| Dec 14, 2014
| 4:29 PM
ROSEMONT. Ill. -- Paris Lee hit a desperation baseline 3-pointer and guard Daishon Knight picked up a loose ball and scored in a stunning seven-point turnaround as the Illinois State Redbirds overtook the host DePaul Blue Demons in the final minute in a...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:05 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 4:58 PM
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&...
| 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 2, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Hampton gained its first victory of the season on an opponent's court, overcoming Tennessee State 62-54 Tuesday night in Nashville.
Dwight Meikle scored 15 points and Ke’Ron Brown added 14 for HU. He Meikle also had seven rebounds and three...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Less than three weeks after her record-breaking DePaul team had a first-round loss in the NCAA tournament, Brianna Ryce’s 2014 soccer season ended in a heartbreaking national team defeat Tuesday night at Port of Spain, Trinidad.
As the Trinidad...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Tre Roberson threw for 382 yards and four touchdowns to power host Illinois State into the FCS quarterfinals with a 41-21 win over Northern Iowa.
Cameron Meredith hauled in seven passes for 115 yards and two scores while James O'Shaughnessy had four...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:37 PM
In most years basketball would have seized the spotlight by now at Illinois State.
But in this November to remember, sixth-year coach Brock Spack's Redbirds football team remains the talk of the town as it stands on the brink of history.
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Postseason play in football, soccer and cross-country is fully underway in all NCAA and NAIA divisions this weekend, and several Chicago area schools are in the mix.
Some tournament tidbits:
-- Senior Rachel Tejada, the leading goal scorer in Missouri...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 9:46 PM
According to guard DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell, the Illinois State Red Birds' success Sunday night was easy to explain. "Everybody played their role," he said. "As long as everybody plays their role, we get good results." With four players scoring in double...