After playing six of its last seven games on the road, Bradley will play four of its next five games at home, beginning Monday night against in-state rival Western Illinois for Faith and Family Fun Night at Shea Stadium.
|Game 10||Western Illinois (2-8-0) at Bradley (5-3-1)|
|Date||Monday, Oct. 7, 2013|
|Time||7:00 p.m. (CDT)|
|Location||Peoria, Ill. | Shea Stadium|
|Tickets||$6 adults; $3 youth (14U); Free Bradley students, faculty and staff and active members of the military|
|Audio/Video||Bradley All-Access (subscription required)|
|Series History||Bradley leads 15-8-1 | Last 1-1 (2OT), Oct. 23, 2012 at Western Illinois|
• After playing six of its last seven games away from home, Bradley will return to the friendly surroundings of Shea Stadium for four of its next five games, beginning with a Monday night clash against local rival Western Illinois.
• Located 70 miles to the west in Macomb, Western Illinois is Bradley’s closest NCAA Division I rival and Monday’s clash will be the 25th meeting in the all-time series.
• Though the Braves boast more wins (15) against Western Illinois than any other opponent, Bradley is 3-2-1 in the series in the last six meetings, including a 1-1 tie last season in Macomb.
• Bradley is 15-8-1 all-time against Western Illinois, including an 11-3-1 record for 18th year Braves head coach Jim DeRose.
• Bradley is just 6-6-0 all-time at home against the Leathernecks, though, including a 3-2-0 record at Shea Stadium.
Faith and Family Fun Night
• Monday’s game will be played on Faith and Family Fun Night at Shea Stadium.
• Peoria area churches and teams who participate in the Peoria Parochial Soccer Association are invited to utilize Bradley’s discounted group ticket opportunities for a night of family fun at Shea Stadium.
• Christian music performer and US Army veteran Daniel Jens, who advanced into the final 12 during the 2008 season of America’s Got Talent, will sing Monday’s National Anthem and perform a halftime set from the patio in front of The President’s Suite.
• Since the start of the 2011 season, Bradley is 10-1-1 (.875) against its in-state rivals: Eastern Illinois (2-0-0), Loyola Chicago (3-0-0), Northwestern (2-0-0), SIU Edwardsville (2-1-0) and Western Illinois (1-0-1).
• In his 18th year as Bradley’s head coach, Jim DeRose is 53-19-6 (.718) in 78 career games against teams from the state of Illinois: DePaul (2-0-0), Eastern Illinois (14-4-2), Illinois-Chicago (3-5-0), Loyola Chicago (7-1-0), Millikin (1-0-0), Northeastern Illinois (2-0-0), Northern Illinois (6-3-2), Northwestern (5-1-0), SIU Edwardsville (2-2-1) and Western Illinois (11-3-1).