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Illinois State cruises past IPFW 68-43

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Daishon Knight scored 12 points and Illinois State cruised past IPFW 68-43 on Monday. Illinois State (7-4) ran out to a 9-1 lead after 3 1/2 minutes - including a 3-pointer by Knight - and a 10-2 run midway through the half pushed the lead to double digits as the Redbirds built a 37-17 advantage at the break. The lead reached 30 points six minutes into the second...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UNH Suffers Late Collapse, Falls To Illinois State In FCS Semifinal

The UNH Wildcats were one quarter away from keeping their home win streak alive and advancing to the first FCS National Championship in school history. But Illinois State had other plans. The Redbirds scored two touchdowns in the second half to erase UNH’s 12-point lead and earn a 21-18 win in the FCS Semifinals. The Wildcats had won 14 consecutive games...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tre Roberson leads Illinois State to FCS championship game

Former IU quarterback, IndyStar Mr. Football leads Redbirds past New Hampshire 21-18           
Via Indiana State - Official Site
6 days ago

Illinois St rallies to beat New Hampshire 21-18 in FCS semis

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) Illinois St. scored 15 unanswered points in the fourth quarter as the fifth-seeded Redbirds rallied for a 21-18 win over top-seeded New Hampshire in the FCS semifinals on Saturday. Tre Roberson scored on a 47-yard run midway through the fourth quarter to give Illinois State (13-1) the lead and Jon-Marc Anderson ran in the two-point conversion. Roberson was 2-for...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

College Football Viewing Picks for 12/20/2014

All Times Eastern NCAA Division I FCS TournamentNational Semifinal, Cowell Stadium, Durham, NH Illinois State at New Hampshire — ESPNU, 2 p.m. (Shawn Kenney/Jay Walker) NCAA Division II ChampionshipNational Championship, Sporting Park, Kansas City, KS Colorado State-Pueblo vs. Minnesota State-Mankato — ESPN2, 4 p.m. (Adam Amin/John Congemi//Quint Kessenich) New Orleans Bowl...
Via Fang's Bites
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona State women race past Illinois State

NORMAL, Ill. -- Quinn Dornstauder scored a career-high 19 points, Promise Amukamara added 14 and Sophie Brunner gave her hometown fans plenty to cheer about as she scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in ASU's 89-44 win over Illinois State. Tuesday night's game was a homecoming for Illinois natives Brunner and Katie Hempen. The Sun Devils (8-1) shot 51 percent from the field...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois State pulls ahead, beats DePaul 78-72

CHICAGO (AP) Paris Lee converted a four-point play to spark a 12-3 run in the final minute, pushing Illinois State past DePaul 78-72 on Sunday night. Billy Garrett Jr.'s layup gave DePaul a 58-49 lead with 8:16 remaining. Illinois State answered with a 17-9 run to pull within 69-66 with 1:15 left before Lee made it 70-69 with 58 seconds to go. Daishon Knight's three-point play pushed...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Coprich leads Illinois St past E Washington 59-46

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Marshaun Coprich ran for 258 yards and four touchdowns to lead Illinois State to a 59-46 win over Eastern Washington on Saturday in the FCS quarterfinals. Tre Roberson passed for 206 yards and two touchdowns and added for 62 yards rushing another score for the Redbirds. Fifth-seeded Illinois State (12-1) visits top-seeded New Hampshire (11-1) next Friday or Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois State holds off UAB 78-74

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) MiKyle McIntosh scored 18 points to lead Illinois State over UAB 78-74 on Sunday. McIntosh was 7 of 10 from the floor. Daishon Knight had 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting and DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell added 13 points. Reggie Lynch had six blocked shots for Illinois State (4-3). UAB (3-6) was paced by Robert Brown with a career-high 27 points. He made a career-high...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois State rolls past N Iowa 41-21 in FCS

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Tre Roberson threw for 382 yards and four touchdowns and Marshaun Coprich become Illinois State's single-season rushing leader with his 12th-straight 100-yard game to lead the Redbirds to a 41-21 win over Northern Iowa on Saturday. The Panthers (9-5) won the first meeting of these Missouri Valley Conference rivals 44-28 to start a five-game winning streak to make...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

VCU beats Illinois State 66-62

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Melvin Johnson scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and VCU held off Illinois State late for a 66-62 win on Tuesday. Johnson's free throws with 46 seconds left gave VCU (5-2) a 3-point lead. Mo Alie-Cox blocked the next two Illinois State shots and the Redbirds could only manage one more free throw the rest of the way as Briante Weber made a pair from the...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Seth Tuttle, Deontae Hawkins win MVC awards

Photo: Bill Neibergall | The Des Moines Register The Missouri Valley Conference announced award winners for the past week Monday afternoon. Northern Iowa senior forward Seth Tuttle took home Player of the Week while Illinois State freshman forward Deontae Hawkins won Newcomer of the week. Tuttle averaged 15.7 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 55.2% from the field in three...
Via The Catch and Shoot
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Illini record setting WR Mikey Dudek (audio exclusive)

To say that Mikey Dudek was “under-recruited” would be the biggest understatement of the 2014 Illini football season. The Nequa Valley (Naperville, IL) standout only received offers from Illinois, Illinois State and North Dakota. All Dudek did was turn in a team MVP performance for the season. His freshman year included 69 catches for 965 yards and six touchdowns, re-writing...
Via The Sports Bank
25 days ago  |  Discuss

N Iowa beats Stephen F Austin in FCS Playoffs

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) David Johnson ran for 152 yards and three touchdowns, and had two receptions for 84 yards and a score, to lead Northern Iowa past Stephen F. Austin 44-10 to advance in the FCS Playoffs on Saturday night. Northern Iowa (9-4), which handed Illinois State (10-1) its only loss, will play the Redbirds in the second round on Dec. 6. Johnson scored on the first play...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois State beats Youngstown State 85-73 in OT

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Deontae Hawkins scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lift Illinois State to an 85-73 overtime victory over Youngstown State on Saturday. DJ Cole scored to pull Youngstown State within 74-73 with 2:14 left in overtime before Illinois State surged on an 11-0 run to win it. Bobby Hunter scored 20 points, DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell scored 7 of his 18 points in overtime...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Seton Hall tops Illinois State 84-80

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) Sterling Gibbs scored 40 points to lead Seton Hall to an 84-80 win over Illinois State to claim the Paradise Jam Tournament title. Seton Hall (4-0) used a 17-point run midway through the first half, including a pair of 3-pointers by Gibbs, to turn a 4-point lead into a 41-27 advantage at the half. Illinois State trimmed the lead to seven with...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberson helps Illinois State secure No. 5 seed in FCS playoffs

Former Indiana QB Roberson helps Illinois State get No. 5 seed in FCS playoffs           
Via Indiana State - Official Site
November 24, 2014

Ron Baker and DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell win MVC weekly awards

Photo: Getty Images Wichita State junior Ron Baker took home his second MVC Player of the Week award, the conference announced Monday. In two wins, Baker averaged 19.5 points, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals. He shot 12-for-24 (50.0%) from the field and 6-for-12 (50.0%) from 3-point range. Meanwhile, Illinois State junior DeVaugn Akoon-Purcell took home the Newcomer of the Week award...
Via The Catch and Shoot
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois State hands Old Dominion 1st loss 64-45

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell and Bobby Hunter scored 12 points apiece as Illinois State's balanced attack toppled Old Dominion 64-45 on Sunday night, advancing the Red Birds to the championship game of the Paradise Jam tourney. Illinois State (2-1) meets Seton Hall Monday night. Old Dominion (3-1) plays Gardner-Webb for third place. The Red Birds flew...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois St tops S Illinois 44-29 to share MVC

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Tre Roberson passed for three touchdowns, Marshaun Coprich rushed for more than 100 yards for the 11th time this season, scoring twice, and Illinois State defeated Southern Illinois 44-29 on Saturday to win 10 games for the first time in school history while earning a share of the Missouri Valley Conference championship. The Redbirds (10-1, 7-1), whose only other...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois State sails by Weber State, 73-64

ST THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell scored 20 points and hauled in seven rebounds, Daishon Knight finished with 18 points, and Illinois State beat Weber State 73-64 in the opening round of the Paradise Jam on Friday night. Reggie Lynch added 12 points on 5-of-9 from the field for the Red Birds (1-1), who outrebounded Weber State 17-9 on the offensive end and...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois State beats South Dakota 45-26

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) Marshaun Coprich rushed for 221 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday and eighth-ranked Illinois State beat South Dakota 45-26 in a Missouri Valley Football Conference game. Coprich rushed for more than 100 yards for the 10th straight game for the Redbirds (6-1, 9-1), who kept pace with North Dakota State atop the conference. Tre Roberson passed for 226 yards...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s hear it for the UNI Panthers!

For today, let’s leave the wretched Saturday wreckage of Iowa and Iowa State behind.If ever there were a time to steal Northern Iowa radio announcer Gary Rima’s “Oh, baby!” call, it’s now.First, Northern Iowa beat seventh-ranked Illinois State at the UNI-Dome, 42-28, ending the Redbirds’ 9-game winning streak. Then on Saturday, it was as glorious a day as the Panthers...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
November 09, 2014

Illinois State tops Youngstown State 35-21

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Tre Roberson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Marshaun Coprich ran for two scores Saturday to give Illinois State a 35-21 comeback win over Youngstown State. Roberson hit Cameron Meredith on a 29-yard pass for the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter after Collin Keoshian blocked a 45-yard field-goal try by Joey Cejudo. Roberson iced the game with...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh White set to make ARCA debut with Hixson Motorsports at Springfield Mile

Charleston, West Virginia’s Josh White is set to make is ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut with Hixson Motorsports on Sunday, Nov. 9 in the 51st annual Allen Crowe Memorial 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. White is entered in a second Wayne Hixson Motorsports Chevrolet, with sponsorship from Spur Chaser TV. The former ARCA Truck Series racer will have his work...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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