5 years ago (2013): Normal Community pestered Champaign Central into 17 first-half turnovers and cruised to a 58-41 home victory. Callen Boddie paced the Ironmen, who won their 13th consecutive game, with 14 points.
15 years ago (2003): Illinois State employed a lineup that featured four perimeter players the majority of the time and produced the biggest win of the season, an 89-74 verdict over archrival Bradley. Sophomore Gregg Alexander posted his first collegiate double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
25 years ago (1993): Record-setting wide receiver Chris Bisaillon of Illinois Wesleyan was voted the initial recipient of the Champion USA Division III Senior Student-Athlete of the Year Award. Illinois Wesleyan will receive a $3,000 check in Bisaillon’s name for the school’s general scholarship fund.
50 years ago (1968): Ron Brown, former Roanoke-Benson star who has been attending Memphis State, enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan. He will be eligible for the entire 1968-69 season after sitting out the present semester as a transfer student.