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Sulaimon helps No. 2 Maryland beat Illinois State 77-66

PUERTO AVENTURAS, Mexico (AP) Rasheed Sulaimon scored 18 points and Melo Trimble added 15 to help No. 2 Maryland beat Illinois State 77-66 on Tuesday night in the Cancun Challenge. With the game tied at 62, back-to-back 3-pointers by Jared Nickens and Sulaimon gave the Terrapins (4-0) a six-point cushion with 3:45 left. The Redbirds (2-3) tried to rally, but too many turnovers...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coprich, Illinois state runs over South Dakota 46-0

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Marshaun Coprich rushed for 251 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns in a snowstorm as Illinois State blanked South Dakota 46-0 to claim a share of its second straight Missouri Valley Football Conference championship Saturday. Tre Roberson ran for 121 yards and a touchdown as the Redbirds (9-2, 7-1) earned a share of the title with four-time defending FCS...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hlas: Bitter day could be so sweet in Kinnick

True confession: Before the Illinois State-Iowa football game of Sept. 5, I was prepared to skip postgame interviews of Iowa’s players and head coach and instead listen to angry Hawkeye fans in the Kinnick Stadium parking lots.I had a high opinion of Illinois State’s team after witnessing it thrash Northern Iowa in the 2014 FCS playoffs on the way to the national-title game....

WATCH: Illinois State's DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell beats four defenders for game-winner

DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell beat four defenders for the game-winner. Jake Roth Jake Roth-USA TODAY SportsIllinois State, one of the top mid-major teams in the country, was in danger of fall to 0-2 early in the season on Monday night.Trailing 66-65 to Morehead State with 5.2 seconds remaining, the Redbirds got the ball into the hands of DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell. The senior guard received...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Coprich, Illinois State beat Southern Illinois 42-21

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Marshaun Coprich had 29 carries for 254 yards and three touchdowns, and Illinois State beat Southern Illinois 42-21 on Saturday. Coprich had scoring runs of 11, 22 and 75 yards - for the 10th Illinois State touchdown of 50-plus yards. He was four yards away from tying a career-high set against Eastern Washington. Southern Illinois led 21-14 at halftime after...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois State honors plane crash victims

Tragedy struck Illinois State University back in April when a plane carrying two school employees who were working the Final Four crashed and claimed the lives of seven, including deputy AD Aaron Leetch and men’s basketball associate head coach Torrey Ward. This past Saturday, as was reported by the university, the Redbird Remembrance memorial was opened to the public. It consists...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter Baize Has a Blast at Springfield, Earns Career-Best ARCA Finish

Credit: Phillip Daniel Group Posted By: Brian Eberly – Follow at @beberly18 August 26, 2015 When the ARCA Racing Series rolled into the Illinois State Fairgrounds for Sunday afternoon’s 100, Hunter Baize climbed behind the wheel of a stock car on dirt for the first time in his career. Rain cut short the one and only practice session and also washed out qualifying...
Via Motor Racing Digest
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

ARCA: Grant Enfinger Illinois State Fairground Race Preview

RACE INFORMATION: Event: Crowe 100 Date: Saturday, August 23, 2015 Venue: Illinois State Fairgrounds Length: 100 laps, 100 miles Time: 1:30 p.m. CDT on CBS Sports Network Points Position: 1st  (+225) Grant Enfinger No. 23 Triple-K Construction / Baldwin Container Company Chevrolet SS Crowe 100 Event Preview –...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois State F suspended after being sent home from trip

The Illinois State Redbirds’ basketball team had a successful 2014-15 season. The team recorded twenty-two wins and made an appearance in the NIT. The team is trying to improve on that this season and they begat their journey to the NCAA Tournament with an overseas trip to Spain. This trip was help give the team some extra practice before the season begins and to help build team...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois State suspends Marshaun Coprich following drug arrest

The Illinois State football program has announced that running back Marshaun Coprich has been suspended indefinitely. Last week, Coprich was arrested on drug charges. “Marshaun has been suspended, effective immediately,” Spack said in a statement.  “Though we are disappointed that he is in this situation, we will let the process continue before a final decision is made....
Via Campus Sports Net
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

UIC to host Illinois State in December

UIC has its first confirmed game for the 2015-16 season. The Flames will host Illinois State on Dec. 16, per a schedule release from the latter. This will be the first meeting between the two schools since 2011, when Illinois State won 53-43 in Chicago. The teams met five years in a row from 2006 to 2010, with the Redbirds winning each matchup. Illinois State holds a 14-7 advantage...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Welcome aboard, Reggie Lynch!

Center Reggie Lynch, formerly of Edina, announced he is transferring from Illinois State to the Gophers and OMG you guys.  A real, honest to go defensive force and bruising big man.  Unfortunately he has to sit out next season due to transfer rules, but come 2016-2017 this guy is going to be fun. Lynch, 6-10 and 257 lbs., averaged 9.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks in 22...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Reggie Lynch leaves Illinois State, transfers to Minnesota

Illinois State center Reggie Lynch is leaving the program and transferring to Minnesota, he announced Tuesday morning. Lynch averaged 9.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and a MVC-best 2.8 blocks last season for a Redbirds team that reached the second round of the NIT. AP Photo He will have two years of eligibility, starting in the 2016-17 season. Lynch is a native of Minneapolis suburb Edina...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Freshman Deontae Hawkins thrives in big moment as Illinois State holds off Evansville in quarterfinals

ST. LOUIS — Illinois State had led by as many as eight points in the second half of Friday’s MVC Tournament quarterfinal matchup with Evansville. But the Redbirds were leading by a slim margin, 63-62, entering the final three minutes. Freshman Deontae Hawkins caught a pass wide-open on the right wing. Relative to the fast speed of a basketball game, Hawkins had an eternity...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 06, 2015  |  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...
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Indiana QB Tre Roberson is transferring to Illinois State.

Tre Roberson. Photo via Indiana quarterback Tre Roberson has announced has decision to leave the Hoosier football program this past Wednesday. He announced his future plans on Friday via Twitter.Roberson, who had fallen down the Hoosier depth chart following becoming the first true freshman in team history to start a game, Tweeted out his decision to...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers hoops sign three additions to 2014-15 recruiting class

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gophers men'€™s basketball coach Richard Pitino announced three additions to his upcoming recruiting class Monday as Minnesota has signed forward Gaston Diedhiou, center Bakary Konate and guard Zach Lofton. Those three join Nate Mason, Carlos "Squirrel" Morris and Josh Martin in the 2014-15 class. "With this signing class, we feel like we have added a great deal...
Via Fox Sports North
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome aboard, Zach Lofton and Bakary Konate!

The Gophers' 2014 recruiting class is now complete (probably) with the recent signings of Zach Lofton (who almost certainly won't be eligible until 2015) and Bakary Konate, who join Gaston Diedhiou, Josh Martin, Carlos Morris, and Nate Mason to make up Richard Pitino's first official recruiting class.  It's not an amazing class by any means, with 247sports ranking it 9th in the...
Via Down with Goldy
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois State transfer Zach Lofton chooses Minnesota

Photo: Vidette Online Illinois State transfer Zach Lofton took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that he will be joining Minnesota for his final two years of eligibility. In his lone year as a Redbird, Lofton averaged 11.3 points but shot just 33.9% from the field. He showed flashes of being an electric scorer, which is something the Golden Gophers could use in 2015-16 after Andre...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Illinois State players leave program

Zach Lofton, Nick Zeisloft and Kaza Keane will leave Illinois State’s basketball program, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported Monday. The Redbirds had been set to return everyone from their 2013-14 squad that finished fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference and then won two games in the CBI. Photo: Vidette Online Lofton, who transferred to Illinois State from San Jacinto College in...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Illinois State T/G Josh Aladenoye

By Alex Kozora With the regular season over, our focus has shifted to the offseason. For the next few months, I’ll be providing scouting reports on prospects. Some the Pittsburgh Steelers may look at. Other top players that will be off the board before the Steelers select. All to make you as prepared for the 2014 NFL Draft as possible. A look at a small school prospect, Illinois...
Via Steelers Depot
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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