Bradley University's nickname, I've been told, is "Braves." How could that be, considering the NCAA is prohibiting schools that have American Indian nicknames?
Actually, Bradley University was among the 18 institutions cited by the NCAA in August for using a "hostile and abusive" nickname. BU has appealed the ruling.
Since the initial ruling in August, BU was allowed to host a first-round game in the 2005 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship and the Braves will not be forced to cover the "BU Braves" logo on their uniforms during the 2006 NCAA men's basketball tournament.