What was maybe the best softball season in Middle Tennessee history came to a close over the weekend as the Blue Raiders fell in NCAA regional action to Oregon State.
Middle Tennessee Director of Athletics Chris Massaro announced Monday that Jim McGuire's contract will not be renewed as head baseball coach. McGuire's contract expires June 30, 2018.
The trio of guest speakers at MTSU's two-day series of spring 2018 commencement ceremonies offered similar suggestions to the record 2,641 graduates reaching this life-changing moment: use your hard-earned knowledge and skills to meet new challenges and to serve others.
Attendees of the Brewers Association's national 2018 Craft Brewing Conference in Nashville got a sneak peek last week (May 4) of MTSU's Fermentation Sciences laboratory under construction at the Hop Springs agritourism destination being built by Steel Barrel Brewery.
Middle Tennessee has hired former Ole Miss Head Coach Matt Insell as an assistant women's basketball coach.
A trio of leaders will help 2,641 new MTSU graduates reach their educational goals in three spring 2018 commencement ceremonies set this Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5.
The Center for Cedar Glade Studies at MTSU and Cedars of Lebanon State Park are co-hosting the 40th Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival May 4-5 at the park off U.S. Highway 231, about 6 miles south of Lebanon, Tennessee.
A second $10,000 donation in a year's time from Grammy Award-nominated Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down's Better Life Foundation will continue to benefit MTSU students and faculty working in equine therapy with veterans from the Murfreesboro-based Veterans Recovery Center.
The presidents of Motlow State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University signed an agreement Tuesday that highlights the pathways for Motlow students with associate degrees to move seamlessly to the four-year university.
The Blue Raider family lost one of its own on when former Head Men's Basketball Coach Bill Stokes passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Middle Tennessee wide receiver Richie James has been selected in the 7th round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.
Holding the actual clipping in The Tennessean from 2017, where the newspaper reported MTSU's Department of Engineering Technology needed a new building for its growing mechatronics engineering program, Jean Gould admitted publicly she "didn't even know anything about mechatronics."
Four people were killed at the Waffle House in Antioch where a gunman opened fire. Among those, 23 year old rapper Akilah (ah-KIL-ah) DaSilva, also known as Natrix DaSilva, a former computer engineering technology major at MTSU.
MTSU's campus community and the general public have an opportunity to quickly improve their language skills thanks to the Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition's upcoming 15th annual Summer Language Institute at MTSU.
The MTSU campus community and general public are welcome to participate in the next MTSU Drug Take-Back Day from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (April 24) near the Campus Pharmacy drive-thru.
Two MTSU students will continue their education with financial help from the ATHENA Patrons Society.
Two members of the MTSU community will be celebrated for their service to their fellow citizens.
After just a few days on the job, head men's basketball coach Nick McDevitt announced Friday the hiring of his first assistant coach in former UNC Asheville associate head coach Sean Dixon.
A new program at MTSU is taking aim at bystanders' tendency to want to stay uninvolved in potential sexual assaults.
While new MTSU men's basketball coach Nick McDevitt will be formally introduced as coach this (Tuesday) morning at a press conference, he's already received a warm Murfreesboro welcome.
A new era for Middle Tennessee men's basketball has officially begun as Nick McDevitt has been tabbed as the 20th head coach of the Blue Raiders, announced Saturday by MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Director of Athletics Chris Massaro.
Join NewsRadio WGNS as we welcome new Blue Raider men's basketball coach Nick McDevitt to Murfreesboro. Chip Walters, the Voice of the Blue Raiders, will broadcast the "LIVE" press conference Tuesday morning from the Murphy Center at 10am right here.
The Kermit Davis era at Middle Tennessee came to an end with an 84-68 loss at Louisville in the second round of the NIT.
After a historic 16 seasons at the helm of the Blue Raider men's basketball program, head coach Kermit Davis has accepted the same position at the University of Mississippi effective at the end of Middle Tennessee's appearance in the National Invitation Tournament.
The next round of the NIT for the Middle Tennessee men's basketball team will be a trip to Louisville Sunday to battle the Cardinals. Game time is 5:30pm with a pregame show start of 5pm. Chip Walters will have the play-by-play on the flagship station for Middle Tennessee Blue Raider sports, NewsRadio WGNS!
Middle Tennessee will face Ball State in the first round of the Women's NIT in Muncie, Ind., Thursday. Game time has yet to be announced. The game will be broadcast on NewsRadio WGNS! Pregame coverage begins at 5:30pm with a 6pm tipoff.
Middle Tennessee looked like a team on a postseason mission, pounding Vermont 91-64.
Middle Tennessee will host Vermont on Tuesday night at 7 PM CT in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. CLICK READ MORE FOR TICKET INFORMATION.
Middle Tennessee earned its fourth consecutive postseason berth Sunday following a 24-7 season that saw the program's first ever Associated Press Top 25 ranking. The Blue Raiders earned a No. 3 seed in the National Invitational Tournament and will host No. 6 seeded Vermont in Murfreesboro on Tuesday.
The tournament maxim survive and advance did not apply for Middle Tennessee in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Men's and Women's Tournament in Frisco, Texas.
The Lady Raiders will compete on this Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m. in the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas, against Rice. This (Thursday) afternoon, the men's basketball team will battle Southern Miss at 6pm. We will have the games here on NewsRadio WGNS.
Check out the brackets for the Conference USA men's and women's basketball tournament.
It didn't take long for No. 24 Middle Tennessee to prove worthy of its first-ever Associated Press Top 25 ranking against UAB over the weekend. The Blue Raiders got a double-digit lead early enroute to a 79-54 thumping of UAB in front of over 97-hundred fans. Middle hosts Western Kentucky Thursday night!
MTSU is providing those interested in careers in the ever-changing world of criminal justice with an extraordinary opportunity to chat with practitioners.
MTSU Theatre performers are becoming bilingual for their March 1-4 production, "The Taste of Sunrise,"creating an eloquent and multifaceted presentation that incorporates American Sign Language into the story of a man's adventure-filled life.
The leader of MTSU's fledgling Africana Studies program is the recipient of its highest award for minority faculty.
Dr. Larry Burris, MTSU Professor of Journalism, is attending a popular culture conference in Las Vegas, where one of the topics is the intersection of music and real life. And one of the strangest such intersections involves a horse named Stewball.
When Middle Tennessee takes the court Saturday at home against UAB, it will do so with the program's first Associated Press Top 25 ranking.
The temperature is rising, rain is in the forecast and the pings of bats can be heard at Reese Smith Jr. Field. That only means one thing: baseball is back at Middle Tennessee.
Middle Tennessee Athletics and its multimedia rightsholder, Learfield's Blue Raider Sports Properties, announced today that long-time station affiliate WGNS will now serve as the university's radio production home for the next five years.
It's a busy week in local sports as prep teams gear up for district tournament play while the Blue Raider teams look to finish out the regular season strong.
A bill being proposed in Congress has some journalists in a dither, and reports about the measure vividly illustrate how parsing words and shading meaning have become political games in Washington.
You know spring is around the corner when MTSU Baseball holds it's annual Groundhog Day Luncheon.
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times writer C.J. Chivers will explain how he traced a troubled U.S. Marine's descent into postwar violence during a free public event set Tuesday, Feb. 6, at MTSU.
MTSU is hosting two events designed to help educators and students unravel the term "fake news."
Middle Tennessee State University will be open and spring semester classes for the first day Thursday.
The Blue Raiders hold off Arkansas State to win the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
A unique new major will enable MTSU students to explore the African continent and experience in ways they might never have thought possible.
MTSU graduate student Richard Boland of Murfreesboro just completed an internship with the Rutherford County geographic information systems office. He will graduate from MTSU Saturday, Dec. 16. Two days later, the 31-year-old will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are going to their seventh bowl game in the Rick Stockstill era and fourth in the last five years.
Can the media control public opinion? Hear what MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has to say...
Middle Tennessee did what it had to do to reach bowl eligibility Saturday, taking care of Old Dominion 41-10 at home on senior day to wrap up the 2017 regular season.
Back in 1978 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Federal Communications Commission rules against so-called "cross-ownerships": business relationships where one company owned both a print and broadcast outlet in the same community.
MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill talks about the upcoming game Saturday with Old Dominion. It's the final home game of the season for the Blue Raiders.
Veterans and current military personnel will be the main focus of the 36th Salute to Veterans and Armed Services Saturday, Nov. 4, at Middle Tennessee State University.
Marsha Blackburn leads in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, Karl Dean leads in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, and Phil Bredesen probably would be leading in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary if he were a declared candidate, the latest MTSU Poll finds.
Disapproval of Republican Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has risen to 41 percent among Tennessee voters, according to the latest MTSU Poll, a 14-point climb since last spring and in the wake of his public feud with President Donald Trump.
It's almost basketball time in Middle Tennessee. The head coaches of the Blue Raider men's and women's basketball teams talk about the upcoming seasons.
MTSU continues to get national recognition for its leadership in using data analytics to boost the university's retention rates to record levels.
The Stones River Chamber Players, MTSU's faculty ensemble-in-residence, will open its 2017-18 season today (Monday, Oct. 9), with a free concert, "Words and Music."
Classifying the MTSU Distinguished Alumni Award received from his alma mater as both "overwhelming and humbling," one of the motorsports world's leading executives said he felt somewhat at a loss for words.
As MTSU's new academic year rolls along, the university has been successfully reaching out to former students who haven't been on campus for a while yet didn't realize just how close they really were to earning that elusive bachelor's degree.
If anyone knows how to figure out what you're saying while you're not talking, it's a former FBI agent.
In MTSU's James E. Walker Library, it's possible to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord" without creating a disturbance.
Golden Raiders -- the classes of 1967 and older -- will be celebrated this week during MTSU homecoming festivities.
Crissy Collins, a recording artist who's also known for her work with fellow musicians Beyoncé, Kelly Price and Luther Vandross, will speak about her career and music on Thursday, Oct. 5, in MTSU's Keathley University Center Theatre.
For the 2017 season, the BLACKOUT game will be on October 20th against Marshall at 6 PM. The official Middle Tennessee Blackout ticket/t-shirt package will be available to the public at various Murfreesboro locations starting Wednesday, October 4th.
The MTSU student cadet-led prayer, moment of silence and 9/11 memorial speech, the guest speakers' remarks, playing of taps, and three students' remembrances of where they were on Sept. 11, 2001, were moving tributes as MTSU held its third 9/11 Observance.
An MTSU graduate will unveil her creations to a nationwide audience as one of this season's participants on "Project Runway."
Two Middle Tennessee football players were named to the 2017 Preseason All-Conference USA as announced by the league office Monday.
In Tennessee, 94 teens a month are sold into human trafficking.
Former Middle Tennessee basketball standout and graduate assistant Kerry Hammonds II has returned to the Blue Raider basketball program, joining Head Coach Kermit Davis' staff as the new Director of Basketball Operations.
The first students in MTSU's new major of dance will begin pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree there this fall.
As long as he can remember, teenager Preston Davis has always dreamt about flying an aircraft.
MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill, players and about 80 special needs campers ages six to 25 will participate in a clinic.
A trio of acclaimed alumni are now part of the Wall of Fame in MTSU's College of Media and Entertainment: filmmaker Christin Baker, music producer-engineer F. Reid Shippen and entertainment manager/publicist Traci Thomas.
MTSU's drive toward greater student success is now part of a national online course to guide other institutions toward more efficient advising.
As dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU, David Urban feels a deep responsibility to ensure his graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to forge business and personal relationships that go much deeper than an email, text or phone call.
MTSU's solar boat team is ready to shine again at this year's Solar Splash World Championship in Ohio.
Longtime Middle Tennessee assistant football coach, David Bibee, has resigned his post effective immediately. The Voice of the Blue Raiders, Chip Walters, reports.
The first class of dance majors pursuing a bachelor of science degree at a public university in Tennessee will begin studying at MTSU this fall.
Dr. Harley Foutch, who headed up the MTSU agricultural department for many years, passed away.
The Tennessee Business Barometer Index has bested its record high just set the previous quarter, according to the latest online survey of business leaders by MTSU's Jones College of Business.
Research, special events and performances will be showcased March 27-April 1 during the annual MTSU Scholars Week.
Head men's basketball coach Kermit Davis has agreed to a new seven-year contract to stay at Middle Tennessee through the 2023-24 season.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders won their first round NCAA tournament game, defeating Minnesota 81-72.
Middle Tennessee State University will host hundreds of prospective students and their families Saturday, March 18, for the first of two Spring Preview Days on campus.
The great-great-granddaughter of a trailblazing business magnate will deliver the keynote address for MTSU's National Women's History Month.
The Middle Tennessee men's basketball team is making back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time in school history following a second-straight Conference USA Tournament championship on Saturday.
The Middle Tennessee Ticket Office is taking ticket requests for the Blue Raiders' first round NCAA Tournament game against Minnesota in Milwaukee on Thursday.
For the first time in school history, the Middle Tennessee men's basketball program has cracked the USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25.
Middle Tennessee record setting quarterback, Brent Stockstill, underwent shoulder surgery today as announced by Head Coach Rick Stockstill.
Tennessee voters dislike Obamacare and want it repealed, but not until they've seen details of a replacement plan, the latest MTSU Poll shows.
MTSU wrapped up its trip to Southern California by announcing an educational partnership with the Grammy Museum, one the nation's top educational venues devoted to the music industry.
Middle Tennessee Head Women's Basketball Coach Rick Insell has been selected for induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
The 44th Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon for MTSU Baseball is coming up. It's the unofficial start to the Blue Raiders' baseball season.
Only 60 openings are available for the 2017 MTSU Girl Day, part of the worldwide campaign to introduce girls to the world of engineering.
Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill is out for the remainder of the season after being injured in Saturday's home game with Texas-San Antonio.
An MTSU student organization has been recognized at the national level for its remarkable membership growth.
The Career Development Center of Middle Tennessee State University will be hosting its annual Fall Career Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Murphy Center.
The 35th Annual Salute to Veterans and Armed Services is planned for Saturday, November 5th when the Middle Tennessee football team hosts Texas San Antonio.
MTSU's Department of Military Science held the event to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that occurred Sept. 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.
In the second consecutive year of a Murfreesboro-Nashville matchup, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders just didn't have enough to get a win against Vanderbilt on Saturday.
Participate in MTSU's third annual Engineering Technology Golf Classic ... and you will be helping fund nationally recognized student projects including the solar boat and lunar rover.
Thousands of new and returning MTSU students converge on campus this week, awaiting the start of the 2016-17 academic year.
Three people have been arrested, accused of attacking, tying up, and robbing students at Middle Tennessee State University.
Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill has proven what he can do on the football field and in the classroom but he also excels in the community.
It only took a moment for Judith Iriarte-Gross to open the envelope that arrived in the mail at her Murfreesboro home. For the MTSU faculty member, the contents divulged wonderful news that took years and decades of striving to achieve success in the chemical world and chemistry classroom for the dividend to be realized.
Instead of summer vacation at the beach, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or another popular destination, local high school students Helene Hamo and Edgar Lozano are conducting chemical research in an MTSU Science Building lab for two months.
MTSU will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. All business offices will be closed and no classes will be held that day.
As people all across the world react to the passing of former University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, perhaps no one else in Murfreesboro knew her as well as Rick Insell.
In 2014, there were 7,326 different exporters in Tennessee, a 2.5 percent increase from 2013 and a 7.4 percent increase from 2010. The number of Tennessee exporters has grown significantly faster than the total number of American exporters.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Athletic Association is joining United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties to collect items for Back to School kits for kids Pre-K through fifth grade.
MTSU's Photography Student Show is on display at the Baldwin Photographic Gallery, giving aspiring photographers a chance to display their creativity to a large audience.
The Murfreesboro community is shocked at the fatal stabbing of a former Murfreesboro City Councilmember, allegedly at the hands of her husband and former MTSU history professor.
MTSU Arts recently opened their performance of West Side Story at Tucker Theater on Wednesday, April 20th, with a sold-out auditorium full of excitement, shock, and not a dry eye by the end of the show! The musical will run until Sunday, April 24th.
A 16-member committee recommended changing the name of Forrest Hall on the MTSU campus. This after much debate and five meetings. While there are certainly passionate feelings on both sides of the issue, one thing is for certain. It isn't over.
The MTSU Forrest Hall task force will meet Thursday, April 14, at which it will discuss making a recommendation to the university's president regarding a possible name change to the ROTC building on campus.
MTSU recording industry alumnus and country music hit-maker Eric Paslay took a pause from his Tuesday night (March 15) performance at the Grand Ole Opry to belatedly accept one of the top recognitions given by his alma mater.
MTSU is becoming a household name, especially in the sports world. The university's athletic department has been fielding many phone calls and emails for interviews after both the men's and women's basketball teams swept the Conference USA tournaments and punched their tickets to the NCAA Tournament.
The MTSU Forrest Hall task force has set a final public meeting at which it will review written and oral feedback from community organizations regarding a possible name change to the university's ROTC building.
The Middle Tennessee Ticket Office is taking requests for session tickets in St. Louis for the Blue Raiders' first round NCAA Tournament game against Michigan State.
MTSU held the public unveiling of the Andrew Woodfin Miller Sr. Education Center on Bell Street, a renovated campus addition that provides needed office and instructional space for some of the university's key programs.
Middle Tennessee's women's basketball team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament following another dominant performance in the C-USA Championship.
The Middle Tennessee men's basketball team knows their NCAA Tournament destination.
The Middle Tennessee men's basketball team is headed to the big dance after a 55-53 win against Old Dominion to capture the 2016 Conference USA Championship.
Middle Tennessee State University officials say the school surpassed $100 million during a recent fundraising effort.
Veteran MTSU executive Alan R. Thomas has been named the university's interim vice president for business and finance, President Sidney A. McPhee announced recently.
Fifteen people, including state Sen. Bill Ketron and State Historian Carroll Van West, will serve as members of the task force that will consider whether to change the name of MTSU's Forrest Hall.
The 2015 TSSAA State Cheerleading and Dance Championships will be held Nov. 14 at Murphy Center on the Middle Tennessee State University campus in Murfreesboro.
Tennessee consumers are a bit sour on the current economy, but are slightly more upbeat about the future and their willingness to open their wallets, according to the first of an expanded economic survey by Middle Tennessee State University.
"It's rewriting history," says Vice Mayor Doug Young. The City Council met with Angela Jackson, assistant director of the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department, to discuss endorsing the transfer of Black Cat Cave off Memorial Blvd. to Middle Tennessee State University.
The Journey Home Project, co-founded by country music legend Charlie Daniels, has committed $50,000 to help equip the new Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University set to open Nov. 5.
Middle Tennessee State University and the City of Murfreesboro recently received a Local Government Award for their economic development efforts from the Greater Nashville Regional Council.
The season opener for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders is Saturday, as they host Jackson State. The "Voice of the Blue Raiders" Chip Walters previews the game.
The season opener for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders is Saturday, as they host Jackson State. The "Voice of the Blue Raiders" Chip Walters previews the game.
Preliminary numbers show Middle Tennessee State University's enrollment is holding about steady for the 2015-16 academic year with gains reported in undergraduate students, new transfers and dual enrollment programs with area high schools.
Nearly 35 MTSU student-veterans awaiting commencement later this week will be recognized at the second Graduating Senior Stole Ceremony.
Blue Raider Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Sports, is happy to announce that a three-year extension has been added to the broadcast agreement with NewsRadio WGNS Radio.
Prospective MTSU students and their families wanting to visit campus this summer have ample opportunities.
For the sixth consecutive year, all 17 of Middle Tennessee's athletic teams earned a multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) of over 930 as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released its annual report on Wednesday.
Middle Tennessee State University announced Tuesday morning it has received a $1 million grant to open a Chinese Music and Cultural Center as part of its Confucius Institute.
Middle Tennessee State University and the City of Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department will hold a public meeting Sept. 23 to highlight the annual report and outcomes of the campus stormwater program.
Six outstanding journalists comprise the second class to be inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame located at Middle Tennessee State University.
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