Doug Collins

Disappointing Olympic moment turns golden for Doug Collins

The 1972–1973 Illinois State University men’s basketball media guide included a section titled, “All America digs Doug ... and we’ve got him.” Indeed, by the beginning of that season,...
Collins Robinson statue

Basketball legends live on through statue gift

Illinois State’s legendary basketball duo of head basketball coach Will Robinson and player Doug Collins ’73 have been immortalized with a campus statue unveiled this fall. Created by Lou...
Lou Cella sculpts

Alumnus sculptor captures image and essence

As soon as Ernie Banks spotted the seven-foot-tall, bronze sculpture of himself, his eyes lit up. “Oh, wow!” the legendary baseball player told reporters. “I love it!” Then, with a burst...