Tag: Sean Slattery

Western, Illinois State among seven Missouri Valley teams ranked in national polls

Western, Illinois State among seven Missouri Valley teams ranked in national polls
Western Illinois and Illinois State continue to remain among the seven Missouri Valley Football Conference teams are ranked in the national FCS Coaches Top-25 poll (6 are ranked in STATS). WIU lost 24-12 at second-ranked North Dakota State, which dropped the Leathernecks two spots in each poll. Western is 12 in the STATS rankings and... Read more »

Rockford native Slattery on target for stellar season

Rockford native Slattery on target for stellar season
Sean Slattery grew up with golf all around him, therefore it’s only natural that the Illinois State kicker sees parallels between the two sports. “Everything that goes into kicking is the same as a golf swing,” Slattery said. “For me being a righty, if I leave my foot open it’s going to go right. If... Read more »

Redbirds, Leathernecks continue climbs in FCS poll

Redbirds, Leathernecks continue climbs in FCS poll
Fresh off impressive victories this past weekend, Illinois State and Western Illinois rose in the latest FCS STATS poll. ISU, which opened Missouri Valley Football Conference play, surged past Missouri State in the second half for a 34-9 win. Consequently, the Redbirds moved up two slots in the STATS FCS poll to No. 12 in nation.... Read more »
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The Inaugural Prairie State Pigskin Team: Offense

The Inaugural Prairie State Pigskin Team:  Offense
With the calendar turning to December and the football season over for Illinois’ four FCS teams, it’s time to announce the inaugural Prairie State Pigskin Team. Some choices were clear cut and easy; others were far more difficult. Without further ado, here are the selections. OFFENSE Quarterback:  Jake Kolbe, ISU The sophomore from Naperville Central... Read more »

Spelman, Harris Spearhead Eight All-League Picks for ISU

Spelman, Harris Spearhead Eight All-League Picks for ISU
Eight Illinois State Redbirds were honored by the Missouri Valley Football Conference, headlined by first-team selections Mark Spelman and Davontae Harris. Three Redbirds were also selected to the All-MVFC Second Team, as senior wide receiver Anthony Warrum was joined by junior safety Alec Kocour and junior defensive tackle Dalton Keene. Senior linebacker Alejandro Rivera, senior... Read more »