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Posts published in October 2009

Losing slide continues for men’s soccer team

Despite a losing streak, coach Jim DeRose said he still believes the soccer team can make a miracle comeback.  The road has been tough this season for the Braves, dropping all of their five conference games and having a string of nine consecutive conference losses…

Volleyball suffers tough losses at the hands of MVC opponents

Bradley volleyball dropped two conference matches last weekend.   Bradley fell to MVC leader Missouri State 25-18, 25-10, 25-12 and Wichita State 25-19, 25-17, 25-16. Missouri State used a solid defense to help them secure a victory over the Braves. The Bears had a 37-28…

Is Twitter good for sports?

Wow, I just made a Facebook and now I’m supposed to make a Twitter too? Really? All these forms of social networking have led to a new problem in sports.    During the last year or so, several high-profile athletes have created Twitter accounts to…

One-on-One: Who’s the best UFC fighter?

Brock Lesnar After only four fights in the UFC’s Heavyweight division, Brock Lesnar has already secured his spot as the undisputed Heavyweight champion.  The best part about his position atop the standings is that no one is going to catch him for the next couple…

Women’s cross-country place second at home invite

The women’s cross-country team finished second and the men’s team finished eighth at the sixth annual Bradley Classic last weekend.  “Team-wise, we ran pretty well. Individually we still have some work to do,” coach David Beauchem said. Four Braves finished in the top-25 in the…

Playoff teams: who’s who

American League Los Angeles Angels The Angels of 2009 will be remembered for a handful of reasons.  First off, the fantastic offense that led them past the surprising Texas Rangers and into first place for the third straight year.  On Aug. 19, the Angels fielded…

Joel McHale to serve up some “Soup” at the Civic Center

In a world full of bisexuals on MTV, aging rockers and venereal disease on VH-1, and nine hours of the Today show every day, television needs a savior.  And what it has, is Joel McHale.  McHale is coming at 8 p.m. Saturday to the Peoria…

Local cinema a hidden gem for indie film fanatics

Peoria native Luke McCann seems to have found a solution to the problem of overpriced, noisy, teenager-ridden movie theaters – and it even involves alcohol.  In February, McCann opened the Peoria Theater, an independent safe-haven for over-21ers looking for an alternative to the traditional movie-viewing…

Ace Enders bares his soul for unforgettable performance

Lydia’s Lounge became the venue this weekend for one of the most sincere and incredible performances this campus has ever seen.  Ace Enders, former lead singer of The Early November, played a free show for students last Saturday night, and delivered a performance no one…

The Silversun Pickups Band to bring unique sound to Expo Gardens

Few indie bands have made quite the same kind of impact in only a few short years as the Silversun Pickups.  Even if they are hearkening back to some grungy elements of the ’90s, the Pickups bring enough fresh talent and  themes to the table…