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  • North Dakota St goes for 4th FCS title in row, vs Illinois St after both shared league title

    Three-time defending national champion North Dakota State and Illinois State shared a conference title without having to play each other this season. Until now, with a much bigger trophy at stake for the Missouri Valley Football Conference co-champions...
  • Tre Roberson revives career in leading Illinois State to FCS title game

    Tre Roberson revives career in leading Illinois State to FCS title game
    FRISCO, Texas — Tre Roberson was guaranteed nothing when he arrived at Illinois State's preseason football camp last summer. Unhappy with being relegated to part-time quarterback duties at Indiana, Roberson's confidence was dragging as he sought a...
  • St. Joe grad Cameron Meredith catches on at Illinois State

    When 2009 St. Joseph graduate Cameron Meredith was being recruited out of high school, he made sure colleges knew he wanted to be a quarterback. He ended up joining Illinois State as a preferred walk-on and spent two years being the Redbirds’...
  • Marshaun Coprich carries Illinois State into FCS semifinals

    Marshaun Coprich carries Illinois State into FCS semifinals
    NORMAL, Ill. — As a high school football player, Marshaun Coprich received no scholarship offers or even serious looks from big-time college programs. But Illinois State came calling, and the Redbirds are reaping the rewards. Coprich, a 5-foot...
  • Football: Loyola grad Patrick Dougherty hopes to end career with FCS title

    Football: Loyola grad Patrick Dougherty hopes to end career with FCS title
    Patrick Dougherty’s 12-year football career is nearing a close, but with the Illinois State Redbirds playing on Saturday for a spot in the FCS championship game, there’s a chance he could go out on top. “I think it’s every senior&...
  • Saturday's matchup: Illinois State at New Hampshire

    Saturday's matchup: Illinois State at New Hampshire
    TV/radio: 1 p.m. Saturday; ESPNU. Records: Illinois State 12-1; New Hampshire 12-1. On the offense: A Redbird juggernaut features FCS's top rusher in junior Marshaun Coprich (2,089 yards, 26 touchdowns). Quarterback Tre Roberson, a transfer from...
  • Roundup | Friday, Dec. 19

    Roundup | Friday, Dec. 19
    BOYS BASKETBALL Robby Nardini joins 1,000-point club as Vernon Hills holds off Grayslake Central GRAYSLAKE — Vernon Hills shot the ball so well during the opening eight minutes of its 62-50 nonconference victory over Grayslake Central Friday, it...
  • Illinois State moves on to FCS championship game

    Illinois State moves on to FCS championship game
    DURHAM, N.H. — Tre Roberson hadn't done much with his legs over the first three-plus quarters of his team's FCS semifinal Saturday against top-ranked New Hampshire. But when his Illinois State teammates needed with a five-point deficit midway...
  • College football season, career come to end for Valley's McNeely, Coccia, Muller

    Offensive lineman Tad McNeely picked up his second tackle of the season late in the second quarter of Saturday's FCS semifinal when he brought down Illinois State's Collin Keoshian, who intercepted a New Hampshire pass. Unfortunately, it will be...
  • College Update: Hamilton hauls in big day in bowl game

    The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Ian Hamilton (St. Francis High, 2011) University of Texas El Paso football senior: With UTEP having assured its first winning season in nine years and advancing to a bowl game for the...
  • Bears had to blow this up, didn't they?

    Bears had to blow this up, didn't they?
    Mercifully, the Marc Trestman era is over. I'll miss the hipster glasses, but I won't miss "the smartest guy in the room" routine. He'll be OK. He's a QB coach, maybe a coordinator in the NFL. Never a head coach, though. Never again. Jay Cutler also...