Category: Illinois State
New Eastern Illinois coach Wilkerson proud to be a softball dad for ‘that other school’
Eastern Illinois head football coach Chris Wilkerson is also a softball dad, proudly wearing red for his daughter, Bella, an Illinois State catcher.
No more nerves: Illinois State CB Franky West making most of his opportunity
Franky West (center) had four tackles and a game-high three pass breakups during the annual Illinois State spring football game. (Photo by GoRedbirds.com) By Barry Bottino NORMAL — Having a few butterflies was understandable for Franky West in his first collegiate start last fall. The Normal Community High School grad got the call to start…
New Illinois State QB Annexstad gives Redbirds’ passing game needed boost
Illinois State quarterback Zack Annexstad, a transfer from Minnesota, led the Red team to a 21-20 victory in the annual spring game.
Firefighting a family affair for Illinois State long snapper Peyton Cramer
Illinois State long snapper Peyton Cramer is the third generation of his family to become a volunteer firefighter.
National Signing Day, Feb. 2022: Illinois State Redbirds
During the February signing period, Illinois State added six FBS transfers, including four on the offensive side of the ball.
National Signing Day, Feb. 2022: Western Illinois Leathernecks
New Western Illinois head coach Myers Hendrickson called his first recruiting class of 17 signees “a special group.”
Illinois State LB Grigsby gets call to join College Football Hall of Fame
Illinois State linebacker Boomer Grigsby has been named to the 2022 College Football Hall of Fame Class.