Illinois St. Rumors & News

  • Illinois State's Deontae Hawkins suspended indefinitely for violating team rules

    The Score "Illinois State forward Deontae Hawkins has been suspended indefinitely after he was sent home by the team during a recent 10-day trip to Spain, College Basketball Talk's Scott Phillips reports. The Redbirds played four exhibition games on the trip and there is no word what Hawkins did to..." August 18

  • Edina native Lynch transferring to Gophers from Illinois State

    Fox Sports North "Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino has added another Division I transfer to his roster. Reggie Lynch, a 6-foot-10 center, announced Tuesday via Twitter that he will transfer from Illinois State to the Gophers. Lynch tweeted: "I WILL BE SIGNING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TO CONTINUE..." April 21

  • Illinois State assistant Torrey Ward dies in plane crash after title game

    CBS Sports "Illinois State associate head coach Torrey Ward died early Tuesday in a plane crash while returning from the Final Four, multiple sources told Ward was one of five people on a private plane. Nobody survived. The Chicago Tribune reported that the "Cessna 414 had left the..." April 07

  • Akoon-Purcell out indefinitely for Redbirds

    Pantagraph "Illinois State basketball coach Dan Muller has lauded his team's improved depth thus far this season. Muller is about to find out how good it is. Muller confirmed Monday that ISU leading scorer DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell suffered a broken second metacarpal bone on his right hand during Sunday's..." December 18

  • Cleveland State adds a late transfer Kaza Keane from Illinois State to bolster backcourt

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland State added one more player to the mix for the upcoming basketball season. Kaza Keane, who spent two seasons at Illinois State and helped the Redbirds to the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational last season, has transferred to CSU. Keane gives the Vikings a player with..." September 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • IU basketball team adds Illinois State transfer Zeisloft

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Indiana has added Illinois State transfer Nick Zeisloft for the 2014-15 season. The graduate student has two years of eligibility remaining and can play right away. A 6-4 guard originally from LaGrange, Ill., Zeisloft averaged 6.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Redbirds last season...." July 07

  • Illinois State loses three to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "The Illinois State Redbirds lost three players to transfer on Monday as the school announced that Nick Zeisloft, Kaza Keane and Zach Lofton are all transferring. Jim Benson of The Pantagraph reported the news. Zeisloft, a redshirt sophomore, will graduate this summer and have two years of..." April 07

  • MVC Insider: Shockers rule Valley with no test from Creighton

    Springfield News-Leader "Doug Elgin is like the rest of us. The longtime commissioner of the Missouri Valley Conference sometimes catches himself wondering “What if?” in a season that — to borrow a phrase from Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities — is the best of times and worst of times for his league. “Creighton would..." February 28

  • Wichita State beats Illinois State 70-55 for win No. 20 "Cleanthony Early likes everything about Redbird Arena, even the fans who give him a hard time and hold up signs mocking him, his coach and his school. It is a fun place to play when you’re winning, and Early completed a two-year mission to burn down the place with his outside shooting. No. 5..." January 23