Tag: Mid-America Classic

Spack faces new challenger in state's oldest FCS rivalry

Spack faces new challenger in state's oldest FCS rivalry
This Saturday, Eastern Illinois and Illinois State will take the field for the 108th time, continuing the oldest Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) rivalry in Illinois history. For ISU head coach Brock Spack, this weekend’s clash will mark his 11th game in the rivalry. It started against one of his mentors, legendary Eastern Illinois head coach... Read more »

Redbirds return Mid-America Classic trophy to Normal

Redbirds return Mid-America Classic trophy to Normal
As far as the Illinois State Redbirds are concerned, the Mid-America Classic traveling trophy is back to normal–as in Bloomington-Normal. ISU dominated the first half and cruised to a 44-13 victory over Eastern Illinois in the annual nonconference clash for bragging rights and possession of the trophy. The Redbirds’ road triumph avenges last season’s 24-21... Read more »

Trophy Life: Illinois State, Eastern renew tussle for Mid-America Classic hardware

Trophy Life:  Illinois State, Eastern renew tussle for Mid-America Classic hardware
Eastern Illinois (1-1) hosts Illinois State (1-0) Saturday in the oldest FCS rivalry in the state. Kickoff is 2 p.m. at O’Brien Field in Charleston. Here’s what you need to know. The Series This will be the 106th playing of the Mid-America Classic with Illinois State holding a 54-42-9 all-time series lead.  Each school has... Read more »
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