Justin Beasley


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  One of the world's top-ranked amateur golfers is coming to the Mid-State

Middle Tennessee State University's golf team recently signed Tae Wan Lee, the sixth-ranked junior golfer in the world according to Golfweek.

MTSU golf coach Whit Turnbow says Lee is a consensus junior all-American and is the highest rated recruit the Blue Raiders have ever signed.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Blue Raiders football returns home to play the Troy Trojans in hopes of staying alive in the Sun Belt championship race.

The MT men invite Troy to Floyd Stadium Saturday in pursuit of ending their six game losing streak to the Trojans.

Saturday will be Senior Day, as Middle Tennessee will honor 16 seniors before the kickoff.

The Blue Raiders currently have a three game winning streak and are still receiving votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  Middle Tennessee's stellar defensive play led the way in Saturday's victory over South Alabama.

With the help of four defensive turnovers and career-high 154 yards from Jordan Parker, the Blue Raiders defeated South Alabama by a score of 20-12.

Middle Tennessee now stands at 7-3 (5-1 SBC) after recorder it's fifth road win, the most since 1992.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  Currently tied for first in the Sun Belt standings,  Blue Raiders football returns to action Saturday after a 15 day layoff.

After two consecutive losses from then Sun Belt leader Louisiana Monroe, Middle Tennessee now stands tied for first in the SBC.

The Blue Raiders now control their own destiny inside the conference, starting with South Alabama Saturday.

With an already impressive road record of 4-1 on the season, a win at South Alabama would give the Blue Raiders its most road wins since 1992.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  For the second consecutive season under Head Coach James Franklin, the Vanderbilt Commodores are bowl eligible once again.

With wins over Missouri, Kentucky, and a come from behind victory over Ole Miss this weekend, Vanderbilt has found consistency in the South Eastern Conference.

Much of the success can be credited to the leadership of quarterback Jordan Rodgers, who 's shy of 2,000 passing yards on nine touchdowns and only three interceptions.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  After a 38-21 win Saturday over the Mean Green of North Texas, Middle Tennessee heads to Bowling Green to take on rival Western Kentucky.

Middle Tennessee has what could be the biggest game of the season Thursday, as they face the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

The Blue Raiders fell short against the Hiltoppers in Floyd Stadium last year, losing in double overtime 36-33.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are on the verge of becoming bowl eligible, but first they have to win Saturday versus North Texas.

Saturday, Middle Tennessee will return to conference play and take on Sun Belt opponent North Texas.

Not only is this the Blue Raiders signature Black Out game, but also the Salute to Armed Services/Veterans game. Pre game schedule includes a Memorial Service, Pre-Game Picnic, and the Presentation of the Joe Nunley Award.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  Middle Tennessee lost its first road game Saturday night, but the Blue Raiders' Sun Belt Conference Championship hopes are still intact.