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Bradley golfer wins MVC golfer of the week

Junior Seth Trolia won the Bradley Invitational with a career-best second round 68, which fueled the men to a tie for third place overall. Trolia claimed medal honors for the second time this year. He said that he enjoyed playing the course and thought that it laid out well for him. “I hit the ball really well,” Trolia said.  “It was my best ball striking all season, and it gave me a lot of opportunities for birdies.” For his efforts, Triola was named MVC Golfer […]



Bradley tennis suffers winless weekend

Both of Bradley’s tennis teams were in action from April 4-6 and neither of them were able to walk away with a victory. The women’s team lost on Saturday to no. 50 Wichita St. 6-0. Freshman Ariel Dechter came the closest to winning a set for the Braves, but she suffered a 12-10 third set loss. The team faced off Sunday against its final non-conference foe: Omaha. In their first outdoor match of the season, the Mavericks defeated the Braves 4-3. The Braves started off […]



One-on-One: What is the best sports movie?

Remember The Titans With Kevin Costner’s latest foray into the sporting world hitting theatres today, we decided we’d debate which sports movie deserves the crown of best all-time. It’s clear to me that movie is “Remember the Titans.” The movie came out in 1998. It stars Denzel Washington and includes a pre-“Scrubs” Donald Faison in it’s cast, which is a plus. The movie itself is based off of a true story, but as with most movies, not everything in it is true. I don’t care, […]



Track Records Fall in California

With both men’s and women’s track teams making strides in California as well as Illinois, the track season is starting to heat up. At the San Francisco Distance Carnival, junior Chase Coffey broke a school record for the second week in a row by posting a new mark in the 10,000 meters, improving his time by five seconds. For the women at the Stanford Invitational, sophomore Emily Delvo continued to improve. She set a career best time in the 800 meters. Sophomore Kristen Busch had […]



“One and done” rule bad for NCAA basketball

Within the monumentally entertaining 2014 NCAA Tournament lies a very frustrating issue. No, it’s not the fact that your bracket is busted, nor is it the fact you didn’t win Warren Buffet’s one billion dollars. It’s the “one and done” concept. Or the perception that college basketball players can leave school after playing only one year at their respective college or university. Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis, Indiana’s Noah Vonleh and even Kansas’ highly touted Andrew Wiggins have already promised to become professionals. Wiggins held a press […]



Lemon Jr. places fourth

While the men’s basketball team had its postseason dreams extinguished early in March, one Brave was able to carry the team name to North Texas, home of the 2014 Final Four.  Senior Walt Lemon Jr. was selected to participate in the College Slam dunk contest April 3 in front in front of thousands of fans and an ESPN audience. Top men and women Division I basketball players participated in the three point and dunk contests. Lemon was one of eight players selected to participate in […]



Softball takes two from Ramblers in first home series

It’s been 11 months since Bradley softball played a game at Laura Bradley Park. The team hasn’t faced a team on its home field since dropping two games to Missouri State May 4 and 5 of last year.  On April 4, however, the team finally made it’s home debut, and it did it witha pair of comeback wins against Loyloa on Saturday to sweep a doubleheader before falling Sunday afternoon to close out the series. Saturday, the team found itself trailing entering the home half […]



Humble beginnings to home on the Hilltop

For baseball Coach Elvis Dominguez, waking up everyday and walking into his office in Renaissance Coliseum is, simply put, a blessing.  At age eight, Dominguez and his family left communist Cuba on one of the last “freedom flights” and made their way to the United States. Dominguez spoke of moments when they remained hungry and sleepless some nights in Cuba. But it was through his own perseverance and guidance from family and former Major League Baseball executive Jim Hendry, who he said acted as a […]



Patriot games: Pitching, defense let Bradley down in weekend sweep versus DBU

Patriot games: Pitching, defense let Bradley down in weekend sweep versus DBU

As good as the Braves looked through their first 20 games of the season, it’s hard to believe they would lose four straight games at all.  Not only have they lost four, they managed to lose three of them in spectacular fashion. Let’s start with the March 28 game against Dallas Baptist. The Patriots came into the weekend outside the top 50 in numerous offensive categories, but that night they pounded out 17 runs on just 12 hits. How did they do it? Well, Bradley […]



Big bats fail Braves against Shockers

Big bats fail Braves against Shockers

In the midst of a four game winning streak, the Braves entered a three game weekend series against Missouri Valley Conference opponent Wichita State, which included a Saturday doubleheader.  The Braves’ weekend featured power hitting from their lineup and a pitching gem from senior pitcher Madeline Lynch-Crumrine. However, the power hitting and skilled pitching game wasn’t enough to take the series from the Shockers, as the Braves took the first game in shut out 5-0, but fell in the next two by the score of […]