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Old 08-21-2017, 03:44 PM
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I believe we are only 40 days from the 1st day of practice..
Then 42 days more til our 1st game
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:27 PM
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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
I'm not familiar with the particulars of a 2-for-1. How is BU saving money? Isn't there money exchanged in a 2-for-1? Those teams playing on the road twice in exchange for a home game aren't going to play for free, are they?

Thanks for your reply, T (or anyone).
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:54 PM
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if we simply pay a team to come here to play - we generally have to pay $80K to $100K

but if we do five 2-for-1's then those teams come and play here TEN times total and all they keep is the revenue from when we go there for the road games (or sometimes a negotiated split in $$)

In other words - ten "buy games" would cost us $800K to $1 mil
but the ten games we get to do the 2-for-1's only cost us what we have to spend to go out on a road game at IUPUI or GA So.

We save bunches... and have the chance to maybe go 10-0, in contrast to going to some place like Memphis or Arizona and bringing home the $80-100K but knowing we also will be bringing home a butt-kicking loss.
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:03 PM
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I have and will continue to support both BU and the basketball program. Ts comments are interesting in that this schedule may be a cost saving measure. However that concerns me greatly. To me this schedule is unacceptable and leads us down a bad path. It does not build interest in the program, stabilize ticket sales, or position the team to succeed in the conference. We need better.
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:24 PM
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houston, we would all like to see more familiar teams, better teams, BCS teams on our home schedule....
and I know you have heard it before but - I believe it is just Very hard -- they won't play us when we are on the rise and return 100% of our scoring...

it is what it is....but it isn't because of laziness and I guarantee Dr. Reynolds isn't sitting in his office sipping margaritas and playing darts..
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:19 PM
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I have and will continue to support both BU and the basketball program. Ts comments are interesting in that this schedule may be a cost saving measure. However that concerns me greatly. To me this schedule is unacceptable and leads us down a bad path. It does not build interest in the program, stabilize ticket sales, or position the team to succeed in the conference. We need better.
If what T said is correct, the 18-19 schedule is almost set in stone. There will be just two slots vacated, those currently held by Delaware and Ole Miss, so, hopefully, a couple decent teams could be enticed to come to Peoria.

The Missouri S&T slot will probably go to another lower division school. T didn't say anything about whether the Little Rock game was part of a 2-for-1.
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:56 AM
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..whether the Little Rock game was part of a 2-for-1.
don't know - that could be a one-time guarantee game where we are simply paying them a fee to come here.
We will know if they are on our schedule next year.
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:00 PM
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Well - sorry for beating a dead horse on this issue...

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Dr. Reynolds & staff .... here are a few more ideas
-- would still love to see a few summer events with the players - something like the cookout on the quad
-some open practices this summer - especially so the fans can come & see the new guys...
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hopefully we'll see some fall events-
Fan-Appreciation breakfasts & lunches, open practices, etc...
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...still hoping to hear news regarding
-open practices (the Red/White)
-soccer tailgate
-any fan-appreciation breakfasts or community events
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..no word yet if the Basketball team with have any events like a Tailgate or Meet & Greet.....
but now with the release of the schedule, there are no more fan events for two months (the ITOO Supper).

It would be nice if a few things were added in the fall for the fans...
this is the prime time of the year to spark interest and sell tickets.
I know its a busy time, but fans are always looking for a way to stay involved!!
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:40 AM
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The time of year to generate fan interest and keep fan interest is during the basketball season. You do that by having a competitive program and playing average above average non con competition at home. You can have all the cookouts, meet & greets, auctions and everything else. That interest is only temporary unless you provide a total product throughout the year. I predict with this non conference home schedule, you will see no significant rise in attendance even the team should be better than in years past.
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Old 08-24-2017, 12:08 PM
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it seems like the exhibition game we have vs. Robert Morris may count as a regular season game for them
It is not designated as an exhibition..
They were really good last year (27-7) but their top players have graduated (Darius Paul, Antonio Levy, Darius Randolph)


BTW- wanna see how hard it is for a GOOD mid-major to get people to come & play them?
Stephen F. Austin has been very good - they have averaged 25 wins per season over the past DECADE -
Illinois' Brad Underwood won 89 games in just 3 seasons there before getting hired away...

They struggled mightily to get anyone to come play them in their arena in NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS

So - their home schedule contains...St. Edwards, Letourneau, Howard Payne, Florida A&M, ND State, Louisiana-Monroe, Rice & Arlington Baptist
...that's TWO DII's, ONE DIII, a school that doesn't even have any affiliation with NCAA or NAIA (Arlington-Baptist is a tiny NCCAA school with just 220 enrollment!)
then...the other teams had RPI's last year of 349, 110, 294, 173
Sadly- nobody wants to go there and play them..


One other example- LIU-Brooklyn was surprisingly tough last year - 20-12 overall but this year, they can't get anyone to come play them and have settled for...
"College of New Rochelle" as a home opener, then Hartford, Stony Brook, Fairfield & St. Peters - then everything else on the road.
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Old 08-26-2017, 05:58 AM
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- FRIDAY December 22, 2017 - at Ole Miss - LINK...
a little Ole Miss news - not basketball
latest allegations that FB recruits were given cash gifts for committing there -
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2...o_lewis_r.html
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:39 AM
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a joke we have to go to Chicago State
I saw one silly opinion that it was "necessary to go to Chicago since we had not played a game there in five years"
Thought that was funny since we have played a game there every year for the past five years
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:47 PM
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I have seen no mention of this year's preseason Red-White scrimmage...
hopefully there will be news on that soon so we can add it to the calendar..

Usually it is held later part of October
Last year it was Oct. 23
in 2015 it was Oct. 31
in 2014 it was Oct. 29
in 2013 when Chet Walker appeared and signed autographs it was held Oct. 18
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Old 09-01-2017, 09:56 AM
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The new open practice on Oct. 13 added




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

- Friday October 13, 2017 - Open Practice for season ticket holders - 5:30pm

- 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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Old 09-04-2017, 02:34 PM
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SEMO has now posted the time for the game we play there on Wed. December 20

The game starts at 1pm - kind of an odd start time for a WEDNESDAY game..

http://www.gosoutheast.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:57 PM
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MVC GAMES on 2017-18 schedule

DEC 28 (THU) TBD MVC AT DRAKE DES MOINES, IOWA
DEC 31 (SUN) TBD MVC VS NORTHERN IOWA PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
JAN 3 (WED) TBD MVC VS VALPARAISO PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
JAN 6 (SAT) TBD MVC AT EVANSVILLE EVANSVILLE, IND.
JAN 9 (TUE) TBD MVC VS SOUTHERN ILLINOIS PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
JAN 13 (SAT) TBD MVC AT LOYOLA CHICAGO, ILL.
JAN 17 (WED) TBD MVC AT ILLINOIS STATE NORMAL, ILL.
JAN 20 (SAT) TBD MVC VS EVANSVILLE PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
JAN 23 (TUE) TBD MVC VS MISSOURI STATE PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
JAN 28 (SUN) TBD MVC AT INDIANA STATE TERRE HAUTE, IND.
JAN 31 (WED) TBD MVC VS LOYOLA PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
FEB 3 (SAT) TBD MVC VS DRAKE PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
FEB 7 (WED) TBD MVC AT NORTHERN IOWA CEDAR FALLS, IOWA
FEB 11 (SUN) TBD MVC AT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CARBONDALE, ILL.
FEB 14 (WED) TBD MVC VS ILLINOIS STATE PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
FEB 17 (SAT) TBD MVC AT VALPARAISO VALPARAISO, IND.
FEB 21 (WED) TBD MVC AT MISSOURI STATE SPRINGFIELD, MO.
FEB 24 (SAT) TBD VS INDIANA STATE PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA

http://www.bubraves.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball
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Old 09-06-2017, 02:10 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

- Friday October 13, 2017 - Open Practice for season ticket holders - 5:30pm

- Thursday October 19, 2017 the ITOO Spaghetti Supper @ Itoo Hall on Farmington Road- opens at 6pm

- Saturday October 21, 2017 - Red-White Scrimmage - begins at 2pm
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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

DEC 28 (THU) TBD MVC AT DRAKE DES MOINES, IOWA
DEC 31 (SUN) TBD MVC VS NORTHERN IOWA PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
JAN 3 (WED) TBD MVC VS VALPARAISO PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
JAN 6 (SAT) TBD MVC AT EVANSVILLE EVANSVILLE, IND.
JAN 9 (TUE) TBD MVC VS SOUTHERN ILLINOIS PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
JAN 13 (SAT) TBD MVC AT LOYOLA CHICAGO, ILL.
JAN 17 (WED) TBD MVC AT ILLINOIS STATE NORMAL, ILL.
JAN 20 (SAT) TBD MVC VS EVANSVILLE PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
JAN 23 (TUE) TBD MVC VS MISSOURI STATE PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
JAN 28 (SUN) TBD MVC AT INDIANA STATE TERRE HAUTE, IND.
JAN 31 (WED) TBD MVC VS LOYOLA PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
FEB 3 (SAT) TBD MVC VS DRAKE PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
FEB 7 (WED) TBD MVC AT NORTHERN IOWA CEDAR FALLS, IOWA
FEB 11 (SUN) TBD MVC AT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CARBONDALE, ILL.
FEB 14 (WED) TBD MVC VS ILLINOIS STATE PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
FEB 17 (SAT) TBD MVC AT VALPARAISO VALPARAISO, IND.
FEB 21 (WED) TBD MVC AT MISSOURI STATE SPRINGFIELD, MO.
FEB 24 (SAT) TBD VS INDIANA STATE PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA


- Arch Madness - March 1-4, 2018
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:42 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
the "smoker" is just a week away...
haven't seen anything on it since it was noted to be on Oct. 11 in an announcement on the ISC web site back in JULY..
but I presume the local media will be present and give a report....I have also heard that some of the tickets are still available.
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Old 10-05-2017, 12:31 PM
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Bradley posts finalized TV schedule-
http://bradleybraves.com/news/2017/1...-schedule.aspx

http://bradleybraves.com/documents/2...l_Schedule.pdf
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:56 PM
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Plus the game times for all but one of the rest of the games is now posted


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

- Friday October 13, 2017 - Open Practice for season ticket holders - 5:30pm

- Thursday October 19, 2017 the ITOO Spaghetti Supper @ Itoo Hall on Farmington Road- opens at 5:30pm

- Saturday October 21, 2017 - Red-White Scrimmage - begins at 2pm
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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)
...VERMONT in the first game at 10am Friday November 17 (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 at 5pm

- 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 - 1pm - LINK

- FRIDAY December 22, 2017 - at Ole Miss - 6pm - LINK

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

DEC 28 (THU) MVC AT DRAKE 7pm DES MOINES, IOWA
DEC 31 (SUN) MVC VS NORTHERN IOWA 1pm PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
JAN 3 (WED) MVC VS VALPARAISO 7pm PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
JAN 6 (SAT) MVC AT EVANSVILLE 3pm EVANSVILLE, IND.
JAN 9 (TUE) MVC VS SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 7pm PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
JAN 13 (SAT) MVC AT LOYOLA 3pm CHICAGO, ILL.
JAN 17 (WED) MVC AT ILLINOIS STATE 6pm NORMAL, ILL.
JAN 20 (SAT) MVC VS EVANSVILLE 7pm PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
JAN 23 (TUE) MVC VS MISSOURI STATE 7pm PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
JAN 28 (SUN) MVC AT INDIANA STATE 1pm TERRE HAUTE, IND.
JAN 31 (WED) MVC VS LOYOLA 7pm PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
FEB 3 (SAT) MVC VS DRAKE 7pm PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
FEB 7 (WED) MVC AT NORTHERN IOWA 7pm CEDAR FALLS, IOWA
FEB 11 (SUN) MVC AT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 3pm CARBONDALE, ILL.
FEB 14 (WED) MVC VS ILLINOIS STATE 7pm PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA
FEB 17 (SAT) MVC AT VALPARAISO 8pm VALPARAISO, IND.
FEB 21 (WED) MVC AT MISSOURI STATE 7pm SPRINGFIELD, MO.
FEB 24 (SAT) STILL TBD VS INDIANA STATE PEORIA, ILL. CARVER ARENA


- Arch Madness - March 1-4, 2018
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