Dave Eminian, Journal Star

Dave Eminian

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Peoria, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Dave:

Live updates: Bradley basketball opens Valley road season at Missouri State

The Bradley Braves basketball team opens the Missouri Valley Conference road season at Missouri State in Springfield, Missouri. → Read More

Bradley Braves blow out UNI with big second half in MVC opener

The Bradley Braves face the Northern Iowa Panthers in the Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball opener for both teams at Carver Arena in Peoria. → Read More

Father and son together again for Peoria High return to football championship game

Peoria High coach Tim Thornton and his son, Deuce Thornton reflect on state title trips in 2016 and 2022, while Geno Hess weighs in. → Read More

'We can play better': Bradley Braves lose to No. 13 Auburn at Cancun Challenge

The Bradley Braves lost to the No. 13-ranked Auburn Tigers in the Cancun Challenge in Mexico. → Read More

Live updates: Bradley basketball faces SEMO as BU inducts newest HOF class

Bradley inducted its newest hall of fame class while also taking on Southeast Missouri State in a men's basketball game at Carver Arena. → Read More

History, a Japanese addition and more: How the Peoria Rivermen spent their 11-day break

Rivermen goaltender Eric Levine sets SPHL career shutout record, while team signs Japanese player and Harry Potter magic wands enter the conversation. → Read More

Bradley Braves lose boards, game in 84-62 decision at Utah State

The Bradley Braves travel to face the Utah State Aggies in their road opener of the 2022-23 college basketball season. → Read More

An absent icon, 2 redshirts and a tall task: What to watch with Bradley at Utah State

What to watch as Bradley Braves face a tall Utah State team in their road opener, an iconic voice stays home, and two players are red-shirted. → Read More

Chatham Glenwood loses IHSA soccer title game to Peoria Notre Dame

Chatham Glenwood was seeking its first boys soccer state title since 2005. Notre Dame won its fifth and first since 2012. → Read More

Oh baby: Notre Dame soccer owns overtime to advance to IHSA title game

Peoria Notre Dame defeated Chicago Solorio Academy to win a Class 2A state semifinal on Friday in Hoffman Estates. → Read More

'The Big Dog': Peoria Rivermen bring back popular veteran goalscoring ace

The Rivermen made a flurry of roster moves, but the biggest was the return of goalscoring ace Jordan Ernst, who spent most of last season in the ECHL. → Read More

'Gut-check time': How Notre Dame soccer dug deep and earned a trip to the IHSA state finals

Notre Dame boys soccer team fought off Aurora Marmion with a late goal to win the IHSA Class 2A Supersectional and head to state. → Read More

Peoria Rivermen get their first win, and a new name as the Illinois Flying Carp

The Rivermen got their first win of the 2022-23 SPHL season on Friday and announced they will re-brand the team to Illinois Flying Carp for one game. → Read More

Why this Bradley all-MVC pick will miss the start of the college basketball season

Bradley basketball star center Rienk Mast has a knee injury that could keep him out the first few weeks of the season. → Read More

'Purge Monday'? Peoria Rivermen hockey didn't need one after a promising weekend

Peoria Rivermen make a trade, sign a free agent, but skip "Purge Monday" as they look back at opening weekend in Dave Eminian's weekly column. → Read More

'Speechless': Peoria Rivermen skate Cup, get rings, raise a banner in home opener

Crowd of 5,000-plus watch as Peoria Rivermen celebrate home opener with skating of the SPHL President's Cup, a championship ring ceremony, and a banner unveiled. → Read More

8 things to watch for as Peoria Rivermen begin defense of their SPHL championship

The Peoria Rivermen open their SPHL title defense with a season of promise and things to watch for. → Read More

The 2022 MVC preseason poll is out. See where Bradley men's basketball was ranked

Bradley was voted near the top of the Missouri Valley Conference in the men's basketball preseason poll, while Rienk Mast landed on the first team. → Read More

Here's a look at the Peoria Rivermen SPHL championship ring — and the story it tells

A first look at the Peoria Rivermen SPHL championship rings, with pictures and details of what the ring includes and how it was made. → Read More

As Aaron Judge celebrates, here are 12 MLB records that will never be broken

Here are 12 baseball records that will never be broken, as Yankees Aaron Judge hits historic 62nd home run. → Read More