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  • Wichita State tops Loyola 58-47

    Wichita State tops Loyola 58-47
    WICHITA, Kan. — Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 27 points to lead No. 12 Wichita State to a 58-47 win over Loyola on Wednesday night. Ron Baker added 16 points as the Shockers (19-2, 9-0 Missouri Valley) shot just 41 percent from the floor...
  • Illinois State gives football coach Brock Spack raise, contract extension

    Illinois State gives football coach Brock Spack raise, contract extension
    Brock Spack is being rewarded for a historic Illinois State football season. The Redbirds head coach on Tuesday landed a contract extension through 2021 and a raise that puts his salary at $300,000 beginning with the 2015 season. Illinois State went...
  • FCS championship: Illinois State vs. North Dakota State

    FCS championship: Illinois State vs. North Dakota State
    TV/radio: Noon Saturday at Toyota Stadium, Frisco Texas; ESPN2. Records: Illinois State 13-1; North Dakota State 14-1. Last meeting: North Dakota State won 28-10 on Nov. 9, 2013, at home. On the offensive: The Bison will have to pick their poison...
  • North Dakota State becomes 1st to win 4 straight FCS titles in 29-27 thriller over Illinois St

    Carson Wentz didn't come all the way to Texas to be the quarterback for the end of North Dakota State's run of FCS championships. Faced with that unsettling possibility, Wentz answered with a dramatic history-making drive. Wentz ran 5 yards for the...
  • North Dakota State tops Illinois State in final minute for FCS title

    FRISCO, Texas — Illinois State nearly pulled off another fourth quarter miracle Saturday. But after taking the lead with 1 minute, 38 seconds left, the Redbirds couldn't hold off North Dakota State in the Football Championship Subdivision title...
  • Redbirds takeaways

    Redbirds future bright: Illinois State will lose five starters on each side of the ball, but will return its top offensive threats —quarterback Tre Roberson and running back Marshaun Coprich. Good on ground: Roberson accounted for 318 yards of...
  • Keoshian, Illinois State lose dramatic FCS title game to North Dakota State

    Keoshian, Illinois State lose dramatic FCS title game to North Dakota State
    In front of a national television audience with the NCAA Division I Football Championship on the line, Illinois State and North Dakota State put on a nailbiting, back-and-forth show. Unfortunately for Glendale Community College product Collin Keoshian...
  • North Dakota State makes it 4 straight in thriller over Illinois St

    FRISCO, Texas — Make that four straight in Texas for North Dakota State. Quarterback Carson Wentz ran 5 yards for the winning touchdown about a minute after Tre Roberson's 58-yard run put Illinois State ahead, and the Bison became the first team...
  • Illinois State coach knows only one way to win -- the hard (work) way

    Illinois State coach knows only one way to win -- the hard (work) way
    Aimee Spack understood the significance of the moment she sought to preserve for posterity last month after Illinois State defeated New Hampshire 21-18 in a Football Championship Subdivision semifinal in Durham, N.H. Even if it was momentarily lost on...
  • Illinois State all-conference middle linebacker motivated by his dad

    Illinois State all-conference middle linebacker motivated by his dad
    NORMAL, Ill. — Pat Meehan wishes his dad could see him now. It has been 1-1/2 years since the Illinois State junior lost to his father and best friend, Mike, to Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). But powerful memories and motivations endure as the...
  • Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Grand Opening Protein Bar 151 N. Michigan Ave. Want to kick-start that New Year's resolution to eat healthier? Order anything at the health food chain's new 1,400-square-foot restaurant and you'll get a two-week pass to Lakeshore Sport & Fitness'...