| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:51 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 11:26 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 6:24 PM
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...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:02 PM
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...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:35 PM
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...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 2:41 PM
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...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 3:42 PM
It's not just a national championship at stake when Illinois State meets North Dakota State in Saturday's Football Championship Subdivision title game.
There's still the matter of who's top dog in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
| Jan 6, 2015
| 5:45 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:26 PM
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...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:16 PM
Perhaps it’s accurate to say that an excess of talent is responsible for the most recent success of Glendale Community College product Collin Keoshian.
The Santa Clarita Valley resident and one-time Vaqueros standout has enjoyed a breakthrough...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:57 PM
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...