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The 2015 Bruins

In Features on November 14, 2014 at 8:29 am


Guys. It’s basketball season and just like last year, we’re all scratching our heads, trying to figure out what kind of Bruin team we have on our hands. The Byrd Cage is excited to figure it out with you by way of some good content this year.  Tonight’s game against Wright State will obviously be more enlightening than what you’re about to read here but until then let’s cover the basics.

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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


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


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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Belmont stuns #12 UNC, 83-80

In Game Posts on November 17, 2013 at 8:15 pm
JJ takes the shot of his life

JJ takes the shot of his life

I think this is a good time for me to remind you all of my proposal for Mayor Dean to rename I-440, “The Rick Byrd Parkway” because gahhhhhhhhhh…

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Belmont Beats Lipscomb 87-83

In Game Posts on November 8, 2013 at 10:07 pm


The Lipscomb Locker Room.


Where do I even start with this one?  Belmont won- but that was not the main storyline here.

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Sleeping With The Enemy – Wildcat Edition

In Game Posts on March 19, 2013 at 9:23 am

Our longtime readers (do we have those?) will remember one of the Byrd Cage’s all-time greatest posts: ‘Speaking Sleeping With The Enemy’ a collaborative episode of tom-foolery with Georgetown University’s SBnation Blog – The Casual Hoya. This was a two-part post where each blog asked the other blog questions about their respective teams. Both blogs responded and posted their opponents answers.

This year we wanted to keep the brilliance rolling so we’ve teamed up with University of Arizona’s very own SBnation blog: Arizona Desert Swarm (our name is better) to get you the scoop.

What’s that you say? Yes. Yes, we are ripping off nearly everything about this Casual Hoya tradition – but hey, after the two merciless trouncings they administered to us in the tournament, the least we could do was wantonly steal from them on the internet, right? Right. But enough about those turds. We’ve got a new enemy to sleep with. Wait, what?

Kevin and his amigos at Arizona Desert Swarm graciously agreed to answer some questions for us. Some were legitimate questions some are completely asinine – as is our custom. Hopefully, you’ll laugh. Hopefully, you’ll learn something about the Wildcats. Hopefully, you are not neglecting work to read this.

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Belmont: Previewing the 10-12 Seeding

In Game Posts on March 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm


Earlier, we posted previews of Belmont as an 8 or a 9 seed.  While that makes me happy to actually type – this year, the assertion could be reasonably considered absurd. That being said, let’s preview our most likely seeding below, a 10-12 seed.

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What if Belmont Was an 8 or 9 Seed?

In Game Posts on March 15, 2013 at 10:01 am


If there has ever been a season where the seeding was unsure for BU – it is this year.  I don’t know about you but I’ve seen projections of Belmont from a 7 seed  (Yes.  SEVEN SEED.) to a 12.  It really is insane.  For now, we realize there are a TON of variables to consider – from the makeup of the Selection Sunday Staff to the very timing of this article. While us Byrd Cagers are the top experts in this field, we simply cannot guarantee what seed The Mont will draw.  So let’s look at what could happen. This post covers projections of Belmont as an 8 or 9 seed. Later, we’ll talk about 10, 11, and 12 seeds. Here we go. Read the rest of this entry »

Byrd Droppings with Mort and Hugs, Volume 3: OVC Champions Edition

In Game Posts on March 13, 2013 at 10:44 am


Editor’s Note: We like to laugh here at the Byrd Cage and we hope you do too. That’s why we’re happy to announce the return of Mort & Hugs. Our two in-house professional gripers/comedians who’ve never met a D1 athlete they weren’t scurd to anonymously mock on the internet.

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