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The Illinois High School Association has invited Gov. JB Pritzker’s office and representatives from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to discuss the association’s plans to hold a basketball season this winter, against the state’s recommendation.

a fence and field with Special Olympics signs.
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Special Olympics Illinois has canceled its state basketball tournament this weekend in Bloomington-Normal and Peoria.

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Illinois State University women’s basketball coach Kristen Gillespie came into the program three years ago with a tough task of rebuilding a struggling team. Now, the team is on track to becoming an elite contender in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Jack Sikma speaks to a crowd
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Jack Sikma said coming back to Bloomington and reconnecting with many old friends reaffirmed his decision to come to Illinois Wesleyan University nearly a half century ago.

Redbird Arena
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Illinois State University Athletics will host its first Pride Night to support students who identify within the LGBTQ+ community.

 Jaci McCormack with Reggie Redbird
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A former Illinois State University basketball star is using her talents to empower Native American youth.

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Illinois State University and other Missouri Valley Conference schools are rooting for Loyola Chicago in the NCAA basketball tournament for more than one reason. And some of those reasons are green.

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A Detroit Pistons developmental player who collapsed on the court during a NBA G League game in Michigan has died.

Reggie Redbird and ISU cheerleaders cheer with fans.
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Illinois State basketball fans who traveled to St. Louis for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament gathered for a pregame rally before Friday night's late tip-off against Indiana State.

ISU Cheerleader cheers on the Redbird Baskteball Team
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The Illinois State University Redbirds beat the Indiana State Sycamores at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Friday night, moving one step closer to Big Dance.

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The Illinois State men's basketball team gave fans a thrill in its last home game of the season, beating Drake in overtime Wednesday night at Redbird Arena.