George Plaster leaves Belmont for new radio opportunity

George Plaster leaves Belmont for new radio opportunity

Nashville sports talk radio legend George Plaster will leave Belmont University and return to the radio waves for WSM 660-AM announced on Tuesday. Plaster joined Belmont as Associate Athletic Director for Marketing in 2016 after nearly 40 years in sports talk radio. “We wish George well on his new program […]

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Belmont baseball alum Matt Beaty called up by the Dodgers

Belmont baseball alum Matt Beaty called up by the Dodgers

Belmont baseball alum Matt Beaty is the first Bruin to make it to the big leagues in 41 years after being called up by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon before its game against the San Francisco Giants. Beaty was not listed in the Dodgers starting lineup Tuesday, but […]

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Belmont announces new parking garage and tennis courts

Belmont announces new parking garage and tennis courts

Belmont announced Wednesday it will build a massive new parking garage topped with six tennis courts behind the Trout Theatre and McAfee Concert Hall. The project will be built by January of 2021, according to a press release. Along with a 831 capacity garage, there will be six NCAA Division […]

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Alexander announces new coaching staff

Alexander announces new coaching staff

Belmont basketball coach Casey Alexander announced Tuesday morning his new coaching staff which includes returning assistants Brian Ayers and Tyler Holloway and former Lipscomb University assistant Sean Rutigliano. The return of Ayers and Holloway will help keep normalcy for the players who’ve spent countless hours being trained by them. “We […]

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Assistant coach James Strong hired at Vanderbilt

Assistant coach James Strong hired at Vanderbilt

Belmont men’s basketball assistant James Strong will be returning to his alma mater Vanderbilt University to join Jerry Stackhouse’s new Commodore staff, according to a press release from Belmont Athletics. Strong spent eight seasons on Rick Byrd’s staff helping the Bruins win eight regular season titles and two conference tournament […]

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Casey Alexander to lead Belmont into new era

Casey Alexander to lead Belmont into new era

The last time Belmont hired a new men’s basketball coach it was 1986. The 3-point line had just been implemented, Ronald Reagan was president and a Big Mac was $1.60. The same year Belmont hired Rick Byrd, Belmont also got the carillon bells back after the university sold them for […]

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Casey Alexander hired as men’s basketball head coach

Casey Alexander hired as men’s basketball head coach

Former Lipscomb men’s basketball head coach Casey Alexander will replace Rick Byrd as Belmont’s new men’s basketball coach. Athletic Director Scott Corley announced Alexander’s hiring on Wednesday morning, only a week and a half after Byrd announced his retirement. Alexander is the 10th head coach in program history. Alexander, who […]

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What Rick Byrd means to me

What Rick Byrd means to me

No headphones walking in and out of locker rooms. No phones at the dinner table. No flashy attire. In a world filled with Russell Westbrooks and Ja Morants, why would any player qualified to play in Division I want to come to Rick Byrd’s strict program? Because Byrd could do […]

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Darby Maggard to compete in State Farm 3-Point Championships

Darby Maggard to compete in State Farm 3-Point Championships

Belmont basketball superstar Darby Maggard will show off her 3-point skills at the State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships in Minneapolis, as part of the Final Four festivities on Thursday night. “It’s just exciting to be able to go one last time to represent Belmont,” said Maggard. “My […]

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Rick Byrd, in‘vest’ed in Belmont

Rick Byrd, in‘vest’ed in Belmont

Coaches aren’t always remembered for what they wear, but there are a few who stand out. Bear Bryant has the fedora. Bill Belichick has the sleeveless hoodie. But the sweater vest? The sweater vest belongs to Rick Byrd. Former Belmont basketball assistant coach Tom Robinson thinks the inspiration for the […]

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Rick Byrd retiring with family in mind

Rick Byrd retiring with family in mind

Grant. He’s the 6-month-old who let out a wail during the post-game press conference of his grandfather’s biggest career win. Rick Byrd — amidst all the questions from reporters and snapping of camera shutters — stopped listening just to catch another look at Grant in his mother’s arms. Grant will […]

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Men’s basketball loses to University of Maryland in first round of NCAA Tournament

Men’s basketball loses to University of Maryland in first round of NCAA Tournament

Dylan Windler proved to the entire country on Thursday afternoon why he and Belmont deserved the at-large bid to this year’s NCAA Tournament. Windler scored 35 points and rebounded 11 in the Bruins 79-77 loss to the University of Maryland. He is the first player to do so against a […]

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