University Quick FactsSeptember 5, 2010 · Athletic Communications
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132
Founded: September 11, 1911
Size: 109 permanent buildings (3.8 million square feet of space) on 466 acres, one mile from the geographic center of Tennessee
Division: NCAA Division I-A (all sports) (8M/9W)
Conference: Sun Belt
Nickname: Blue Raiders
Colors: Royal Blue (PMS 301) and White
President: Dr. Sidney McPhee
Faculty Representative: Dr. Terry Whiteside
Athletic Director: Chris Massaro
- Founded as one of three state normal schools for teacher training.
- Became State Teachers College in 1925 and Bachelor of Science degree was offered.
- In 1936, Bachelor of Arts was added.
- Became State College in 1943. Graduate school added in 1951.
- Advanced to university status in 1965.
- MTSU is a Tennessee Board of Regents Institution.
Mission Statement: The Athletic Program promotes excellence in athletics and provides academic and athletic opportunities for every student-athlete, the university, and the community. Building on tradition, the program advances the university's regional and national stature and creates opportunities for innovative partnerships throughout the region. Middle Tennessee State University continually works to maximize human, financial and physical resources to create and heighten the quality of its sports programs.
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More Athletics NewsMay 21, 2013: Blue Raiders capture fifth straight All-Sports trophy
May 11, 2013: 38 student-athletes earned degrees today
May 9, 2013: Pair of Raiders named International Student Athletes of the Year
May 3, 2013: Holcomb to be inducted into Hall of Fame Saturday night
Apr 30, 2013: Nominees announced for Raiders Choice Awards
Apr 30, 2013: The Aspire Group partners with Middle Tennessee Athletics