Basketball IHSA Invites State Officials To ‘Collaborate’ On Basketball Plans; Many Schools Opt Out By Eric Stock • Nov 11, 2020 WGLT file photo 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. Special Olympics Cancels State Basketball Event By Charlie Schlenker • Mar 10, 2020 Special Olympics Illinois / Twitter Special Olympics Illinois has canceled its state basketball tournament this weekend in Bloomington-Normal and Peoria. ISU Basketball Head Coach Says Team Has What It Takes To Win Valley Championship By Darnysha Mitchell • Mar 10, 2020 ISU Athletics 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. IWU Unveils Banner Honoring Hall Of Famer Sikma By Eric Stock • Feb 1, 2020 Eric Stock / WGLT 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. ISU Athletics Hosts First Pride Night By Cindy Hernandez • Jan 23, 2020 ISU Athletics Illinois State University Athletics will host its first Pride Night to support students who identify within the LGBTQ+ community. Former ISU Basketball Star Helps Native American Youth 'Rise Above' By Mary Cullen & Eric Stock • Jul 17, 2019 Illinois State University A former Illinois State University basketball star is using her talents to empower Native American youth. ISU's Conference Cashes In On Loyola's Cinderella NCAA Run By Jon Norton • Mar 30, 2018 Tom Gannam / AP 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. Former Redbird Basketball Player Dies After Collapse By AP • Mar 26, 2018 Stephen Haas / AP A Detroit Pistons developmental player who collapsed on the court during a NBA G League game in Michigan has died. Photos: Illinois State Basketball Fans Celebrate Arch Madness By Carleigh Gray • Mar 3, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT 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. Photos: Redbirds Win MVC Tournament Opener By Carleigh Gray • Mar 3, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT 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. Photos: Redbird Men's Basketball Tops Drake In Overtime By Carleigh Gray & Ryan Denham • Feb 22, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT 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.