Where are they now? Neal Cotts

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.

Dealing with a lost season

An empty Redbird Arena.

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.

Illini football game set for fall of 2028

football players running out on the field

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 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Men’s golf team earns many high accolades

Jim and Carole Mounier Golf Training Center

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. Illinois State was one of 56 schools to reach that prestigious level.

Redbird Trivia

Horton Field House in early August.

Kierston Farley-Sepe was the 2020 Missouri Valley Conference swimmer of the year, the first Redbird student-athlete to earn the award since 2004.

Himmelman named finalist for William V. Campbell Trophy

Football player blocking

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 (NFF) and College Hall of Fame on Thursday.

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, fans can ensure they are in attendance in the form of a fan cut out.