IRVING, Texas - Senior Shawn Jones of the MTSU men's basketball team (28-8, 13-3 C-USA) was named the 2013-14 season's final Conference USA Player of the Week as announced by the league office Friday afternoon.
This marks Jones' third C-USA weekly award and the fourth for the Blue Raiders this season as the big man collected the honor Dec. 16 and Feb. 3. Jones' third weekly honor comes after leading the Blue Raiders to a share of the C-USA regular season title with a 55-53 win at UAB Thursday evening.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Middle Tennessee men's basketball team (23-8, 13-3 C-USA) squeaked by UAB (18-12, 7-9 C-USA) 55-53 on the road at Bartow Arena as senior point guard Tweety Knight hit the game-winning layup with four seconds remaining to clinch a share of the regular season Conference USA title.
The win gives the Raiders their third-straight regular season conference crown and fourth in the last five seasons. MT will be the No. 3-seed in the C-USA Championship next week. The Blue Raiders become Middle Tennessee's second program to clinch a conference team title in the school's first year in C-USA. The MT women's basketball team secured their regular season league championships last week.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The No. 22 MTSU women’s balanced attack helped the Lady Raiders to a 64-52 win over Tulane on Wednesday, giving head coach Rick Insell his 1,000th overall career victory.
Early in the contest, Tulane (20-9, 11-5 C-USA) opened up to a five-point lead. However, a 13-2 Blue Raider run midway in the first helped MTSU (26-4, 15-1 Conference USA) to its eighth straight win. MTSU now shifts focus to the Conference USA Championship in El Paso, Texas. The Lady Raiders' first game will be in the quarterfinal round next Thursday, March 13.
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.
IRVING, Texas - MTSU's Ebony Rowe was named to the Conference USA Women's Basketball All-Academic team, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Rowe became the fifth player in Middle Tennessee history to earn Capital One Academic All-America distinction last month with her second team selection. She is the first MT women's basketball player to garner C-USA All-Academic accolades.
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.
MTSU moved up one spot to No. 22 in the Associated Press Top 25 Women's Basketball poll released on Monday.
The Blue Raiders (25-4, 14-1 C-USA) clinched the Conference USA regular season title with a 68-58 win over UAB on Saturday. MT has won six consecutive regular season titles, which includes five straight in the Sun Belt.
Under head coach Rick Insell, Middle Tennessee has reached 25-plus wins in six of his nine seasons.
What an amazing Region 4-AAA high school basketball tournament. On the first night, all four of our 7-AAA girls teams won.
My principal once told me that a minor sport was any sport that a child was NOT playing. For instance, if the child did not play football, then football was a minor sport – and so on. He was right about this, at least from a parent’s point of view.
Several honored at 16th annual Pepsi Celebration of Champions
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.
Chris Chambers has stepped down as the head coach of the La Vergne boys basketball team.
The announcement from the school's sports information director said the coach has stepped down to pursue other opportunities at La Vergne High School.
During 38 years of coaching the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team, Pat Summitt received hundreds of honors and accolades.
She can now add one more: The 2013-2014 "Tennessee Blue Book" has been dedicated to her in recognition of her career as a coach, a life-skills mentor and an aggressive fundraiser for Alzheimer's disease research.
NASHVILLE - MTSU's Ebony Rowe became the first two-time recipient of the Ed Temple Amateur Female Award at the 16th Annual Pepsi Celebration of Champions presented by Kroger and the Nashville Sports Council. The event was held at the Grand Ole Opry on Wednesday evening.
Rowe won the award in 2013 for her accomplishments in 2011-12 and was honored last evening for her athletic achievement last season.
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.
The MTSU women’s basketball team broke open a close game in the second half, outscoring East Carolina 37-25 to roll to a key 70-59 Conference USA win on the road on Wednesday night.
MTSU trailed 34-33 at the half, but built a 10-point lead at 46-36 in the second half and never looked back.