|Redbird Arena - 2-16-2019 Bradley at Illinois State|
The game has always been a rivalry, but in recent years it's been beat up. This game, 9000 people filed in to the 'nest' to watch the game. Some accounts say the contingent of Braves fans that travelled 40 miles from Peoria were more energized. Maybe so, so much red in Redbird that I couldn't tell the fans apart by just looking up. Still, the rivalry wasn't like it was in its heydays a dozen plus years ago when the thunderous crowds could have been heard halfway to Peoria... the years my ears would ring for days and I'd swear I'd wear hearing protection the next year.
Enough of my ramblings... The Valley is truly up for grabs this season. Arch Madness is going to have to sort it all out. Here's to hoping the 'Birds are healthy and bring their best game.
a fairly small Photo Gallery! Hope you enjoy looking!