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Mapping the Valley: Men’s MVC Rankings

The Illinois Valley – Loyola, Illinois State, Bradley, Southern Illinois The fight for the Missouri Valley Conference top spot will be a fiery contest this year. Each one of these teams can exceed the expectations set for them, whether they are underdogs or not. Among…

Mapping the Valley: Women’s MVC Rankings

The Bonafide Bunch Drake, UNI, SIU, Missouri State Drake will likely three-peat as MVC champions. The Valley is improving, however, so they will not finish 18-0 this conference season like the previous two. The Bulldogs return the defending MVC Player of the Year in forward…

Column: Remembering Luke

His freshman year, Luke cemented a place in my heart by encouraging and financially providing (never take your college meal plan for granted) a steady diet of mozzarella sticks. Okay, and queso to dip them in. Last night, two of his brothers met us (me,…

Column: A true triple decker sandwich

When people change the course of history, they rarely know they are doing it. That was not the case for me when I created my triple decker peanut butter and jelly sandwich. When I took the first bite, I knew. Most days, I make myself…

Editorial: For the hearts broken this week

For the hearts broken this week, Sometimes life throws situations at us that make us ask, “Why?” Why would someone do this to themself? Why would someone do this to others? There is no doubt this past week at Bradley has been extremely difficult for…

Column: My mental battle

It comes in different shapes and forms. For me, it has been a huge monkey on my back. Some days I will look at my computer screen while doing homework and start thinking sporadically. Then, I start to shake. I close my eyes and tears…

Editorial: Bradley speaks out against discrimination

Since The Scout published an article regarding the ethnic discrimination allegation filed by Bradley student Abraham Barrantes against associate professor Bob Podlasek, we have received two letters to the editor from two academic departments. They are in support of Barrantes and for making a more…

One-on-one: Which NBA rookie will have the biggest impact?

Deandre Ayton – Phoenix Suns By Larry Larson Not only will Deandre Ayton have the largest physical impact of this year’s NBA draft class at 7-foot-1-inch and 250 pounds, but he will have the largest impact on his franchise, the Phoenix Suns, as well. As…

Bradley’s sportscasting tradition needs more applause

Last month, Ralph Lawler, the play-by-play commentator for the Los Angelos Clippers, announced that the 2018-19 NBA season would be his last behind the mic. Lawler, who had a successful 40-year career in broadcasting, spent time commentating with the Philadelphia 76ers before heading west to…

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