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The Best of summer 2009: Concerts & Festivals

This summer saw some very impressive concerts, such as O.A.R., Dave Matthews and The Fray, to name a few.  Lollapalooza rocked Grant Park like it does every year.  The B-96 Bash at Toyota Park in Chicago displayed some of the best new music around.  But…

The Best of Summer 2009: Films

There was quite an impressive list of movies released this summer. Here are my picks for the top 10.  10. “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”  From the moment this movie begins, it’s pretty clear it’s going to be all about the action and less…

Monkeys mature release “Humbug”

For a band hailed as the next big thing out of the U.K. since Oasis, it is still surprising that more people haven’t heard of the Arctic Monkeys.  With its third album, “Humbug,” released on Aug. 25, the lads from across the pond are steadily…

A new season, a fresh start for volleyball

The Volleyball team started off the 2009 season placing second in the Hotels at Greand Prairie Invitational. Bradley hosted the Invitational at the Markin Family Student Recreation Center last weekend. With each of the five teams, including Bradley, Chicago State, IUPUI, South Carolina-Upstate and Lehigh,…

Bradley soccer wins season opener

Bradley soccer had a strong start this season by winning their eighth consecutive season-opener Tuesday night against Northern Illinois University.  The Huskies provided a hard game by outshooting the Braves 22-10 and having a 10-3 shot on goal advantage.  “Relatively speaking it was a good…

Bradley grad signs with the Rockies

For most baseball players, being drafted to a major league team is a dream. But for Rob Scahill, on June 10 that dream became a reality. Scahill was drafted in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Colorado Rockies. He was taken in…

Dear Mr. Cutler, please don’t be a baby

On April 2, the lives of sports fans forever changed in Chicago.  For the first time in 60 years, the Chicago Bears have a franchise quarterback.  Jay Cutler has given Bears’ fans a ray of hope. For once, someone in a Bears’ uniform can throw…

One-on-One: Which league is better?

American    Baseball is about one thing, fireworks. And no one provides that more than the American League. In the AL, there are no pitchers flailing around with bats in their hands, trying to hit a pitcher’s fastball thrown at half speed. Truth is, there…

Softball sweeps MVC Tournament, earns spot in NCAA Tournament

Bradley softball went down in program history last May by winning their first Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Title. Softball ended last season with a new record of 12 conference wins putting them in sixth place in the MVC standings, the best they have done since…

Basketball takes first trip outside of the U.S. in more than 20 years

When basketball seemed to be the furthest thing from anyone’s mind, the Bradley men’s basketball team took a summer trip to Brazil for the ninth annual COPA EPTV De Basquete Tournament in Sao Carlos, Brazil. The tournament included eight teams, five from Brazil’s top professional…

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