October 2011 Archives
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Earlier today Middle Tennessee Senior Safety Eric Russell (Cerritos, CA) was named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week. This marks the 2nd Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week Award in Russell's career, both have come this season.
Russell had a strong all-around day with six tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception in the win over FAU. Five of his stops were solo and he helped the Blue Raider defense recover five fumbles on the night, a new season best for takeaways.
Russell, who leads the team with 49 tackles, hauled in his interception three yards deep in the end zone and brought it back to the Florida Atlantic 36-yard line, a 64-yard return. He was part of a Blue Raider defense that limited FAU to 276 total offensive yards, forced six turnovers, and allowed just 14 points.
The award gives the Blue Raiders 43 player of the week honors under Rick Stockstill with nine on offense, 18 on defense, and 16 on special teams.
Catch Coach Stockstill at the 42:30 minute mark.
Audio from www.CheeseheadTV.com interview today with MTSU Assistant Strength Coach Jason Spray regarding current Packers Erik Walden and Jamari Lattimore. At this point in the first quarter of the NFL season Walden is the only Packer Linebacker not to have some sort of injury. CheeseheadTV.com talk's to spray about how Walden's work ethic during the lockout has helped him reap the benefits so far this season. They also touch on the skills of last season's Sun Belt Defensive player of the year Jamari Lattimore.
Click to listen to the interview.
Photo by: Mike Hoffman
Former Blue Raider, school record holder for sacks, Erik Walden has worked hard to make his dreams of playing in the NFL come true. Adversity has not been able to slow down Walden who has overcome the tragic deaths of family members and getting cut four times in three seasons. Erik has willed himself into one of the keys to the Packers championship run last year and a so far unblemished record this year. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel just wrote a great story on Walden's journey to his current form, it's a great read on a former player that exemplifies the Blue Raider way of life....
CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTICLE
Worried because you can't make it to Murfreesboro this Thursday for the big Blackout game? Don't stress you can still get all the Blue Raider action live from Floyd Stadium in many different ways including your TV, laptop, desktop, iPad, iPhone or Android device. Use the guide below to decide how you want to catch the game live Thursday night at 6:30pm CST...
This week's game is being carried by ESPNU so check your channel guide for the listing
This week's game is being simulcast by ESPN3.com which is free via any web browser on your PC or laptop...
If you would rather watch on the go via an iPhone, iPad or Android device use MT's new streaming service...
(Live Video is a fee service, $7.95 per game or $29.95 for the football season)
Listen to the game through local Murfreesboro radio station WGNS in several ways...
(All Apps are free)
PC OR LAPTOP
iPHONE OR iPAD APP
You can hear Coach Stockstill at the 40 minute mark and Western Kentucky's Coach Taggart at the 53 minute mark.
Special Edition Blackout Logo from our partnership with local Murfreesboro artist (and die hard Blue Raider fan) Shane Read of Shane Read Creative. You can follow Shane on his Twitter account @srcreate .
The official Middle Tennessee Blackout T-Shirt for Thursday's football game against Western Kentucky is available to the public at numerous area locations.
For $15, you will receive a general admission ticket and the official Blackout t-shirt for the Middle Tennessee-WKU game this Thursday.
The ticket/t-shirt combination can be purchased at the following locations:
* Ideas Tees/Lightnings Locker Room (910 Ridgely Road)
Coach Rick Stockstill's weekly radio show, Rick Stockstill LIVE! continues tonight at 7 p.m.. The hour-long program is broadcast live on the Blue Raider Network from Coach's Grill in Murfreesboro.
Blue Raider fans are encouraged to be part of the live audience and take part with their questions and comments. Email questions are also encouraged and should be sent to email@example.com.
Stations carrying the show are WMOT 89.5 (Murfreesboro), WNSR 560 AM (Nashville), WGNS AM 1450 (Murfreesboro), 100.5 FM (WGNS - Murfreesboro), 101.9 (WGNS - Murfreesboro), 103.9 FM (Bowling Green, Ky.), WBRY-AM 1540 (Woodbury), and WBRY-FM 96.7 (Woodbury).
Fans out of the Middle Tennessee area that would like to listen use the following links...
iPHONE OR iPAD APP
Listen on your Desktop or Laptop...
- Reposted from MTSUNews.com
The rivalry to replenish the American Red Cross's local bank of blood products returns Oct. 3-5. The University is asking students, faculty, staff, alumni, neighbors and residents of surrounding communities to help surpass this year's total collection goal of 1,050 units of blood to save lives and beat WKU.
The winner of the 2011 "Bleed Blue, Beat WKU" drive will be announced at halftime of the MTSU-WKU game on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Floyd Stadium.
MTSU is the reigning champion, collecting 551 of last year's 1,059 units of blood. Since each donation can help up to three people, the universities' combined efforts helped 3,177 hospital patients, Red Cross officials said.
"That's what it's all about," said Diane Turnham, associate director of athletics at MTSU. "While it's always great to compete against Western on the field, it's also satisfying to help others. And we can do both with this blood drive. This is a competition that almost everyone can get involved in, and we hope they will."
MTSU's collection site is the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center. Donors can give blood:
Reserved parking will be available for blood donors all three days.
While walk-in donors will be welcomed, Brittany Durham, donor-recruitment representative for the Red Cross's Tennessee Valley Region Blood Services in Nashville, said donors can make appointments online to avoid waiting.
MTSU supporters can go to www.redcrossblood.org, click the blue "Enter Sponsor Code" box in the middle of the page and then enter "mtsu19″ to register and make an appointment, Durham said.
- Gina E. Fann (Gina.Fann@mtsu.edu)