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Photo courtesy NCAA.com NORMAL, Ill. – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rejected last week’s proposal that every team competes in the annual men’s basketball tournament. A number of ACC men’s basketball coaches voted on Wednesday to propose that all 346 Division I men’s basketball teams will play in March Madness. However, the NCAA said […]

Photo courtesy Jacksonville Jaguars NORMAL, Ill.- Even though there is no Redbird football, two former ISU athletes are heading into their rookie season as the NFL kicks off this week. James Robinson made the Jacksonville Jaguars 53-man roster while Luther Kirk landed on the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboys.  Robinson was a running back […]

NORMAL Ill.- Illinois State University student-athletes held a march across campus in response to the comments made by Athletic Director Larry Lyons and the athlete’s list of demands that followed. The march began with a crowd of supporters meeting at Redbird Arena where track & field athletes Luke Nelson, Taylor Weaver, and Kimathi Johnson gave […]

Photo courtesy to ISU  NORMAL, Ill.- Local BLM leader and Public Relations Officer for the Democratic Socialists of America share how community leaders, like Illinois State’s Athletic Director, influence the BLM movement and how exploitation should not be at the focus of Black Redbirds, but rather honoring black experiences. Athletic Director Larry Lyons is quoted […]

Photo courtesy to Student-Athletes NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State University student-athletes are planning a march to advocate for ‘Black Voices’. ISU Athletic Director, Larry Lyons is quoted saying, “All Redbird Lives Matter.” Immediately after students and coaches spoke out against the statement on Twitter. Students and coaches expressed their frustration with the AD and showed […]

Photo courtesy ISU Athletics NORMAL, Ill.- The COVID-19 pandemic has taken away countless opportunities for athletes in the Missouri Valley Conference, including Illinois State University. All sports for the fall season are cancelled, leaving a condensed spring season as the only hope for sports in the 2020-2021 school year. However, the athletes are not the […]

Photo courtesy: IBCA Twitter NORMAL, Ill. – Three local basketball coaches have been named Coach of the Year by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA). Illinois Wesleyan women’s basketball Head Coach Mia Smith was one of 16 recipients honored in the College Women category. Smith helped lead the Titans beat top-seeded Wheaton in the CCIW […]

NORMAL – As a result of the concerns surrounding COVID-19, Illinois State Athletics decided to cancel all home spring sports events through March 30th. This doesn’t apply to individuals participating in NCAA competition. Redbird teams competing on the road can still play if the host school doesn’t cancel the event. ISU Athletic Director Larry Lyons […]

NORMAL – Not only has the coronavirus impacted schools, but it has also forced various professional sports organizations to take proper precautions. Below is how COVID-19 changed the near future of professional sports: MLB: Suspended Spring Training in addition to delaying Opening Day by 2 weeks. NBA: Suspended the 2019-2020 season for at least 30 […]

Photo courtesy to ISU  NORMAL,Ill.- The ISU baseball team has had a pretty packed non-conference road trip. Their 18-day road trip started a little shaky with a series loss to University of Louisiana Monroe. The redbirds bounced back with a huge win against nationally ranked Arkansas. Head Coach Steve Holm expanded how this team has […]