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Old 09-30-2017, 08:51 AM
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Default Season officially starts today!

practices begin today...everyone wear red!!!
(unless you're going to the Cubs game)
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Old 09-30-2017, 07:23 PM
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First practice of the season is in the books (photos)-
https://twitter.com/bradleyumbb/stat...54203828232192
https://twitter.com/bradleyumbb/stat...57256396607490
https://www.instagram.com/bradleyumbb/
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:38 PM
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video & interviews on this one - but I think it may have been posted
https://twitter.com/bradleyumbb/stat...57256396607490
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:44 AM
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WEEK has coverage of opening day of practice

http://www.week.com/story/36493335/b...perienced-team
(watch the first play on this video - only 10 seconds in - a powerful inside move posterizing McGlaston by Elijah Childs)

A new sports anchor at WEEK seems to have covering Bradley as a high priority
https://twitter.com/NicoleSedivy
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:17 PM
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WMBD now has a video article
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/...ason/822520526
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:48 AM
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It was nice to see the video from the sports segment on your local station. I really appreciate the postings of these kinds of things. You can feel the confidence at a higher level now.

In the past, I have always had a hard time understanding how a lack of experience could hinder a team all that much. After all, the players are talented and skilled, so why can't they just play well when the team is young..from the get-go? Watching the Wardle era closely since it began, mostly via Bradleyfans.com, I can see the experience helping us as the team gets older. I am optimistic about this coming season and how much better this team is going to be. Last year, I think we won 4 games in a row at the very end of the season. So I can see how experience can be huge in winning games, even when the team has the same talent all season. It is like an intangible.
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in two of those videos you can see Kirk Wessler interviewing players/coaches...

and yet he has not written a thing about Bradley basketball in over 6 months...
Does anyone else recall when we were really bad...I mean horribly bad in the Geno era - Kirk wrote non-stop trying to push the claim that we really were light years better and that all the bad stuff, cancellation of the ITOO & attendance slide was caused by Jim Les & Ken Kavanagh
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And that fans were being too impatient, and that even after 3 years, the rebuild will take a while, because Geno was building the program "the right way"

"Patience will be rewarded, if you build the right way."....completely wrong on every level.

and this gem from MC...
"No question in my mind, Bradley can be great. But I hope there’s enough patience for that to happen. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough patience."
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Old 10-03-2017, 05:10 PM
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and if you go back farther - he wrote non-stop "beating the drum" against Jim Les & calling for his firing and cheering on the housecleaning that set Bradley back almost a decade, and attacking Bradley for having "secret plans for campus expansion" when the entire plan had been presented publicly and was on display just outside Jim Les' office.


edit - on Wed. morning Kirk Wessler tweeted for the first time about basketball since last July when The Basketball Tournament was being played on campus, so I guess he's waking up

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