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...
Football player blocking

Himmelman named finalist for William V. Campbell Trophy

Illinois State senior offensive tackle Drew Himmelman was named one of 12 finalists for the 2020 William V. Campbell Trophy® Presented by Mazda, as announced by the National Football Foundation...

Purchase your fan cut out at Redbird Arena this winter

The Illinois State basketball and volleyball seasons are just around the corner, and although spectators will not be in the stands at Redbird Arena due to State of Illinois COVID-19 regulations,...
Man throwing baseball

Former Redbird is now bullpen catcher for AL champion Rays

Former Illinois State catcher Jean Ramirez '16 is the bullpen catcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, who are playing in the World Series.
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.