Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


ILLINOIS STATE RUMORS

Gophers men's basketball dismisses guard Zach Lofton

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers men's basketball team dismissed guard Zach Lofton on Wednesday, coach Richard Pitino announced in a statement. Lofton, a St. Paul native and transfer from Illinois State, was immediately dismissed "for failing to meet the expectations and obligations of the team," according to the release. The junior guard would have had to sit out the 2014...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roberson sends Illinois St. past Missouri St. 21-7

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Tre Roberson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Illinois State remained undefeated with a 21-7 victory over Missouri State on Saturday night. Illinois State (7-0, 4-0 Missouri Valley), opening a season with seven straight wins for the first time since 1932, remained tied atop the conference standings with top-ranked North Dakota State, the only MVFC...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberson, Illinois St. rally past W Illinois 37-34

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Tre Roberson accounted for four second-half touchdowns and Nick Aussieker kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired, rallying Illinois State past Western Illinois 37-34 on Saturday. The Redbirds (6-0, 3-0 Missouri Valley) faced a 27-6 deficit late in the third quarter, but stormed back as Roberson threw touchdown passes of 10 and 9 yards to James O'Shaughnessy...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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...
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...
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...
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

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

Illinois State tops Northern Iowa 13-3

Tevin Allen's fumble recovery for a touchdown led Illinois State to a 13-3 victory over Northern Iowa Saturday. Special teams and turnovers factored large in this defensive battle. After Northern Iowa's second possession, the Redbirds' Teddy Corwin deflected Logan Beighler's punt - which went just five yards - leading to Nick Aussieker's 24-yard field goal....
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Coprich, Illinois St. top Western Illinois 35-21

Marshaun Coprich ran for a career-high three touchdowns as Illinois State pulled away from Western Illinois for a 35-21 win Saturday. Illinois State (2-3, 1-1 Missouri Valley) broke a 21-21 tie in the middle of the fourth quarter with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Blake Winkler to Milton Colbert. Coprich then ran for a 24-yard score late in the fourth to extend the Redbirds'...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Brown dazzles as ISU knocks out UNI

ST. LOUIS, Mo. Rewind just six days. Illinois State senior guard Tyler Brown had just gone for 28 points and nine rebounds in a losing effort on the road at Northern Iowa. On Friday night with his career in the balance, Brown displayed an encore performance, but the evening yielded a much more favorable result as the sixth-seeded Redbirds defeated the UNI Panthers, 73-65. Since...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

#66 Illinois State: College Basketball Countdown

College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting before you know it, and practices are just right around the corner. Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2012-13 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 75 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 25 mid majors in my top 100 countdown...
Via roundballchat.com
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Illinois State Announces That They Will Play Louisville Next Season

Illinois State University announced yesterday afternoon that their men’s basketball program will travel to face Louisville on Dec. 1 at the KFC Yum! Center. The Redbirds finished 21-14 overall and 10-10 in the Missouri Valley Conference. They had their season ended by Stanford in the second round of the NIT tournament. “I want to prepare our team for tough conference play and...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Kaza Keane signs with Illinois State

New Illinois State head men’s basketball coach Dan Muller has signed his first recruit, per a release from the school on Thursday.  Christian Faith Center Academy (NC) point guard Kaza Keane inked with the Redbirds. Keane, a 6′-2″, 180 pound point guard, played a strong schedule at CFCA, and averaged 18 points and 11 assists [...]
Via Hoopniks
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Vandy assistant Muller hired at Illinois St.

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois State has hired longtime Vanderbilt assistant Dan Muller, a former Illinois State player, to be its next men's basketball coach. The school announced that it will hold a news conference on Tuesday to introduce Muller as the program's 19th coach. Muller played at Illinois State under current Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stalling from 1995-98 and has...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke Asst Chris Collins not leaving for Illinois State

Associate head coach Chris Collins will remain at Duke after having initial discussions with Illinois State Director of Athletics Gary Friedman regarding the school’s head coaching vacancy. Collins came to the decision to remove his name from consideration after discussions with Friedman on Sunday. He was also rumored to have a strong interest in the Northwestern job (despite the...
Via The Sports Bank
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Illinois State savors shocking upset

ST. LOUIS Illinois State guard Bryant Allen may have described it best. "This is what March Madness is all about, baby," Allen said. "Moments like this are what you live for and this is a great moment for us." Minutes earlier, Allen and his Illinois State teammates were celebrating on the Scottrade Center floor, pointing to their fans and the scoreboard that...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 03, 2012  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>


Illinois State News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

McDonald unlikely to face D.V. charge

Welker feels like 'weak link' in offense

Cavs intro for LeBron was wild

Greg Hardy won't play this season

Michael Jordan rips Obama's golf game

Torii Hunter in radio ad opposing gay marriage

Curt Schilling praises Bumgarner

GALLERY: Best of sports pumpkins

Top storyline for each Week 9 game

Williams' response to criticism

WATCH: Chevy guy totally bombs

Bumgarner pitches Giants to title




Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.