshman Samantha Gotcher of the MTSU women’s golf team qualified Tuesday afternoon for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, becoming the second Blue Raider in program history to qualify for the tournament.
Three MTSU baseball players garnered First Team All-Conference USA accolades, as announced by the league office last week. Outfielder Jared Allen, pitcher Zac Curtis and first baseman Trent Miller were selected first team all-league as voted on by the coaches, media and sports information directors.
High school students from across Tennessee and other states are invited to attend the Summer Preview Day, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in the Student Union on the Middle Tennessee State University campus.
More than 700 visitors —prospective students and their parents and family members — have registered to attend the preview day, said Rob Patterson, assistant director of undergraduate recruitment.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, we will be reflecting on past wars and honoring our veterans. We should all be proud to be living in Tennessee, the Volunteer State. During World War II, 315,501 residents of Tennessee served their country and 5,731 lost their lives.
MTSU’s renewed focus on student success was on perfect display recently as I sat in on the Institute of Leadership Excellence, a week long program of the University Honors College held in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building on the MTSU campus.
Christiana Elementary and Middle schools sent 24 students in third to six grade to compete in the Seventh Annual Science Olympiad Tournament hosted by MTSU’s Dr. Pat Patterson at John Pittard Elementary School May 3.
Spring Fling starts Monday May 19 at 9 a.m. at the Dean Hayes Track and Field Complex at MTSU.
Once again, the MTSU athletic department showed it puts the student in student-athlete as all 17 sports on campus passed the multi-year Academic Progress Rate for the fifth consecutive year.
MTSU’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on May 22, 2014, from 3-6 p.m. at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.
MTSU’s baseball team moved one step closer to advancing to the Conference USA tournament with a 6-2 victory over Marshall Thursday night.
All MTSU needs to do is win one more game, or Florida Atlantic lose one, and the Blue Raiders finish in the top eight, which clinches them a spot.
Monday, May 12, at MTSU's Todd Art Gallery will offer area art lovers a veritable garden of delights as a trio of special exhibits — including two national student competitions — open to the public through month’s end.
Young people are fascinated by virtually anything airplanes. So one of the takeaways from the recent MTSU and Tennessee Wing of the Civil Air Patrol educational partnership signing is the summer camp opportunities for CAP cadets and other middle and high school students.
The MTSU men’s golf team is back in the NCAA Tournament after missing last year’s event. It is the sixth trip in seven years for the program.
MTSU psychology professors Catherine Crooks and Stuart Bernstein accept an $8,000 check from Dollar General Literacy Foundation at the Nashville Public Library May 7. The money will fund the creation of the Collaborative Learning and Leadership Institute at Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School.
ongressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) today announced that he will be hosting a reception to recognize the students participating in this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District.
Nancy Jones, the widow of country music icon George Jones, announced The George Jones Scholarship Fund at Middle Tennessee State University, which has become a living memorial to the late singer, has raised in excess of $171,000.
For the sixth time in the last seven years, Middle Tennessee's men's golf program is headed to the postseason. The Blue Raiders earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals as announced on The Golf Channel Monday morning.
Men’s golfer Brett Patterson and women’s basketball star Ebony Rowe were the big winners at the third annual Raiders Choice Awards.
MTSU’s Student Union Parliamentary Room has served as a window into the university’s future recently as MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee has hosted a series of campus town hall meetings to share more information about the university’s Quest for Student Success initiative.
The MTSU baseball team stayed in the Conference USA race with a series wins over Old Dominion this weekend. The Blue Raiders won the first two games of the series, 1-0, 11-8 on Friday and Saturday evening. The series concluded on Sunday with ODU winning 4-3 in seven innings, because of a curfew and anticipated rain in the area.
More than 750 schoolchildren enjoyed the wow factor Tuesday, April 15, and could’ve cared less that it was tax day for their mom’s and dad’s. They were enjoying a field trip to MTSU’s Tennessee Livestock Center for the first of what organizers anticipate will be many Agricultural Education Spring Flings.
Three MTSU student-athletes were tabbed 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars last week, as announced by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.
The MTSU men’s golf heads into its first ever Conference USA tournament on April 27 in Edmond, Okla. on a small downswing.
The MTSU football team finished up spring practice with the annual Blue-White Spring Game on April 19 at the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.
The game was held at the location because Floyd Stadium was having new field turf installed inside the football field. It was a offense versus defense showdown, the defense winning 44-27.
MTSU sophomore and former Siegel star Madison Denton always wanted to stay at home and play collegiate golf for the Lady Raiders for as long as she could remember.
MTSU’s College of Mass Communication and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have entered into a partnership that will help students better understand the dynamics of one of the world’s most successful entertainment events.
Rutherford County Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan fell victim to politics amid allegations he stole his opponent’s campaign signs, according to attorney Greg Tucker.
Journeys in Community Living will hold its celebration on April 24, with MTSU men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis serving as guest speaker.
The MTSU Police Department will be conducting a free RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) class beginning April 8 for all interested female MTSU students, faculty and staff as well as the general public.
The Fashion and Design Students (FaDS) of MTSU will be hosting its third annual MT Fashion Week April 8- April 11.
All events except the Machines of Motion fashion runway show are free to the public.
Journeys in Community Living will hold its celebration on April 24, with MTSU men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis serving as guest speaker.
RutherfordCABLE will feature Dr. David J. Urban, Dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, at its upcoming breakfast meeting on Tuesday, April 8, from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at Stones River Country Club. Urban’s message is titled “The Entrepreneurial Spirit”.
Middle Tennessee women's basketball head coach Rick Insell announced that assistant coach Alysha Clark will not return for the 2014-15 season. Clark, whose contract ends on April 22, will return to the WNBA's Seattle Storm.
"Alysha has been a valuable asset to our program as a student-athlete and most recently as a coach," said Insell. "She has made the decision to focus on her professional career. I have no doubts that she will return to coaching once her pro career is complete. I thank Alysha for her outstanding work this past season as our assistant coach."
Senior Shawn Jones of the Middle Tennessee men's basketball team (24-9, 13-3 C-USA) will participate in the 2014 Reese's Division I College All-Star Game as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Tuesday morning.
The 2013-14 season for the MTSU women's basketball team came to an end on March 23 with a 55-36 loss in the first round of the 2014 Women's NCAA Tournament to Oregon State.
It is almost April, and it means the Major League Baseball season is right around the corner.
After making the rounds speaking with representatives from companies ranging from the Hershey Co. to Walgreens to PepsiCo, MTSU senior Tyler Baker was pleased with his visit to the Business Exchange for Student Talent, or BEST, career fair inside the Student Union Ballroom.
The MTSU baseball team took the three-game series from No. 10 ranked Rice Sunday with an 8-5 win at Reese Smith Jr. Field. It was the Blue Raiders fourth win out of its last five games, and second Conference USA series win this season.
After an impressive 3-2 win on Friday over No. 10 ranked Rice, the MTSU baseball team was hoping for its third win in a row on Saturday against the Owls. However, the Blue Raiders made too many errors and only had three hits to fall 8-0 to the Owls Saturday at Reese Smith Jr. Field.
Steinway Artist Heather Conner will present a free public piano concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU's Wright Music Building.
Middle Tennessee's Ebony Rowe garnered her third WBCA All-Region 4 honor, as announced by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Tuesday. Rowe is now a finalist for WBCA All-America.
Three-pointers and stingy defense carried No. 9-seed Oregon State past No. 8-seed Middle Tennessee, 55-36, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday at the University of Washington.
Trust without Borders is an exhibition showcasing the works of several painting students including Carmen Elkins, Shelbi Swayze, Chelsea Driver, and Morgan Rotenberry.
The Tennessee VSA Young Soloist competition will take to the stage On Wednesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the MTSU Hinton Music Hall of the Wright School of Music.
The MTSU men's basketball team played one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the nation, and it clinched a share of the Conference USA title in its first year in the league.
MTSU senior guard Tweety Knight was named to the Conference USA All-Defensive Team as announced by the league office last week.
A pair of MTSU players racked up more accolades, as announced by Conference USA last week. Senior Ebony Rowe was tabbed the C-USA Player of the Year, while Olivia Jones earned Freshman of the Year honors. The Player of the Year honor is the first for Rowe in her four-year collegiate career.
EL PASO, Texas - Conference USA Player of the Year Ebony Rowe posted a double-double with game highs of 29 points and 15 rebounds as top-seeded and No. 20/22 ranked MTSU defeated No. 8 seed UAB, 69-59, in the 2014 C-USA Championship quarterfinals on Thursday morning at UTEP's Memorial Gym.
The Blazers trailed by as many as six in the second half and rallied to tie the score at 50-all on a layup by Khoria Newman with 7:32 left in the contest. On the ensuing possession, however, Blue Raiders' forward KeKe Stewart buried a 3-pointer from the left wing to give Middle Tennessee the lead for good.
EL PASO, Texas - Senior Shawn Jones of the MTSU men's basketball team (23-8, 13-3 C-USA) was named the 2013-14 Conference USA Player of the Year as announced by the league office Wednesday.
This marks the first time in school history the Blue Raiders have swept conference player of the year honors for both the men's and women's teams as Ebony Rowe was named C-USA Women's Basketball Player of the Year earlier this week.
Senior Tweety Knight of the Middle Tennessee men's basketball team (23-8, 13-3 C-USA) was named to the Conference USA All-Defensive Team as announced by the league office Tuesday morning.
The MTSU baseball team (5-10) had its five game winning streak against Tennessee snapped tonight as they lost 2-0 in front of a near sellout crowd at Reese Smith Jr. Field. It was the first time since May 10, 2011, which the Blue Raiders had lost to the Volunteers (15-1).
Senior Shawn Jones of the Middle Tennessee men's basketball team (23-8, 13-3 C-USA) was named to the All-Conference USA First Team as announced by the league office Monday morning.
The MTSU softball team opened up Conference USA play this weekend against long time league rival, North Texas, but it was swept during all three games. It was the first ever C-USA games in program history after moving from the Sun Belt. However, the Lady Raiders have now lost eight games in a row this season after dropping Sunday’s game 11-5 to the Mean Green.
The MTSU baseball closed out an eight game home stand against one of the top teams in the nation tonight at Reese Smith Jr Field. The Blue Raiders fell to No. 6 ranked Vanderbilt 4-3 to drop to 4-7 on the season, while the Commodores improved to 12-2.
The top two commanders of the Civil Air Patrol’s Tennessee Wing toured MTSU’s flight and air traffic control simulators Friday as part of a fact-finding mission that could result in an aerospace education partnership to benefit area youth.
The Blue Raider Athletic Association will be sponsoring a bus trip for the MTSU men’s basketball game at UAB on Thursday, March 6. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
We'll probably need to update it only two or three more times before winter’s over — fingers crossed — but the MTSU weather page at MTSUNews.com seems to have become one of the busiest websites on campus.
Today was a special day for 13 seniors on both the MTSU men’s and women’s basketball team as it said goodbye to the Murphy Center in winning fashion.
Legendary Middle Tennessee track coach Dean Hayes headlined a group of Blue Raiders honored on Thursday night at the 16th Annual Pepsi Celebration of Champions.
MTSU's Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on March 5 from 3-6 p.m.
Show your Blue Raider pride on Saturday, March 1, with a great deal to see three MTSU athletic contests for the price of one.
A “Voice from the Movement.” Dr. Cleveland Sellers is that indeed. As I recently listened to this scholar, author, activist and college president recount his experiences during the height of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, I was touched by the gravity of his words.
The MTSU women’s basketball team survives 48-46 against Conference USA rival Charlotte as it came from behind to win its fifth straight game of the season Saturday afternoon at the Murphy Center.
The MTSU baseball team started off its home portion of the 2014 schedule with a 9-5 loss against former Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee Tech on Tuesday afternoon at Reese Smith Jr. Field.
Team Music City, an interdisciplinary group from Vanderbilt University, MTSU and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, has been selected to compete in the Solar Decathlon 2015, a U.S. Department of Energy event that challenges students to design and build a functioning, energy-efficient, solar-powered house.
The MTSU women’s basketball team made it four wins in a row with a 75-36 victory over Marshall tonight at the Murphy Center. With the win, the Lady Raiders stay in first place in the Conference USA standings.
The MTSU baseball team started off its home portion of the 2014 schedule with a 9-5 loss against former Ohio Valley Conference rival, Tennessee Tech Tuesday afternoon at Reese Smith Jr. Field. The Blue Raiders opened up an eight-game home stand against the OVC favorites, Golden Eagles.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais accused his Republican primary opponent, state Sen. Jim Tracy, of trying to buy the 4th District congressional seat to “further his own political career” and even compared him to President Barack Obama.
Tennesseans oppose legalizing marijuana generally but appear willing to allow medical marijuana use, the latest MTSU Poll shows.
MTSU alumnus and author Michael McDonald knows of struggle. He battled cancer as an adult and the mean streets of Buffalo, N.Y., as a child, leaning on his deep faith to lead and guide him all along the way.
On a day in which the MTSU basketball program honored it legends, it was a legendary performance by this season’s Blue Raiders as it knocked off Southern Mississippi 81-64 on Saturday afternoon at the Murphy Center. It was a matchup between two of the top teams in Conference USA. The Blue Raiders extended its winning streak to seven in a row.
The MTSU baseball team wants to put the disappointing ending to the 2013 season in the past and get back to competing for a conference title and NCAA tournament berth this season.
The efforts of an MTSU alumnus to help veterans struggling with the aftermath of combat have been highlighted by one of the nation’s top television newsmagazine programs.
On Sunday, Feb. 23, the Middle Tennessee State University Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present "Echoes from a Cathedral" at MTSU.
Reflections on the sacrifices that made America a more inclusive society form the focal point of this year’s Black History Month celebration at MTSU.
When my fellow professors and I talk to journalism students about job opportunities, we often mention the chance to travel to exotic lands and to experience first-hand events that readers and viewers are only going to see and read about.
Question: Can you identify the best player on your team and are they always the “heart and soul” of your team? The answer is ... maybe.
The MTSU baseball team has a lot of tradition, but 2014 will start a new one as the Blue Raiders compete in Conference USA for the first time.
Losing is never a good thing, but in some instances a loss can serve as a wake-up call and go along way in terms of a team coming together.
The MTSU men's basketball team, which sits at 15-7 overall and 5-2 going into tonight's Conference USA road game at FAU, just might be an example of the aforementioned.
Veteran law enforcement officer Dale Armour announced Tuesday he has decided to enter the race for Rutherford County sheriff as an independent candidate.
Midland resident Steve Spence, a longtime Rutherford County law enforcement official, is seeking the 8th District seat on the Rutherford County Commission, according to a press release.
Future business leaders will test their mettle against their peers in a competition at Middle Tennessee State University this week.
The forecast calls for “An Oriental Monsoon” at Middle Tennessee State University as a powerful, swirling display of light and sound heads for residents.
Two soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment were each recently selected as Warrior of the Year.
Officials from the campaign of Tennessee Sen. Jim Tracy raised more than $150,000 during the fourth quarter of 2013, bringing the total amount of contributions to more than $1 million since he announced his intention to run for Congress.
The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform a free concert under the direction of composer Robert Sheldon on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Middle Tennessee State University.
Fifth Third Bank has promoted Ryan Walsh to assistant vice president and retail regional manager, company officials announced Tuesday.
Middle Tennessee women's basketball moved up four spots to No. 21 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released on Monday.
Right off, allow me to declare I am not a Civil War historian or expert by any stretch of the imagination.
This was a banner week for the MTSU women’s basketball team.
Former Puerto Rican political prisoner Ricardo Jimenez will share his story Monday, Feb. 3, at Middle Tennessee State University.
State Rep. Rick Womick was appointed this week to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Tennessee State Guard during an official swearing-in ceremony that took place.
Tonight was a special night for the MTSU men’s basketball team.
Gov. Bill Haslam has created a task force to study the Basic Education Program, which is the funding formula for elementary, middle and high schools.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently informed Motlow State Community College of its approval of its Fifth-Year Interim Report.
With all of the news about the National Security Agency tracking our cell phones and emails, it is easy to forget that it is not just the federal government that is collecting information about us.
The rationalizations of Richard Sherman’s behavior by some members of the chattering class are rather interesting.
MTSU men’s golf coach Whit Turnbow is good people.
Two Rutherford County high school rivals faced off on the hardwood last week when Oakland and Blackman met in another key District 7-AAA game.
An agreement between the Middle Tennessee State University aerospace department and ExpressJet Airlines recently paid dividends when six university flight instructors were hired after all completed the same-day interview process.
MTSU's Ebony Rowe earned first team Capital One Academic All-District honors as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday.
The Middle Tennessee baseball team will play at Southern Miss in a nationally-televised game on FOX Sports 1, Sunday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m. in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Detective Ralph Mayercik, who is a running against Sheriff Robert Arnold, has resigned from his job at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office amid an internal inquiry.
President pushes for expanding programs during Nashville speech
Rick LaLance announced Thursday he has decided to run for a Murfreesboro City Council seat.
McDonald’s restaurants in Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky raised more than $76,000 on Monday for the Nashville Ronald McDonald House by donating all proceeds from 79-cent cheeseburger sales, company
Although women’s basketball has continued to grow the past decade, it hasn’t always been the most popular sport in terms of being followed by men.
After listening to Middle Tennessee State University student Verinique Bailey, of La Vergne, share the story of why and how she started the “I Am Me” organization on campus, even I was ready to join.
Lady Raiders ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since 2009, and Southern Miss game has been postponed because of weather
Outside the cave an icy wind howled and snow and sleet swirled, but inside it was nice and toasty as Org hunkered by his campfire roasting a mammoth haunch and watching the sports channel.
Unless you’re wandering around lost in the parking lot, you should be familiar with, at least, the rudiments of the scandal involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
The so-called “guns in trunks” or “guns in parking lots” law that was passed in 2013 by the Tennessee General Assembly took effect last summer, but much uncertainty remains about how it will affect employees.
Lady Raider senior forward Ebony Rowe became MTSU’s all-time leading scorer with 2,158 points Saturday at the Murphy Center.
Bill Kennedy, a former Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office employee, recently announced his candidacy for sheriff.
Service providers have expended great sums of money on Internet infrastructure, so should they not be allowed to set whatever rates they want, with more favorable rates going to the largest users?
Starting Tuesday, April 1, Tennessee newspapers that print public notices will also post them on the newspaper’s local website and upload them to a statewide website, www.tnpublicnotice.com, operated by the Tennessee Press Association.
In the 40 years that the Murphy Center has been open, both the MTSU men's and women's teams have enjoyed a lot of success inside the “Glass House.”
The lush island nation often called “the crossroads of the Pacific” is the destination for a new faculty-led Middle Tennessee State University study abroad excursion.
Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of two affiliate leaders to the roles of area sales managers for the Tennessee mortgage division.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has announced he will seek re-election during the Republican Party primary slated for May.
Students drawn to banners in support of university campaign
The MTSU men’s basketball team will test its mettle this week as it hits the road for the first time in Conference USA play.
Todd Art Gallery is kicking off the spring 2014 semester Tuesday, Jan. 21, with a fresh new exhibit entitled “Shoebox: An International Sculpture Exhibition” and an awards reception for the participating international artists.
Internationally recognized flute artist Ai Goldsmith will collaborate with two faculty members in the School of Music at Middle Tennessee State University during a free public concert on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Jeff Jordan announced Thursday that he will not seek a third term on the Rutherford County Commission.
A year from now, Middle Tennessee State University will enter its next era in the world of science, all because of a new building.
The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its second annual Heroes Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 19, officials recently announced.
Gerald L. Melton has announced that he has decided to seek re-election as a public defender for the 16th Judicial District of Rutherford and Cannon counties.
MTSU started a new home winning streak as it bounced back from Thursday’s loss with an 80-56 win over UTSA tonight at the Murphy Center.
Collier Smith announced Tuesday that she is seeking to retain her seat on the Murfreesboro City Schools Board of Education in the April elections.
Small-business owner Doug Young announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election to the Murfreesboro City Council.
The world’s oldest profession just might be in for some new legal wrangling.
It’s very rare to win a college basketball game when your opponent out rebounds you and shoots 60 percent from the field in your own gym.
His real name is Trantell Knight, but everyone within the Blue Raider men's basketball program refers to him as “Tweety.”
The MTSU men’s basketball team continued Conference USA play tonight against longtime member of the league, UTEP. UTEP came out on top, 63-54 snapping the Blue Raiders 25 game home conference winning streak.
Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives, as well as the Tennessee State Museum, will be in Woodbury on Friday, Jan. 24, to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents.
With spring semester classes ready to begin Thursday, Jan. 16, the opening of the Student Services and Admissions Building in March is going to be a welcome addition to the MTSU campus, officials said.
A new analysis finds that especially in rural states, there are many who still cannot access affordable insurance.
Known for his tasty celebrity cake creations, Jay Qualls is bringing his culinary know-how to reality TV as one of 16 competitors on the cooking contest “The Taste,” which recently launched its second season on ABC.
The top two women’s basketball teams in Conference USA, MTSU and UTEP met on the Murphy Center hardwood tonight, and it lived up to the billing. The winner on this night was MTSU 69-58.
Churches from across Murfreesboro gathered Sunday to help MTSU students stay on the path to getting their degrees.
Murfreesboro Vice Mayor Ron Washington has officially announced plans to seek the city’s highest elected office.
MTSU freshmen Olivia Jones and Ty Petty have already made a statement during their first season with the Lady Raiders.
Story of 'Uncle' Charlie told in new Sam Davis Home exhibit
As I followed the recent “Duck Dynasty” uproar, it occurred to me how simple it would be to duck it – and other similar squabbles: If you don’t like something or someone on television, turn the channel.
Churches from across the area will join together Sunday, Jan. 12, for a program to celebrate unity among congregations and help MTSU students in need of emergency financial assistance.
Daily campus tours led by the Middle Tennessee State University Office of Admissions are about to resume for the spring semester.
The Blue Raiders first Conference USA basketball game Saturday had a little bit of everything.
During the fourth quarter of 2013, state Rep. Joe Carr raised more than $250,000 in campaign contributions for his primary challenge against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.
With flu activity on the rise across the state, doctors are urging residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated.
With the beginning of the new year, it is time for all those new year's resolutions, those promises we are going to make to try to make our lives better.
MTSU alumnus looks to recording industry for future
The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals approved Wednesday a request for a cemetery at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, following more discussion of the issue.
Attorney Chuck Ward announced Tuesday he has decided to run for the Republican Party nomination in the district attorney race.
The 39th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon is set for Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 11:30 a.m. in the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro.
It’s finally time for the real contenders in the Conference USA men’s basketball race to emerge.
The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has awarded John Turner of Bob Parks Realty, Northfield, the 2013 Rutherford County Code of Ethics Award of Excellence.
MTSU began its journey Wednesday in the Conference USA with its 11th consecutive win on the season over former Sun Belt Conference foe North Texas 86-42 at the Murphy Center.
A glimmer of hope appeared Tuesday for those still unemployed, as legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits cleared a key hurdle in the U.S. Senate.
The marketing director for the Demos Family Restaurants has been named the new campaign manager for Murfreesboro mayoral candidate Shane McFarland.
MTSU’s men have one final tune-up on Tuesday night at Tennessee State before they open Conference USA play at home against UAB on Saturday afternoon.
People would be hard-pressed to find a comedian who was named after his mother's lesbian lover.
Efforts to assist students who are military veterans will be the focus of the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
A veteran police officer announced Friday that he has decided to run for the District 17 seat on the Rutherford County Commission during the upcoming elections slated for later this year.
If you’re a college athlete in this day and age, you’re constantly under a microscope.
The burning question going into Monday’s Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl was whether or not MTSU could handle the relentless option attack of Navy.
The Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting local author Reuben Kyle on Monday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.
The MTSU women’s basketball team started off 2014 the same way it finished out 2013 -- with a win.
One of the catchphrases we hear a lot these days is something called “cultural imperialism.”
With so many bowl games (35) available for your viewing pleasure during the holidays, you often get a mixed bag when it comes to the product on the field.
MTSU’s football team will take the field against Navy for the 2013 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday morning.
Calling himself a “coachepreneur,” Middle Tennessee State University alumnus Micheal Burt is a leadership coach of the highest order — bold, demanding and encouraging.
In a year that had deadly tornadoes, fierce wildfires and destructive floods in many states, Tennessee responded to 932 disasters in the region in 2013.
It is a Christmas wish that hundreds of children get every year, but for thousands more in the foster care system, especially those who are older, the wait for a forever family continues.
The Middle Tennessee State University College of Mass Communication is gaining national attention, ranking among the Top 20 programs in the U.S.
Beat Army. It’s a rallying cry for the U.S. Naval Academy, which recently continued its dominance in the century-plus-old rivalry by securing its 12th straight win over the Black Knights.
Just as the Lady Raiders were about to tip off the season, many fans had concerns.
Tennessee has been named one of only three states selected to receive a grant valued at $1 million to increase on-time college completion rates
An account has been established at SunTrust Bank to help defray funeral expenses for an MTSU graduate killed in a traffic crash.
Christa Campbell has been named assistant principal at Cason Lane Academy, Director of Schools Linda Gilbert and Principal Lee Wilkerson announced the appointment last week.
All sorts of FAFSA-related questions can be answered Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at MTSU.
A local attention deficient disorder life coach and counselor recently announced that he is running for the Republican Party nomination in the 9th District Rutherford County Commission primary slated for May 2014.
The MTSU women’s basketball team finished out the final home game of 2013 with its eighth consecutive win on the season with 59-44 win over South Dakota State on Saturday at the Murphy Center. It was matchup between two of the top mid-major programs in the country, and both teams last game before the Christmas break.
The massive data breach at Target Stores that exposed debit and credit information for millions of shoppers is leading to even more dangers ahead, according to experts.
Longtime real estate agent John Jones recently signed on as the campaign manager for attorney Howard Wilson.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Ross earned honors as Deputy of the Year from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office last week.
Trading constitutionally backed freedoms for security is a dangerous path.
Two things seem to have gotten people really stirred up about privacy lately: the revelations that the National Security Agency has a massive program of data mining and the fact that so many companies are collecting an inordinate amount of it about each of us.
Scoring is on the rise in men’s college basketball, but the amount of field goals being made is down.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is alerting more than 18,000 Tennesseans currently receiving federally extended unemployment insurance that those payments will soon end.
The mid-Atlantic division of First Tennessee Bank announced Monday it will soon open its first office in the Charleston, S.C., area.
Pump prices moved slightly lower last week on falling demand numbers
The MTSU men’s basketball team made it looks easy tonight against Tennessee Temple at the Murphy Center with a 102-52 win.
Launching careers and juggling new responsibilities will be a wonderful challenge, Smyrna Mayor Mary Esther Reed told new Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, but carving out time for community service is critical too.
The city of Murfreesboro has released a request for proposals for qualified consultants to prepare a citywide comprehensive plan.
Jeffrey L. Peach has announced he will seek the Republican Party nomination on the May 2014 ballot for a Rutherford County Circuit Court judgeship.
The closest thing to a sure bet in Rutherford County is that you don’t have to go far to find a Civil War history buff.
Phil Griffin, who is vying for the Republican Party nomination in the 7th District Rutherford County Commission race, recently announced his leadership team.
Possibly, the biggest gathering of celebrities, heads of state, and religious leaders the world has ever seen took place on Tuesday in a near-100,000 capacity football stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
It was a special day at the Murphy Center on Thursday as more than 6,000 Murfreesboro City Schools students attended the Lady Raiders game against Kennesaw State to mark Education Day.
With the holiday season in full swing, midstate consumers have a gloomier economic outlook compared with their views earlier this fall, according to a recent study.
They celebrate the holidays a little differently in the U.S. Capitol, where I have been enjoying a little recreational time with friends.
MTSU lost a legend Monday with the passing of former coach and professor Joe Black Hayes, who was 98 years old.
A local business owner who is actively involved in the Republican Party has announced he is running for a Murfreesboro City Council seat.
Three Middle Tennessee State University students recently earned cash for their business concepts after pitching them during the university’s first Student Business Idea Competition.
The MTSU women’s basketball team made it five wins in a row with a dominating 68-32 victory over Kennesaw State on Thursday afternoon at the Murphy Center.
MTSU's football team sat and waited and waited a year ago. The phone never rang. There were no bowl invitations.
The MTSU women’s basketball game Thursday at the Murphy Center will have some young news faces in attendance.
Cities that have passed living wage laws require higher than minimum wage so that workers contribute to the local community as consumers.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee has signed an agreement with North China University of Technology to allow exchange students.
MTSU legendary coach and administrator Joe Black Hayes died Monday. He was 98 years old.
A Middle Tennessee State University nursing professor was recently honored as the recipient of the Excellence in Nursing Education Award.
The owner of a local bail bonds company recently announced she is seeking the Republican Party nomination in the Rutherford County Circuit Court clerk race slated for May 2014.
During a recent state Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on drug task forces, Republican lawmakers appeared to be in agreement that reform is needed.
Why not join the MTSU community in Hale Arena at the Murphy Center on the campus for the fall 2013 commencement ceremonies?
It has been a solid start for the MTSU men’s and women’s basketball teams this season.
MTSU's football team will play the Navy on Monday, Dec. 30, in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the annual total cost in Tennessee of excessive alcohol consumption is more than $4 billion.
To the great surprise of no one in an age ruled by cynicism and irony, a poll conducted for the Associated Press by the firm General Social Survey finds that only one-third of Americans believe that most people are worthy of their trust.
To hear kids today tell it, programs such as “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” have broken all kinds of new ground and brought viewers a brave, new world of televised political satire.
Have you been to an MTSU men or women’s basketball game lately? If not, you need to go as a good time is almost guaranteed.
Let me say up front that there is a tiny downside. Parking can be an issue and the pre-game taped music is horrible and way too loud, plus the concession prices are too high. However, there’s an upside to the downside.
The parking problem means we’ve got plenty of fans and the situation is getting better. Eventually the pre-game music ends and the terrific MTSU pep band takes over.
Governor cites grant in pushing for education goals
As the holidays approach, it can be a difficult time financially for many people who are unemployed and looking for work, especially those with disabilities.
Tennessee’s best high school football players for 2013 were recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards luncheon hosted by the Tennessee Titans on Monday.
The Linebaugh Public Library will welcome storytellers on toes for selections from “The Nutcracker” ballet and story time on Friday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m.
As Tennessee’s high school football guru, I am often contacted about the game and what it means to so many people.
The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present George Handel’s “Messiah” to the community this week.
When the Blue Raiders men’s basketball team steps on the court Tuesday at Murphy Center, they will be wearing special Blackout Game jerseys to affirm their devotion to the university's True Blue values.
MTSU recently celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week with a series of workshops and speakers designed to tap into the innovative and creative juices in abundant supply throughout the midstate.
The MTSU football team end season on a five game winning streak with 48-17 over UTEP
At Middle Tennessee State University, we can be thankful for many things.
MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill sums up this month by saying “remember November.”
Over the last few weeks, we have seen an outpouring of remembrances about President John Kennedy and the impact of his assassination 50 years ago.
The team finished the weekend going 0-5, but many of the players said they feel like the program is on the right track in terms of competing at a national level despite the finish.
Rutherford County Board of Education Vice-Chairman Wayne Blair has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Tennessee School Boards Association.
The MTSU department of military science acknowledged student-cadets Tuesday for their success in the classroom and in training efforts.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host Gov. Bill Haslam next week at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.
The MTSU women’s basketball team is hoping lighting strikes today when it faces the No. 7 ranked Kentucky Wildcats at the Murphy Center.
Detective Ralph Mayercik recently announced his intention to run for the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County sheriff.
The Tennessee School Boards Association has named the Rutherford County Board of Education the 2013 School Board of the Year.
Journeys in Community Living has secured a new contract that allows the individuals served by the nonprofit to learn valuable job skills while earning cash, officials recently announced.
Officials celebrated this week over news that the city has been selected as the 21st most affordable suburb in the country.
Six incoming MTSU students have been selected to receive the SouthEast Bank Scholars award for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The local chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has lost its charter and will no longer be allowed to participate in MTSU Greek life beginning next year.
An expatriate who lives in England thinks he knows how we’re feeling.
A few years ago, I visited Dallas, Texas, and sat on the grassy knoll, the location from which some people believe a second gunman shot President Kennedy.
MTSU plays it final road game of the season on Saturday when it travels to winless Southern Mississippi.
MTSU senior guard Kerry Hammonds II has had several signature moments during his four-year Blue Raiders career.
Hundreds of MTSU seniors attended Senior Day on Tuesday in preparation of life beyond campus.
The widow of country music icon George Jones announced Monday that her family has established a scholarship fund at MTSU, which they hope will become a living memorial to the late singer.
I wonder if readers of The Murfreesboro Post notice the difference in civilized countries and uncivilized ones?
The MTSU art department through the Todd Art Gallery has collaborated with Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell to create a new community art gallery.
Last week, the MTSU football team became bowl eligible for the fourth time in five years with a dominating 48-0 victory over Conference USA rival Florida International, giving the Blue Raiders their sixth win of the season.
Ron Malone was recognized Wednesday for his 25 years of work by MTSU President Sidney McPhee.
What could be America's largest transition of farm and ranch land ownership is underway, a trend that has many across Tennessee wondering about their next steps.
The Akemans were slain the night of Nov. 10, 1973, by John Brown and a cousin.
Random thoughts as the 2013-14 college basketball season is off and running:
The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has named Deborah Fisher as its new executive director.
The MTSU men's basketball team defeats Akron 80-73 to extend home regular season winning streak to 31
The MTSU men's basketball team defeats Akron 80-73 to extend home regular season winning streak to 31
Gov. Bill Haslam has formed a task force to evaluate how best to serve Tennessee veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school.
Harry Gill Jr. was unanimously selected Tuesday as the new town manger during a Smyrna Town Council meeting.
The first eight years of a child's life are the most critical in determining if he will go on to success, according to a recent study.
These are exciting and challenging times for higher education.
All over the sporting world, including here locally, veterans were honored in many ways this weekend.
The MTSU volleyball team qualified for its first ever Conference USA tournament with a weekend sweep over Florida International and Florida Atlantic.
A Middle Tennessee State University employee has been recognized for outstanding service to her department, colleagues, students and the community, officials announced Friday.
Attorney Barry Tidwell has announced his primary candidacy for the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge.
Three athletes from Rutherford County have been named finalists for the 2013 Mr. Football Award, officials with the TSSAA announced Thursday.
The state of Tennessee has reached an agreement with US Airways and American Airlines regarding a proposed merger that the attorney general challenged, officials announced Tuesday.
Councilman Eddie Smotherman has announced that he will challenge state Rep. Dawn White during the Republican Party primary in August 2014.
As the calendar nears the New Year, new battles are being waged over abortion both locally and nationally.
The national average for a gallon of gas is already less than it was during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend last year, and prices could fall even more before then.
Middle Tennessee State University will welcome a scholar’s perspective on U.S. foreign policy in the second of two “Muslim Journeys” lectures.
MTSU will officially launch the exploration and study of growing ginseng at the Experiential Learning and Research Center this week.
MTSU has been recognized for its outstanding support of veterans in the Best for Vests: Colleges 2014 rankings issued Monday by Military Times.
Many veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are finding the move back into civilian life can present barriers, but there is help - and it's year-round, not just on Veterans Day.
The sweet deal Milton Hershey promised the people of Cuba is the subject of a new documentary by a Middle Tennessee State University professor.
What would it take for you to support universal background checks for gun ownership? Would it be a mass shooting in a Tennessee school?
The Volunteer State is rapidly becoming a favorite destination for college football recruiters.
Stirring, touching and countless other goose-bump emotions riveted the Middle Tennessee State University campus Saturday during the 32nd annual Salute to Armed Services.
Councilman Shane McFarland has announced he will run for mayor in the 2014 election.
There are some season openers that are considered gimmes.
Watching MTSU students scrambling behind the scenes at the recent Barry Gibb event in Tucker Theatre and at “Freedom Sings” in Nashville got me thinking.
The MTSU football team shuts out Florida International 48-0 during Salute to Veterans Game at Floyd Stadium
The MTSU football team shuts out Florida International 48-0 during Salute to Veterans Game at Floyd Stadium
Once again, the 800-pound gorilla was too much for the Lady Raiders to overcome.
The Webb School football team made school history Saturday with a dominating 53-0 win over Aaron Academy in the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference title game.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday that Tennessee has had the largest academic growth on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, making it the fastest-improving state in the nation.
MTSU is bringing back Senior Day, a free event to salute graduating students and provide advice about graduate school opportunities and job-hunting preparation.
Attorney Eric Hennessee has announced his intention to seek the Republican Party nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge next year.
Kroger stores in Middle Tennessee are supporting Second Harvest Food Bank this holiday season by launching a "Can Hunger" campaign to provide 200,000 meals for the food bank.
MTSU’s football team will head down the home stretch favored to win its last three games.
The MTSU Concert Chorale and the Middle Tennessee Choral Society will team with the Faculty Brass Quintet to present a special “Salute to Veterans” this weekend.
The high school football playoffs begin Friday night all over the state.
A retired MTSU professor will present a discussion on climate changed Thursday, Nov. 7, at Linebaugh Public Library in Murfreesboro.
The 2014 MTSU baseball team concluded its fall preseason practice last week with the annual Blue and White World Series at Reese Smith Jr. Field.
The first job fair for veterans at Middle Tennessee State University will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, on campus.
With Congress back in session, a renewed push is on for passage of a new Tennessee Wilderness Act. Wednesday marked the 29th anniversary of the original.
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides citizens with the right to own and bear arms.
MTSU’s basketball team has won 55 games the last two seasons as it enters its first in Conference USA.
It’s hard to believe MTSU coach Rick Insell is entering his ninth season as the women’s basketball coach.
Discovery Park of America, a multimillion dollar new tourist and educational attraction, opened there Friday, following months of preparation.
MTSU's football team pulled out a victory win at UAB on Saturday as red-shirt freshman Cody Clark kicked a short field goal to win the game.
It wasn’t a thing of beauty, but style points done matter if you win, particularly on the road.
The month of November has arrived in Tennessee, and along with it, an automatic reduction in funding for many families in the state that struggle to put food on the table.
Murfreesboro attorney Howard Wilson has announced that he will seek the Republican ticket for Rutherford Chancery Court judge next year.
Some grown-ups who use Halloween as an excuse to party fail to exercise much sense.
MTSU put itself in a good position going into the final month of the season by upsetting Marshall 51-49 during the Oct. 24 Blackout Game.
Lady Raider sophomore midfielder Kate Loye traveled a long way to play collegiate soccer, but in the two years she has been on campus she has made a huge impact on the squad as they fight for a berth in next week’s Conference USA Tournament.
businessman Rick Peppers announced Tuesday he will run in the Republican primary for the 48th District in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Political consultant Phil Griffin has announced he is running in the Republican primary for the 7th District of the Rutherford County Commission next year.
Local Christians, Jews and Muslims are increasingly building bridges of understanding through interfaith events.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed an area law enforcement veteran to the Tennessee Board of Parole.
Local businessman Daniel Gammon has officially stepped into the ring for the Republican Party nomination in the 17th District Rutherford County Commission primary race.
Middle Tennessee State University’s new science building has received a significant boost with a $1.5 million grant from the Christy-Houston Foundation, the university announced Friday.
Judge Keith Siskin recently announced he is seeking election to retain his seat on the Rutherford County Circuit Court.
Stinging comments from a longtime Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency critic has drawn sharp response from the agency’s defenders, and resulted in an updated – and more fair and accurate – story about a routine audit.
During the recent government shutdown, many numbers were thrown around, but there is one number that stands out and it has nothing to do with the debate over the federal budget.
It was big, make no mistake about it. It’s what I’d refer to as a potential season changer. There are game changers, but this just might have been a season changer.
Sunny smiles swept the clouds away recently, giving some of MTSU's favorite little people and their big friends a great afternoon for a fall festival.
One of my favorite events of the year happens every fall: the Salute to Armed Services, a full day of events for not only veterans, but also for active-duty personnel and their families.
MTSU accounting professor Paula Thomas was among the hundreds of runners who competed in the recent Middle Half, but it was completion of a half-marathon last month in Chicago that gives her the greatest satisfaction.
Logan Kilgore found Tavarres Jefferson for a game-winning 9-yard touchdown in the final three seconds to carry MTSU to a 51-49 victory over Marshall in front of 19,898 for the annual Blackout game at Floyd Stadium on Thursday night.
The second MTSU prescription drug take-back event proved almost as successful as the first one, event organizers said Friday.
Former University of Tennessee Basketball coach Bruce Pearl speaks at MTSU Men's Basketball Tip-Off celebration on Oct. 23
Chancellor Robert Corlew III announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of his current term and will not seek re-election next year.
Residents will be allowed to dispose of unwanted medications from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center at MTSU.
MTSU will welcome legendary singer and songwriter Barry Gibb to campus on Monday, Oct. 28, as part of the recording industry department's speakers series.
Recent revelations have shown U.S. government agencies may have violated Americans rights, according to advocates who will rally in the nation's capitol this weekend to protest.
As younger children make use of new technology, online safety issues are becoming greater concerns.
Members of Alpha Omicron Pi Women’s Fraternity at MTSU will hold the annual Smoke Out Arthritis barbeque to raise funds for arthritis research Thursday, Oct. 24, in Murfreesboro.
October is the month set aside for the gruesome and the macabre, the things that are tantalizingly horrible and wickedly intriguing.
Officials in Murfreesboro city government should be proud of their recent award from the Government Finance Officer Association for outstanding budget preparation and presentation.
Murfreesboro Vice Mayor Ron Washington said Thursday he will apply for the open mayoral position for the April 15, 2014, election.
If you want to journey back in time, follow the beat of the drums this weekend to Long Hunter State Park, where more than 50 Native American tribes will gather.
Various sports teams around the nation wore pink this month in honor of breast cancer awareness.
Media critic A.J. Liebling is reported to have said, “Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one.”
Murfreesboro mayor not seeking 4th term
A former U.S. congressman joined with farmers Monday to call on lawmakers to better address the issue of climate change.
Hundreds of sharply dressed Middle Tennessee State University students and alumni visited Wednesday the dozens of employers who had set up interview and information booths for the annual Fall Career Fair.
Attorney Toby Gilley announced Monday that he will seek the Republican Party’s nomination for Rutherford County General Sessions Court judge during the May 6, 2014, primary election.
A coalition of veterans and uniformed services organizations that represent more than 5.5 million members will converge this week in Washington, D.C., to demand an end to the government shutdown.
Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, and that willingness to lend a hand has earned some national recognition.
One of the nation’s most prominent pharmaceutical corporations is making an investment in the future with a donation to the Raiders’ Closet at Middle Tennessee State University.
Reminiscent of a classic episode of “The Twilight Zone” or a spin-off of Stephen King’s “Children of the Corn,” a silent horde of scarecrows have invaded tiny Granville in Jackson County.
MTSU’s football team is in the midst of a very difficult four-game grind.
How concerned are Middle Tennessee residents regarding the current federal government shutdown that has closed Rutherford County’s Stones River National Battlefield Cemetery and other programs throughout America?
The Middle Tennessee State University police department will conduct sobriety roadside-safety checkpoints during the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 12, on campus.
Drawing from pop, sacred and classical styles, award-winning pianist Mac Frampton will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Murfreesboro.
State Rep. Jeremy Faison, with a team of MTSU researchers in tow, set out in the woods of Cocke County on Friday to dig for Appalachian gold.
Omari Boyd, 29, will be representing the United State in the Unified World Championships in Tuscany, Italy, later this month in a tournament as a part of Team USA.
Both the MTSU women's soccer and volleyball win key C-USA matches over the weekend.
The MTSU football team drops C-USA home opener 24-17 to East Carolina
There must be a saner way to observe the Civil War’s sesquicentennial than what they are doing in Richmond, Va.
For the second time, the Auto Club Group is wrapping some of its classic red, white and blue tow trucks and service vehicles the color pink in order to raise awareness of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.
The MTSU women’s soccer had a four-match winning streak snapped with a 2-0 loss to Colorado College on Sunday at Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.
The Rutherford County Steering Committee made five recommendations for appointment, and announced an upcoming vacancy in its meeting Tuesday.
The state has experienced a slight improvement in its poverty rate, but the struggle for low-income families is far from over, according to recent data.
Republican state Rep. Joe Carr gained the support Monday of two conservative-backed groups for the U.S. Senate.
Murfreesboro resident Dr. Bryan Terry announced Monday that he will be a candidate for the 48th District seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives during the 2014 elections.
Speakers look to future at Murfreesboro conference
Barely had the ink dried on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s approval of the Middle Tennessee State University mechatronics engineering program when things began to stir in the university’s engineering technology department.
It seems MTSU sophomore and former Siegel High soccer forward Tori Hawkins is always flying somewhere — either on the pitch, the classroom or up in the sky.
The days of six classes of Division I high school football in Tennessee may be numbered. Now in its fifth year of existence, the current classification plan has survived despite a great deal of criticism.
As a career newspaperman, I’ve been blessed to know some of the most remarkable people on the planet, including Jackie Robinson and John Seigenthaler.
The executive director of the local Republican Party is scheduled to kick off her primary campaign for a Rutherford County Commission seat Monday at party headquarters in downtown Murfreesboro.
Vice Minister Xu Lin of China, who oversees more than 400 Confucius Institutes around the world, will visit Monday to meet with Gov. Bill Haslam and tour the MTSU campus.
The opening of the new health insurance marketplace in Tennessee is less than a week away, but many questions still remain about how this shift will affect the way people obtain insurance.
Mark O’Neal resigned Tuesday, ending 11 years as town manager of Smyrna.
MTSU faces numerous obstacles Friday night when it travels to Provo, Utah, to face BYU.
Because most college students and soon-to-be graduates need jobs but usually do not own the proper attire for interviews, Raiders’ Closet is once again offering to help by providing students with free clothes, shoes and attire this semester.
A growing number of experts now believe roughhousing can help children develop mentally and emotionally, as long as it does not cross the line.
Middle Tennessee State University has the largest class of new freshmen and transfer students among the six universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, according to preliminary counts released Monday.
The best middle and high school rugby players in Tennessee and Georgia will be competing Saturday in the Stones River 7s tournament at the MTSU Sports Complex.
With just over a year until the general elections, the race to determine who will be the next Rutherford County Circuit Court clerk is starting to heat up with Laura Bohling already facing a challenger.
If a news organization, be it newspaper, magazine, radio or television, gives space or time to a political figure, does that necessarily imply an endorsement of that person?
Keathley University Center back open for students
Rutherford County Election Commission officials will hold an open house next week as part of a monthlong push aimed at increasing voter participation in recognition of National Voter Registration Day.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a statewide Amber Alert for an 11-year-old boy who was last seen Tuesday afternoon in Spring Hill, located about 45 minutes southwest of Murfreesboro.
Authorities have located the 11-year-old boy who went missing Tuesday afternoon in Spring Hill, following a statewide Amber Alert.
As technology advances, so does the way businesses operate.
I had never seen a performance of “Les Misérables” in its entirety, neither a dramatic staging nor a musical version, until this month.
How would you fare if forced to flee to the mountains with only the clothes on your back and survive solely off the land?
Rick Wise, the newest member of the Smyrna Town Council, is used to the glare of public service.
Looking inside Diane Turnham’s office on campus, you will find a plethora of MTSU women’s basketball and volleyball memorabilia from her days as coach.
Middle Tennessee State University will serve as host on Tuesday, Sept. 17, to the annual Rutherford County College Night.
Honorably discharged military veterans may now visit any driver services center in the state to obtain a specially designated license or photo identification card, officials announced Thursday.
Officials are inviting the public to attend an upcoming meeting on how stormwater is being handled in the area.
Former MTSU baseball pitcher Dewon Brazelton set a lot of long-standing records during his time in Murfreesboro, and on Saturday, he will add another accomplishment to his resume with an induction into the Blue Raider Sports Hall of Fame.
For the second time in recent weeks, a small group of protesters stood on the Medical Center Parkway overpass calling for President Barack Obama to be impeached.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and mental health experts say taking the steps to possibly save someone's life does not require any special skills or training.
A California-based researcher will discuss the physical and emotional impact of stress on women’s brain function at a free public lecture this month.
A former captain with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office announced Monday he is running against Sheriff Robert Arnold in the 2014 election.
More than 30 people gathered in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse in downtown Murfreesboro Thursday afternoon to protest U.S. military involvement in the ongoing Syrian civil war.
As the nation observes the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America, Tennessee first responders will be upgrading their techniques.
With football season in full swing and baseball season headed for the playoffs, a group of dynamic athletes is suiting up to show off their skills at MTSU.
Does President Barack Obama have constitutional authority to attack Syria on his own? Must he seek congressional approval? Should he do so?
The Tennessee’s Consolidated Retirement System is disputing an Associated Press report that claims certain lobbyists in the state receive public pensions if they represent government associations.
Whether deployed in a hostile environment or serving during peacetime here at home, military service is a job that demands both physical strength and mental agility.
Murfreesboro authorities are continuing their investigation into what led up to a shooting that occurred Friday night on East Main Street.
The biggest news of night was the injury of Blue Raider senior quarterback Logan Kilgore in the third quarter.
Redeemer Classical Academy illustrates how much parents can accomplish when they come together, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais said Tuesday.
Several well-known local politicians have thrown their weight behind Rutherford County Commissioner Adam Coggin's efforts to become the next representative from the 48th District in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Nationally known music and tech entrepreneur Mark Montgomery has created a new class focusing on new music business models for Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Recording Industry.
An MTSU alumna is the grand prize winner in season two of the Diet Coke Young Designer Challenge.
Tony Dover resigned Thursday as mayor. He will be replaced by Vice Mayor Mary Esther Reed, the first woman ever to serve as mayor in Smyrna history.
Alberto Gonzales on Wednesday criticized Congress for not taking a more active role in the discussion over whether the United States should attack Syria.
A new era of MTSU football begins Thursday, when the Blue Raiders face Western Carolina University at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium in the 2013 season opener and their first game in Conference USA.
Last weekend, some of the toughest athletes in the world made an annual stop in the Music City when Professional Bull Riders celebrated 20 years with the Jack Daniel’s Invitational inside Bridgestone Arena.
The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of more than $28.8 million in grants to 42 states to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students for taking advanced placement tests.
Glenn Jacobs, a.k.a. “Kane,” won’t try to lay the smack down on Lamar Alexander in 2014.
MTSU’s first home game of the 2013 season on Thursday, Aug. 29, will require traffic and parking changes to accommodate on- and off-campus Blue Raider fans.
Nissan is now able to export vehicles from its Smyrna, Tenn., vehicle assembly plant to 61 markets around the world.
The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors approved a $10.5 billion fiscal year 2014 budget at its meeting Thursday and a 1.5 percent retail rate increase.
Hundreds of new MTSU students and their families descended on campus Friday to move into their dorms, but they didn’t do so by themselves.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving said high-visibility law enforcement is a proven way to reduce drunk driving deaths.
Retired Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul spoke at a conference in Nashville Friday.
While college is an adjustment, it doesn’t have to mean an adjustment in your pants size.
Working in groups of two and three, art faculty and staff have combined their talents to create the opening exhibit of the fall 2013 semester for the Todd Art Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University.
What’s the best way to describe the upcoming high school football season in Tennessee? In a word: change.
An eventful autumn awaits the Middle Tennessee State University community and general public.
Second-best year ever helps reach 85 percent of Centennial Campaign
The wait is finally over. All of the Blue Raider fall sports programs are about to begin the first season in Conference USA this month.
When you send letters or packages via the postal service do you expect the letter carriers to open them up to have a peek just because they want to?
The Tennessee Department of Education named 10 Rutherford County schools as “Reward Schools” Monday.
The fourth annual MTSU Ag Alumni and Friends Reception at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
After complaints from the community, organizers of the up-coming Music in the Middle festival have downsized the concert from a three-day gathering to a one-day event.
The number of new school administrators at public schools in Tennessee grew by 34.5 percent between 2000 and 2012, while the number of new teachers increased by less than 17 percent.
An MTSU professor and her fellow sociologists’ research on college students’ changing sex lives is making the news, but it still shows some traditional values in place.
A steady stream of well-wishers provided plenty of hugs and handshakes for John Harris, the first and only Disabled Student Services director at Middle Tennessee State University, during a special celebration Tuesday.
Concerned Students for a Better Nissan College Tour brought actor Danny Glover and its message to Smyrna in late July.
Although Tennessee taxpayers help subsidize film and television programs like ABC’s “Nashville” provided they film on location, not all productions get the same treatment.
The complaint challenges a pending merger that would make a combined U.S. Airways/American Airlines the largest worldwide carrier.
Gov. Bill Haslam brushed aside an announcement this week that formal ethics complaints had been filed against him.
The Murfreesboro City Council has approved a contract with Lose and Associates Inc. for services needed to construct a proposed indoor tennis facility at Old Fort Park.
The group will spend one week working with Chilean high school students and one week with peers at the University of Santiago.
MTSU officials say partnerships with two other universities will provide the labor market with greater numbers of highly qualified social workers.
Pump prices are moving in a positive direction for motorists and are now below year-ago levels, according to a recent analysis.
Middle Tennessee State University was selected as one of the "Best in the Southeast" by The Princeton Review on its 2014 list of the nation’s top colleges.
Middle Tennessee State University business professor Sandra Benson’s innovative way of getting her business law students more engaged in the classroom has gained her a spot in a national competition for business law professors.
Federal judge rules against publisher in lawsuit
Residents who filed a refund claim for Skechers toning shoes should be receiving a $34 check soon for each pair they purchased a few years ago, as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
The increase in breastfeeding isn't an anomaly, but a return to the norm, expert said.
Students, parents, faculty and staff of Homer Pittard Campus School welcomed new principal Sherry King during a picnic held Tuesday on school grounds.
Gov. Bill Haslam says it’s about time for the state to hop on the treadmill, eat better and make healthier choices.
The latest new course at Middle Tennessee State University is designed to appeal to the kid in all of us.
The status of three MTSU football players who were accused of assaulting a fellow female student dominated the first football press conference of the 2013 season, which was held Wednesday.
Though many of us are still experiencing a Bonnaroo hangover at this point in the year, there is much music on the horizon in the midstate for the remainder of the year.
An in-depth national study conducted by three prominent university researchers has found that wine sales in retail food stores are not linked to increased community safety issues such as traffic fatalities.
RutherfordCABLE and presenting sponsor Deloitte will offer a special leadership workshop for organization members on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Middle Tennessee State University.
It’s certainly been an interesting couple of weeks for the media.
Murfreesboro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl last week.
Attorneys file another appeal in Islamic Center case
The company plans to invest approximately $2 million in renovations.
MTSU head football coach Rick Stockstill has formally dismissed three players from the team following their arrests earlier this month.
Business Facilities has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking.
MCS claimed another year of successful growth, with achievement targets met in all content areas.
The thing that rubbed me the rawest was some anchors and race-baiting guests referring to Zimmerman as a “white Hispanic.”
Former Lady Raider star Anne Marie Lanning has enjoyed much success on the basketball court throughout her career.
Did you hear about a baby being born last week to some young couple in England? I think there was something in the news about it.
Two talented MTSU students are still moving toward their goals of taking top honors on a pair of TV reality shows.
MTSU did not have to look far to find the new farm laboratory director in the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience.
Two MTSU associate professors have captured international honors for their examination of electronic library collections.
Discovery Center campers this week are not only learning oodles of science, but they are an important part of research being conducted by MTSU graduate student Heather Barker.
The editors of Rolling Stone undoubtedly are delighted at the publicity so many misguided people are giving them.
Unfortunately, too few people understand Wal-Mart’s commitment to providing good, stable jobs and long-term career opportunities to its 1.4 million associates.
Animal-rights advocates are perched on the edges of their seats
Meredith Kerr has been named interim development director for the MTSU College of Liberal Arts, the university’s Development and Foundation Office announced.
When it comes to dealing with depression, experts warn that too often people turn to prescription drugs as their first option.
The men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will hold their 22nd annual Terry Looper Basketball Camp on Saturday, July 27, at the Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro.
Player accused of assault woman as other suspects recorded the incident.
There’s no doubt that Saddle Up for Project Help puts the “fun” in “fundraiser” as few events can.
A quarter of century ago, times were changing for the Blue Raider baseball program.
Thousands of sandhill cranes fly in annually, causing problems outside the state’s two wildlife refuge areas in West and East Tennessee, according to state officials.
Girls who want to ‘rock the house’ can be loud and proud at the 11th annual Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp at MTSU.
Launch to take place at August's Business Before Hours.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security this week announced that the average wait time at state driver services centers has decreased so far this year compared to 2012.
The Tennessee Campaign for Liberty will be holding a protest on Saturday, July 20, to express disapproval over U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's voting record in Congress.
While most states and municipalities would drool over the possibility of six new store locations in their areas, the District of Columbia is telling the big-box boys to hit the Beltway and don’t look back.
The Governor’s Children’s Cabinet launched two major initiatives Monday in an effort to improve Tennessee children's education.
County Commissioner Adam Coggin announced his candidacy for the 48th District Tennessee House seat, which will be vacated by Joe Carr.
A Chinese education group deepened its partnership with area schools Friday by signing a pact with Rutherford County Schools.
In addition to the fresh veggies and other items, customers are treated with great service.
An MTSU alumna continues her quest to turn tragedy into triumph by raising awareness of traumatic brain injuries.
The Tennessee Literacy Coalition is getting a redesign thanks to the creative genius of more than 30 volunteers.
As the U.S. House prepares for another try at passing a farm bill, a new survey has found that a majority of those in rural America want to see a greater focus on small-business development and economic initiatives.
Last week, President Barack Obama and his administration refused to cave in to public pressure to label Westboro Baptist Church a hate group.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was on hand Tuesday morning to mark the creation of a new government-supported online degree provider in the state.
The Jim Tracy for Congress campaign announced in a Wednesday press release it raised $303,000 in the second fundraising quarter.
Gov. Bill Haslam recently appointed Richard Montgomery as chairman of the Board of Parole.
Infiniti announced deliveries of the much-anticipated 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan will begin on Monday, Aug. 5, at Infiniti retailers nationwide.
Murfreesboro-based Stinger Medical has merged with Enovate, located in Michigan, company officials announced Tuesday.
The THP reported 436 people died in traffic crashes in Tennessee from Jan. 1 through June 30.
Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Murfreesboro resident Carroll Van West as state historian.
Gov. Bill Haslam expressed his continued confidence in Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman Monday.
ESPN Films has turned its award winning “30 for 30” film series into a special “Nine for IX” series to highlight famous women in sports.
Middle Tennessee State University will host a delegation of Chinese students and educators who are visiting to develop cultural ties with schools.
Kellie Pickler’s "Dancing with the Stars" finale costume and trophy are now on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
In order to address issues involving the death of a loved one, the university recently created the Working Group on Bereavement, an assemblage of members of the campus community committed to tackling this issue with care and compassion.
Blue Raider center and 2005 MTSU Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Tim Sisneros died June 28 at the age of 59 in his hometown of Kokomo, Ind.
Police Chief Buddy Peaster welcomed six newly commissioned police officers to service at the Middle Tennessee State University on Monday.
Tennessee residents who submitted a valid foreclosure payment claim through the national mortgage settlement should have received a check in June for approximately $1,480, officials recently announced.
Experts are hoping residents take extra precaution against the many mosquitoes that have recently cropped up in the midstate area.
Jon Barry Scarlett, of Smyrna, Tenn., a retired educator with Middle Tennessee State University, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after a prolonged and valiant battle against lung disease and other ailments.
I don’t know how many times I have heard that no one cares about print any more.
Recent legislation aimed at cutting the size of Tennessee state government went into effect Monday with the newly created Office of the Repealer.
Joseph “Joe” C. Tenpenny Jr., 82, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died Monday, July 1, 2013.
Project Help is taking on a new summer project: remodeling its main facility on North Baird Lane to give teachers and students much needed elbow room.
The Summer Language Institute is at it again, offering a number of summer courses geared to teaching foreign languages.
With a beaming smile and a winning way with words, it’s easy to see how James Lee was elected president of the Student Government Association at Middle Tennessee State University.
For the first time since the state implemented more rigorous standards in 2009, more than half of students in grades 3-8 are on grade level in every TCAP Achievement subject.
The Rutherford County Commission voted Friday morning in support of raising property taxes by 4.1 percent.
Some of the world’s top atmospheric scientists are flying all around Tennessee for the next few weeks as part of a study on man-made emissions.
If the researchers at Georgetown University are correct, Tennessee is in for some long overdue positive economic news.
Nissan announced Thursday that it will add 900 new jobs at its Smyrna vehicle assembly plant to support future production of the Nissan Rogue.
MTSU has hired Amy Hardin as the new development director for the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.
The majority of student-athletes will have to fall back on their education after college because so few make it into the sporting field -- a fact not lost on MTSU Athletics officials.
Despite all of the publicity surrounding the actions of former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, this will not be the last instance of government employees leaking secret information.
Local politicians and officials from the Tennessee Department of Transportation gathered Wednesday to officially announce plans to build a bridge over Broad Street.
Beginning next month, eligible residents receiving allowances for minor children through the Tennessee unemployment insurance program will no longer receive those funds.
Saddle Up for Project Help is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Foundation Reception House in Murfreesboro.
Councilwoman Madelyn Scales-Harris remains frustrated, but fellow Murfreesboro City Council members at Thursday night’s meeting seemed able to determine exactly why.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington, D.C., has signed a partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center to bolster jobs by stimulating Tennessee exports.