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Rick Byrd to Participate in 2012 Nashville SportsFest

Rick Byrd to Participate in 2012 Nashville SportsFest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball head coach Rick Byrd will be a featured speaker at the 2012 Nashville SportsFest.

The event will take place Saturday, June 23 at the Nashville Convention Center.

Byrd, who enters the 2012-13 college basketball ranked eighth among all active NCAA Division I head coaches in career victories with 637, has directed the Bruins to five NCAA Tournament appearances in the last seven seasons.

Belmont University Athletic Marketing will also have a booth at Nashville SportsFest, featuring promotional item giveaways, men's basketball season highlights, 'The Road to 30-5' DVD, and 2012-13 basketball season tickets on sale.

Joining Byrd in the Nashville SportsFest Speaker Series are former Univ. of Tennessee head football coach Phillip Fulmer, former Tennessee Titan linebacker Keith Bulluck, Nashville Predators lead broadcaster Pete Weber, and Nashville Predators Hockey Operations Advisor Brent Peterson.

Additional speakers may be announced.

For more information on Nashville SportsFest, including tickets, parking and participating vendors and teams, log onto www.1045thezone.com.