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The first home weekend series of 2021 for the Illinois State men’s basketball team won’t happen as scheduled.

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UPDATED 4:30 P.M. | The Missouri Valley Conference is altering its conference basketball schedules in consideration of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Dan Muller is used to dealing with lots of unknowns heading into a basketball season. But his ninth season as Illinois State University men’s hoops coach will most certainly include more unknowns than any other.

Doug Elgin speaking at podium
Missouri Valley Conference

Doug Elgin announced Wednesday he plans to resign as commissioner of the Missouri Valley Conference, a position he has held for 33 years.

Redbird Arena
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Illinois State University Athletics Director Larry Lyons said coaches and athletic department staff are reinforcing the need for mask compliance and social distancing after seeing a rise in coronavirus cases among student-athletes.

Elroy's bar entrance
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Sports bars in Bloomington already face two strikes as fall approaches.

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The Missouri Valley Football Conference has announced plans to delay the upcoming season until the spring of 2021 due to the pandemic.

Fans at Hancock Stadium
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Illinois State University Athletics Director Larry Lyons could soon find out whether the term "guarantee" means the same thing in a pandemic world.

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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.

Loyola guard Ben Richardson walking
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When the men's basketball team at Loyola University in Chicago defied the odds last year by advancing to the Final Four for the first time in 50 years, the Ramblers became a national sensation.

Krisit Cirone

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


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. 

Milik Yarbrough

Illinois State senior basketball player Milik Yarbrough has been suspended indefinitely from the team for violation of team rules.