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Sports

The Vidette Sports Blog centers it talks around national level sports as well as local ISU teams. Commentary is provided by several contributors, each with their diehard alliances to their favorite teams. Take it for it is, and feel free to join the conversation.

Sports

Women’s tennis season preview

The Illinois State University women’s tennis team will look to rebound after a down year in 2015. The Redbirds will look to five returnees and three newcomers to right the ship. The new faces include freshman Jana Kustkova, from the Czech Republic, and a pair of transfers from Georgia State. Returning are the Redbirds’ top singles... Read more →
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Men’s tennis season preview

The Illinois State University men’s tennis team returns a strong group of upper classmen, and the blend of underclassmen should bode well for the ’Birds this season. The Redbirds return some of their top singles players in Rolando Torrellas, Dylan Steffens and Christoffer Greve. Also returning is Jakub Eisner, who is part of ISU’s... Read more →
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Redbird volleyball set for Harvard Invitational

(Jessi Dwyer / Staff Photographer) After a 1-2 start, Redbird volleyball is set for its second tournament of the season at the Harvard Invitational. This past weekend, the Illinois State volleyball team competed at the Hurricane Invitational, finishing 1-2. Stiff competition got to the inexperienced Redbirds in their first two matches.... Read more →
FootballSports

Position Breakdown: OL/DL

It has been well-documented that there are plenty of holes to fill on the ISU offensive line with the graduation of three starters from last season. Kyle Avaloy and Mark Spelman return to spearhead a talented, yet inexperienced line. On the other side of the trenches, the defensive line is one of the Redbirds’ greatest strengths heading... Read more →
FootballSports

Saints cut former Redbird long snapper

Former Redbird Chris Highland (Vidette Archive) After filling the last spot of the New Orleans Saints 90-man roster, former Illinois State University All-American long snapper, Chris Highland, was cut last week. Highland attempted to assume the position of veteran Justin Drescher, who was on the non-football injury list at the time of... Read more →
BaseballSports

Baseball update: Redbirds in summer leagues

Illinois State University baseball players have been staying fresh by participating in summer leagues. A total of six players have taken the field: Sean Beesley, Jack Czeszewski, Daniel Dwyer, Jack Landwehr, Jean Ramirez and Jake Sale. In the Northwoods League’s North Division, Beesley put himself in the record books. Setting a... Read more →

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