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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

OHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Coldwater finishes off Fredericktown quickly

Peter North contributed to this story

(seal courtesy of Village of Coldwater, Ohio via Wikipedia Commons)

The Coldwater Cavaliers, from the Ohio county of Mercer, put away the Fredericktown Freddies quickly last weekend in their Division V high school football playoff game at DeSales High School in Columbus.

In winning 26-6, Coldwater, now 11-3, limited Fredericktown to 70 yards rushing. Freddies sophomore Matt Smith, a 2,000-yard running back in 2010, was held to 60 yards on 17 carries.

Smith’s teammate Tony Lybarger had five catches for 108 yards and a 23-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter.

Legends Classic selects teams; Syracuse heads list

Syracuse University, which was ranked Number 1 for one week last season, and two other NCAA tournament teams, Georgia Tech and UTEP will be host schools in the 2010 Legends Classic.

Michigan is the other team in the field guaranteed a berth in the semifinals, which will be held November 26 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The championship game will be held November 27.

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The teams comprising the Syracuse regional include: Detroit, William & Mary. Bowling Green and Gardner-Webb will play at Michigan. Albany and Niagara will play at Georgia Tech. Mercer and Western Carolina will vist UTEP.

The non-host teams play three more games in subregional games at Detroit or William & Mary, so all 12 teams in the tournament play four games.

Florida won Last year’s tournament.

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