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Belmont leaving Atlantic Sun for tougher Ohio Valley Conference

 

(courtesy of Belmont athletics)

The Belmont University Bruins have been the team to beat in the Atlantic Sun Conference which also includes: East Tennessee State, Florida Gulf Coast, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Mercer, North Florida, South Carolina Upstate and Stetson.

The Bruins have won the conference championship in five of the past seven years, but the school is leaving after this school year.

Starting next year with the 2012-13 school year, Belmont will be competing in the Ohio Valley Conference.

The benchmark school in the OVC has the been the Murray State Racers who have dominated the league recently.

The OVC and the Atlantic Sun have been one-bid leagues and the NCAA has rarely taken two from a mid-major conference.

Belmont was established in 1890, has 6,374 students and located in Nashville, Tennessee. The school has 15 varsity sports, 8 for women, 7 for men.

Their most notable alumni includes: Jimmy Bowen, record producer; Christian music artist Steven Curtis Chapman; country artist Brad Paisley; TV star Minnie Pearl, born Sarah Cannon; country artist Pam Tillis, Mel Tillis’ daughter; country artist Lee Ann Womack and country artist Trisha Yearwood.

 

Info compiled from Belmont University news & basketball team media guide

Belmont Bruins moving athletic programs to Ohio Valley Conference

 

(courtesy of Belmont Bruins athletics via wikipedia commons)

The Belmont University Bruins from Nashville, Tennessee, who are a constant participant in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, is leaving the Atlantic Sun Conference to join the Ohio Valley Conference effective during the 2012-13 academic year.

Belmont, has an enrollment of 5,936 students, a member of NCAA Division I and has 15 athletic teams (7 men, 8 women). Established in 1890, Belmont is the largest christian university in Tennessee and the second-largest private university in Tennessee, second to Vanderbilt.

Belmont has some very famous alumni all connected to the music world: Steven Curtis Chapman, Brad Paisley, Minnie Pearl, Pam Tillis, Lee Ann Womack and Trisha Yearwood.

 

compiled from staff, Ohio Valley Conference, Atlantic Sun Conference & Belmont University news

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Thursday October 28, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Thursday, October 28, was the 301st day of 2010. There are 64 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS DATE

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on this date in 1886 by President Grover Cleveland and rededicated on this date 50 years later by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936 (file photo)

* On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.

* In 1636, the General Court of Massachusetts passed a legislative act establishing Harvard College.

* In 1858, Rowland Hussey Macy opened his first New York Store at 6th Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan.

* In 1918, the republic of Czechoslovakia proclaimed its independence.

* In 1919, Congress enacted the Volstead Act, which provided for enforcement of Prohibition, over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto.

* In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicated the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary.

* In 1962, Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev informed the United States that he had ordered the dismantling of missile bases in Cuba.

* In 2009, Angela Merkel was sworn in for a second term as German chancellor.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

66 Dennis Franz, actor from NYPD Blue.

48 Daphne Zuniga, actress from Melrose Place.

47 Lauren Holly, actress who got her start on All My Children as Julie Chandler.

43 Julia Roberts, actress.

38 Brad Paisley, country singer.

36 Joaquin Phoenix, actor and brother of the late actor, River Phoenix. His siblings include: Rain, Liberty, Summer and Jodean. Joaquin is the third-oldest of his siblings.