Tag: ISU Redbirds
Illinois State rewind: Redbird rally falls short against longtime rival SIU
Switching to an uptempo offense in the second half brought success, but ISU’s late comeback bid was thwarted by Southern Illinois.
Illinois State’s new-look secondary has shined, but big test against SIU lies ahead
Junior cornerback Franky West is the most experienced player in an Illinois State secondary that is thriving this fall.
Suddenly hot SIU faces rival Illinois State
After starting the season 0-2, the Southern Illinois Salukis have won two straight games.
Smart helmet technology makes its way into Illinois State-Southern Illinois rivalry
This past January, Riddell — the world’s leading helmet manufacturer — announced its latest helmet design for comfort and safety. This fall, two Illinois FCS programs are putting it to use on the field.
Spack likes what he sees in renewed defense as Redbirds enter bye week
Illinois State showed a dominant defense in its 35-7 win over rival Eastern Illinois.
Illinois State rewind: Redbirds continue their rivalry dominance, retain traveling trophy
The Redbirds hold onto the Mid-America Classic hardware for the fifth straight game.
Eastern rewind: Miscues spell Panthers’ demise in Mid-America Classic
“The 21 points off turnovers is the difference,” EIU head coach Chris Wilkerson said.
No longer a player or assistant, Wilkerson faces the EIU-Illinois State rivalry as a head coach
Chris Wilkerson has experienced the Eastern Illinois-Illinois State rivalry as a player and as an assistant, but Saturday he will experience it as the head coach of his alma mater.
Illinois State seeks to continue success against EIU, secure win before bye week
Illinois State has thrived over the past decade of the Mid-America Classic football rivalry with Eastern Illinois, winning seven of the past 10 games.
Breakout game for Illinois State safety Gearhart helps ‘Birds solve ‘sloppy’ start
Illinois State sophomore safety Dillon Gearhart enjoyed a breakout game in the Redbirds’ victory against Valparaiso with two sacks and his first career interception.