PHOTO STORY: Athletic department hosts “Meet the Bruins” event

PHOTO STORY: Athletic department hosts “Meet the Bruins” event

The Belmont University Athletic Department hosted “Meet the Bruins,” a basketball season kick-off event, on Nov. 3 in the Curb Event Center. The event was designed to get the student body energized for the basketball season at Belmont University. The night’s activities included introductions of the 2015-2016 men’s and women’s […]

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Meet the new Bruin: Paris Lawson

Meet the new Bruin: Paris Lawson

Freshman Paris Lawson didn’t always play basketball. In fact, before she started playing, she danced. After playing basketball for the first time when she was in fourth grade, she realized that it was the sport for her and had to choose between the two. “Dance wasn’t intense enough for me,” […]

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Meet the new Bruin: Darby Maggard

Meet the new Bruin: Darby Maggard

Point guard Darby Maggard from Fort Wayne, Indiana started playing basketball at a young age. “My first organized basketball game was when I was about 5 or 6,” said Maggard. Belmont became an option when head coach Cameron Newbauer recruited her. “I came down for a couple of visits, and […]

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Meet the new Bruin: Jenny Roy

Meet the new Bruin: Jenny Roy

Jenny Roy began playing basketball when she was in the second grade. Now, she’s a guard for the women’s basketball team at Belmont. “My older sisters played so I kind of just go to their practices, and they kind of got me started,” said Roy. Roy is originally from Oklahoma, […]

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Landis lands a spot on the USA Bobsled National Team

Landis lands a spot on the USA Bobsled National Team

Former Belmont track and field athlete Austin Landis is one step closer to participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics after being named to the 2015-2016 USA Bobsled National Team Monday. Landis, a 2015 graduate from Belmont, was one of 23 athletes named to the team in a press release by […]

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VIDEO: Graham the superfan

VIDEO: Graham the superfan

Belmont senior Graham Spencer-Orrell has spent the majority of his career as a Bruin on the sideline of just about every sporting event. Whether he’s handing out donuts at a cross country meet or painting up for a basketball game, he’s always sporting his signature Belmont blue hair. This superfan […]

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Meet the new Bruin: Michael Benkert

Meet the new Bruin: Michael Benkert

Freshman guard Michael Benkert came to Belmont because he experienced a “great family feel,” and it’s what he calls an ideal distance from his home in Greenwood, Indiana. Benkert is the oldest of seven siblings, and while he took up basketball, his brothers and sisters took more of an interest […]

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Meet the new Bruin: Alex Martin

Meet the new Bruin: Alex Martin

Even though freshman Alex Martin hasn’t played a single game yet, he already holds a record on the men’s basketball team. “I have like 80 pairs of shoes,” said Martin. Although he had to leave most of his collection at home in Overland Park, Kansas, Martin’s love for shoes hasn’t […]

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Meet the new Bruin: Seth Adelsperger

Meet the new Bruin: Seth Adelsperger

Checking in at 6 feet 11 inches tall, freshman Seth Adelsperger is listed as the tallest player on the Belmont men’s basketball team. The center from Peru, Indiana was the valedictorian of his high school and he said he came to Belmont because of the overall culture. “All the guys […]

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Meet the new Bruin: Declan McManus

Meet the new Bruin: Declan McManus

Freshman cross-country runner Declan McManus came to Belmont all the way from Worcestershire, England and knew it was the right place for him. “The athletics and academics together made it the best fit for me,” said McManus. Coming from a different country, the academic curriculum is quite different. It is […]

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Meet the new Bruin: Kaleb McLeod

Meet the new Bruin: Kaleb McLeod

Cross-country runner Kaleb McLeod is originally from Soperton, Georgia. Being from a small town, McLeod is still trying to adjust to the city atmosphere in Nashville. “It’s different, but I’m getting used to it,” said McLeod. Since coming to Belmont, McLeod changed the distances he runs. “Instead of running a […]

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Meet the new Bruin: Chase Ballard

Meet the new Bruin: Chase Ballard

Cross-country runner Chase Ballard is from Columbus, Indiana. He started the sport in 7th grade. “I swam before that and had to decide between the two, and I think cross-country is the better fit,” said Ballard. Cross-country also suits him better than music because he’s not musically talented, Ballard said. […]

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