Articles Tagged ‘Illinois State’

Team Profile: Illinois State – Niagara Recap

Niagara 70, Illinois State 56 No matter how much Illinois State chiseled at its lead, Niagara was not going to be denied on this night, in this game. In the opening act of the 2009 ESPNU Bracketbusters, the Purple Eagles sprinted out to a big lead in front of the faithful Gallagher Center crowd and… more »

Team Profile: 2008 BracketBuster Recap: Illinois State 54, Wright State 46

On every team there are five guys that believe they can do better. They can score more points, make crazier passes, shutdown more opponents than the players who are actually on the floor. On the very best teams, there are one or two guys who truthfully can do better, if given the chance. Illinois State… more »

Team Profile: 2008 BracketBuster Preview: Wright State at Illinois State

Quite the anomaly exists in western Ohio. The lowlands of Dayton are currently housing a Mountain Man. Wright State freshman Cooper Land began growing quite the beard over a month ago. Purely superstitious in its inception, the beard will not be shaven until Wright State loses. Last Saturday, it looked like the razor might finally… more »

Point Guards of the Missouri Valley Conference

The Missouri Valley Conference has had an impressive run of success the last few years. The key to consistently stellar basketball has been good coaches, experienced players, and hard-nosed defense. What’s the point? Under a microscope, a devoted observer would notice one thing all successful Valley teams had–and still have–in common: a gritty, tough, unflappable… more »

The New Face of Illinois State Basketball

When comparing present and past recruiting bases, Illinois State basketball coach Tim Jankovich already surpasses former head man Porter Moser. In a city 130 miles from Chicago and 175 clicks from Indy, Moser went the rural route. He set his sights on kids from small towns in Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Jank’, on the other… more »

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