7am News, Sports and Obits

Latest WGIL news
Click to play or
Right click and "Save Target As" to download
Click for Galesburg, Illinois Forecast
Home - Cancellations - Community Events - Contact Us - Mornings - News - Obituaries - Pictures - Programs - Special Events Audio - Sports - Weather
Illinois State, VCU to Begin Series This Fall
NORMAL, Ill. (AP)--Illinois State says its men's basketball team will begin a home-and-home series with Virginia Commonwealth this fall.

Redbird head coach Dan Muller said in a news release Wednesday that Illinois State will open its 2013-14 season on Nov. 8 at VCU. The date for the return game the next season hasn't been set.

Under head coach Shaka Smart VCU has become an NCAA Tournament regular. The Rams finished last season 27-9 and beat Akron in the tournament before losing to Michigan.

Muller said the game this fall should offer the Redbirds an intense road test in a hostile arena.

Illinois State finished last season 18-15.

The teams haven't played since 1995. Muller was a sophomore on the ISU team that season.
News management powered by Xpression News
Read the latest local sports stories by clicking here