Behind the arc. That was the key Saturday’s pair of textbook wins over the University of Tennessee Martin. Owning their home court, the men defeated UT Martin 87-58 with an efficient 46.7% from 3-point distance while the women flew past the Skyhawks 73-48. Men’s team shares the wealth, with five Bruins posting double-digits Saturday’s doubleheader kickstarted with the men’s tipoff. Sophomore guard JaCobi Wood led the team with 18 points, totaling five rebounds and six steals
When Belmont University’s former athletic director Mike Strickland announced his retirement in March, Dr. Susan West, vice president and chief of staff, began a national search to replace him. She found the man for the job close to home – FirstBank Vice President Scott Corley. And by accepting the job, Corley began his transition from proud Belmont alumni to a leader at the institution. A day before classes started, Corley shared what he’s been up to this summer, why he retu
For some, Belmont athletics are an after-class activity. For others, they’re an evening game. The university’s many athletic teams have inspired school spirit within students for years. Now, alumnus David Fish has turned his own passion for Belmont sports into a career. A native of Paducah, Kentucky, Fish recently moved into the position of assistant director of athletic marketing in Belmont’s athletic department. “What I love most about my job is that there are no typical da
Being a college athlete requires time, dedication, energy and– maybe most importantly– a good relationship with the coaching staff. Four Belmont women’s assistant coaches are well aware of the expectations placed on athletes because they were once college athletes themselves. With their collegiate days behind them, these women hope to use their experience and knowledge to help the student-athletes of Belmont. Ashley Casavant, Cross-Country Casavant is in her sixth season with
Sam Borgel, a exercise science major from Marietta, Georgia has been playing soccer since the age of seven. Borgel knew right away the sport would be a major part of his future. Having not heard of Belmont prior to his college search, Borgel was spotted by head coach, Bryan Green at a soccer tournament. Green sparked his interest so Borgel looked into Belmont.
“I love the atmosphere here, and everyone that surrounds it,” said Borgel. In addition to playing soccer at Belmont,
After 42 years of operation, local running store and Belmont University neighbor The Athlete’s House is approaching the finish line and is slated to close its doors in October. “It’s been a good run, but it’s time at 71 to find something else to do,” said owner and founder David Graeflin. “You have to change with the times, but we’re fortunate to have weathered 42 years.” Graeflin founded the store in 1973, five years before he set up shop in the historic, light blue brick bu
The race for the OVC Cross Country championship is on. Both teams received a preseason ranking of second in the OVC, but each team differs in their pathway toward success. The women’s team looks to find leadership without seniors. While on the men’s side, they look to divide leadership among five seniors. “It’s a really interesting dynamic. We push each other really well. It’s a great atmosphere and training’s going really well because of it,” said senior David Everett. “I do