GETTING IN THE GAME

GETTING IN
THE GAME

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The Middle Tennessee men’s basketball program continued its March Madness magic, winning its first regular-season Conference USA title outright and beating Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament—one year after upsetting Michigan State. Women’s basketball coach Rick Insell was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, and the MTSU football team left the mainland again for another bowl berth.

MTSU is a member of Conference USA. Be part of the fan experience as MTSU Athletics continues to rise in national prominence.

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Men’s Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track (Indoor/Outdoor)

Women’s Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track (Indoor/Outdoor)
  • Volleyball


MTSU athletes dominate in competition. Here are some highlights.

Mens Basketball

  • The Blue Raider football squad went to its sixth bowl game in the Rick Stockstill era and third in the last four years, facing the Hawai‘i Rainbows in the 15th annual Hawai‘i Bowl on Christmas Eve 2016. MTSU played in the Bahamas Bowl the previous season.
  • MTSU men’s basketball team experienced the red-carpet treatment in Hollywood and rubbed elbows with some of the best athletes in the world after getting nominated for the ESPY Awards’ Biggest Upset.
  • Freshman Jacob Choge won the Conference USA cross country meet for the men’s team, which qualified for its first NCAA nationals and finished 28th nationally. Choge also was voted 2016 C-USA Cross Country Athlete of the Year.
  • The Blue Raider football team’s 51-45 upset road victory against Missouri was just the fourth win vs. a Southeastern Conference foe in 26 tries.
  • Women’s soccer earned its 15th consecutive College Team Academic Award in 2016 with a team GPA of 3.34.
  • The men’s golf team won the Invitational at The Ocean Course at the Kiawah Island Resort in South Carolina in fall 2016.
  • ESPN analyst Dick Vitale was the keynote speaker for MTSU basketball’s Auto Art Tip-Off Celebration before the 2016–17 season and participated in the Murphy Madness public event. Vitale raved about the men’s program under Kermit Davis, the program’s all-time coaching leader in wins.
  • Former Blue Raider javelin thrower John Ampomah and MTSU runner Janet Amponsah competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
  • MTSU juniors Eliud Rutto (Track) and Elizabeth Dadzie (Field) won C-USA top athletes honors for the spring 2016 season.
  • Outfielder Blake Benefield was named to the Louisville Slugger All-American Baseball team, just the fifth freshman All-American in program history.
  • The MTSU women’s golf team won its second straight Conference USA tournament, and Chris Adams was Coach of the Year.

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