Each month we share some of our favorite photos of Illinois State that were posted by Redbirds on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter from the previous month. Even though class didn’t begin until January 17, our Redbird athletes were competing all month long.

Tons of Redbird fans are tweeting about the men’s basketball team’s historic season as it develops. In addition to hosting National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Doug Collins in January, the Redbirds took down eight conference opponents to set a program-best 10-0 conference start. From seats in Redbird Arena to couches at home, Redbird fans made sure to #BackTheBirds wherever they were.

Also in January, Illinois State hosted the Cubs World Series trophy, we discussed what it means to be a member of the #RedbirdCommunity, and we learned that Jane Lynch will be returning to campus for Founder’s Day, ensuring another exciting month to come.