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dium when they meet at 6 p.m. Where: Shields Stadium ger (CT) on Friday in a Class 6A ournal (1450-AM, 100.5-FM) state semifinals, the Blaze de- Radio: WGNS will have to perform at a ESBORO — It’s a de- fense against Oakland on Friday d with athleticism high level. play likely starts night, I haven’t seen a pair of that And play as well as l strength. ers Antonio Allen linebackers , its been ignored with lineback kids did,” Blackman Mosier. The two sen- those two e season over an of- and Austin coach Philip Shadowens said. iors have been a dominant duo s impressive. “That’s been the case several season. this position the at fifth-ranked Black“The last two weeks particus to upset top-ranked See BLACKMAN, Page C2 Ravenwood and 13-0) at Shields Sta- larly against

A Look Back

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man Eric Wortham his breakout game even better perforcoring a career-high to spark the MTSU sketball team’s 80-62 urray State on Tuesday night. Wortham scored13 points during MTSU’s decisive 23-7 midway run the through second half. He had a threepoint play and m buried a pair of ring the spurt. His fisket of that flurry ed MTSU’s lead to 6510:40 remaining, and State never threat-

By Adam Sparks

The Daily News Journal

MTSU’s most productive quarterbacks in program history did not and start a single game in high school stringer in junior college. seventhbegan as a role Logan Kilgore said that early underdog record Raider Blue the in rise his helped spark senior signalbook, a climb that will end with the against caller’s final home game on Saturday UTEP and a bowl game to follow. the guys that all and s situation the all at “Look here, and I have come and gone since I’ve been guys ever not really wonder, ‘Were any of those wake up every the guy?’” Kilgore said. “When you high graduate you day the to 8 age from day quarterschool and you have been the starting it when handle back your whole life, how do you on the depth you go to college and you’re fifth chart on day one? of junior “I was seventh string the first day life, so I entire college. I have had setbacks my knew how to fight for my job.” have pressed Kilgore’s 2010 spring arrival may ing. He one MTSU quarterback into transferr



No criminal charges for QB Jameis Winston


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By Dan Wolken and Daniel Uthman


TALLAHASSEE — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged after vestigation into an alleged an inal battery, State Attorn sexuey William Meggs said Thursd ay. “We have carefully examin LOGAN KILGORE ed the evidence in this case have concluded no charge and be filed in this case,” Meggss will said Thursday. “We prosec ute the cases that we have eviden ce tham outscored his Winston had been underon.” investigation since Nov. us career high of 11 13 nection with the alleged in conrom last week’s loss at 2012 incident. The case Dec. 7, . He made 6-of-7 field did reach the desk of the State not nd hit 3-of-3 from 3The MTSU football team Attorney William Meggs until is ange. the BBVA Compass Bowl expected to recieve its bowl bid this weekend. nearly 11 months after the alleged are the most likely possibi The Beef ‘O’ Bradys Bowl, SENIOR DAY ko Hunter also had 17 lities. JOHN A. GILLIS/DNJ the Armed Forces Bowl dent, and only then after inciand on 7-of-10 shooting media MTSU AT UTEP outlets made public records he field. Jacquez Rozier requests to view the case file from See MTSU, Page C3 career night with 12 When: 2:45 p.m. Saturday the Tallaha ssee police. and 10 rebounds, mostWhere: Floyd Stadium “Obvio usly it would have the first half. Shawn TV: MyTV30 been somewhat better BLUERAIDERS.COM if added 12 points and Radio: 102.5 FM, 97.5 FM, been involved a little bit we had hidden earlier,” » VIDEO: Find out Logan Kilgore’s boards, while Tweety 100.5 FM, 89.5 FM Meggs said. talent and his recruiting story. t had 11 points and six Tickets: 1-888-YES-MTSU / Winston’s attorney Tim sen, who denied the allegat s. USA TODAY Sports, said ion to ced by Wortham and Roston, “He was very happy.of Winhe Blue Raiders got 34 “I can say he gave me a hug. from their bench. It relief, because he knew was not QB COMPARISON U shot 54 percent from he didn’t EESBORO, TENN. do anythi • MURFR ng.” 6, 2013 eld, made 5-of-10 from WEDNE regular starters in FBS era (since 1999) TD SDAY, NOV. MTSU’s Rush down Yds Breaking Rush Jansen TD-INT released a written nd the arc and outrePass Yds Comp % 11 Record (Conf.) statement through Jansen 174 50-24 8,007 Quarterback ded Murray State 44-27. that 65.4 (5-1)* 19-21 read, “I 16 want to thank my family, 801 Wes Counts TSU pulled ahead 13-12 13-10 3,495 friends, coaches and teamm 59.5 6-13 (4-7) 5 on and never trailed -107 Andrico Hines for standing by me during ates 37-33 7,342 66.0 a diffithere. An 11-0 run ex17-19 (15-9)* 1 cult time. 273 Clint Marks 27-13 4,011 d the lead to 38-24 at 62.6 “I also want to thank the 6-12 (4-7) 24 Raid2,419 State Joe Craddock 40-38 me, and the Blue Attorney’s Office for examin 5,643 55.1 By Adam Sparks 18-9 (14-5) ing 4 212 maintained that gap until all of the facts and reachi Dwight Dasher 51-33 squads, per league rules. 7,306 The Daily News Journal ng 60.8 a deALL the in FOOTB 18-18 (13-9)** cision in a conclusive ham led the chargeMTSU Antonio is a seventh teamUT-San Logan Kilgore manner. with a It’s been difficult to stay nd half. winning record, but it conference title a MURFREESBORO — of silent share a Won * can only imthrough this process, but MTSU’s accept a bid he Blue Raiders football team will learn if all I never remaining games two first has its lost Kilgore its ** faith in the truth and in bowl gible teams are other bowl-elied to 5-1 with destination this weeke who I placed in a bowl for am. nd. return because it is in its second win. They will The result of Saturday’s year of “I’m very relieved I’ll hree-game homestand ference USA title game Con- transition to the Football Bowl to continue my education be able nst South Alabama (noon, shall at Rice – will help – Mar- Subdivision. ida State and I’m excitedat FlorBut this year is certain mine which bowl gives deterrday), Belmont (Dec. 3) I can ly difnow get back to helping a bid to ferent Murphy at 9) than the Blue Raiders. The our team a Fisk (Dec. achieve its goals.” Beef ‘O’ 8-4 record year ago, when an Brady’s Bowl (St. in the Sun Belt Conter before traveling to Ole The victim’s attorney, Petersburg, Fla.) or ference was not s on Dec. 14. cia Carroll, released the PatriI’ve sufMTSU thing Armed follow enoug one (2-4) SEAS State there’s h if and yieldSo, Forces ON Murray ing statement in the the first to admit I didn’t think Bowl (Fort Worth, wake of ed a bowl snub. IN REVIEW d its first home loss of the learned about the Lady RaidMeggs MURFREESBORO — The it would be the second hardest a ’ announcement: Texas) are the two “It feels great son. The Racers had four ers in the early going despite victim and her family apprec“The » INSIDE: Check out opening stretch of all 343 Divilikely destinations. MTSU women’s basketball to cap off our senthe State Attorney’s efforts iate ble-figure scorers, led by 1-3 start, it’s the fact that they “12 Things We Learned ior year like we sion I teams. There is also a team has played the nation’s in atbreed. points. 12 tough tempti Fields’ one from MTSU’s 12 are xter ng to conduct a proper scenario of swaps have,” said senior This early in the season, the second toughest schedule games,” page C2. And what else have I vestigation after an inordin inMTSU coach Kermit Dabetween offensive guard ate top spots in the strength of through the first two weeks of ESPNdelay by the Tallahassee said previously suspended learned about the team before owned bowls that could Josh Walker. “It Police schedule index are typically the season. send the Thanksgiving holiday?Department.” yer Marcus Tarrance will By Michelle Willard MTSU south to the BBVA Com- feels even better this time than Through Sunday, the Lady reserved for the “cupcakes” that things “The other victim five are the in Here last urn to practice today after this time. This pass Bowl in Birmingham, case WILL BORTHICK Journal S U N Daily D A Y , had The that get beat up by the ConRaiders’ opponents boasted a DNews EC. twocourage to immed Ala. had to re-evaluate season, we L Y N E with domestic assault charge WS JOURNAL • have stood out in the firstthe iately re- 1 , 2 0 1 3 • T H E D A I But some things that bid Mpossib URFREESBORO, necticuts, Tennessees and combined record of 16-1 in TN ly a conand answe some questi sideration, an and-a-half weeks of the season. s retired on Monday. Davis ons. Murfrees-official announce- But now werhave SECTION C Stanfords of the world. games not including MTSU. ESBORO —ment See WINSTON, Page MURFRE d he and athletic director Tennessee, at Miami, at ArkanC3 of MTSU’s bowl may some momenHowever, this isn’t the case Are you serious? ating notUTEP MTSU 48, , Page C2 investig tum17 going into the y – were are BORTHICK Kentuck 7 See Police come No. and boro until ris Massaro must still dissas Sunday bowl. , following the There I think we all knew their with MTSU. Far from it in fact. be I’ll County ’s But no ord BCS doubt tough. be Rutherf bowl to a about that ss if Tarrance should be going bids that.” and the ensuing claims Leighton Gasque (40) celebra first four opponents – No. 4 So the Blue Raiders will trickle stes making a tackle -down Murfree a effect ailable to play on Saturday. and learn among con- their holiday during the season for commissioner MTSU. JOHN A. GILLIS/DNJ ferences. destination soon. a for you? boro businessman tortured “We will be patient waiting Theyhavealreadylearnedquitea What does our pit crew mean Justin feit bit this season through it is free. man over counterfor this,” said running back SAVINGS BY THE GALLON some ups Oil change in 30 minutes or less or Jereanddowns.MT miah Bryson, a former with any other offer or specials. Bieber tickets. Smyrna fered a three-gSUstarted3-1, sufwhen order is written, cannot be combined See dealership for details. Must present coupon le “Last year High Tires For Cars - Light Trucks - SUV’s ame losing streak standout. of Nashvil With coupon only. Expires: 10/31/13 Kenneth Cooperdidn’t we near midseason, and then closed get in the Sunday a bowl, and w with claimed in an intervie know we are in one of now we with a five-game winning streak. 12:00pm-5:00pm them. 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thing earlier this season at Floyd Stadium. JOHN A. GILLIS/DNJ Cooper said about the night that ended with questioning at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. Young refused to comment on the allegations and calls to his attorney were not returned. Hutson could not be reached for By Jim Wyatt Denver. commen Gannett Tennessee HutRyanMTSU Fitzpa thatofYoung, runningtrick In the saidspirit back Jeremiah Cooper would Bryson,be the holiday with the left, and Kyle Griswould Bryson scored his second celebrate after TD in a 48-17 win over Bengals: Had season , and “It’s mana from UTEP on Saturday. NASHVILLE — No the Tianother WondeMisson and rful tans signed one will MORE MTSU Life” in particular, Manning, Fitzpatever know for sure dis- rick COVERA after himhere’s a look tortured just how sissippi would be backin GE at just Blue how things sold close Peyton Mang up Andy MURFREESBORO — Raiders bury might them FIU AT MTSU have MTSU foothad Dalton INSIDE he second g ball coach with the Bengals instead coverin Rick Stockstill took achanged straight 8-4 regular season. ning came to being a moment in Blue Tenne The 2013 » MTSU women’s hoops: sto thank his senior class Raiders Justin of a to are startin just g reach Miners for 8th win Satfeit tickets forGulfthe 23rd among 99 teams Lady Raiders for its accomplis Titan. counter see thehad When: 3 p.m. Titans hments Coast Manningin MTSU prior NEXT title gameos. tShowcast history to his post-game the Bronc le. 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AGE , 615-278-5168 • ADAM COVER asked to come downsta SPARKS, SPARKS@DNJ.C OM, 615-278-5174 we were just going » Video: Steven 13-0 run seals win“I thought Rhodes talks about to ahave a conversation, so I sat over So. Alabam his first MTSU season down at the bar (in the kitchen),”


TITANS air feature on “College Gameday” to interview with ESPN for a veterans Steven Rhodes goes through an MTSU football player and Marine Saturday. MTSU

The Blue Raiders started strong, a tough stretch for Tennhad esee mid-way through the year, and closed strong with five consecutive wins. Along the way, they have seen a quarterback produce a record-setting career, a defensive back become the NCAA’s active career leader Titans face Colts in interception return yards, a in playoff mode linebacker rank among the nation’s top tacklers, and a 25-year old Marine grab national headlines.

What if Peyton Manning pl ayed

ESPN focuses on Rhodes ‘College Gameday’ interviews Blue Raider for Veterans Day feature

By Adam Sparks

The Daily News Journal

MURFREESBORO — More than two months after MTSU football player and Marine Steven Rhodes stepped into the national spotlight, he still does not have cable TV. That means he will likely miss his appearance on ESPN’s “College Gameday” as a special Veterans Day piece on Saturday (811 a.m.). “I didn’t see much of the media stuff about me before, and there’s a chance I won’t see this one either,” Rhodes said. “And it’s not because I can’t get cable. I just don’t have time. I’m just focused on family, football and school right now. “As soon as I do this with ESPN, I have homework to do.” An ESPN crew interviewed Rhodes and shot additional footage after MTSU’s practice Tuesday night.

Rhodes will lead the team and carry the U.S. flag onto the field for MTSU’s Salute to Armed Services game at 3 p.m. Saturday versus Florida International at Floyd Stadium. The Blue Raiders will wear patriotic helmets with red, white and blue logos at the game. “It’s an honor to carry the flag. I did it (in the Marines), and I’m proud to do it now,” Rhodes said. Rhodes, a Marine sergeant, drew national attention in August when The Daily News Journal broke a story about the NCAA’s refusal to grant him immediate eligibility to play this season because he participated in military-only recreational league football games at a Marine base in 2012. Virtually every major news organization picked up Rhodes’ story. Social media pounded away at the NCAA for postpon-

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Seniors leave mark

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By Tom Kreager

The Daily News Journal


See TORTURE, Page A2

SBORO — Alabama pushed MTSU South brink Saturday afternoonto the . But the Blue Raiders late in the second half awoke and extended the country’s longest regular-season home win streak to 33. MTSU went on a 13-0 run late in the second half to beat former Sun Belt Conferenc val USA 65-55 at Murphy e riCenter in front of a crowd of 3,892. Kerry Hammond “We’ve got to get out s goes up for a shot against USA’s Austin Karazsia better start,” said MTSU to a during MTSU’s 65-55 win Saturday at Murphy Center.. JOHN A. point GILLIS / DNJ guard Tweety Knight, who fin- 3-pointer to ished with 12 points and four with 8:46 tie the game 45-45 quez Rozier came off the bench left to complete a assists. “It was a good to score 10. win, but MTSU 10-3 it wasn’t pretty at all.” run. The Blue Marcus Tarrance played ers then took over the RaidMTSU (6-1) trailed game three minutes in his first many as 11 in the first by as with a 13-0 run, sparked by back from a three-gam game half and Shawn Jones’ nine with 14:21 remaining e susslam dunk with pension be- 5:32 remaining. after a domestic asfore the Blue Raiders sault charge against MTSU placed four in him was their way back in the battled contest. figures. Neiko Hunterdouble retired on Monday. Kerry Hammonds buried and a Hammonds each had 14. JacSee RAIDERS,


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The timing couldn’t be ter for the Titans (5-6), betINDIANAPOLIS — The who are already in playoff Titans ended a two-game losing mode. streak with a last-minu Win today at Indianapo te rally and they can trim the lis, at Oakland to move into the AFC AFC’s No. 6 playoff South lead to one game spot. Baltiand haps chase down the Colts. per- more’s victory over Pittstoday, and the Titans will Lose burgh on Thanksgiving temessen- porarily boosted tially be conceding the Ravens into that spot, but the division title. Tennessee can grab It’s the last real TODAY’S it back with a win. chance Tennessee GAME has to make this a The Titans face a TITANS (5-6) at familiar foe, which race. COLTS (7-4) erased a 17-6 half“Us losing to » When: Noon time deficit to pull them the first time, out a 30-27 victory. we lost control of » TV/radio: At the time, it that somewhat as far WTVF-5 / 104.5-FM looked like Indy’s as what they do,” win would seal the coach Mike Munchak said. “If division. they happen to slip up and lose Indianapolis (7-4) is still a couple more games, in then control, but after that would be great if a 29-point we win our division. We’recould loss at Arizona and two embarjust rassing losses looking at it as we can control consternation in three weeks, the wild-card spot now, has set in. Nerthat’s winning five games.”and vous fans are calling for changes.



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