Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Bradley Braves

Head Coach: Brian Wardle

Team Mascot: Kaboom!

Year Opened: 1982

Capacity: 11442

City / State: Peoria / Illinois

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

I-74 Rivalry

Rival Team: Illinois State Redbirds

The I-74 Rivalry between Bradley and Illinois State dates back to 1905 and is one of the fiercest rivalries in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Illinois-based rivals have met 124 times over the years, and the Braves hold a slim lead in the all-time series 63-61. The I-74 Rivalry game between Bradley and Illinois State is the biggest game of the year, so make sure to be in attendance when the Redbirds come to Peoria.

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Bradley Braves vs Drake Bulldogs

Rival Team: Drake Bulldogs

The Bradley-Drake rivalry is one of the oldest rivalries in the Missouri Valley Conference, and as a result, there is lots of bad blood between the Braves and Bulldogs. The two schools have met on the hardwood over 145 times, and there is always a lot at stake when the two square off, so don’t miss it when Bradley battles Drake.

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Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Bradley Braves

Head Coach: Brian Wardle

Team Mascot: Kaboom!

Year Opened: 1982

Capacity: 11442

City / State: Peoria / Illinois

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