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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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November 30, 2013
Illinois State basketball player Daishon Knight has pleaded guilty to punching a woman and resisting arrest. He has also been reinstated to the basketball team.
The Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington reports that Knight pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest in an Aug. 25 incident.
Knight was sentenced to 24 months conditional discharge and 100 hours...
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November 07, 2013
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....
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November 02, 2013
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'...
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October 05, 2013
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.
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Darrelynn Dunn ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and Illinois State won its fifth straight game, defeating South Dakota 34-31 on Saturday.
Matt Brown threw for 336 yards and a TD, and ran for another score. The Redbirds (5-0, 2-0 Missouri Valley) are off to their best start since the 1967 team began 6-0. Donovan Harden and Tyrone Walker each surpassed 100 yards receiving for...
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September 29, 2012
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...
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...
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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...