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.
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.
Kierston Farley-Sepe was the 2020 Missouri Valley Conference swimmer of the year, the first Redbird student-athlete to earn the award since 2004.
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 a challenging year.
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.
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.
Former Illinois State catcher Jean Ramirez ’16 is the bullpen catcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, who are playing in the World Series.
Illinois State University is conducting a national search for the next director of Athletics.
Illinois State Athletics launched the public phase of the Keep Rising campaign, a special fund to help the department offset the loss of revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact across college athletics.
Illinois State Director of Athletics Larry Lyons announced that he plans to retire near the end of the calendar year, closing the book on a distinguished 33-year run as an athletics administrator at ISU.