Belmont Moving To Missouri Valley in 2022

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The Belmont Bruins announced on Tuesday that they will be joining the Missouri Valley Conference in 2022. The Bruins will be the MVC’s 11th member. The Bruins are entering their 10th, and now final, season as members of the Ohio Valley Conference. What impact does this move have on the conferences and Belmont themselves? Belmont […] READ MORE


Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week 12

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Valentine’s Day is a special day for love across the world. Family and friends express their love for one another with gifts and special days. This year, Valentine’s Day also serves as the one month mark from Selection Sunday. Love is in the air, not just for each other, but for the bubble race in […] READ MORE


Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Seven

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There is always excitement when conference play arrives in mid-major leagues. Regardless of what happened in November and December, the real push for an NCAA Tournament berth starts in league play. This is where surprise teams start to make themselves known. This is also where losing games that teams shouldn’t be the difference in seeding […] READ MORE


2020-21 Ohio Valley Basketball Preview

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LWOS continues its conference previews with the 2020-21 Ohio Valley Basketball Preview. The OVC has been a two-horse race between Belmont and Murray State for a while now. However, there is a third program that has been on the cusp of late. Austin Peay has been knocking on the door for a few seasons and […] READ MORE


Ohio Valley Conference 2010s All-Decade Team

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The Ohio Valley Conference has been dominated by Belmont and Murray State over the past decade. The ten regular-season titles were at least shared by either school in the last ten years. The Bruins and Racers also gave the league two bids to the NCAA Tournament last season. However, there have been some great players […] READ MORE


Mid-Major Takeaways: Week Twelve

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The biggest mid-major news may have come out of Evansville this week. The Purple Aces fired head coach Walter McCarty after an investigation into sexual misconduct and Title IX violations. Aside from that, many mid-major conferences are getting near the halfway point of league play. This is the time when conference contenders start to make […] READ MORE


Mid-Major Takeaways: Week Nine

As the calendar switched to a new year and a new decade, it also signified the end of non-conference play. Outside of late January’s SEC/Big 12 challenge, the next games between non-conference foes will occur in March. Mid-major programs performed well throughout their non-conference slates. Upsets have been occurring at an unusual rate, and this […] READ MORE


Mid-Major Takeaways: Week Two

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The mid-major landscape was euphoric after the Evansville Purple Aces downed the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats this past Tuesday. The Purple Aces picked up their first win over a number one ranked team in program history. It’s a win that the school can build on for years to come. It’s the unexpected nature of upsets that […] READ MORE