Category: Illinois State
ISU’s Vandenburgh primed for strong run at Buchanan Award, national experts say
Sixth-year Redbird star stands a solid chance of being named one of three Buck Buchanan finalists.
Five burning questions for 2023: Illinois State Redbirds edition
Replacing standout linebacker Zeke Vandenburgh, getting healthy and replacing losses in the transfer portal are among the challenges for Illinois State.
Illinois State’s Vandenburgh tackles top MVFC defensive honor; WIU WR Brantley is league’s Newcomer of the Year
Illinois State linebacker Zeke Vandenburgh and Western Illinois wide receiver Naseim Brantley won top individual honors from the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
ISU recap: Solid defense leads Redbirds to first winning record since 2019
An overtime win against rival Western Illinois gave ISU its first winning record in three seaons.
Prairie State Pigskin trots out a chance for you to win a free t-shirt
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, our website is giving away four shirts. Please read the contest rules for eligiblity.
Autumn leaves give way to barren postseason for Illinois FCS teams
For just the third time in the last 28 years, none of the four Illinois FCS schools made the playoff field.
Vandenburgh writes final chapter at ISU that serves as career-ending masterpiece
On Senior Day at Illinois State, linebacker Zeke Vandenburgh wrote an impressive final chapter to his career story with the Redbirds.
Redbird rewind: Overtime handoff goes from ‘oh no’ to oh yes as ISU outlasts Western on big day from Vandenburgh
A key decision from quarterback Tommy Rittenhouse in overtime, and a big day from standout linebacker Zeke Vandenburgh, helped Illinois State outlast Western, 20-13, in OT.
Battered ‘Birds chase winning record in season finale against Western Illinois
Despite a battered and bruised offense, Illinois State has an opportunity to lock up a winning season Saturday against Western Illinois in Normal.
Redbird rewind: Illinois State’s fast start fizzles as No. 1 Jackrabbits race to victory
Illinois State surrendered 31 consecutive points to No. 1 South Dakota State on Saturday as the Redbirds’ playoff hopes fizzled.