Donors’ pledge advances indoor practice facility

Rendering of the new indoor practice facility with soccer players on the field

An indoor practice facility for all Redbird teams was approved by the Board of Trustees in December. A month later, a $3 million gift commitment that allows construction of the $11.5 million project to go forward was received.

Rewriting the narrative: Redbirds blazed trail for women before Title IX

ISU women coaches from the 1960s

Born nearly 30 years before Title IX—legislation passed in 1972 that prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities—Dr. Jill Hutchison is among a revolutionary cohort of trailblazing women from Illinois State who dedicated themselves to rewriting the national narrative of women’s athletics.

Redbirds advance to NCAA Tournament

women's basketball coaches and players high-five on the bench

The women’s basketball team extended its season and played in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 14 years by capturing the Missouri Valley Conference championship in March. The NCAA appearance was the sixth overall for the women’s basketball program, with the most recent occurring in 2008.

Retirement celebration for Julie Paska, April 20

Julie Paska

llinois State University will celebrate the 34-year career of Julie Paska ’85, Athletics senior academic advisor, from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Aaron Leetch Stadium Club, with remarks being delivered at 4 p.m.

A Long-time Voice for ISU Athletics, Lance Lippert

Dr. Lance Lippert has been a long-time voice for ISU athletics with his extensive and reputable PA (public address) announcing background. Lance is also a noteworthy figure within the School of Communication.