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Bulls set to surge into playoffs

After a two-year hiatus from the postseason, the Chicago Bulls are a half game ahead of the Detroit Pistons for the seventh playoff seed. At the middle of the NBA season, the Bulls were looking like they were again headed for the NBA Lottery with…

Men’s tennis falls in back-to-back 0-7 decisions

The men’s tennis team struggled last weekend against I-74 rival Illinois State and a strong Wichita State team, dropping every match played. On Friday the Braves matched up against the Redbirds and could not produce a victory. Bradley dropped the first doubles point when the…

Inside the Athlete: Alycia Bachkora, Softball

Senior softball player Alycia Bachkora comes from a family of ballplayers. After playing baseball at Fort Hayes State in Kansas, her father Charles raised Bachkora and her siblings to love the game. “He taught my brother to play baseball, then he started a summer team…

Softball splits with MVC-leading Bluejays

After splitting a doubleheader with Creighton last weekend, the softball team suffered a 4-1 loss to SIU-Edwardsville on Tuesday at home. The loss dropped the Braves to 15-16, while SIU-E improved to 29-7 behind a solid pitching performance by Erika Taylor. Taylor scattered four hits…

Bradley wins three straight, fall to Illini

Bradley downs North Dakota over the weekend, but has its winning streak snapped Tuesday After taking three of four from North Dakota over the weekend, the baseball team had its winning streak snapped as the Braves fell to Illinois 11-9 on Tuesday. The loss ended…

Inside the Athlete: Earl Gerlach and Chris Niemiec, Men’s Golf

Many freshmen athletes spend their first few years on a college team waiting for their chance to compete, but that hasn’t been the case for golfers Earl Gerlach and Chris Niemiec. As the only two freshmen on the team, Gerlach and Niemiec have played in…

Braves fall to ODU in CIT finals

Braves end season with 66-62 loss to Old Dominion, seniors say farewell to Carver Arena For the second consecutive season, the men’s basketball team made a run in an inaugural postseason tournament, but fell short in the finals. After winning their first three games of…

Women’s tennis drops pair of matches

The women’s tennis team (8-7) struggled over the weekend, dropping a pair of Missouri Valley Conference contests at home. The team played in its first home match in almost a month on Friday, a 7-0 loss to Illinois State. “We are still looking at this…

One-on-One: 2009 NCAA Tournament: Biggest upset

Michigan St./Louisville One of the best parts of March Madness is watching underdogs make their ways as far into the tournament as possible. Unfortunately, they didn’t put up much of a fight this year. For that reason, I think the biggest upset of this year’s…

Women’s sports improved from last year

There’s no doubt about it, the men’s basketball team gets the most attention among Bradley athletics. But while fans are all wrapped up in what’s going on in soccer or men’s basketball or baseball, the women’s teams are flying under the radar. The best example…

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