bronze bust of Reggie Redbird

Search for director of Athletics underway

Illinois State University is conducting a national search for the next director of Athletics....
a photo of the stands full of fans at Hancock Stadium

ISU Athletics announces “Keep Rising” fundraising campaign for COVID-19 relief

Illinois State Athletics launched the public phase of the Keep Rising campaign, a special fund to help the department offset the loss of revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact across college athletics....
Larry Lyons speaking at a podium

Illinois State Director of Athletics Larry Lyons announces retirement

Illinois State Director of Athletics Larry Lyons announced that he plans to retire near the end of the calendar year, closing the book on a distinguished 33-year run as an athletics administrator at ISU....
Photo of Redbird Arena from upper bowl.

Redbird Athletics partners with brand marketing consultant Jeremy Darlow

The Illinois State Athletics Department has partnered with brand marketing consultant and best-selling author Jeremy Darlow to assist Redbird student-athletes in developing and growing their personal brands....
Redbird logo on a basketball rack

Missouri Valley Conference unveils 2020-21 league schedule

The Missouri Valley Conference announced the league's men's and women's basketball schedules, consisting of 18 games with a home and away contest with each of the nine other Valley schools....
James Robinson

James Robinson named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month

Former Illinois State football player James Robinson (2015-19) was named the Offensive Rookie of the Month for his performance in the month of September, as announced by the National Football League (NFL) on Thursday morning....
Redbird Hall of Famer Joe Galvin '80 during his playing days.

Basketball alumnus creates scholarship

Joe Galvin ’80 left his mark at ISU by scoring more than 1,000 points and setting a school record of 132 career blocks while a member of the men’s basketball team....
Duffy Bass Field

Department GPA record topped in spring

Student-athletes set a semester departmental grade-point average (GPA) record of 3.61 during the spring, topping the previous mark of 3.31....
Redbird softball player Mack Leonard is up to bat during a game.

Valley award recognizes student volunteer efforts

Softball’s Mack Leonard is one of 10 student-athletes named as a State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award recipient for the spring of 2020....
Fans cheer on Redbirds at Redbird Arena

Work continues across venues

Illinois State’s goal is to have the best-kept facilities in the Missouri Valley Conference, which requires hard work....