Archive for December 2020

Sports nutritionists forge ahead despite pandemic challenges

“I don’t eat vegetables. I only eat food like cheeseburgers, Spam, hot dogs and pizza.” “I’m a light eater. As soon as it’s light, I start to eat.” –Art Donovan, Pro Football Hall of Famer who gained renown for his appearances on the late-night talk show circuit of the 1980s & ’90s Sports and nutrition... Read more »

National signing day, Dec. 2020: Western Illinois Leathernecks

National signing day, Dec. 2020:  Western Illinois Leathernecks
While Western Illinois will not officially release its full list of recruits until February, the Leathernecks appear to have made a concerted effort to improve their running game. The Leathernecks, in fact, do appear to have made a significant upgrade at running back with the addition of a former starter from the Southeastern Conference (SEC).... Read more »

National signing day, Dec. 2020: Eastern Illinois Panthers

National signing day, Dec. 2020:  Eastern Illinois Panthers
(Editor’s note: This is one part of a series on December signees by Illinois FCS programs. We conclude tomorrow with Western Illinois.) There were times when Eastern Illinois started five freshmen in its offensive line last fall. While that group certainly took its lumps, the Panther coaching staff knows the value of early experience. Those same... Read more »
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National signing day, December 2020: Southern Illinois Salukis

National signing day, December 2020: Southern Illinois Salukis
(Editor’s note: This is one part of a four-part series on December signees by Illinois FCS programs. Tomorrow: Eastern Illinois) In its only game of the 2020 fall season, Southern Illinois University showed off a new-look secondary. That group limited Southeast Missouri to 53 yards passing in a 20-17 victory that featured interceptions by new... Read more »

National signing day, Dec. 2020: Illinois State Redbirds

National signing day, Dec. 2020: Illinois State Redbirds
(Editor’s note: This is one part of a four-part series on December signees by Illinois FCS programs. Tomorrow: Southern Illinois) With recruiting visits limited by the COVID-19 pandemic, creativity was a must for Illinois State University’s football program in the months building up to Wednesday’s national signing day. “Our staff did a tremendous job recruiting... Read more »