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Baseball falls to Missouri State, sweeps Huskies

Baseball falls to Missouri State, sweeps Huskies

Following a week that featured splitting even in a series win at SIU-Carbondale and a loss at SIU-Evansville, the Braves squared off against Missouri State and Northern Illinois University. The result was considerably less than they hoped. Due to an incoming storm, there was a schedule change that occurred late April 11, which set the Braves into playing three games in two days. “It’s definitely a grind,”  said freshman third baseman Stephen Gaa. In that three-game series against Missouri State, the Braves won only one, […]



Softball drops two vs. Southern Illinois

Softball drops two vs. Southern Illinois

In a weekend that included a furious comeback, an ejection and Mother Nature toying with the schedule, there was also some softball played. Bradley’s softball team dropped two games to Southern Illinois April 12 and 13, taking the first game of a doubleheader Saturday before dropping the last two to the Salukis. The Braves were led in the circle by senior Madeline Lynch-Crumrine, who tossed a complete game three-hitter while striking out five. She gave up one earned run and walked six. On offense, Marina […]



One-on-One: Most surprising start to MLB Season?

Milwaukee Brewers Almost two weeks into the Major League Baseball season, a couple of teams have shown surprising efforts so far. However, the most surprising team by far is the Milwaukee Brewers. Let’s not mention their series against the Cardinals earlier this week. They lost to St. Louis by a combined 10-1 in the first two games of the series before salvaging game three on Wednesday. Before that, however, they were the first team in the majors to win 10 games. Their offense ranks in […]



NFL has to be accountable for player actions

It was a milestone worthy of celebration: it had been a whole two weeks since someone in the NFL was arrested. And then Aldon Smith had to ruin the moment. For some reason, he decided to tell airplane officials in a terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport he had a bomb. Not a smart idea, obviously, since his day ended with him being hauled out of LAX in handcuffs. While Smith hasn’t been officially charged in connection to this incident yet, he’s probably not […]



Track faces busy schedule

Track faces busy schedule

Bradley’s men and women’s track teams took the short trip to Champaign Saturday for the Illinois Twilight.   Junior Kyela Specht had the fifth-best 400-meter time in program history during her first race in the event in her collegiate career. The Braves continued to improve as freshman Casey Kramer and senior Cassie Lohmeier both posted season-best times in their respective events. On the men’s side, freshman Caleb Beck finished well, placing second in the 5,000 meters. He has now become the 10th individual in school […]



Lemek continues tear through MVC

BY AARON FERGUSON                                    for the Scout   Sophomore Danielle Lemek’s winning ways continued this weekend as she now holds the Bradley golf record with five career wins. Lemek powered the way for the Braves at the Indiana State Invitational shooting a two-round score of 146.  Lemek’s win also breaks a school season record with her eighth top-10 finish of the year.  She also earned Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) […]



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 […]