Bryan M Vance

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A graduate of America's finest drinking establishment, Ohio University, I serve as the editor-in-chief of Hustle Belt (The MAC blog), a senior editor for Underdog Dynasty (the G5 football blog), and the Group of 5 blogs conference manager here at SB Nation.

Currently seeking gainful full-time employment, or a spot as a zombie on "The Walking Dead". I'm not picky.

Follow me on Twitter @BryanMVance

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We're Talking BGSU Football

Our very own Pete Seymour joins the show today to talk a bit about Bowling Green's 2014 season, expectations for Dino Babers' offense, and the chances of BGSU repeating as MAC Champs.

EMU Football Head Coach Chris Creighton, AD Heather Lyke Hand Deliver Season Tickets To Long Time Fans


This is a really sweet gesture from EMU, and a sign of the change that Heather Lyke and Chris Creighton are bringing to EMU. The first-year head coach and his Athletic Director decided to hand deliver season tickets to the home of Jack and Esther Minzey, Jack explains in the video that he's been at Eastern (as a student, employee or supporter) since 1943 when he moved to Ypsilanti.

Mack's Gone, Who's the MAC's Best Defensive Player

Probably one of these five players named on the 2014 Bob Rowe Award Watch List.

Who Watches MACtion? Not That Many of Us

How has the MAC faired on TV with ESPN's exposure? Not too well.

OTP Stops By To Chat Ball State, Pizza King & More

For our 25th episode of Mid-American Hustle, we decided to invite on a fellow MAC blogger, Alan Rucker of OverThePylon.net. Alan helps us break down what to expect from Ball State in 2014, and what...

Explaining the MAC's New ESPN Deal


The new MAC TV deal with ESPN is a big deal, so let's take a few moments to break the questions down one at a time.

REPORT: The New MAC TV Deal Is Backloaded


It was widely reported yesterday that the MAC's new 13-year deal with ESPN was worth slightly more than $100 million over the life of the contract, or about $8 million a year. Well now ESPN's...

MAC Officially Announces New Deal, No #s Given

We know it's official, and some of the new terms of this 13-year deal, but we don't know what the payout will be, yet.

MAC, ESPN Reach New 13-Year Deal

MACtion will remain on ESPN through at least 2026.

Who Will Win the Roethlisberger Golden Arm?

It's really hard to tell with at least four first-year starters in the mix this fall, but these are the five names we think are most likely to capture this award.

AP Preseason Poll Is Out: MAC Receives 0 Votes

Not a single MAC team received a vote in the 2014 preseason AP Poll.

Who Will Be the Best Back In the MAC In 2014?

It was Branden Oliver in 2013, but he's graduated. These five players seem like logical choices to challenge for the title of the MAC's best this fall.

Huskies Unveil New All-Red, All-Black Unis

A few weeks back the Northern Illinois Huskies teased some new matte black helmets they'd be wearing this fall. Saturday evening they revealed some new uniforms to go along with those lids. After...

Off Tackle Empire Stops By To Talk B1G Football

The Off Tackle Empire, home for all things B1G, swung by the Belt today to chat about the B1G slate of MACrifice games on the docket this fall, and explain why Ohio state fans are such dicks.

Who Will Be the Best WR In the MAC This Fall?

Willie Snead was in 2013, but he's off in Cleveland with Johnny Football. Who will take the Moss-Jennings Award in his absence?

Matt Campbell Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

And calls out YaBoy!, Tim Beckman, and Dave Calwson.

Toledo's Been Stockpiling Depth, Will It Pay Off?

After a frustrating end to the 2013 season and the departure of several key pieces, how could it be possible that Toledo is in store for a better season? Depth my friend. It's all about depth.

Who Is the Best O-Lineman In the MAC?

Probably one of these five guys.

Who Will Be the MAC's Best D-Lineman In 2014?

These five names are our favorites to win the 2014 Bronze Babin Award as the MAC's best defensive lineman.

Will Lower Expectations Help Ohio Soar In 2014?

Nick Komjati of the Bobcat Sports Showcase on WOUB in Athens, Ohio joins the show to talk about Ohio's upcoming season and if the lower expectations could be just what the doctor ordered.

Who Will Be the Best LB In the MAC In 2014?

One of these five, or will someone else step up and claim the Lambert Linebacking Award?

Get Ready For Akron Football


@ZipsFBVideo, our favorite football video department in the MAC, has produced an excellent video showcasing the hard work the Zips are putting in this fall. Akron, picked to finish second in the East, is a program on the rise, and focus and effort is the team's motto this preseason as it prepares for a season that it hopes will get them back into a bowl game for the first time in a year.

Find Every 2015 MAC Football Commit Here, For FREE

Find every Mid-American Conference commit for the class of 2015, along with profiles, interviews and more right here in the Hustle Belt recruiting database. Your best source for FREE and accurate...

Buffalo To Wear Black Helmets Vs. Baylor


The Buffalo Bulls have the rare opportunity of hosting a Top 10 team at home this fall when the Baylor Bears roll into the University at Buffalo stadium on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The Bulls are going for a blackout on national television and will sport new black alternate helmets for the game.

Who Is the Best Defensive Back In the MAC?

That's what the MArtin Bayless Award hopes to decide come December.

Frank Solich Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge For ALS Awareness


Ohio senior safety Nate Carpenter challenged Ohio football head coach Frank Solich, defensive coordinator Jimmy Burrow and co-offensive coordinator Scott Isphording to take the ice bucket challenge for ALS Awareness. What we got was a trash-talking Solich, and three frozen coaches.

UMass Has Stunk In the MAC, But That May End Soon

Oh, and Boston College fans suck.

Name That College Football Trophy Quiz


Friend of the Belt, Bill Bender, has put together a fun little visual quiz of college football's rivalry trophies. Two MAC trophies are featured in the quiz, can you guess which ones?

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