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Posts published in November 2009

Men’s basketball wins home opener, but it comes at a price

This season opened no differently than it usually does for coach Jim Les.  For the seventh time in seven years, the men’s basketball team opened Carver Arena with a win. Bradley welcomed the Idaho State Bengals to Peoria for its second game of the year. …

Strong starts prompt women’s basketball to opening split

After last year’s bid to the NCAA tournament, the Bradley women’s basketball team has set high standards for this season. The beginning of the season opener at Northern Illinois looked good for the Braves. They came out fast and in the first part of the…

2010: Offseason of opportunity

During the last year, one NBA headline has dominated the sports scene: the 2010 free agent sweepstakes.  Yes, way back in 2008, basketball fans were clamoring over the fact that three of the best players in the world would potentially be available. But its unknown…

One-on-One: Should home-schoolers pick high school?

No When talking about high school athletics, there are a few different topics that strike a chord with me. One of those topics is whether or not home-schooled children should be allowed to be involved with high school athletics. Now, I do not agree with…

Women’s basketball signs three

Three new women’s basketball players are already calling Bradley home for the 2010-2011 season. Next year, the team will welcome forward Kelly Frings, guard Kelsey Budd and center Alyson Spinas-Valainis. Frings, a Wisconsin native, earned first-team all-conference honors her junior year after she led the…

Scout spotlight on Nicole Benson

For freshman cross-country runner Nicole Benson, an injury made the transition from high school easier rather than harder. Benson red-shirted her first year due to an injury and is now making a name for herself on the college scene. “Having more time between races has…

2009-10 bradley Women’s Basketball preview

The women’s basketball team lost four players from the record-setting 2008-09 season, but the players who are coming back were successful as well. One of the players lost was Skye Johnson, a guard who provided the team with close to 300 steals in her career.…

2009-10 Women’s Missouri Valley Conference preview

In 2008-09, the Missouri Valley Conference was once again one of the stronger, more competitive leagues and is once again looking to succeed this season. Last season, the MVC ranked 10th among Div. I conferences in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) and three of its…

2009-10 Bradley men’s basketball preview

Twenty-one is a magic number. In each of the last four seasons, the Bradley Braves have hit that number of wins or better. In addition to the number of wins, the Braves have found success in the postseason, having reached the championship in each of…

2009-10 Men’s basketball Missouri Valley Conference preview

After a number of years of strong showings at the NCAA Tournament, the Missouri Valley Conference has fallen by the wayside for the last two years, with only one team appearing in 2008-09. Last year, the Panthers of Northern Iowa represented the MVC by taking…

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