‘We will play anybody’

Illinois State women’s basketball team.

As the phone rang inside the Illinois State women’s basketball offices in the early afternoon of December 9, Director of Operations Katie Bolkema, M.S. ’16, braced for a call she had both sent and received plenty of times throughout the early part of the makeshift college hoops season.

Collins is finalist for basketball Hall of Fame

Doug Collins

Illinois State men’s basketball legend Doug Collins ’73 was named a first-time finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, going straight to the “direct elect” part of the ballot.

What to know about ISU women’s track and field team’s run of championships

Woman triumphantly lifts trophy above her head

The Missouri Valley Conference women’s track and field title may as well start paying rent at Horton Field House. At the league’s championship meet May 14-16 in Carbondale, the Illinois State women’s team won its third straight outdoor MVC crown and seventh overall including indoors. Here’s a look at how the Redbirds have become the keepers of the oval.