Bryan M Vance

  • joined Feb 19, 2013
  • last login Apr 19, 2014
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Been writing since I published my first book in second grade. Been covering sports since I realized a chunky kid who is blind in one eye was better suited for a press box than the field. Been running Hustle Belt since 2013. Been unemployed since I graduated from THE Ohio University (for the second time) in December 2013. Been working towards my big break since.

Follow me on Twitter @BryanMVance

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  • NFL Oakland Raiders
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  • NCAAB Ohio University Bobcats
  • General Columbus Clippers, Oregon Ducks
User Blog

Jimmie Ward: Is He A First Round Talent?

Jimmie Ward was the unsung hero of the Northern Illinois Huskies rise to national prominence, but come May, he could be the second MAC player taken in the first round.

Zac Kerin Looks To Be A Project At the Next Level

Zac Kerin was a force on an offensive line that allowed the least sacks in the NCAA in 2013, but his build is a bit funky for an NFL level center and some questions about his athleticism have him looking more like a project than a sure thing.

Jonathan Newsome: Can He Transition To OLB

Jonathan Newsome's background in college is interesting, and while he's not the freakish athlete that some prospects are, he shows good upside.

Kent State's 2014 Class Was Designed To Impress

Rob Senderoff's 2014 recruiting class (including a pair of transfers) is a large unit, with even bigger expectations.

Talking Shooty Hoops With Shayne Whittington

Former WMU big man Shayne Whittington is hard at work in preparation for a possible NBA career, but he still gets beat up by his older brother on occasion.

Can Roosevelt Nix Be A Force In the NFL?

Roosevelt Nix is one of the greatest players in MAC football history, but can he overcome his lack of size and succeed at the next level?

David Brown to Ask For 6th Year of Eligibility

The 2014 MAC scoring champion is petitioning the NCAA for a sixth season of eligibility.

Akron's New Matte Blue Helmets Are Sexy With a Z

Terry Bowden shows off a potential new alternate helmet.

BELT LOOPS IS BACK: We're Talking #MACKtion

Belt Loops takes a look at what the world is saying about Khalil Mack.

WMU's Basketball Season Couldn't Have Gone Better

It's hard to give the 2014 MAC Men's Basketball Champions anything but an A for their 2013-2014 season. After all, winning is the ultimate goal.

Strapped In: JUCO SF Kalif Wright Commits to Miami

John Cooper's recruiting class continues to look impressive, especially after getting a JUCO commit in the runup to National Signing Day.

Strapped In: JUCO F Bikramjit Gill Commits to BSU

Ball State wasted little time with putting one of its newly gained scholarships to use.

WATCH: Where Will Khalil Mack Go In the Draft?

Matt Ufford and Dan Rubenstein of SB Nation Studios break down Mocking the Draft's latest Mock Draft in the latest episode of Future Consideration. Where does Khalil Mack wind up going here? How does Top 3 sound?

WMU G Leo Svete Transfers to IUPUI

The former WMU SG has transferred to play closer to his home in Indiana.

BG's Only 2014 Commit Reopens Recruiting Process

The Falcons 2014 basketball class has been cut to zero after the lone early

Ohio Hires NDSU's Saul Phillips As New Head Coach

The Bobcats took less than three full days to land their next head coach, Saul Phillips, formerly of North Dakota State.

Bowling Green's 2014 MAC Football Championship Rings


Bowling Green got their 2014 MAC Championship rings today after the spring game. For a team whose colors are orange and brown these are incredibly classy looking.

Pretty cool remembering @BG_Football's MAC Championship after today's spring game #WeAreBG pic.twitter.com/mlgP12Hm57

— Scott Swegan (@ScottSwegan) April 6, 2014

Ohio's Narrowed Its Search to 4 Names

Two days after the spot opened, Ohio's reportedly already narrowed its search down to four names, all of which are current head coaches.

Jeff Boals, Dustin Ford Not Options For Ohio Job

We've already known that Ohio athletic director prefers to go outside of the program for his next coach, but now it appears he's putting even more restraints on possible options. Hearing from a...

Tyler Tettleton Signs With CFL's Tiger-Cats

The former Bobcat quarterback is taking his talents north of the border.

Jon Smith Says He Left Ohio Because of Jim Christian

A few weeks ago Bobcat nation was shocked to hear that just days after the 'Cats lost to Akron in the MAC Tournament senior forward/center Jon Smith had quit the team.

Smith, a quiet player had developed a reputation as being a hardworking low-drama player. But then he was gone, and there was no reason given. Well now, after Jim Christian took the job at Boston College, Smith is speaking out.

In an interview with the Ohio student newspaper, The Post, Smith says Christian is the reason he left, citing a feeling that the school wasn't being represented appropriately by its leader.

Something makes me think we haven't heard the last of this yet.

Twitter Reacts to Jim Christian News

Twitter, you beautiful but vile thing you.

Jim Christian Takes Boston College HC Job

The former Ohio Bobcats head coach has accepted the position to be the new head coach of the Boston College Eagles men's basketball team.

REPORT: BC 'Close' to Deal with Jim Christian

After more than three days of speculation and rumors and an eerily quiet morning, it appears Jim Christian and Boston College are close to agreeing on a deal for the vacant men's basketball head...

The Hustle Belt Tournament of Brews

Help us pick the field for our Tournament of Brews where we aim to crown the best damn craft brew in the land.

Tariq Owens Asks Ohio For Release From LOI

Ohio just lost a top recruit in its 2014 basketball recruiting class as Tariq Owens has asked to be released from his LOI.

Terry Bowden Shows Off Potential New Akron Uniforms


Terry Bowden's first tweet was an interesting one. Following the leaked photos of Akron's new gold helmets Bowden offered a full look at the Zips potential new digs for next season.

Maybe a uniform option for the zips this year? #GoZips pic.twitter.com/nazVUPo5jL

— Terry Bowden (@TerryBowden) April 1, 2014

MAC Expansion Options

If the MAC decided to recommit to conference expansion there's a few schools that would make great fits, and one that seems like a near lock.

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