Illinois St. Redbirds

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Team Snapshot
Points Per Game 68.4 276th
Rebounds Per Game 34.5 222nd
Assists Per Game 12.8 219th
Points Allowed 70.1 142nd
2018-19 MVC Standings
TEAM CONF OVR
Loyola-Chicago 12-6 20-14
Drake 12-6 24-10
Southern Illinois 10-8 17-15
Missouri State 10-8 16-16
Bradley 9-9 20-15
Illinois State 9-9 17-16
Northern Iowa 9-9 16-18
Indiana State 7-11 15-16
Valparaiso 7-11 15-18
Evansville 5-13 11-21

Illinois St. Redbirds News

  • Official Site of the Braves: 2018-19 Year in Review, Letter to Bradley Supporters

    Bradley Braves Supporters:

    The ability for Bradley University Athletics to excel is dependent upon the generous contributions of our supporters and your dedication is not taken for granted. Every ticket purchased, donation made and hour volunteered contributes directly to the success of our student-athletes and, because of your dedication, the Braves are succeeding at unprecedented levels in competition, in the classroom and in the community.

    As I prepare for my fifth year leading the Bradley University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, I could not be more proud of the commitment our student-athletes have made to excel in every way.

    Bradley Braves Supporters:

    The ability for Bradley University Athletics to excel is dependent upon the generous contributions of our supporters and your dedication is not taken for granted. Every ticket purchased, donation made and hour volunteered contributes directly to the success of our student-athletes and, because of your dedication, the Braves are succeeding at unprecedented levels in competition, in the classroom and in the community.

    As I prepare for my fifth year leading the Bradley University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, I could not be more proud of the commitment our student-athletes have made to excel in every way.

  • Peoria Journal-Star: Former Bradley assistant coach Tony Barone dies at 72

    Tony Barone, whose long college and professional basketball coaching and administration career began as an assistant coach at Bradley, died Tuesday after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 72.

    In 1978, Barone, then a high school coach in Chicago, joined the staff of new Bradley head coach Dick Versace. The Chicago native and former Duke player was a colorful figure on the BU sidelines and with the local media.

    Barone would later become associate head coach of the Braves under Versace before landing the head coaching job at Creighton in 1985.

    Barone coached the Bluejays for six seasons, winning two Missouri Valley Conference championships.

  • Official Site of the Braves: Bradley's Danya Kingsby Eligible to Play in 2019-20

    Junior transfer Danya Kingsby of the Bradley men's basketball team was granted a waiver by the NCAA this week and is eligible to play for the Braves during 2019-20 season.

    "We're thrilled that Danya has received his waiver from the NCAA and is eligible to contribute and play immediately at Bradley," said Braves head coach Brian Wardle. "Our 2019-20 roster is now set so we can move forward making the needed tweaks and adjustments for our personal to be at their best this season. Danya is a very talented player and will be a big part of our program this year.

  • Peoria Journal-Star: Bradley transfer guard Kingsby granted immediate eligibility

    PEORIA -- Bradley transfer guard Danya Kingsby has been granted a waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible to play for the Braves during the 2019-20 men's basketball season.

    The 6-foot-1 Kingsby spent last season at LSU, which reached the NCAA Sweet 16, but did not play in a game partly because of a medical condition. The waiver enables him to forego sitting out next season because of customary transfer rules.

    "So far this summer, we're very excited about what Danya can bring to the floor for us," said BU coach Brian Wardle. "He's fit in effortlessly to our culture.

  • Pantagraph: Transfer guard Torres gets waiver, can play upcoming season for ISU

    NORMAL -- Illinois State head basketball coach Dan Muller announced Tuesday that senior point guard Ricky Torres has received a waiver from the NCAA and will be eligible to play for the Redbirds in the 2019-20 season.

    Torres transferred from Wichita State to ISU last month. At the time, Muller said Torres would seek a waiver so he wouldn't have to sit out a season per NCAA rules.

    The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Torres played one season for the Shockers after being a junior college All-American at Missouri State-West Plains.

    Torres started 10 games with Wichita State and averaged 2.

  • Official Site of the Braves: Kristof Kendrick Joins Bradley Basketball Staff

    An experienced coach from the Indianapolis area, Kristof Kendrick joins the Bradley basketball staff as Coordinator of Player Development and Video Operations, announced by head coach Brian Wardle on Tuesday.

    "We are very excited to add Kristof to our staff," Wardle said. "He fits right into the culture of our staff at Bradley as he is highly professional and highly personable. Kristof is also a great teacher of the game as his experience and knowledge will be impactful to our program. He brings a lot of energy and passion that we look forward to working with.

  • Peoria Journal-Star: Bradley basketball adds Indianapolis prep coach Kendrick to staff

    PEORIA - Kristof Kendrick, who has spent the past 10 years as a head and assistant coach with four Indianapolis high schools, has joined the Bradley men's basketball staff as coordinator of player development and video operations.

    "Kristof fits right into the culture of our staff at Bradley as he is highly professional and highly personable," BU coach Brian Wardle said in a statement. "Kristof is also a great teacher of the game as his experience and knowledge will be impactful to our program. He brings a lot of energy and passion that we look forward to working with.

  • Official Site of the Redbirds: Redbirds Land Trio on Scholar-Athlete Team

    ST. LOUIS - Illinois State baseball's Joe Aeilts, Joe Butler, and Brent Headrick have been named to the Academic All-Missouri Valley Conference team, announced by the conference office. All three players were named to the scholar-athlete first team.

    Aeilts, from Champaign, Illinois is one of four Redbirds that started every game this season, playing both right field and third base. This season en route to being named the MVC's Joe Carter MVC Player of the Year, Aeilts slashed .346/.408/.559 with 16 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs, 49 RBI, and 53 runs scored.

  • Pantagraph: Louisville run in ninth ends 'amazing' ISU season at NCAA Regional

    It did not slip off from carelessness. It was forcibly removed after an epic struggle.

    Down to its last out, Illinois State rallied for a tie in the top of the ninth inning. But Alex Binelas' two-out, bases-loaded single up the middle drove home the winning run in the bottom of the frame as Louisville edged the Redbirds, 4-3, in the championship game of the NCAA Tournament's Louisville Regional.

    "Obviously not the outcome we were looking for, But at the end of the day a bloop for them or a bloop for us could have changed the whole thing," ISU coach Steve Holm said.

  • Pantagraph: Injured on not, Hutchinson still helping out at first base for ISU

    But the Illinois State senior's role changed dramatically when he suffered a broken wrist in a March 10 game at Vanderbilt. He has made the transition from the Redbirds' first baseman to their first base coach.

    "It's funny the way things work out like that," Hutchinson said. "That's baseball. Crazy things happen every game, every season."

    Hutchinson was hit by a pitch in the final game of a weekend series. He initially stayed in the game but felt a sharp pain the next inning in the field while taking a throw.

    Hitting .405 with 10 RBIs in 37 at-bats at the time, Hutchinson's season was over.

  • Official Site of the Redbirds: Redbirds Open With Hoosiers in NCAA Regional

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Illinois State will take on Indiana tomorrow in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in the Louisville Regional hosted at Jim Patterson Stadium. The No. 3 seeded Redbirds and No. 2 seed Hoosiers will play at 1 p.m. Both teams won at least a share of their regular season conference title.

    No. 1 Louisville and No. 4 UIC will play at 5 p.m. Each team in the Louisville Regional has the Conference Pitcher of the Year from each of their respective leagues.

    Illinois State Redbirds (34-24, 14-7 MVC)

    Illinois State won its first two games before losing two straight games in the MVC Tournament.

  • Peoria Journal-Star: Howard Moore upgraded to stable condition

    Former Bradley assistant basketball coach Howard Moore has been upgraded to stable condition Sunday and is being treated for third-degree burns at an Ann Arbor, Mich., hospital.

    Moore, who went on to become the head coach at UIC and is currently an assistant coach at Wisconsin, was a passenger in his family's vehicle that was struck by a driver said to be traveling at a high rate of speed on the wrong side of the M-14 freeway near Ann Arbor early Saturday morning. The driver of the other vehicle, 23-year-old Samantha Winchester of Ann Arbor, was killed.

    Also perishing in the crash were Moore's wife, Jennifer, 46, and their 10-year-old daughter, Jaidyn.

  • Official Site of the Redbirds: Anstey Qualifies for NCAA Championships on Final Day of West Preliminary Round

    In the final day of competition, Jack Anstey wrapped up the NCAA West Preliminary Round for the Redbirds with a career performance in the 1,500-meter run, punching his ticket to the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas. Anstey's time of 3:41.81 was not only a personal-best for the junior but also an Illinois State school record. The previous record of 3:42.19 was set by MVC Hall-of-Famer and NCAA All-American Christian Goy in 2001 and had stood untouched for 18 years.

    "Jack had a fantastic close, running a 56-second last 400-meters to advance in a race with lots of amazing athletes, including the defending NCAA champion," said Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Jeff Bovee.

  • Pantagraph: Headrick superb again as ISU downs SIU in MVC Tournament

    Gunner Peterson, who had singled, was at third base when Nick Zouras attempted a steal of second. As the throw went through to second, Zouras stopped short of the base. Peterson sprinted home before Zouras was tagged out.

  • Pantagraph: 'Special conference':Talent abounds for MVC Baseball Tournament at ISU

    Although preseason favorite Missouri State has suffered through an injury riddled campaign and finished sixth in the league standings, Illinois State has emerged as a surprise co-champion with Dallas Baptist as the MVC Tournament opens a five-day run at Duffy Bass Field on Tuesday.

    The Valley ranks sixth in RPI (Rating Percentage Index) among all Division I conferences and although only the tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, the league has three teams with realistic at-large berth aspirations in ISU, Dallas Baptist and Indiana State.

    "You look at the depth and see the RPIs and you've got to realize Missouri State, one of your best programs if not the best, and they're having a poor year by their standards," Illinois State coach Steve Holm said.

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