Belmont Bruins is a university association consisting of 17 inter-university teams (8 men’s and nine women’s) in several sports. Among them – basketball, baseball, football, and others. The department belonged to Belmont University and appeared immediately after its opening in 1890, located in the city of Nashville, Tennessee. The department is part of the NCAA Division I, belongs to the Ohio Valley Conference. Scott Corley heads the sports division.
Meaning and History
Since 1981, a formidable bear with a sprawling mouth has appeared on the emblem of the teams of this university. The bear looks between the words “Belmont” and “Bruins” as if it comes out of the den, making the inscriptions on one side have an arched shape. The image of the beast is contoured, delineated by a thin blue line. The word combination, on the contrary, is distinct, wide, catchy red.
The current version of the logo was adopted in 2003 and represented an aggressive bear that roars, frightening opponents. Blue lines are thickened and form not only the outlines of the animal but also shadows. Under the bear’s head, there is the word “Belmont.” It is written in upper-case font and is complemented by serifs. Even lower is the second part of the name – a miniature inscription “Bruins.” The colors of the emblem are the same – red and blue.
1981 – 2002
2003 – present
Belmont Bruins Basketball
The men’s and women’s basketball teams at Belmont University are renowned for their fierce competition with representatives of another Nashville University – Lipscomb University. The university team holds home competitions at the Curb Event Center, which is located on campus.
Belmont Bruins Baseball
Although the university baseball team is not one of the top American representatives of this sport, it confidently demonstrates excellent results. Her home stadium is ES Rose Park.