Bryan M. Vance

Editor in Chief/MACtion expert

Fell in love with #MACtion when I first stepped on the red brick streets of Athens in the fall of 2012. Less than a year later I was handed the reins to Hustle Belt and have been carrying the torch for mid-major bloggers since.

Unemployed two time graduate of THE Ohio University (journalism and electronic media production).

Yes, I'd love to talk #MACtion on your show, email me.

Follow me on Twitter too, please, @BryanMVance


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.

Don Teadwell Named Kent State Running Backs Coach

Remember Don Treadwell, the former Miami head football coach who was kicked to the curb midway through this past season, a season that saw the RedHawks go winless. Well it appears the meek mannered Don couldn't stand being away from MACtion. Despite being rumored as a top candidate for positions on Michigan State's staff, Treadwell has been hired as the Kent State running backs coach.

MAC to Use Inflatibles to Simulate Football Crowds

In a bold new plan to eliminate empty stadiums during the conference's nationally televised weeknight games, the MAC has partnered with a Hollywood staple to ensure stadiums will look to be at full capacity.

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