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Illinois State Redbirds

Phil Fayne and Dan Muller

College coaches are notorious for working all the time.

Larry Lyons and Steve Adams

A voice synonymous with Redbird athletics is silenced.

Fans at Hancock Stadium
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College athletic departments are preparing for the return of sports, even though they don't know when that will be or what it might look like in a COVID-19 world.

Matt Chastain and Dan Muller
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Both Illinois State basketball teams will soon be traveling to Italy in preparation for the upcoming season.

Seating inside Redbird Arena
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Fans will soon be able to buy beer and wine at Illinois State University Athletics events—and not just in premium seating locations.

Paul DeJong celebrates
Jeff Roberson / AP

Paul DeJong didn't put away his curiosity for science when he graduated from Illinois State University.

Coen Frambes and Keyshawn Evans
Randi Armstrong / Illinois State University

One of Illinois State softball's most valuable players this season will never throw a pitch, hit a ball or steal a base.

Nikola Jokic and Katy Winge
Katy Winge

Illinois State alum and basketball player-turned-broadcaster Katy Winge is getting to live out her dream job.

Horton Fieldhouse
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Illinois State University's Horton Fieldhouse is set to get a new roof.

Hancock Stadium
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Illinois State University athletic director Larry Lyons said he's trying to lay the groundwork for a new indoor practice facility that would have to be funded entirely by private dollars.

Krisit Cirone

One of Illinois State University's most decorated athletes will soon be inducted into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame.

Melinda Fischer

Illinois State softball coach Melinda Fischer will have a national award named in her honor.

Dan Muller
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Illinois State men's basketball coach Dan Muller isn't shy about his lofty expectations for the Redbirds this season.


The Missouri Valley Conference has announced Illinois State men’s basketball will be featured 10 times this season as part of the league’s live event package with ESPN, according to a news release issued by the Valley.