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QB Kolbe standout in Illinois State spring game

(STATS) - Illinois State football doesn't just have a lot of talent returning this coming season, the Redbirds have a lot to be motivated about. The Redbirds, who won a share of their second straight Missouri Valley Football Conference titles, fell short of returning to the FCS national championship game when they were ousted at home as the No. 2 by Richmond in the quarterfinals...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

McIntosh helps Illinois State beat Bradley 75-60

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) MiKyle McIntosh scored 14 points and Illinois State beat Bradley 75-60 on Sunday. McIntosh was 8 of 11 from the line for Illinois State (16-11, 10-4 Missouri Valley), which retains second place in the conference. DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell scored 13 points, Deontae Hawkins had 11 points and Paris Lee added 10. Illinois State shot nearly 55 percent from the field...
Via Associated Press
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Montel James throws down breakaway dunk against Illinois State

Loyola lost to Illinois State on Wednesday, 78-70, but the Ramblers had one highlight reel moment as senior forward Montel James got this steal at half court and took it all the way for a one-handed flush. Ramblers and Redbirds tied 57-57 with 7:51 to go! Montel James with a monster throw down! #OnwardLU pic.twitter.com/eTxO2LnZGb — Loyola Basketball (@RamblersMBB) February 4, 2016
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Illinois State 78, Loyola 70

CHICAGO — Loyola lost control of a nine-point lead Wednesday in the second half, falling 78-70 to Illinois State. Here’s how Illinois State pulled off the road victory at Gentile Arena.   Destruction by offensive rebounding. Illinois State (13-11, 7-4 MVC) is one of the Valley’s bigger teams, and the Redbirds’ used their size to generate 15 second-chance points off 12...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois State to host six in 2016

(STATS) - The winning streak at Hancock Stadium is over, but Illinois State football is preparing to start a new one with six home games in its 2016 schedule announced Thursday. The No. 5 Redbirds went 10-3 this past season, winning a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and reaching the FCS quarterfinals before losing to Richmond, which stopped their 19-game home winning...
Via Associated Press
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

UIC unable to solve 2-3 zone, falls to Illinois State

UIC was having one of its best offensive performances of the season, scoring 0.95 points per possession through the first 24 minutes Wednesday against Illinois State’s man-to-man defense. UIC guard Dominique Matthews. (Photo: UIC Athletics)   After a timeout with 15:55 remaining, Illinois State coach switched his team into a 2-3 zone. UIC (1-7) promptly beat it with a 3...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UIC vs. Illinois State preview: How to watch, listen, stream, bet

UIC is still searching for its first win against a Division I opponent with Illinois State coming to town Wednesday in the renewal of an in-state rivalry that has not been played since the 2010-11 season.   What you should know about Illinois State (4-6, No. 174 KenPom): After nearly reaching the NCAA Tournament last season, Illinois State is now struggling. The Redbirds have played...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Illinois 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 the pass at half at half court before beating four Eagles to the basket for the game-winning layup...
Via Fox Sports
November 17, 2015  |  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

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
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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois State assistant coach reportedly killed in plane crash

Illinois State assistant coach Torrey Ward was one of five people killed in a plane crash after attending the NCAA tournament championship game Monday night, according to multiple reports. The crash occurred just northwest of the Bloomington, Ind., airport, according to authorities. Ward, who played at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, helped UAB reach the NCAA tournament...
Via Fox Sports
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois State assistant coach Torrey Ward dies in plane crash

By Steve DelVecchio At least five people were killed in a plane crash late Monday night when a private plane was returning to Bloomington Airport from the NCAA basketball national championship in Indianapolis. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Illinois State assistant coach Torrey Ward was among those who lost their lives. Ward, who was promoted to associate head coach of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 07, 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

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

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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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