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Hlas Podcast: Illinois State radio announcer Dick Luedke

Hey, what's this? Yes, the Mike Hlas Podcast is back from summer vacation just in time for football season. Funny how that worked out. Since Illinois State is Iowa's initial opponent of 2015, we sought to have someone well-steeped in the R
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
13 hours ago

Illinois State Redbirds are very good, period

IOWA CITY — A story is posted on Illinois State’s athletics website informing people how to order tickets for the Jan. 9 FCS championship game in Frisco, Texas.Clearly, and with cause, they’re thinking big in Nor
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
16 hours ago

On Iowa Live: Previewing Illinois State and breaking down the Big Ten

The On Iowa Live panel of Gazette reporters Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman, columnist Mike Hlas and former Iowa QB and BTN analyst Chuck Long previewed Iowa's first opponent, Illinois State, with KCRG-TV9's Scott Saville. The Redbirds

Illinois State, Iowa familiar but not as opponents

IOWA CITY — Familiarity doesn’t always festers contempt. Sometimes, it breeds indifference with reunion.Some of the faces at Illinois State are familiar in a non-nostalgic kind of way for Iowa. Head coach Brock Spack bu

ARCA: Tyler Dippel Impressive In His ARCA Series Debut

Fifteen-year-old racer Tyler Dippel made a statement in his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Sunday. Competing inside the top five and challenging for the lead in the nationally televised race, the young driver from Wallkill, NY let everyone know he will be a force to be reckoned with in the series next race at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  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 SuperChevyStores.com 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite End Result; Sarah Cornett-Ching Takes Positive Away From Springfield Debut

Infuriated after being collected in a last-corner last lap accident in Sunday’s SuperChevyStores.com / Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards rookie Sarah Cornett-Ching still took plenty of positives out of her dirt debut. While early race overheating problems forced a green-flag pit stop for the driver of the No. 2 RACE 101...

ARCA qualifying canceled at Springfield; field set by current car owner points

Rain has ended a one-hour practice session at the Illinois State Fairgrounds this morning and Menards Pole Qualifying has been canceled for today. The starting lineup for the SuperChevyStores.com 100 will be set by current car owner points. A steady mist with an occasional rain shower cut the scheduled one-hour morning practice short at the mile-dirt track. Will Kimmel and Kyle Weatherman...

ARCA: Grant Enfinger Illinois State Fairground Race Preview

RACE INFORMATION: Event: SuperChevyStores.com-Allen 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 SuperChevyStores.com-Allen Crowe 100 Event Preview –...
Via On Pit Road
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
May 08, 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

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
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Awesome video: Truck driver Brian Miner 'pulls over' Illinois State Policeman for speeding, using cell phone while driving

Truck driver Brian Miner 'pulls over' an Illinois State Policeman (by beeping his horn) for speeding and using a cell phone while driving. The officer states that the 'police can use technology' and that he was pulling over Miner for improper use of horn. The conversation is priceless.As an aside, Yesterday on a bus trip to AC, from our raised position, any time we checked in with...
Via Bob's Blitz
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Indiana QB Tre Roberson is transferring to Illinois State.

Tre Roberson. Photo via heraldtimesonline.com.Former 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...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
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

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

Hunter's 19 lead Illinois State past Drake 75-57

Reggie Lynch opened the second half with a dunk as Illinois State emphatically pulled away from cold-shooting Drake after halftime for a 75-57 win on Saturday. Bobby Hunter topped the Redbirds (12-10, 5-5 Missouri Valley Conference) with 19 points and no turnovers. Nick Zeisloft added 15 points, all from deep (5-for-7 on 3-pointers). Lynch finished with 10. Drake, trailing 43-35...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois State beats Evansville 79-78 in OT

Zach Lofton scored 21 points and pulled down six rebounds as Illinois State beat Evansville 79-78 in overtime Wednesday night. Daishon Knight came off the bench to add 16 points for the Redbirds (10-7, 3-2 Missouri Valley Conference). Bobby Hunter scored 10 points and Reggie Lynch had eight points and six rebounds. The team was 45 percent from the field and 58.3 percent from the...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

SIU stranded after loss to Illinois State

Southern Illinois' men's basketball team is making new travel plans after its bus got stuck in the snow on a bitterly cold Sunday night in the Midwest. The Salukis were on their way home after a 66-48 loss at Illinois State when their bus was stranded right off Interstate 57. Assistant coach Anthony Beane Sr. tells The Southern Illinoisan no one was injured and the plan was for...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lee helps Illinois St. past Tennessee St. 64-58

Daishon Knight scored 16 points and converted all eight of his free-throw attempts in the final 1:55 as Illinois State topped Tennessee State 64-58 Thursday night. M.J. Rhett hit a pair of free throws with 4:41 remaining to pull Tennessee State (1-11) within three, 43-40, but Bobby Hunter responded with a 3-pointer 30 seconds later. Illinois State (6-5), which never trailed, made...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois State defeats Sonoma State 75-58

Daishon Knight scored 21 points as Illinois State won going away against Division II Sonoma State during the Golden Gate Challenge in San Francisco Friday night 75-58. Knight shot 80 percent from the field including 3 of 4 from 3-point range for Illinois State (2-4). Zach Lofton added 19 for the Redbirds. The Redbirds led almost the entire game as Sonoma State could only tie the...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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