Tag Archives: Middle Tennessee

Former MTSU Coach John Stanford Passes Away

StanfordMTSUMURFREESBORO - John Stanford, an icon in Middle Tennessee athletics, passed away on July 1 at the age of 77.

Stanford, a member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, played for the Blue Raider baseball program from 1960 to 1963 then became the head coach from 1974 to 1987. In 1987 he took over as athletic director where he served until 1994. Continue reading


2013 Sun Belt Conference Preseason Coaches Poll and Teams

sunbelt_thumb.jpgNEW ORLEANS – The Florida Atlantic Owls have been tabbed as the preseason favorites to win the 2013 Sun Belt Conference baseball title, the league announced on Monday.

FAU won the SBC regular season title in 2012 behind a 32-22 overall record and a 19-8 record in SBC play. This season, the Owls return six starters from that squad and four starting pitchers, including 2013 All-SBC Preseason selections pitcher Austin Gomber and first baseman Mark Nelson. Continue reading


Jim McGuire named Head Coach at Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee baseball associate head coach Jim McGuire has been promoted to the head coaching position, as announced on Thursday by Director of Athletics Chris Massaro and President Sidney A. McPhee. McGuire has spent the last 20 years serving alongside former head coach Steve Peterson, who retired on July 5 after 25 seasons at the helm. Continue reading


Steve Peterson retires at Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Steve Peterson, Middle Tennessee’s head baseball coach for the past 25 seasons and the program’s all-time winningest coach, has announced his retirement, effective immediately. Peterson amassed 791 wins during his Blue Raider career while leading MT to 11 conference regular-season championships, nine conference tournament titles and nine NCAA Regional appearances.

Associate head coach Jim McGuire, who has served alongside Peterson for the past 20 years, will act as the interim head coach as the athletic department begins a national search to fill the vacated position. Continue reading


2012 Sun Belt Conference Preseason Coaches Poll

NEW ORLEANS – The Panthers of FIU and the Trojans of Troy have been tabbed as the preseason favorites to win the 2012 Sun Belt Conference baseball title in a vote of the league’s head coaches.

FIU, which finished second overall in the standings in 2011, returns five starters to an offense that led the SBC in batting average, home runs and runs scored. The Panthers finished last season 20-9-1 in conference play. FIU received four first-place votes from the coaches and finished with 93 points. Continue reading


Two Middle Tennessee State Players facing Rape Charges

UPDATED on December 16th, 2014

The charges were dropped against Conlon Palo in December 2014.

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Two former Middle Tennessee State baseball players have been charged with rape by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, according to an incident report on file with the sheriff’s office. The two players who were arrested and charged are Conlon Palo and Damian Seguen. Continue reading