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Old 06-18-2017, 01:19 PM
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Congratulations to the Peoria All-Stars!!!! Will be great to see two hometown teams at Renaissance Coliseum next month. More details and be sure to use the promo code BRAVEFAN10 for a 10 percent discount when buying tickets and merchandise online at www.thetournament.com.

http://bradleybraves.com/news/2017/6...-regional.aspx
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:51 AM
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The bracket and schedule for the 2017 TBT regionals was unveiled this morning:

TBT Announcement: http://www.thetournament.com/news/tbt-2017-bracket

Always A Brave Version: http://bradleybraves.com/news/2017/6...-unveiled.aspx

Key items to know:
1) Always A Brave plays at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 15 vs. Mid-American Unity, preceded immediately by Ohio State alumni and followed immediately by Peoria All-Stars.
2) Fans may use the promo code BRAVEFAN10 through June 30 to receive a 10 percent discount on online tickets and merchandise purchases
3) Tickets and merchandise are on sale now at www.thetournament.com.
4) Tickets are good for the entire day indicated - 8 games on Saturday, July 15 or 4 games on Sunday, July 16

Full Schedule
2017 TBT Midwest Region Schedule
Saturday, July 15 | Peoria, IL | Renaissance Coliseum
9:00 AM - 4 Purple & Black (K-State Alumni) vs. 13 Canton Bulldogs
10:45 AM - 5 Hilton Magic Legends (Iowa St. Alumni) vs. 12 Illinois Hoopville Warriors
12:30 PM - 7 Banner Boys (Milwaukee Alumni) vs. 10 Jackson TN Underdawgs
2:15 PM - 2 Scarlet & Gray (Ohio St. Alumni) vs. 15 The Region
4:00 PM - 3 Always A Brave (Bradley Alumni) vs. 14 Mid American Unity
5:45 PM - 6 Fort Wayne Champs vs. 11 Peoria All-Stars
7:30 PM - 1 Golden Eagles vs 16 Midwest Dream Squad
9:15 PM - 8 Majerus SLU Crew vs. 9 HBC

Sunday, July 16
11:00 AM - Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner
12:45 PM - Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner
2:30 PM - Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner
4:15 PM - Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:07 PM
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Here is more about the team Bradley will play on Saturday, July 15-
Mid America Unity-
http://www.thetournament.com/teams/mid-american-unity
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:33 PM
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interesting - a whole bunch of Geno Ford & Dustin Ford guys
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:57 AM
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More great news for the Always a Brave Bradley alumni team.
The team has added 1 more player to the roster-
Taylor Brown!
http://bradleybraves.com/news/2017/6...lor-brown.aspx

However, there was one player subtracted from the team. Sam Maniscalco will be part of the coaching staff, and will not be a player.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:06 AM
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Unfortunately, the real world caught up with Sammy and he felt he could not give it 100 percent.

If you plan to attend the games or purchase the Always A Brave shirt via the TBT Store, be sure to utilize promo code BRAVEFAN10 this week. Not only will you receive a 10 percent discount, but you'll also make a 10 percent contribution to Always A Brave.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:07 AM
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I always loved seeing Sammy play - too bad he's not going to be able to suit up for TBT
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:19 PM
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Wow, what a great roster. We've only added to what was already a tough group. My only concern is chemistry. How will the players from the two different eras play together? How will our "adoptee" fit in? There's enough firepower here to make for an interesting go. Nice crowd would be an X factor. I'm really looking forward to it.
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:38 AM
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Voting in THE TOURNAMENT ends July 8
https://www.thetournament.com/news/e...ote-counts-tbt

and I know almost anyone reading this has already voted but....

You can help Bradley by logging on and using all FOUR of your allowed votes.
Pick any team - even a team that isn't gonna make the tourney..
and if you vote for them it adds TO YOUR POINT TOTAL and it allows you to possibly get more $$

Here's the link again from the initial post in this thread:

VOTE - CLICK HERE
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:14 PM
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Voting in THE TOURNAMENT ends July 8
https://www.thetournament.com/news/e...ote-counts-tbt

and I know almost anyone reading this has already voted but....

You can help Bradley by logging on and using all FOUR of your allowed votes.
Pick any team - even a team that isn't gonna make the tourney..
and if you vote for them it adds TO YOUR POINT TOTAL and it allows you to possibly get more $$

Here's the link again from the initial post in this thread:

VOTE - CLICK HERE
only two more days to vote-

EVEN IF you already voted, go back & log on
because you can VOTE for four different teams...and each time you vote it increases YOUR SHARE of the prize money !!!
.....only two more days to vote-

EVEN IF you already voted, go back & log on
because you can VOTE for four different teams...and each time you vote it increases YOUR SHARE of the prize money !!!

Just click on teams that are out of the running and give them a vote until you have used all four of your votes!

Click HERE to vote - ONLY the top 100 voters of the winning team will get a prize share!!

Just click on teams that are out of the running and give them a vote until you have used all four of your votes!

Click HERE to vote
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:30 PM
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The South and Northeast regionals started today (Sat, 7/8 )-
https://www.thetournament.com/bracket



Links to watch games-
http://thetournament.com/news/july-8-gameday-schedule
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:27 AM
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Anyone know if they are gonna have an open practice session or scrimmage game this year like they did last year?

Looks like they are not since the Fan Festival this year runs during the TBT games but last year it was held a week before and included an Alumni player reunion.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:57 PM
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2nd round games in the Northeast and South regions are complete.
Here is the bracket with the 4 teams from each of those 2 regions advancing.
Click on the completed games to see summaries and box scores-
https://www.thetournament.com/bracket
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:42 PM
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Some of the Always a Brave team have arrived in Peoria-
https://twitter.com/OnceABrave/statu...06594359263233
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Some of the Always a Brave team have arrived in Peoria-
https://twitter.com/OnceABrave/statu...06594359263233
Taylor Brown due to arrive tomorrow-
https://twitter.com/taylor3brown/sta...19120971022337
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:11 AM
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From Always a Brave report...

"Former Bradley coach Jim Les (2002-11) was greeted warmly by the players
when he showed up to watch Monday’s workout. Les, who recruited and
coached the bulk of the team, planned to visit family in Chicago and then go
recruiting for his UC-Davis team."
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Old 07-11-2017, 01:11 AM
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From Always a Brave report...

"Former Bradley coach Jim Les (2002-11) was greeted warmly by the players
when he showed up to watch Monday’s workout. Les, who recruited and
coached the bulk of the team, planned to visit family in Chicago and then go
recruiting for his UC-Davis team."
"Jim Les.....Recruited and coached the bulk of the team" is a bit of an understatement.
Every one of the players with the exception of the one non-Bradley player was recruited and coached by Jim Les.


Here is the Always a Brave roster, and a list of the players recruited and coached by Jim Les-
Tony Bennett
Taylor Brown
David Collins
Jeremy Crouch
Will Franklin
Walt Lemon
Sam Maniscalco
Patrick O'Bryant
Daniel Ruffin
Matt Sally
Marcellus Sommerville
Andrew Warren
Lawrence Wright

Players recruited or coached by some other coach-
Jerome Randle
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Old 07-11-2017, 06:28 AM
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From Tony Bennett:

"Words Can't Describe How Much I Appreciate This Guy
#JimLes #BradleyBraves #ThanksCoach #TodayWasAGoodDay"


https://twitter.com/TBMr40plus/statu...42577181540353

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Old 07-11-2017, 12:37 PM
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From JJ Tauai:

"Can't even explain how cool it was to catch up with my college coach last night!!
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Summer of 2002 I finished an official visit to Wichita State and was basically
sold on accepting an athletic scholarship from them. My AAU coach talked me
into making 1 more visit to Bradley University that fall before I signed with
WSU. I arrive at Bradley and meet coach Jim Les. My 1st impression was that
he was a winner!! Coach Les had a swagger that I've seen before and I
wanted a part of whatever he had. My 2nd thought was that he low key
looked like Tom Cruise 👀. After my visit I knew 100% that Bradley
University was for me because Coach Les was there. I would have committed
to play for him anywhere. The coolest part is its been 10 years since Iv
graduated from Bradley and Coach Les has since moved on to UC Davis, but
he still makes time to keep in contact with me!"






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Old 07-11-2017, 02:16 PM
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By the way, here is a great article about J.J. Tauai from a couple months ago in the Springfield, Missouri newspaper. He is a policeman there.
http://www.news-leader.com/story/new...ayer/99959758/

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