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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Recap: Bruins struggle to find the net in LSU away game

Recap: Bruins struggle to find the net in LSU away game

Belmont’s three-game winning streak came to a close Thursday after the men’s basketball fell short to Louisiana State University on the road.  The contest closed up at 83-53 in favor of the Tigers — a high-profile opponent on Belmont’s 2021-22 schedule.  The Bruins missed scoring opportunities and fell behind in […]

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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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Women’s basketball opens at home with a resounding win grounded by strong defense

Women’s basketball opens at home with a resounding win grounded by strong defense

After a slow start to its first home game of the season, Belmont’s women’s basketball team rose to the occasion to secure a 63-34 victory over Alabama A&M University on Thursday. “It’s great to be home. We did the math and with two scrimmages, we’ve played 13 games since our […]

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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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Men’s basketball crushes Evansville in long-awaited return to the Curb

Men’s basketball crushes Evansville in long-awaited return to the Curb

Marching in from the first pep rally since the start of COVID-19, the student section at the Curb Event Center cheered at full capacity for men’s basketball’s first home game of the season. And a splashing 81-43 win against the University of Evansville Aces left the Bruins — spectators and […]

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Recap: Women’s basketball takes down Ole Miss on the road

Recap: Women’s basketball takes down Ole Miss on the road

Fresh off an opening win, Belmont women’s basketball showed no signs of slowing Thursday night, defeating the University of Mississippi Rebels 62-50. A high-profile opponent, Ole Miss belongs to the Power Five Southeastern Conference and reached the postseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament championship final at the end of the 2020-21 […]

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Belmont Athletics welcomes Steve Layman to the broadcast team

Belmont Athletics welcomes Steve Layman to the broadcast team

When Belmont men’s basketball broadcasts its first home game of the season Saturday, there will be a new voice calling the play-by-plays. Belmont announced Thursday that NewsChannel 5 Nasvhille’s Steve Layman would replace current lead broadcaster John Freeman, who was hired in early August but revealed Monday he would be […]

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Men’s and women’s basketball open on the road with mixed results

Men’s and women’s basketball open on the road with mixed results

Belmont’s women’s basketball team shined in Chattanooga, Tennessee, while the men trailed in Athens, Ohio, in the first games of the much anticipated 2021-22 season. Both basketball teams returned to the court Tuesday night with openers on the road. Cruising to a convincing 88-70 victory, the women defeated the University […]

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