Tennessean sports columnist David Climer writes about Belmont University men’s basketball coach Rick Byrd: “March has gone mad for Belmont. Rick Byrd, who steered this program from the NAIA to NCAA Division I, has reached college basketball’s promised land after 24 years as a head coach. He has found the right fit at Belmont. He coaches an above-board program where the term student-athlete is not an oxymoron, so much so that on the evening after the Bruins punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament, the players went on spring break. Just like regular college kids. You can read Climer’s column online here.
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