Each workday for the next two weeks Charlotte49ers.com will profile a different Conference USA school as a way to introduce our new league opponents starting in 2013-14.
Location: Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Nickname: Blue Raiders
Colors: Royal Blue and White
President: Dr. Sidney McPhee
Athletics Director: Chris Massaro
Athletics Website: www.goblueraiders.com
Facebook: Blue Raider Athletics
Conference History: This will be MT’s first year in Conference USA. It was previously a member of the Sun Belt Conference since 2000.
Proper References: MT, Middle Tennessee
Athletic Highlights: MT has won 2 national champions: men’s golf ( 1965) and men’s tennis doubles (2007). Volleyball made six straight NCAA appearances from 2006-11 with four conference championships during that time. The track program has 43 conference titles, 18 NCAA top 25 finishes, 90+ All- Americans. Women’s basketball has been to the NCAA Tournament in eight of the last nine seasons and produced three WNBA draft picks during that time.
Noteworthy Accomplishments: Middle Tennessee had the first University Honors College at any public university in Tennessee. The school has one of the top aerospace departments with 25 planes and one of the largest Air Traffic College Training Initiatives in the country. The university has been busy expanding its campus with a recently-completed $65 million dollar student union as well as a $147 million science building.
Men (8) - Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field
Women (9) - Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball
Welcome to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation!
If you wish to make a contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign or Let Me Play (fundraiser for women's athletics), you can do so online or by calling the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-1047/4950.
Football Parking - please note the following areas are sold out: Green CRI 1, Green CRI 1A, Green CRI 3, Green CRI 3A, Orange CRI Deck Rooftop and Yellow Union Deck Rooftop.
This system will give you full access to your own personal account and display donations and pledges to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation.
Please Note: If you have ever contributed to the Athletic Foundation, you have an existing account and should login using that information. Please do not create a second account. If you are unsure of your account status or need your login information, please contact the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-4950/1047.
If your gift will be accompanied by a matching gift from your employer please do not make your gift online. Contact the Athletic Foundation at (704)687-1047 for information of contributions with a matching gift.
If you are a new member and have not participated in any of the ways mentioned above, please create a new account below and make a pledge to our current campaign.