If it couldn't be Hancock Stadium, Brock Spack found a fitting place to set an Illinois State coaching standard.
Linda Herman was honored with a banner unveiling at Redbird Arena on Friday before the volleyball match between Illinois State University and University of Illinois. The unveiling kicks off a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the adoption of Title IX. Herman dedicated 30 years…
Maryland defeated Illinois 20-17 on Friday.
Brock Spack is Illinois State's career leader in coaching victories after Saturday's hard-fought win.
As Illinois Wesleyan’s baseball team concluded a fall workout Thursday afternoon, Dennis Martel heard the words come from his mouth. He believed them, too, if only briefly.
Illinois Wesleyan missed a 30-yard field goal as the clock expired to give Carroll a 34-33 victory over the Titans in the CCIW opener.
Illinois had its chances but squandered an early fourth-quarter lead Friday as Maryland's Joseph Petrino kicked a 32-yard field goal in the final seconds to lift the Terrapins to a 20-17 walk-off win.
"It is surreal to look back and to listen to people read off the accomplishments that not only I was able to do but we were able to do as a team."
Conor Murphy and Illinois Wesleyan's defense hope to limit big plays from Carroll when the Titans open College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin play on the road.
Illinois State and Eastern Illinois renew the Mid-America Classic rivalry in Charleston.
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The senior linebacker is pretty good at forcing fumbles.
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