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  Fire kills Bradley student-8/13/07 Article
Sheridan "Danny" Dahlquist Fourth friend bailed out shortly before funeral-8/16/07 Article
August 12, 2007 Alcohol-saturated 'fun' can be lethal-8/22/07 Article
Bradley University Bradley Decides Academic Status For Soccer Players-9/07 Article
  Coroner's inquest rules death of Bradley student was an accident-10/18/07 Article
  Students involved in death may be allowed back into Bradley-1/25/08 Article
  Bradley Announces Alcohol Plan And Says No To Three Former Students-4/29/08 Article

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Fire kills Bradley student                                        Top of  page                Article

BU soccer player dies in blaze; three roommates held in Peoria County Jail

Monday, August 13, 2007         

Reported that Bradley University sophomore Sheridan "Danny" Dahlquist died in an early morning house fire off campus. Three of his roommates, who all escaped unharmed, were being held.  They were all members of the University's soccer team.

Cathy Bayer can be reached at 686-3114 or Michelle Anstett can be reached at 686-3115 or


Fourth friend bailed out shortly before funeral                  

Grandfather says Cox 'a good kid' involved in 'dumb stunt'

Thursday, August 16, 2007            Top of  page

Reported that four roommates were charged in connection with a fire that killed Sheridan "Danny" Dahlquist.  The fire was started by a prank gone wrong when Roman candles were fired into a bedroom.  Daniel Cox; David Crady, Nicholas Mentgen,  and Ryan Johnson were charged with two counts of aggravated arson which carries a prison term between six and 30 years, and possession of an explosive or incendiary device, a probational offense.

Leslie Fark can be reached at 686-3188 or


Alcohol-saturated 'fun' can be lethal                        Top of  page                Article

Robert Davis, USA TODAY
Created: 8/22/2007 3:56:25 PM
Updated: 8/22/2007 3:57:16 PM

Reported that the prank that killed Sheridan  Dahlquist occurred after a night of drinking. Dahlquist went to bed in a house just off campus.  The two Roman candles shot as many as 16 balls of firet into the bedroom.


Web Editor:  Bob Brenzing, Online Producer  


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Reported that Bradley University  will permit David Crady, Ryan Johnson, and Nicholas Mentgen to enroll for the 2007 fall semester. While Johnson resigned from the Bradley men's soccer team, Crady and Mentgen will "remain for an indefinite period as inactive members of the intercollegiate athletic program concerning all athletically-related activities." .


Coroner's inquest rules death of Bradley student was an accident

Associated Press - October 18, 2007 10:34 PM ET         Top of  page              Article

Reported that the coroner ruled that Sheridan Dahlquist's death was an accident.  Sheridan  died of carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation.  His blood-alcohol content at the time was .155%.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Students involved in death may be allowed back into Bradley

Associated Press - January 25, 2008 4:04 AM ET          Top of  page                  Article

Reported that three students were serving six-month jail sentences in connection with Sheridan Dahlquist's death.  After serving their time, the University will allow them to re-enroll but could face disciplinary measures, subject to Bradley's Code of Conduct.

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


By Garry Moore


Reported that Bradley University will not allow the three soccer players serving six months in jail to return as students. Also, the University announced stricter alcohol policies.

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