Bradley Braves

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bradley Braves
University Bradley University
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Michael Cross
Location Peoria, IL
Varsity teams 13 (6 men's, 7 women's)
Basketball arena Carver Arena
Mascot Kaboom the Gargoyle
Nickname Braves
Fight song Charge On!
     Red       White

The Bradley Braves are the intercollegiate athletics teams of Bradley University, located in Peoria, Illinois.[1] The Braves athletic program is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) and competes at the NCAA Division I level.[2]


Bradley University sponsors seven men's and eight women's teams in NCAA sanctioned sports:[3]


Bradley is best known for its college basketball success. Bradley has been to eight NCAA tournaments, including two national championship games, three Elite 8's, and four Sweet 16's. Bradley has an overall NCAA Tournament record of 11-8.

Bradley has been to the NIT 20 times and won it four times. Their postseason NIT record is 25-17. Only one school (St. Johns- 27 times) has been to more NITs, or won it more (St. John's 6 times).

Years in NIT-1938, 1939 (third), 1947, 1949 (fourth), 1950 (second), 1957 (won), 1958, 1959 (second), 1960 (won), 1962, 1964 (won), 1965, 1968, 1982 (won), 1985, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001.


Bowl games[edit]

Season Bowl Champion Runner-Up
1956 Corn Bowl Western Illinois 21 Bradley 3
1959 Corn Bowl Bradley 10 Minnesota State 3
1960 Corn Bowl Bradley 21 North Dakota 17

Braves in the pros[edit]



MIke Dunne