In the last few minutes of Belmont’s blowout win over Jacksonville, sophomore point guard Kerron Johnson bobbed his head, clapped his hands, and licked his lips as he squared up on defense after another Belmont score. Johnson, who led Belmont with 15 points, embodied the persona of what Belmont head [...]
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A battle of Bruins and Bears ended with a 89-67 Belmont blowout Thursday night at the Curb Event Center. The Bruins (5-1, 1-0) kept the Mercer Bears (3-5, 0-1) in check for the entire game, never letting the Bears take a lead. The team got their first conference win with [...]
When Belmont head men’s basketball coach Rick Byrd was a young boy, he used to take out orange markers and decorate plain T-shirts with University of Tennessee signs and symbols. They didn’t have merchandise like they do these days, Byrd explained. He grew up in East Tennessee—and like everyone else [...]
The atmosphere was nothing like a meaningless exhibition game. ESPNU was in the house and the fans came in droves. Former legendary Lipscomb basketball coach Don Meyer was honored and inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame at halftime. But it was business as usual for the Belmont Bruins, [...]
How could NCAA tournament expansion affect Belmont and the Atlantic Sun? The biggest money-making, most exciting, and fundamentally American event in all of college sports is at a crossroads. This time of year, hoards of people spend hours agonizing over their national title picks. Yet, more than five million people [...]
The men’s basketball team hits the court on Thursday, Nov. 5, for the second annual “Meet the Bruins,” beginning at 6 p.m. in the Curb Event Center. The event, presented by Pepsi, will showcase the 2009-10 Bruins for the first time this season as they compete in an open scrimmage with Head Coach Rick Byrd providing commentary.