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Bradley surges in overtime, beats Bradley 87-83

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Koch Bar had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Bradley pulled away in overtime after trailing for the better part of the second half to beat Eastern Illinois 87-83 on Tuesday night. Bradley (4-3) opened the overtime period on a 9-2 run to lead 81-74 with 1:17 left. Eastern Illinois (4-3) closed to 81-79 with 42 seconds left, but Bradley made all six of its free...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Claim Jed Bradley, Designate Paul Janish

The Orioles announced this afternoon that they’ve claimed left-hander Jed Bradley off waivers from the Braves and designated infielder Paul Janish for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. The DFA of Janish is largely procedural, as the Orioles non-tendered him last December and had already outrighted him back off the 40-man roster once this summer before selecting his...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
October 07, 2016

Watch: Jackie Bradley Jr. lays out for a diving grab

Jackie Bradley Jr. made yet another spectacular grab look routine on Wednesday night. Braves infielder Daniel Castro hit the ball into right centerfield in the first inning of the Red Sox’ 9-4 win over the Braves. Bradley Jr. flew in from center to make the diving grab. It’s JBJ. NBD. https://t.co/ztirdHzg6u pic.twitter.com/UnKuIx4Pmr — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) April 27, 2016...
Via Boston.com
April 28, 2016

Jackie Bradley Jr. Lays Out To Make Incredible Diving Grab Vs. Braves

BOSTON — Is it even considered a highlight anymore when Jackie Bradley Jr. makes an amazing catch? The Red Sox center fielder, whose defensive skills include producing plenty of web gems, didn’t wait very long before getting right to work Wednesday in Boston’s game against the Atlanta Braves. Bradley dove for a liner off the bat of Braves third baseman Daniel Castro and made...
Via NESN.com
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Loyola’s Poor Offensive Performance Costs Them Big Against Bradley

CHICAGO- On paper it looked like it should have been an easy win for the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (7-10, 0-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Especially going up against the last place Bradley Braves (3-15, 1-4 MVC), who came into the Windy City losers of six straight and seven of their last eight. The Ramblers were looking to end their four game skid but it was not meant to be as a...
Via The Sports Journal
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Bradley leading scorer Warren Jones dismissed from team

Bradley Braves leading scorer and senior guard Warren Jones has been dismissed from the program, leaving the team with just two eligible upperclassmen for next season. Dave Reynolds of the Journal Star reported Jones’ dismissal, which was announced in a statement by new head coach Brian Wardle. “I tell our student-athletes that where much is given, much is expected,” Wardle...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers Adds Bradley Transfer Omari Grier

Bradley shooting guard Omari Grier will graduate from the university and transfer to Rutgers, according to Jerry Carino of the Asbury Park Press. Grier also made an announcement on his personal Twitter page. Excited to be a part of the Rutgers family for my graduate year! Anxious to see what God has in store for this next chapter in my life! #RU — Omari Ray Grier (@Kid_FrANKiE_24...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Cunningham, Xzavier Taylor transferring from Bradley

In the wake of a disappointing season and head coaching change, Bradley lost two players to transfers Wednesday, Dave Reynolds of the Peoria Journal Star reported. Photo: Bradley Athletics Star freshman Josh Cunningham and sophomore reserve Xzavier Taylor are leaving the program. Cunningham, a former top-100 recruit and Chicago native, averaged 7.9 points and 7.5 rebounds for...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bradley hires former Wisc.-Green Bay coach Wardle for same position

PEORIA, Ill. -- Bradley University has hired Brian Wardle as its new basketball coach. Wardle led Wisconsin-Green Bay to the 2014 Horizon League regular-season championship and three straight postseason appearances in five years. Bradley Director of Athletics Chris Reynolds said Friday that Wardle has a track record of success and has a work ethic and personality that fit the Bradley...
Via Associated Press
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bradley names Brian Wardle its 14th basketball head coach

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Bradley University has hired Brian Wardle as its new basketball coach. Wardle led Wisconsin-Green Bay to the 2014 Horizon League regular-season championship and three straight postseason appearances in five years. Bradley Director of Athletics Chris Reynolds said Friday that Wardle has a track record of success and has a work ethic and personality that fit the...
Via Associated Press
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Loyola barely holds on in 58-53 win at Bradley

Loyola has been living on the edge in February despite a strong 3-1 record with an average victory margin of four points in its three wins. Most recently, the Ramblers traveled to Peoria to face the Bradley Braves and nearly let a 11-point second-half lead slip away in a 58-53 victory. “Being able to take a punch, that’s where I was proud of these guys,” coach Porter Moser...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Earl Peterson converts game-winning layup in Loyola’s win at Bradley

After surrendering a 10-point lead in the second half Sunday, Loyola needed a late bucket by junior guard Earl Peterson to survive at Bradley. Peterson drove right with the shot clock winding down and banked home a layup over 7-foot-1 Nate Wells. The Ramblers won 58-53 to improve to 16-10 and 6-8 in the MVC. Peterson finished with 5 points, 2 assists and 2 steals.
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bradley guard Kendahl Amerson to redshirt this season

Photo: Robert K. O’Daniel / Associated Press Bradley junior guard Kendahl Amerson will redshirt this season, Dave Reynolds of the Journal Star reported Monday. Amerson, a junior college transfer, played at the College of Eastern Utah last season. He averaged 17.5 points and was named to the NJCAA All-Region 18 first team. Coach Geno Ford told the Journal Star the reasoning behind...
Via The Catch and Shoot
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Conference Recruiting Update – Missouri Valley

Bradley Braves Tramique Sutherland | 5′-11″ | PG | Hill College (TX)| Macari Brooks | 6′-3″ | SG | Blinn College (TX)| Donte Thomas | 6′-6″ | SF | Thornwood (IL)| Former DePaul signee Macari Brooks was one of the top players at the junior college level, and brings a bonafided scorer to the Braves’ roster. He is a tremendous ...
Via Hoopniks
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola (Ill) bows to tough Bradley defense, 55-38

Walt Lemon Jr. scored 16 points and the Brave's defense held Loyola of Chicago to just 27 percent shooting , leading to a 55-38 Bradley victory on Saturday night. Bradley (12-17, 7-9 Missouri Valley) managed just a 19-17 lead over Loyola (9-19, 4-12) at the break as tenacious defense controlled the pace. The second period opened with Loyola's shooting accuracy still stymied by...
Via Associated Press
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Losing Streak Reaches Three With Home Defeat to Bradley

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago (8-15, 3-8 MVC) dropped back to a tie for last place Wednesday  in the Missouri Valley with a 63-54 loss to Bradley (10-14, 5-6). The Ramblers held a 48-45 lead into the final six minutes. The Braves went on a 9-0 run in a 2:23 span to take a 54-48 lead, and the Ramblers could not complete a late comeback. Loyola freshman Milton Doyle halved...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot Lemon leads Bradley past Illinois St. 64-45

Walt Lemon, Jr. hit his first field goal with less than 10 minutes to play and scored 16 of his 20 points down the stretch as Bradley broke away late in the game to defeat Illinois State 64-45 on Wednesday night. Lemon was 0-for-5 from the field when his 3-pointer with 9:36 remaining broke open a one-point game for the Braves (9-13, 4-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Bradley launched...
Via Associated Press
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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