ILLINOIS STATE RUMORS

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
5 hours ago  |  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
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Illinois State loses three to transfer

The Illinois State Redbirds lost three players to transfer on Monday as the school announced that Nick Zeisloft, Kaza Keane and Zach Lofton are all transferring. Jim Benson of The Pantagraph reported the news. Zeisloft, a redshirt sophomore, will graduate this summer and have two years of immediate eligibility remaining as a 6-foot-4 wing shooter that averaged 6.9 points per game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 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

Knight guilty of hitting woman

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...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 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

Exclusive Interview: Illinois State OC Pete Cary

Pete Cary from Illinois State is a great small school sleeper along the offensive line. He’s a 6’4 300+ pound guard/center prospect. Although he only started one season at for the Redbirds, he made All-Conference at center and was voted a team captain. Cary believes he is vastly over-looked, and it’s hard to argue that point. He may be a perfect developmental guy to bring...
Via NFL Draft Zone
March 23, 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

Illinois State player kicks opponent in the face

Video: Can I kick it? Yes you can!
Via Beer Mug Sports
February 19, 2013  |  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

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
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