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Image courtesy of Illinois State Athletics NORMAL, Ill. – In the spring of 2021, a 6-foot-8-inch forward from Snellville, Georgia, decided to transfer away from Appalachian State. He left the mountains of Boone, North Carolina, for Normal, Illinois. Kendall Lewis spent three seasons at Illinois State University, leaving a lasting legacy in CEFCU Arena and the […]

Photo provided by the ISU Graduate Workers Union NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State University Graduate Workers Union is still in negotiations with the university over fair wages after several months of talks. The union, which has over 450 members, represents graduate students who are also employees of the university, including many instructors and TAs. […]

Image courtesy of Redbird Athletics A loud atmosphere is what fans can expect anytime a contest takes place at the Horton Field House, and the 2023 iteration of the “Return to Horton” game was no exception. In a tough battle, the Illinois State men’s basketball team fell to Norfolk State Spartans, 64-58. There were 3,788 […]

Image courtesy of Illinois State Athletics NORMAL, Ill. – Season two for Illinois State basketball head coach Ryan Pedon has officially begun. While the Redbirds are off to a 1-0 start after beating Lourdes on Monday 75-56, the Redbirds will tip-off play against Division-I opponents starting on Saturday against Saint Louis.  Coming off an 11-21 […]

Image courtesy of Illinois State Athletics NORMAL, Ill. – Sunday afternoon was one for the history books in the Bloomington-Normal community. It has been over 50 years since Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan have played against one another in a basketball game. The fifty-year drought ended on Sunday with an emphatic 78-46 ISU victory.  While […]

NORMAL, Ill. – Redbird Athletics, in collaboration with Normal, hosted the Illinois State men’s and women’s basketball teams for their new, preseason event on Thursday, October 19. Ballin’ on Beaufort, which served as Hoopfest’s replacement, kicked off with happy hour at 5:00 p.m., while team introductions began at 6:30 p.m. Prior to meeting the players, […]

Image courtesy of Redbird Athletics NORMAL, Ill – Sunday had the feeling of something very special for the Illinois State women’s basketball team. Not only were the Redbirds trying to extend their nine game win streak, but they were also playing for something bigger than basketball. The Redbird basketball team hosted a Play4Kay event at […]

Photo courtesy goredbirds.com NORMAL, Ill. – With nine new players on the roster this year and their leading scorer graduated, Head Coach Dan Muller is looking towards some of those new players to make an impact on the court. One of the most intriguing newcomers is 6″2 combo guard Josiah Strong. Strong started off his […]

ST. LOUIS – Redbird Men’s Basketball fell 75-65 to the Drake Bulldogs in the first round of Arch Madness. The Redbirds started off the game hot from behind the 3-point line with Jaycee Hillsman and Zach Copeland scoring the first 12 points of the game. The Bulldogs took a large lead halfway through the 1st […]

Photo Courtesy: goredbirds.com NORMAL – For Redshirt Senior Jaycee Hillsman, this will be his first and last chance to play in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament also called “Arch Madness.” Hillsman transferred from San Jose State to ISU following the 2017/18 year and was forced to sit out in 2018/19 due to NCAA rules. The […]