Freshman Kwesi Mensah downs half-court basket for free tuition

Freshman Kwesi Mensah downs half-court basket for free tuition

It was the shot of a lifetime. And it went in — nothing but net. Belmont freshman Paa Kwesi Mensah did the unthinkable Thursday night in the Curb Event Center and made the infamous half-court shot to get his next semester’s tuition paid in full. The feat has not been […]

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Sully Bright sings praises and takes home Christian Showcase win

Sully Bright sings praises and takes home Christian Showcase win

Sophomore songwriter Sully Bright captured the Christain Showcase title, as well as the hearts of the audience Saturday night. Hosted in the Curb Event Center, with a live audience for the first time since COVID-19, Christian Showcase invited the Belmont community to come together through music. Artists and audience alike […]

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Battling for Boulevard bragging rights: A look at the Belmont, Lipscomb rivalry

Battling for Boulevard bragging rights: A look at the Belmont, Lipscomb rivalry

Just 1.7 miles.  A short walk, and an even faster drive, but it’s a distance that carries 68 years of rivalry between the schools at either end of the journey down Belmont Boulevard. Belmont University and Lipscomb University first met on the basketball court in 1953 and have been battling […]

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OPINION: Belmont must join other US universities in mandating the COVID-19 vaccine

OPINION: Belmont must join other US universities in mandating the COVID-19 vaccine

Belmont needs to do better. The release of the university’s COVID-19 vaccination rates Tuesday showed only 63% of students received vaccinations against the virus. The university strongly encourages the vaccine on a voluntary basis, but as case numbers start to rise once again at Belmont and beyond — this time […]

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Freshman Kwesi Mensah downs half-court basket for free tuition

Freshman Kwesi Mensah downs half-court basket for free tuition

It was the shot of a lifetime. And it went in — nothing but net. Belmont freshman Paa Kwesi Mensah did the unthinkable Thursday night in the Curb Event Center and made the infamous half-court shot to get his next semester’s tuition paid in full. The feat has not been […]

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Battling for Boulevard bragging rights: A look at the Belmont, Lipscomb rivalry

Battling for Boulevard bragging rights: A look at the Belmont, Lipscomb rivalry

Just 1.7 miles.  A short walk, and an even faster drive, but it’s a distance that carries 68 years of rivalry between the schools at either end of the journey down Belmont Boulevard. Belmont University and Lipscomb University first met on the basketball court in 1953 and have been battling […]

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The Boulevard belongs to Belmont in the 75th showing of historic basketball rivalry

The Boulevard belongs to Belmont in the 75th showing of historic basketball rivalry

Belmont basketball emerged victorious Thursday night as the men’s and women’s teams triumphed over hometown rival Lipscomb University in the 75th Battle of the Boulevard.  Both the Bruins and the Bisons were well-represented in the stands; students and fans filled the Curb Event Center to near-full capacity, bringing energy and […]

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After two tournament wins, Belmont basketball falls to Dayton in the 2021 ESPN Events Invitational finale

After two tournament wins, Belmont basketball falls to Dayton in the 2021 ESPN Events Invitational finale

Following two victories that propelled them to the final game, the Belmont men came up short in a nail-biting 63-61 loss to the University of Dayton at the ESPN Events Invitational Championship Sunday night. Belmont, alongside seven schools including the University of Alabama, University of Kansas and University of North […]

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Belmont basketball architect Rick Byrd named to National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Belmont basketball architect Rick Byrd named to National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

It’s official: Former Belmont men’s basketball head coach Rick Byrd is an NCAA legend after his National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction Sunday. “I am overwhelmed, humbled, and feel a great sense of gratitude to receive this ultimate recognition for those in our profession,” Byrd said in a statement […]

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Belmont UPS employee fired after students come forward with reports of harassment

Belmont UPS employee fired after students come forward with reports of harassment

A Belmont UPS employee was fired Tuesday after multiple students came forward with claims of harassment. This comes after reports of his inappropriate behavior circulated in response to a Belmont Confessions tweet authored by an anonymous female student who felt uncomfortable after the male employee made unwanted comments about her […]

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Men’s basketball launches epic comeback at home with overtime win against Furman

Men’s basketball launches epic comeback at home with overtime win against Furman

In an intense battle rescued by some late-game heroics, Belmont secured a 95-89 overtime victory at Monday’s match against Furman University. The Bruins’ second home game of the season had the Curb Event Center charged with adrenaline as they battled one of mid-major basketball’s stand-out teams. “It was two great […]

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Recap: Bruins fall short of SoCon Championship title in 3-4 thriller

Recap: Bruins fall short of SoCon Championship title in 3-4 thriller

Belmont men’s soccer lost by one goal in a dramatic bout against Mercer University at the Southern Conference Championship game. Though it seemed the Bruins would hold their early 2-0 lead, the tides shifted in the dying minutes of the first half, leaving them to fight to a bitter 3-4 […]

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Students gather to protest Belmont’s lack of COVID quarantine housing

Students gather to protest Belmont’s lack of COVID quarantine housing

“What do we want? COVID housing! When do we want it? Now!” Voices protesting Belmont’s COVID-19 policies, led by sophomores Natalie Schilling and Caroline Shutley, filled the streets Wednesday as a group of students marched up 15th Avenue to the steps of the Janet Ayers Academic Center. Schilling and Shutley […]

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Graduating from player to coach, Belmont’s Luke Smith will take over his high school basketball program next season

Graduating from player to coach, Belmont’s Luke Smith will take over his high school basketball program next season

Luke Smith, a graduate student on Belmont’s men’s basketball team, has been named head coach-in-waiting at his alma mater, Knoxville Catholic High School. The announcement comes after Michael Hutchens, Smith’s own high school coach, announced he will retire at the end of the season after 33 years with the school’s […]

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Belmont senior ties for second in 50-mile Nashville Ultramarathon

Belmont senior ties for second in 50-mile Nashville Ultramarathon

Keita Suzuki ran 50 miles in 7 hours, 21 minutes, but that’s not quite fast enough for him. “I wanted to break the course record, which is 6 hours and 32 minutes,” said Suzuki. Maintaining an average pace of 8 minutes, 30 seconds per mile to tie for second place, […]

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VIDEO: Students and staff reflect on inauguration week

VIDEO: Students and staff reflect on inauguration week

VNN’s Kailee Doherty spoke with Belmont students and faculty members to hear about what they took away from President Jones’ inaugural events. — PHOTO: VNN’s Kailee Doherty interviews student Kayleigh Zubrod about her favorite part of the inauguration festivities. VNN / Jordan Shatto. This video was posted by Jordan Shatto.

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Nashville’s newest museum explores the impact of Black music in America, including a gospel exhibit funded by former Belmont president

Nashville’s newest museum explores the impact of Black music in America, including a gospel exhibit funded by former Belmont president

Alive with sights, sounds and history, the National Museum of African American Music shines a light on the often-overlooked influence of Black music in America. The museum opened Jan. 17, 2021 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — at Fifth and Broadway, the center of Nashville’s bustling downtown. Through six […]

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Women’s cross-country clinches first OVC title in program history

Women’s cross-country clinches first OVC title in program history

Women’s cross-country took home its first-ever Ohio Valley Conference Championship trophy, finishing strong despite a constant cold drizzle and mud galore at Percy Warner Park. The men’s team took second place overall, finishing close behind OVC rival Eastern Illinois University. Saturday’s morning races featured all ten OVC teams, and among […]

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Coming soon: The 3-D Building will be Belmont’s home for ‘Data, Design and Discovery’ on campus

Coming soon: The 3-D Building will be Belmont’s home for ‘Data, Design and Discovery’ on campus

Belmont is growing yet again, and this time, the construction will be lawn-side between the Johnson and Baskin Centers. Plans for a new six-story building — called the 3-D Building in the spirit of “Data, Design and Discovery” — outline what will serve as the new home of the university […]

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Belmont makes the move to greener valleys, departing OVC for Missouri Valley Conference

Belmont makes the move to greener valleys, departing OVC for Missouri Valley Conference

Belmont confirmed the university will leave the Ohio Valley Conference to join the Missouri Valley Conference, as announced by President Greg Jones in a Tuesday morning press conference. Following the report speculating the switch, it is confirmed that Belmont Athletics will be leaving the OVC for the more competitive MVC […]

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OPINION: Belmont must join other US universities in mandating the COVID-19 vaccine

OPINION: Belmont must join other US universities in mandating the COVID-19 vaccine

Belmont needs to do better. The release of the university’s COVID-19 vaccination rates Tuesday showed only 63% of students received vaccinations against the virus. The university strongly encourages the vaccine on a voluntary basis, but as case numbers start to rise once again at Belmont and beyond — this time […]

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