MTSU Road Victory; Next Week's Homecoming Even Better!

Oct 22, 2021 at 09:11 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Are you ready for a fun packed homecoming week?  The Blue Raiders started with a Friday night victory the week (10/22/2021) before in Hartford, CT. That victory feeling will flow through the homecoming week. 

Big Win Over UConn

Middle Tennessee dominated in the trenches on the road in New England, riding a balanced offensive performance and 11 tackles for loss to a 44-13 victory over UConn at Rentschler Field at Pratt & Whitney Stadium Friday night.


Homecoming Packed With Fun

Monday, October 25

MTShUbox Showcase

Premiering at 1:00 pm CT on True Blue TV 
After its acclaimed debut last year as our virtual homecoming parade pivot, the MTShUbox Showcase returns this year, rebranded and serving as the virtual kickoff to homecoming week. Voice of the Blue Raiders Chip Walters ('85) and LaShan Dixon ('07, '10, '11, '14) will co-host entries fashioned from shoeboxes by Blue Raiders. The Showcase will premiere on the main MTSU Facebook page and website. Click here for more information. The deadline to submit entries is October 13. Contact the Alumni Relations Office at or 615-898-2922 with any questions. 

Tuesday, October 26

Alumni Halloween Virtual Trivia
7:00 pm CT
Join your MTSU Alumni Association for a frightening virtual trivia night consisting of two games - Halloween Facts and Horror Movies. Play individually or as a team for fun and prizes! Games will be played through a Zoom meeting using the Kahoot! app to answer questions. *Trivia questions may not be suitable for children*
Click here for more information. 

Wednesday, October 27

MTSU College Panhellenic's Annual Trick or Treat on Greek Row
5pm - 7pm
Ages 12 and under
Costumes optional
Free parking in the Rutherford Lot across the street from Greek Row on Rutherford Blvd.

Thursday, October 28

Women's Soccer vs. Marshall
7:00 pm, Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium
Greenland Drive

Friday, October 29

Golden Raiders Reunion honoring the Class of 1970 and Class of 1971
10:00 am
Click here for more information. Reservations required. 

Alumni Awards Reception
4:00 pm
Honoring this year’s recipients of this year’s Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Awards, alongside of the True Blue Citations of Distinction recipients.
Click here to read more about this year’s honorees. 
In an effort to be mindful of capacity and social distancing, this event is invitation only.

Lady Raiders Basketball vs. Lane College
4:00 pm, Murphy Center

Textbook Brokers Alumni Appreciation Night - Family & Friends
Textbook Broker, 1321 Greenland Drive
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Textbook Brokers for a night of fun before the Homecoming game against Southern Miss! This is a GREAT chance to stock up on MTSU gear with 30% off regular price MTSU gear and 50% off clearance! Didn't graduate from MTSU? No worries, all True Blue fans are welcome! There will be games, giveaways, food, drinks, and more! 
*First 50 customers receive a FREE t-shirt!*

Women's Volleyball vs. FAU
6:00 pm, Alumni Memorial Gym

Celebration of Life in honor of Blue Raider Baseball Coach Steve Peterson
6:30 pm, Reese Smith, Jr. Baseball Field
Gates open at 6:00 pm with the program starting at 6:30 pm. A meal will be provided.
Pease RSVP to Tony Stinnett at 

MTSU Black Alumni Society Homecoming Party
8:00 pm, Walnut House 116 N Walnut Street Murfreesboro, TN.
Sponsored by the MTSU Alumni Association.
Tickets are required and must be purchased prior to party. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

MT Ice Hockey vs. Florida State University
9:00 pm, Ford Ice Center, 5264 Hickory Hollow Parkway in Antioch
Love ice hockey? Grab your family and friends for a fun night at the ice. 
Tickets are free. 

Saturday, October 30

Mixer on Middle Parade Watching Party
9:30 am, Alumni House grounds, 2259 Middle Tennessee Boulevard       
Join the Alumni Association watching the 2021 Homecoming Parade as it returns to beautiful Middle Tennessee Boulevard from the best venue on campus. The party will be filled with MTSU alumni and friends as we get together for an event that is uniquely MT. Voice of the Blue Raiders, Chip Walters (’85) and multimedia journalist Michael Linn White ('17) will co-host the parade entries. There will be music, souvenir photos of your gang, inflatables, and Halloween fun. Phillips Bookstore will be selling MT gear. Middle Tennessee Electric will be serving up gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches from the Electric Griddle. Kona Ice and Just Love Coffee will be onsite for purchase. (Both Kona Ice and Just Love Coffee accept cash and credit cards.) Bring your folding chairs and get ready to enjoy the sights and sounds of this time-honored homecoming tradition.
No reservations needed. Parking available in the back Ingram lot.

Homecoming Parade
10:00 am
Join the Student Government Association and the Alumni Association in celebrating 109 years of Middle Tennessee excellence at the annual Homecoming Parade. The parade will begin on East Main Street at Maney Avenue. It will continue on East Main Street, turning left on Middle Tennessee Boulevard and ending before Greenland Drive. Best viewing will be BEFORE Faulkinberry. Community members, groups, and businesses are welcome to be in the parade. You can register your entry here. 

Homecoming Tailgate Lunch presented by First Horizon and hosted by the MTSU Alumni Association and Blue Raider Athletic Association
Lunch served from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Location: Tower Lawn (grassy lawn between Alumni Memorial Gym and Floyd Stadium) on Faulkinberry Drive
The Alumni Association and the Blue Raider Athletic Association invite you to join family, friends, and fans for lunch beside the stadium before kickoff. The meal will be Slick Pig BBQ. Menu: Hickory Smoked Wings, Pork Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Cornbread, Banana Pudding, Cookies, Tea and Water. 
$15 per adult, $10 per child (11 and under)
Reserve here before this event sells out.

College of Basic & Applied Science Tailgate
11:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Location: TBA
CBAS alumni are invited to attend their tailgate before the game. Traditional tailgate food will be served and CBAS masks and hand sanitizer will be given out to the first 100 guests. More details to come...

Blue Raiders vs. University of Southern Mississippi
2:30 pm, Floyd Stadium
Root for the Blue Raiders as they take on Southern Miss. MTSU Alumni can purchase tickets at a discounted price of $10! 
By clicking on the link and entering promo code "Alumni21", you are activating a promotional offer valid for Blue Raider football vs. Southern Miss for the 
2021 Homecoming game. This offer is exclusively available to MTSU alumni and reveals sideline reserved seats (reg. $24) for only $10! 


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