• Leads Sun Belt with 37 league wins in last three years • Sun Belt’s winningest road team during Coach Davis’ tenure – 46 conference road wins in 10 years • Only Sun Belt team with double-digit conference victories in last five years • 2012 NIT Quarterfinals
Attendance On the Rise •Middle Tennessee has doubled its average home attendance under Kermit Davis, realizing a 200 percent increase in the process •After ranking 10th in the Sun Belt in average home attendance prior to the 2002-2003 season, the Blue Raiders have the Sun Belt’s second-highest home average in Davis’ 10 seasons •Established new single-game attendance record of 11,807 at The Murphy Center on February 26, 2004. •Had the sixth largest attendance increase in college basketball in 2011-12
The Blue Raiders always compete against top-notch competition. In The Last 10 Years MIDDLE TENNESSEE Has Played These QUALITY OPPONENTS AKRON ALABAMA IOWA XAVIER PURDUE WYOMING VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH VILLANOVA UTAH STATE LOUISVILLE MEMPHIS OLE MISS TENNESSEE MARSHALL OHIO UCLA VANDERBILT MINNESOTA
The 2012-13 Schedule will be highlighted with these opponents UAB Vanderbilt Ole Miss Florida UCF
One of the biggest changes in college athletics over the past few years has been the attitude toward strength and conditioning. Performing in the weight room has become just as important as on-the-court competition, and Middle Tennessee has one of the very best staffs in the nation committed to making student-athletes the best they can be. It all happens in the Blue Raiders' 10,000-plus square foot weight room facility located adjacent to the Murphy Center and is designed for use by all Middle Tennessee student-athletes. It is a strength training area that rivals any in the country. The weight room has been described by many people as better than any in the immediate area, including those at SEC and Conference USA schools.
Forbes: Ranks Middle Tennessee State University in Best Colleges and Universities in America!!! • # 1 Public Institution in Tennessee. • The only Public University in Tennessee rated in Forbes Top 100. • # 47 in the Forbes “Best Buy” Schools. • # 57 out of 600 Public Universities in the Nation • MTSU was in the company of other top 100 institutions such as the University of North Carolina, University of Florida, The Citadel, UCLA, University of Texas, as well as the United States Air Force Academy.
“Being ranked among the top 100 public institutions in the United States is an honor that has resulted from the hard work and commitment of our outstanding students, faculty, staff and alumni.” ~ MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee
During the 2011-12 Season, Men’s Basketball achieved an APR score of 970 (Out of 1000), putting them among the top 10% of all schools in the United States.
The team has posted APR scores in the top 10% in the country the last 5 years in a row.
The has team posted an average GPA of 2.75 the last two years.
Coach Davis and his Blue Raider Program have successfully helped the last 23 student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility, graduate from Middle Tennessee State University.
MTSU is Tennessee’s largest undergraduate university
Approximately 50,000 alums live within 100 miles of campus.
From 1995-2005, MTSU has been the #1 choice of midstate valedictorians and salutatorians
Middle Tennessee has 155 permanent buildings and a campus of about 500 acres. Student-athletes benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and a full-time faculty in which 79 percent of members hold terminal degrees.
MTSU offers a safe, friendly environment and a diverse student body (54 percent female, 12 percent minority, and students from 70 countries)
Student Union : $65 million Science: $146 million Education Building: $30 million Student Services building and two garages: $39 million Total: 280 million of new and on going renovations
Middle Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Bridgestone Arena December 2012
Middle Tennessee’s basketball program has become communityminded under Kermit Davis. The following are some of the non-profit organizations in which the Blue Raiders have been involved during the past five years: NABC Reading Program “Special Olympics” “Special Kids” Central Middle School Mentoring Program Boys and Girls Club of Rutherford County Student-athlete Advisory Board Rutherford County Schools Reading Program Boy Scouts of America Rutherford County Youth Basketball Leagues Habitat for Humanity
Mike Dean - CBL Tommy Gunn - France Steve Thomas – Indonesia Michael Cuffee - Qatar John Humphrey - Japan Tim Blue - Finland Marcus Morrison - Mexico Calvin O’Neil – Iceland James Washington-Germany
Win the Sun Belt Regular Season Title
Win the Sun Belt Tourney and Go to the NCAA Tourney