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Spring 2010 • Volume 16, Issue 2  

Sports Scene
Grizzlies VP focuses on player development | Hoops action | Glasser chairs NCAA committee


Hoops action


Men’s basketball

The men’s basketball team’s February 13 win over #18 Northern Iowa marked Bradley’s first home win over a ranked opponent since the Braves moved to Carver Arena in 1982.

Bradley overcame a nine-point halftime deficit with an 11-0 run to start the final frame, winning 68-59. The win was Bradley’s second of the year over ranked opponents, the other coming November 28 at the expense of #20 Illinois, who fell to the Braves, 72-68, in the final round of the HoopTV Las Vegas Invitational.

With a 75-73 win over Wichita State on February 24, the Braves (15-13, 9-8 in Missouri Valley Conference play) clinched a key 4-5 seed at the MVC Tournament, avoiding the March 4 play-in game in St. Louis.

BU basketball win over UNI
ANDREW WARREN ’11 celebrates with fans who rushed the floor after the win over Northern Iowa.
Photo by Duane Zehr.

Women’s basketball

February 21 marked the women’s basketball team’s seventh annual Pink Zone game and the Braves celebrated by collecting a 63-55 win over Drake and more than $7,100 in donations for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. As part of Coach Paula Buscher’s Coach’s Challenge, $5,418 was donated as a result of Bradley's six 3-pointers, three of which came from RENEE FRERICKS ’10, #3 in the photo below.

The team’s loss to Illinois State on February 25 tied Bradley (14-11, 10-5 MVC) with Creighton for second place in the Missouri Valley Conference with three games to play at press time.

Buscher could become the first Bradley coach to post back-to-back winning records since the program upgraded to a major schedule in 1982–83.

The MVC Tournament kicks off March 11 in St. Charles, Missouri.

Women's basketball Pink Zone game
SONYA HARRIS ’11 finished with 11 points on four-of-six shooting during the Pink Zone game.
Photo by ETHAN ZENTZ ’13.


Glasser chairs NCAA committee

NCAA logoPresident Joanne Glasser has been appointed chair of the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification that works with Division I schools to review compliance to NCAA rules, academic and fiscal integrity, equity, welfare, and sportsmanship. This is Glasser’s second term on the committee. She succeeds Wake Forest University president Nathan Hatch.


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The committee provides a peer-review process to ensure certified schools are following NCAA regulations so that student-athletes’ experiences are continually improving. The committee also decides if a Division I-sized school should be certified by the NCAA.

“My work on the committee is so gratifying as I witness firsthand the commitment of institutions around the country to integrity in intercollegiate athletics,” Glasser said.

Glasser also was appointed to represent the Missouri Valley Conference during a four-year term on the Presidential Advisory Group (PAG). The group is made up of presidents from each of the Division I conferences and Football Championship Subdivision, including: Robert Caret, Towson University; Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard University; Penelope Kyle, Radford University; and Kenneth Peacock, Appalachian State University.


Grizzlies VP focuses on player development | Hoops action | Glasser chairs NCAA committee