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FCS Playoffs Preview

After earning the No. 2 overall seed, the Redbirds are looking for a return trip to the FCS National Championship Game. (Archive Photo) In one of the wildest FCS seasons in recent history, it seems as though the field is completely wide open this year for a number of teams to take home the crown when the national championship game rolls... Read more →

TCU downs Redbirds, 71-60

Deontae Hawkins and the rest of the Redbirds struggled in a 71-60 loss to TCU on Wednesday night. (Archive Photo) The Illinois State University men’s basketball team could not get anything going on offense and were shut down by TCU, 71-60, in the third-place game of the Cancun Challenge on Wednesday night. The Redbirds (2-4) seemed... Read more →

The Road to Frisco

(Photo courtesy of ISU media relations) Marshaun Coprich and the Redbirds received the No. 2 overall national seed for the FCS Playoffs. Illinois State will play the winner of Dayton/Western Illinois in a second round matchup on Dec. 5 at Hancock Stadium. The Road to Frisco goes through Normal. That was the phrase that many across the... Read more →

Bulls-Suns set to square off

With a young and talented backcourt, the Suns will host the Bulls tonight at 9:30 CT. Both teams will be riding three-game win streaks as the Suns will try to finish off a 3-0 home stand against a Bulls team that will be playing without Derrick Rose. Rose left the game midway through the fourth quarter after spraining his left ankle.... Read more →

Former ISU lineman joins Chiefs practice squad

Offensive lineman Mike Liedtke has a new home as the former Redbird has been signed to the practice squad of the Kansas City Chiefs. Liedtke will join his former teammate James O’Shaughnessy and will look to impress the coaches enough to make the team. He started 43 games in his four-year career with the Redbirds. The Miami Dolphins... Read more →

Redbird soccer drops second MVC game of season

(Archive Photo) The Redbirds dropped their second MVC game of the season on Saturday. The Illinois State University women’s soccer team dropped its second MVC game of the season Saturday when it fell to Missouri State in Springfield, Mo., 1-0. The loss also ended a two-game win streak for the Redbirds in conference play. Offense was... Read more →

Cubs find themselves in 2-0 hole

The Chicago Cubs’ World Series hopes are growing cold after losing the first two games of the National League Championship Series to the New York Mets this weekend. Game 1: Mets 4, Cubs 2 Despite the loss in Game 1, the Cubs refused to get down on themselves since they experienced a 1-0 hole during the Division Series against St.... Read more →