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The Weekly Wrap – The String Theory Edition?

In Game Posts on December 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm
"Ever Drink Bailey's from a shoe?"

“Ever Drink Bailey’s from a shoe?”

The Bruins lost to Indiana State. This loss, in and of itself, doesn’t really tell us much more about the Bruins’ chances for the rest of this season. However, this loss to the Sycamores puts to rest a December which I’m sure Coach Byrd would like to forget. Belmont finishes 1-5 on the month after going 7-1 during November continuing the ByrdCage’s theme for the season of “Who is this team?”

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The Weekly Wrap: Jono Talks Kentucky

In Game Posts on December 23, 2013 at 7:17 pm
Julius Randle ate our lunch.

Julius Randle ate our lunch.

With another loss, this time at the hands of national powerhouse Kentucky, Belmont finds itself in the midst of a number of different realities. First of all, the Bruins are experiencing their worst losing spell since the 2010 season (the team finished 19-12). Another reality is that the Bruins, as each successful year passes, face growing expectations (maybe that’s just from the writers on this blog and not the readers…). But the most important reality facing the Bruins is that they are still only in the midst of their “preseason” and seasons at Belmont are built on the conference schedule. So lets try to put these realities in context.

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A Dark Night in Denver, on to Kentucky

In Game Posts on December 20, 2013 at 10:25 am

Do you remember the scene in The Dark Knight Rises when Batman fights Bane in the sewer?

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The Weekly Wrap: Big Blue Nation Edition

In Game Posts on December 16, 2013 at 11:21 am

Cagers! Our attempt for week two streaming content is in full effect; let’s hope the wheels haven’t fallen off just yet. Dunn comes right back at you to start your week:

Speaking of “weak”

  • Our Bruins had a less than stellar showing against a mediocre (at best) 5-7 South Dakota State team. You can read the box score for stat lines, however I do want to make mention of Holden Mobley who played a solid fifteen minutes scoring zero points, committing four personal fouls and grabbing one rebound. Efficiency at its finest. In all honesty, this one came down to Blake and Drew getting in foul trouble early (seems to be a recurring trend) which decreased production on the offensive front. Read the rest of this entry »

Hoop Hour #1

In Game Posts on December 11, 2013 at 11:08 am
Rick gets interviewed by guys with cameras.

Rick gets interviewed by guys with cameras.

I don’t always eat lunch [I pretty much always eat lunch] but when I do [seriously, always] I go to Belmont and  listen to one of the greatest living basketball coaches on the planet break down film. Where are you people? I don’t know.

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The Weekly Wrap – Contain Your Excitement…

In Game Posts, Weekly Wrap on December 9, 2013 at 8:03 am
He's smart.

He’s smart.

Editor’s Note: So, even though Dunn’s recent post on the boro has MTSU fans googling our home addresses in fits of rage – I think we are starting to get our act together here. Each week, we are going to try and have a post up on monday morning reviewing what happened last week and looking ahead at the coming week. Consider it a weekly state of the state address. Nicky B is kicking things off with some talk about Craig’s Brain, Brookings South Dakota, and Ian Clark’s mediocre Senior year.

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Brian Dunn Uncaged: MTSU

In Game Posts on December 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm

MTSWHO?

Editors Note: Behold! This is the second installment of our Double Take on The Battle in The Boro (Read Part I here). We can’t remember if Dunn has written a post for The Cage yet, but he’s been around. He’s a loyal Belmont expat and is totally pissed about the existence of  MTSU – and possibly Murfreesboro. His thoughts from afar…

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Adult Steve Stirs The Pot

In Game Posts on December 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm

MTSWHO?

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of our Double Take on The Battle In The Boro. Adult Steve lives in the ‘Boro and has been sort of ‘out of the loop’ on Belmont Basketball this season. Now he’s back and he’ll say what he wants, damnit!

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