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Old 07-28-2017, 12:47 PM
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Thanks 64!

So here's what we know....




- Wednesday October 11, 2017 the ISC "Smoker" will be at "The Warehouse", Brian Wardle & Illini coach Brad Underwood to attend

- Thursday October 19, 2017 the ITOO Spaghetti Supper @ Itoo Hall on Farmington Road

- Saturday October 28 - Bid for the Braves Auction @ Renaissance Coliseum

- We should have at least one exhibition game


- Friday-Sunday November 17-19 - Bahamas Showcase - see this LINK (no recent word on Bahamas Showcase)
...possibly NORTHERN KENTUCKY in the first game (see below)


- Home vs. EIU, Delaware, IUPUI plus at least one more to be added as well as exhibitions

- Road games - ? pending

- SUNDAY December 3, 2017 - MVC/MWC Challenge - @ San Diego State

- SATURDAY December 16, 2017 at 2:05 pm - at Chicago State - LINK

- WEDNESDAY December 20, 2017 - at SEMO - LINK

- FRIDAY December 22, 2017 - at Ole Miss - LINK

- Late Dec. - thru - Feb. - MVC Conference schedule - 18 games

- Arch Madness - March 1-4, 2018

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Old 07-31-2017, 01:22 PM
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Another item to add to the schedule

Alumni Bratfest at Jimmy's
August 4 5-8pm
https://twitter.com/bradleyalumni/st...70052215517184

Reminder for Bradley alumni in the Peoria area of this event coming up Friday-

The Central Illinois Bradley Alumni Chapter is hosting their Bratfest 2017 at Jimmy's Bar, 2801 West Farmington Road, Peoria, IL.
Friday Aug. 4 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
http://www.cvent.com/events/bratfest...9a3d6a4e6.aspx

This is always a great event!
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:27 PM
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If going you are supposed to register
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:01 PM
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Article on SEMO's schedule - we already knew we are playing there December 20.
http://www.deltanewscitizen.com/story/2432529.html
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:15 PM
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This is the last week of summer classes...
August 11, school is out and the fall semester then does not start until August 23...
the players will have those 2 weeks or so off...
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Delaware at Bradley, November 14. Hope we can at least salvage this game in the series.

http://www.bluehens.com/SportSelect....6&SPSID=670290
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Delaware at Bradley, November 14. Hope we can at least salvage this game in the series.

http://www.bluehens.com/SportSelect....6&SPSID=670290
Nice find again, 64NIT! The Delaware website shows them playing at Bradley on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.
http://www.bluehens.com/SportSelect....6&SPSID=670290

I hope there are better home games coming. Delaware's final record last season was the same as Bradley's- 13-20 (11-20 against D1), and they were 5-13 and 9th place (out of 10) in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Their RPI last season was 237-
http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketb...basketball-rpi

Delaware also played at Bradley last season. Bradley beat Delaware 63-49 at Carver Arena last Nov. 13, 2016.
And Bradley played at Delaware in the 2015-16 season on Dec. 1, 2016. Delaware clobbered the Braves 70-47 in Newark, Delaware.
Looks like this was a 2 for 1 agreement-
http://www.bubraves.com/boxscore.asp...54&path=mbball

They return 4 of their 5 starters, and 4 of their top 5 scorers from last season.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:50 PM
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- Wednesday October 11, 2017 the ISC "Smoker" will be at "The Warehouse", Brian Wardle & Illini coach Brad Underwood to attend

- Thursday October 19, 2017 the ITOO Spaghetti Supper @ Itoo Hall on Farmington Road

- Saturday October 28 - Bid for the Braves Auction @ Renaissance Coliseum

- We should have at least one exhibition game

- Tuesday, November 14 - Delaware @ Carver Arena

- Friday-Sunday November 17-19 - Bahamas Showcase - see this LINK (no recent word on Bahamas Showcase)
...possibly NORTHERN KENTUCKY in the first game (see below)


- Home vs. EIU, IUPUI plus at least one more to be added as well as exhibitions

- Road games - ? pending

- SUNDAY December 3, 2017 - MVC/MWC Challenge - @ San Diego State

- SATURDAY December 16, 2017 at 2:05 pm - at Chicago State - LINK

- WEDNESDAY December 20, 2017 - at SEMO - LINK

- FRIDAY December 22, 2017 - at Ole Miss - LINK

- Late Dec. - thru - Feb. - MVC Conference schedule - 18 games

- Arch Madness - March 1-4, 2018


still a lot we need to fill in...
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:15 PM
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Nice find again, 64NIT! The Delaware website shows them playing at Bradley on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.
http://www.bluehens.com/SportSelect....6&SPSID=670290

I hope there are better home games coming. Delaware's final record last season was the same as Bradley's- 13-20 (11-20 against D1), and they were 5-13 and 9th place (out of 10) in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Their RPI last season was 237-
http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketb...basketball-rpi

Delaware also played at Bradley last season. Bradley beat Delaware 63-49 at Carver Arena last Nov. 13, 2016.
And Bradley played at Delaware in the 2015-16 season on Dec. 1, 2016. Delaware clobbered the Braves 70-47 in Newark, Delaware.
Looks like this was a 2 for 1 agreement-
http://www.bubraves.com/boxscore.asp...54&path=mbball

They return 4 of their 5 starters, and 4 of their top 5 scorers from last season.
The bolded part, above, is wrong. You have it reversed, Da Coach. Delaware beat Bradley by that score. I really hope BU "sticks it" to UD to make up for the past two seasons.
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The bolded part, above, is wrong. You have it reversed, Da Coach. Delaware beat Bradley by that score. I really hope BU "sticks it" to UD to make up for the past two seasons.
You are correct, and I knew that because I sat through that ugly-shooting game. It was one of the worst offensive performances I have ever seen at home. Sorry for the mistake. My brain must have taken the afternoon off.

Delaware clobbered Bradley both years, even though they went on to have poor seasons both years (7-23 in 2015-16 and 13-20 last year).
So let's hope Bradley administers some payback this year.
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Iona had posted an article a couple weeks ago indicating they were participating in the same Bahamas tourney that Bradley is participating in. Today, they released their schedule and this tourney is indeed on it:

http://www.icgaels.com/news/2017/7/2...-schedule.aspx

The schedule is as the bottom.

Incidentally, I think they should apply for membership in either the MEAC or the SWAC because they have only two home games listed.
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Arkansas-Little Rock plays at Bradley on December 13.

http://lrtrojans.com/news/2017/8/11/...nce-slate.aspx
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Arkansas-Little Rock plays at Bradley on December 13.

http://lrtrojans.com/news/2017/8/11/...nce-slate.aspx
Arkansas-Little Rock was 15-17 last year and 6-12 (10th place out of 12) in the Sun Belt Conference. Their RPI was 241.
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I know we don't have all the pieces yet, but, the way things are going, I really am not liking how this schedule is coming together. Other than the MWC/MVC Challenge game at SDSU, the game at Ole Miss, and, perhaps, the possibility of a couple half-way decent mid-major opponents in the Bahamas, the schedule seems to be made up of crappy road (return, no less) games at Chicago State and SEMO and similar caliber home games.

I'm gonna check out Wardle's OOC schedules when he was at Green Bay for comparison purposes and I know, going into this, he probably didn't inherit a basket case of a team there as he did when he arrived at BU.

I really hope I'm proven wrong as more pieces are revealed. Also, I think, this being year three, he's got to prove himself this year and next year have a stronger schedule.
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:39 AM
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Updated with the December 13 game added...


- Wednesday October 11, 2017 the ISC "Smoker" will be at "The Warehouse", Brian Wardle & Illini coach Brad Underwood to attend

- Thursday October 19, 2017 the ITOO Spaghetti Supper @ Itoo Hall on Farmington Road

- Saturday October 28 - Bid for the Braves Auction @ Renaissance Coliseum

- We should have at least one exhibition game

- Tuesday, November 14 - Delaware @ Carver Arena @ 1 PM

- Friday-Sunday November 17-19 - Bahamas Showcase - see this LINK (no recent word on Bahamas Showcase)
...possibly NORTHERN KENTUCKY in the first game (see below)


- Home vs. EIU, IUPUI plus at least one more to be added as well as exhibitions

- SUNDAY December 3, 2017 - MVC/MWC Challenge - @ San Diego State

- WEDNESDAY December 13, 2017 - Arkansas-Little Rock @ Carver Arena - LINK

- SATURDAY December 16, 2017 at 2:05 pm - at Chicago State - LINK

- WEDNESDAY December 20, 2017 - at SEMO - LINK

- FRIDAY December 22, 2017 - at Ole Miss - LINK

- Late Dec. - thru - Feb. - MVC Conference schedule - 18 games

- Arch Madness - March 1-4, 2018
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We'll probably see a huge uptick in season ticket sales and walk up ticket sales with this impressive non conference home schedule. NOT!!! This is a slap in the face to Bradley fans. Is this the best the athletic department can come up with? I was thinking we would start winning more games, but not this way. We deserve better.
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Up to this point, we know there are four road games, three neutral games and just two home games scheduled. There are three-four games yet to be revealed and I'm thinking all should be home games. Hopefully, a couple will be games with decent opponents that will salvage the entire schedule.
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I know they are trying as hard as they can...but after a couple years of landing TCU, Ole Miss, Nevada and a few other decent home opponents...
now we have "to pay the piper" and go play the road paybacks....
so this is inevitable - we likely will have a down year on home scheduling (recall for the 4 years prior to Dr. Reynolds/Coach Wardle the non-conference strength of schedule averages about 260-300)
our non-conference schedule has been among the better ones in the MVC the least two years.....just beat them - that's all I ask...........
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the complete non-conference schedule



- Wednesday October 11, 2017 the ISC "Smoker" will be at "The Warehouse", Brian Wardle & Illini coach Brad Underwood to attend

- Thursday October 19, 2017 the ITOO Spaghetti Supper @ Itoo Hall on Farmington Road

- Saturday October 28, 2017 - Bid for the Braves Auction @ Renaissance Coliseum

- Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 7pm Robert Morris - Chicago @ Carver Arena (Exhibition)

- Saturday November 11, 2017 at 1pm - IUPUI @ Carver Arena

- Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7pm - Delaware @ Carver Arena

- Friday-Sunday November 17-19, 2017 - Bahamas Showcase - see this LINK (no recent word on Bahamas Showcase)
...possibly NORTHERN KENTUCKY in the first game (see below)

- WEDNESDAY November 22, 2017 at 7pm - Missouri S&T @ Carver Arena

- SATURDAY November 25, 2017 at 1pm - Georgia Southern @ Carver Arena

- FRIDAY December 1, 2017 at 7pm - Eastern Illinois @ Carver Arena

- SUNDAY December 3, 2017 - MVC/MWC Challenge - @ San Diego State

- WEDNESDAY December 13, 2017 at 7pm - Arkansas-Little Rock @ Carver Arena - LINK

- SATURDAY December 16, 2017 at 2:05 pm - at Chicago State - LINK

- WEDNESDAY December 20, 2017 - at SEMO - LINK

- FRIDAY December 22, 2017 - at Ole Miss - LINK

- Late Dec. - thru - Feb. - MVC Conference schedule - 18 games

- Arch Madness - March 1-4, 2018

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Old 08-18-2017, 02:37 PM
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updated with some more times added..
The ITOO supper opens at 6pm - Bid for the Braves starts at 5pm

Also- there have been reports that the IUPUI, Georgia Southern, EIU, Chicago St., and SEMO games are all 2-for1 deals.
That means that we get SEMO, EIU and Chicago State at home again next year and play at IUPUI & Georgia So. next year.
So by making such deals, we save close to $1 mil (the usual going price to "buy" a game is around $100K) by getting those teams 10 times


Here's a funny thing- there's an article in the San Diego press labeling the San Diego State game with Bradley as a real RPI-breaker for them...
but I think we have a chance to have a better RPI this year than them and maybe even pick up a road win there.



- Wednesday October 11, 2017 the ISC "Smoker" will be at "The Warehouse", Brian Wardle & Illini coach Brad Underwood to attend

- Thursday October 19, 2017 the ITOO Spaghetti Supper @ Itoo Hall on Farmington Road- opens at 6pm
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- Saturday October 28, 2017 - Bid for the Braves Auction @ Renaissance Coliseum - starts at 5:00pm - LINK

- Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 7pm Robert Morris - Chicago @ Carver Arena (Exhibition)

- Saturday November 11, 2017 at 1pm - IUPUI @ Carver Arena

- Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7pm - Delaware @ Carver Arena

- Friday-Sunday November 17-19, 2017 - Bahamas Showcase - see this LINK (no recent word on Bahamas Showcase)
...possibly NORTHERN KENTUCKY in the first game (see below)

- WEDNESDAY November 22, 2017 at 7pm - Missouri S&T @ Carver Arena

- SATURDAY November 25, 2017 at 1pm - Georgia Southern @ Carver Arena

- FRIDAY December 1, 2017 at 7pm - Eastern Illinois @ Carver Arena

- SUNDAY December 3, 2017 - MVC/MWC Challenge - @ San Diego State

- WEDNESDAY December 13, 2017 at 7pm - Arkansas-Little Rock @ Carver Arena - LINK

- SATURDAY December 16, 2017 at 2:05 pm - at Chicago State - LINK

- WEDNESDAY December 20, 2017 - at SEMO - LINK

- FRIDAY December 22, 2017 - at Ole Miss - LINK

- Late Dec. - thru - Feb. - MVC Conference schedule - 18 games

- Arch Madness - March 1-4, 2018
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