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BU Suspends Player

By WEEK Producer

BU Suspends Player

October 26, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2011 at 8:39 PM CDT

Anthony Thompson, a fifth-year senior center on the Bradley men's basketball team, has been suspended indefinitely by head coach Geno Ford for a violation of team rules.

"The opportunity to represent Bradley University as a student-athlete is a privilege and our players are expected to abide by certain standards," said Ford. "I am disappointed that Anthony has not lived up to those standards, but we will continue to support him as he works through this situation."

Thompson will not play in Tuesday's exhibition opener versus Wisconsin-Parkside and his availability will continue to be evaluated by the coaching staff. The 6-foot-10 center has played in 52 games during his career at Bradley, averaging 1.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.5 blocked shots per game.

The Braves will face outside competition for the first time when they host NCAA Division II Wisconsin-Parkside Tuesday (7 p.m.) at Renaissance Coliseum. Tickets for Tuesday's game, which is not part of the Carver Arena season-ticket plan, are currently on sale at the Renaissance Coliseum Box Office and are $10 for the general public, $5 for Bradley University faculty and staff and $1 for Bradley University students.

Bradley will host NCAA Division III College of Wooster in a second exhibition game Nov. 8 at Carver Arena before opening the regular-season Nov. 13 versus UMKC. Carver Arena season tickets will be available for pickup Monday in the Nick and Nancy Owens Atrium at Renaissance Coliseum and all regular-season, single-game tickets will go on sale Nov. 7. Tickets for the Nov. 8 exhibition game versus Wooster will go on sale Monday and Carver Arena season-ticket holders also may begin purchasing tickets Monday to the Nov. 16 game versus Southeast Missouri State game at Renaissance Coliseum.

article courtesy BU Sports Information

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