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2009-10 Bradley men’s basketball preview

Twenty-one is a magic number. In each of the last four seasons, the Bradley Braves have hit that number of wins or better. In addition to the number of wins, the Braves have found success in the postseason, having reached the championship in each of…

2009-10 Men’s basketball Missouri Valley Conference preview

After a number of years of strong showings at the NCAA Tournament, the Missouri Valley Conference has fallen by the wayside for the last two years, with only one team appearing in 2008-09. Last year, the Panthers of Northern Iowa represented the MVC by taking…

Men’s basketball captain looks to lead the braves to mvc success

Five championships mean a lot to a leader. New York Yankees’ shortstop Derek Jeter has shown that in his Hall-of-Fame career, he is one of a select few who were born to lead teams. He has shown millions of young athletes not only how to…

michlle lund shoots her way into mvc record books last season

Sophomore Michelle Lund has been playing basketball ever since she can remember. “I’ve been playing since I was really little,” Lund said. “I actually have a basketball court at my house that my dad built.” In high school, Lund was the all-time leader in scoring…

Bradley is ranked 39th best program in college basketball history

This past offseason, ESPN published a book filled with college basketball history called the “ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men’s Game.” The book attempts to cover the game of men’s basketball since its inception in 1937. But the main draw of…

Bradley wins only exhibition game against lewis university

The squeak of sneakers hitting the hardwood means one thing to Peoria – Bradley basketball is back. Although it was just an exhibition game, both the Braves and the Lewis University Flyers showed up last Sunday with intensity. The Braves muscled their way to a…

Volleyball sees more wins under Burdette’s leadership

Volleyball coach Sean Burdette started playing competitive volleyball when he was in the eighth grade. Now he has been the Braves’ head volleyball coach for two years and is the seventh coach in program history. “[It was] a natural progression for me from playing volleyball…

Soccer finishes its season with a loss against Evansville

After a rough season, coach Jim DeRose said his team is humbled. “This was an abnormal season for the program,” the soccer coach said. “We are usually playing almost to Thanksgiving, and this year we are done much earlier.” Last season the Braves qualified for…

The DH rule has outlived it’s One-on-One functional life

As baseball season comes to an end and my heart fills with sorrow, I am reminded of the one thing that makes me hate baseball, the designated hitter – or DH – rule. The DH is the 10th player in the batting line-up, allowed to…

One-on-One: Is cheerleading a sport?

No Sports are a sacred thing. They have existed for years to determine the best of the best in terms of brain and brawn. And, as awful as it sounds, cheerleading doesn’t qualify for this. Cheerleaders do spend an inordinate amount of time and planning…

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