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Tre Roberson scrambles vs. North Dakota State
Tim Sharp / AP

Former Illinois State football standout and Canadian Football League All-Star Tre Roberson has reportedly agreed to terms on a contract with the Chicago Bears.

1937 NFL championship at Wrigley Field
AP file photo

A sports historian said a Normal native's nomination to the Pro Football Hall of Fame nearly a century after he helped break the NFL's color barrier shows the league hasn't fully reckoned with the racism that's plagued it for generations.

ISU Athletics Weighs In On Taking A Knee

Aug 31, 2018
ISU football players running
Staff / WGLT

Southern Illinois University (SIU) released a new policy change this week to its code of conduct, banning student athletes, cheerleaders, and spirit members from participating in displays of political activism while in uniform or while performing or competing in official events and activities.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday that athletes who are protesting during the National Anthem are insulting the country.