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Jeff’s REAL top-10 sports movies

Two weeks ago, the Scout sports editor, Alex Mayster, wrote a column about his top-10 favorite sports movies of our generation. While I was reading it, I couldn’t help but be appalled when I saw the movie “Fever Pitch,” starring Jimmy Fallon, was in the…

Inside the Athlete: Grant Escue, Baseball

Senior baseball player and political science major Grant Escue grew up in a sports-oriented family. With family members playing sports in college and some at the professional level, Escue could not escape his destiny in athletics. “My dad played high school baseball and I have…

Softball swept at Razorback Invitational

The softball team was limited to just one day of action at the Razorback Invitational last weekend after the second day of play was canceled because of cold weather in Fayetteville, Ark. Before Saturday’s games were called off, the Braves suffered a pair of losses…

Basketball drops to fourth in conference, lose to rival Redbirds

The women’s basketball team fell back into a tie for fourth place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings after suffering a pair of conference losses last week. The Braves (19-8 overall, 10-6 MVC) were coming off a highlight week after knocking off league-rivals Creighton and…

Braves win finale in double OT, Singh to return

A sellout crowd of 11,398 witnessed a shocking announcement, multiple career-high performances and a double-overtime victory as the men’s basketball team defeated Drake 77-75 on Senior Night. Ten career-highs were either matched or tied in the Braves’ season-ending thriller, but it was senior Sam Singh’s…

Baseball opens season as tournament champs

The baseball team picked up two wins this weekend on its way to being crowned champions of the rain-shortened Service Academy Spring Classic. The Braves began the 2009 campaign in style, taking out Pittsburgh in a 10-inning thriller on Friday before out-pitching Memphis to win…

Braves defeat Drake in double OT

Women jump to third in MVC with pair of victories, extend winning streak to six The women’s basketball team made huge Missouri Valley Conference strides last week, knocking off both Creighton and Drake at home. The highlight of the home stand was Bradley’s 87-80 double-overtime…

Hartmann wins 400-meter run

During the Iowa Invitational last weekend, freshman Michelle Hartmann earned her first career individual victory by winning the 400-meter run with a time of 1:01.38, claiming the fastest time for a BU runner in the event. Hartmann defeated Nicole Mulder of Simpson by a full…

Men’s tennis derails Wright State, ends losing streak

After a slow start, the Braves found their stride last weekend, beating Wright State University 5-2, snapping a 3-match losing streak. The Braves showed some energy when juniors Milos Romic and Callen Fraychineaud defeated Jan Alafriz and Mikel Kruusmugi in the No. 1 doubles position…

Women’s tennis serves up two shutouts

The women’s tennis team is off to its best start since the 2004 season after notching a pair of impressive 7-0 victories at home last weekend. The wins came over SIU-Edwardsville and Southeast Missouri State and pushed the Braves’ spring record to 5-1. On Saturday,…

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