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Chiefs rookie O'Shaughnessy learned to love special teams

Travis Kelce is a star. Demetrius Harris is growing into a solid No. 2 option.There isn't much room for fifth-round pick James O'Shaughnessy on the current tight end depth chart. So, as all rookies should, the Illinois State product is looking to special teams."Obviously there is a lot of learning going on, there’s a lot of hectic stuff," O'Shaughnessy told ESPN. "You’ve got...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois State back Coprich faces drug charge, suspension

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Authorities say Illinois State University running back Marshaun Coprich is facing a drug charge and has been suspended from the team. McLean County authorities say Coprich has been preliminarily charged with felony distribution of 10 to 30 grams of marijuana. Court records indicate he hasn't yet been arraigned or entered a plea. Coprich is free on $2,025 bail....
Via AP on Fox
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
14 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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...
Via Down with Goldy
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

VIDEO: Did refs **** late out of bounds call in Loyola-Illinois State game?

Late in the second half of Saturday’s game between Loyola and Illinois State, the Ramblers appeared to force a turnover with fullcourt pressure. The officials initially called the ball out of bounds off Loyola guard Ben Richardson but then went to the monitor to review the play. Although the television replay shows the pretty clearly that the ball goes out of bounds off the head...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The “Around The World Party” At Illinois State University Cost $6K+ In Booze

The annual “Around the World Party” at Illinois State University has been one of the best off-campus affairs for a few years. The idea is simple enough–it’s a massive house crawl involving different national drinks at different houses–but this year it was taken to a whole new level. According to organizers of the event, exactly $6833.28 was spent on booze that included...
Via COED
February 18, 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

Nick Zeisloft taking on leadership role

When Indiana coach Tom Crean chose to offer Illinois State transfer Nick Zeisloft a scholarship over the summer, the Hoosiers coach said he saw “a lot on the table left for him.” What could have the Hoosiers’ coach potentially seen in the Redbirds’ seventh-leading scorer that was worthy enough of offering a scholarship with limited […] The post Nick Zeisloft taking on leadership...
Via Inside the Hall
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tony Bettenhausen 100 Takes to the Track Again this Weekend

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—September 4, 2014—  Tracy Hines was in a great position to claim his first Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series win of the season in the Tony Bettenhausen 100 on August 16 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The veteran driver had earned the pole position for the 100-lap race and was about to bring the field to the green flag when the skies opened...
Via On Pit Road
September 05, 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

Video: Wichita State’s Teleke Cotton Throws Down On Illinois State

Guard Teleke Cotton is the fourth leading scorer for the undefeated Wichita State Shockers, but he definitely scored the loudest two points of tonight’s game, when he climbed the ladder and slammed one on an unfortunate Illinois State defender: Expect to see this one on Sportscenter later tonight. The Shockers took home their 20th victory of the season, 70-55 over the Redbirds...
Via College Spun
January 22, 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

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
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