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Illinois State Athletics to unveil fan campaign on January 25

Illinois State University Athletics is set to launch a fun campaign where alumni, fans, and friends can enter to win a prize to showcase their Redbird pride and represent their county, state, or...
Paige Saylor enters the court

Paige Saylor achieves high marks in class and on the basketball court

Redbird women's basketball point guard Paige Saylor has persevered to achieve high marks in the classroom and on the court during her four years at Illinois State University.

Kyle Brennan selected to lead Illinois State Athletics as new AD

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz announced the appointment of Kyle Brennan as the Redbirds' Director of Athletics Wednesday, December 23.
Basketball player dribbles toward the hoop

All part of the journey: Serbian native Mahorcic finds a home with Redbird men’s basketball team

Catch the ball on the block. Head fake toward the baseline. Spin back to the middle of the lane. Right-handed jump hook. Swish. Repeat. It looks so effortless for Illinois State men’s...
Neal Cotts

Where are they now? Neal Cotts

Neal Cotts was on track to graduate when Major League Baseball came calling during the 2001 draft, where the Oakland Athletics selected him the second round with the 69th overall pick.
An empty Redbird Arena.

Dealing with a lost season

For a college basketball player, there’s no better month than March. It’s when all the hard work culminates, and tickets to the hallowed NCAA championships are punched.
football players running out on the field

Illini football game set for fall of 2028

The in-state football showdown between ISU and the University of Illinois has been pushed back from 2020 to 2028. The contest slated for September 4 of this year was canceled due to the...
Jim and Carole Mounier Golf Training Center

Men’s golf team earns many high accolades

The Redbird men’s golf team earned the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Presidents Special Recognition honor, which goes to a team finishing its season with a GPA of 3.5 and above....
Horton Field House in early August.

Redbird Trivia

Kierston Farley-Sepe Kierston Farley-Sepe was the 2020 Missouri Valley Conference swimmer of the year, the first Redbird student-athlete to earn the award since 2004. After transferring to ISU...
Coaches Dan Muller Kristen Gillespie lead their teams at a practice

Go behind-the-scenes with Illinois State’s basketball teams in new video series

Illinois State athletics debuted a new series called "Taking Flight" on Monday, November 16, telling the stories of the Redbird men's and women's basketball teams and how they've faced adversity in...