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Fall 2010 • Volume 16, Issue 4  

Sports Scene


Reserve your seat
FROM LEFT Dr. Michael Cross, director of athletics; Paula Buscher, head women’s basketball coach; and Sean Burdette, head women’s volleyball coach, encourage fans to become PSO holders.


Showing spirit

Team store in the new arena


Bradley souvenirs and spirit wear are now stocked in a new store next to the ticket office in the campus arena on Main Street. Apparel for each of BU’s 14 intercollegiate sports is available, along with souvenir items like balls, key chains, stuffed bears, and mugs. The store is open during ticket office hours (primarily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays) and during athletic events in the arena. Call 309-677-2625 for information.

See the new team store and learn more about tickets and the personal seat option (PSO) at

Want a guaranteed seat for any event at the new campus arena for a year? A Personal Seat Option plan (PSO) gives patrons the opportunity to annually reserve a seat for every event in the new arena (except commencement). The plan includes season tickets for women’s basketball and volleyball games, along with the right to purchase the same seat for other events, such as men’s basketball games, high school games, concerts, and comedians. PSO holders also receive reserved parking in the Main Street parking deck.

A maximum of 500 PSO seats are available in two levels: PSO Gold for $1,000, which includes a courtside leather seat, and standard PSO for $500, which purchases a seat in the arena’s main seating bowl. 

“Personal Seat Option holders will be among a very limited group of individuals who will know they are guaranteed a seat in our beautiful on-campus arena for any event they choose for one year,” said Dr. Michael Cross, director of athletics. PSOs can be purchased at any time, as long as seats are available. Seat selection began in early August. For more information or to purchase a PSO, contact the Bradley Ticket Office at 309-677-2625, or at View the arena seating chart at


What is the Braves Club?

Established in 1969, the Braves Club is the athletic fundraising organization for Bradley University. Monies raised provide for a sound recruiting budget, improved facilities, and academic services for student-athletes.

Funds are earmarked for:

  • hosting Missouri Valley Conference and NCAA postseason tournaments since 1990
  • providing academic recognition for student-athletes (38 All-American and national Scholar Athlete awards; best graduation rate in the MVC for nine of the last 10 years)
  • supporting the building of the new campus arena
  • funding for Bradley’s pep band and cheerleading
  • supporting sports broadcasts, and
  • providing student fan support through tickets and bus trips.

Formerly known as the Chiefs Club, the Braves Club also plays a major role in supporting the BU B.L.A.S.T. life skills program, which is designed to help student-athletes from orientation to graduation. Funds are raised through annual membership dues and events such as the Braves Club golf outing, Bids for the Braves dinner and auction, and Game Day luncheons. Out-of-area members are eligible for special benefits. For information on joining the Braves Club and a list of upcoming events, visit or contact the Braves Club office at 309-677-2667.