| 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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:19 PM
The NCAA Division I women’s soccer tournament committee did DePaul no favors.
Despite an RPI of 20, rankings of 13 in the coaches’ poll and 7 in the Soccer America poll and an unbeaten record, The Blue Demons drew fourth-seeded, Big Ten...
| 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...
| 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.