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While not a starter JuJu Redmond made a huge impact for the Redbirds.

After last week's thrilling announcement that college basketball has been scheduled to return Nov. 25, no time was wasted in sending out league schedules to Missouri Valley Conference teams. The Illinois State University women’s basketball team is among that bunch and the Redbirds finds themselves opening their conference season against Northern Iowa on Dec. 31 at Redbird Arena.

Redbirds head coach Kristen Gillespie commented on the newly installed season with excitement.

"It's great to finally have our conference schedule for this upcoming season — dates we can circle on our calendar and focus our preparation for. We're excited and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the return of college basketball during the 2020-21 season," Gillespie said.

Game times and TV/radio coverage have yet to be scheduled at this time and will be addressed in the months ahead of the season.

The Redbirds now are focusing on putting together a non-conference schedule in the upcoming weeks, which is set to kick off on Nov. 25.

In accordance with state and local guidelines, at this time fans will not be permitted to attend games at Redbird Arena during the season. Although, with two-plus months before the first non-conference game, guidelines can be changed depending on current circumstances. Tickets will be prioritized to students, season-ticket holders and donors if action is taken on game attendance. If tickets are left over, they can be purchased by the general public. All tickets for the upcoming year will be delivered via mobile options.

JAKE FOGAL is a Sports Editor for The Vidette. He can be contacted at vidette_jpfoga1@ilstu.edu Follow Fogal on Twitter at @jfogal5

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