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Knight's jumper gives Illinois State 69-67 OT win over Aces

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Daishon Knight hit a baseline jumper with two seconds remaining, lifting Illinois State to a 69-67 victory over Evansville in overtime on Saturday. As a result, the Redbirds (19-11, 10-8) claimed the No. 4 seed for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament at St. Louis, but will again face the Purple Aces (19-11, 9-9), the No. 5 seed, at St. Louis on Friday...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Akoon-Purcell has career-high 24; Illinois State wins 73-56

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell hit four 3-pointers and scored a career-high 24 points to lead Illinois State over Southern Illinois 73-56 on Wednesday night. Daishon Knight added 11 points and MiKyle McIntosh 10 for the Redbirds (18-11, 10-7 Missouri Valley), who won their third in a row and are tied for third place in the MVC. Anthony Beane scored 24 points for the Salukis...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Loyola playing for No. 6 seed after loss at Illinois State

With a 67-60 loss at Illinois State on Saturday, Loyola has been eliminated from contention for a top-five finish in the Missouri Valley Conference. However, the Ramblers (16-12, 6-10 MVC) still have plenty to play for in the final week of the regular season. They currently hold a half-game lead on Drake for sixth place in the conference, which is a highly coveted spot. The No. 6...
Via The Catch and Shoot
12 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois State beats Loyola of Chicago 48-45

CHICAGO (AP) Deonte Hawkins scored 11 points, including 3 of 4 3-pointers, and Illinois State held off a late run by Loyola of Chicago to win 48-45 on Saturday. Daishon Knight scored nine points, Paris Lee had six steals, and Redbirds (14-8, 6-4 Missouri Valley) handed the Ramblers their fifth straight loss. Montel James scored a career-high 22 points for Loyola of Chicago (13-9...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Reggie Lynch slams home alley-oop against Northern Iowa

Looking to upset nationally ranked Northern Iowa, Illinois State started Sunday’s matchup off with a bang as sophomore center Reggie Lynch finished an alley-oop on the game’s first play off a feed from MiKyle McIntosh.
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 25, 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

Arizona State women race past Illinois State

NORMAL, Ill. -- Quinn Dornstauder scored a career-high 19 points, Promise Amukamara added 14 and Sophie Brunner gave her hometown fans plenty to cheer about as she scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in ASU's 89-44 win over Illinois State. Tuesday night's game was a homecoming for Illinois natives Brunner and Katie Hempen. The Sun Devils (8-1) shot 51 percent from the field...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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 2014-15 season anyway...
Via Fox Sports North
October 29, 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

Q & A: Nick Zeisloft talks decision to transfer to IU

Indiana added a sixth member to its 2014 recruiting class on Monday with the addition of Illinois State transfer Nick Zeisloft. The 6-foot-4 guard, who averaged 6.9 points and 3.4 rebounds last season for the Redbirds, will have two years of eligibility remaining and will be able to play immediately for the Hoosiers. Inside the […] The post Q & A: Nick Zeisloft talks decision...
Via Inside the Hall
July 07, 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

Illinois State transfer Zach Lofton chooses Minnesota

Photo: Vidette Online Illinois State transfer Zach Lofton took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that he will be joining Minnesota for his final two years of eligibility. In his lone year as a Redbird, Lofton averaged 11.3 points but shot just 33.9% from the field. He showed flashes of being an electric scorer, which is something the Golden Gophers could use in 2015-16 after Andre...
Via The Catch and Shoot
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

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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