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Middle Tennessee athletics became only one of 11 programs in the country to play in a football bowl game and both the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament in 2015–16. And the Blue Raider men’s basketball team made its mark nationally with the historic March Madness bracket-buster victory over second-seeded Michigan State at the Big Dance!

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.

• Middle Tennessee capped off another strong football season with a trip to Nassau for the 2015 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, the Blue Raiders’ fifth bowl in the FBS era. MTSU ranked fifth-highest nationally with 20 student-athletes playing in a bowl game who already had received their degrees.

• Former Blue Raider golf standouts Rick Cochran, Chase Narramore, Kent Bulle, and Jason Millard earned status on the 2016 Web.com Tour. Former MTSU women’s golfer Allie Knight qualified for the Symetra Tour.

• During the Fall 2015 semester, 12 of 15 teams had a semester team grade point average of 3.0 or higher; 102 student athletes made the Dean’s List (3.5+ GPA), and 31 had a perfect 4.0. Overall, 175 of 330 student-athletes had a 3.0 or higher (53%).
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• Senior goalkeeper Kelsey Brouwer, with a 3.91 GPA, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District second team and was selected C-USA Defensive Player of the Year. Brower had the most shutouts in a season in school history (nine) and became only the second MTSU keeper with 300 saves.
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• Seven MTSU softball players were named 2014–15 All-American Scholar-Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

• Middle Tennessee’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate equaled last year’s school record at 87 percent and was one point higher than the NCAA average. Men’s basketball, men’s tennis, women’s basketball, women’s tennis, and volleyball all registered a 100 percent score.

• Senior volleyball player Chelsea Ross was named to the All-Conference USA first team.

• Women’s basketball standout Alex Johnson was chosen C-USA Freshman of Year, and senior Brea Edwards was All-Conference USA first team.
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• The men’s basketball team won the GCI Great Alaska Shootout in November 2015 with three wins in three days. Buford, Giddy Potts, and Reggie Upshaw earned All-Tournament. Upshaw also was C-USA tournament MVP and received a C-USA Winter Spirit of Service award.

• Middle Tennessee’s all-time interception leader, Kevin Byard, competed in the Senior Bowl. Byard, linebacker T.T. Barber, offensive lineman Jaylen Hunter, and wide receiver Richie James were football All-Conference first team.
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• Quarterback Brent Stockstill was voted Conference USA’s Freshman of the Year and set a new C-USA freshman passing mark. Wide receiver Richie James, with a school-record 108 receptions for 1,346 yards, was a first-team Freshman All- American pick by Athlon Sports and USA Today.

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