5 years ago (2013): Eureka College senior Tomi Tapper pitched the Red Devils’ first no-hitter since 2006 in a victory over Cairn (Pa.) in the National Collegiate Sports Invitational at North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jodi Rebholz pitched a two-hitter in a 4-0 season-opening win over Arcadia (Pa.).
15 years ago (2003): Tom Richardson was fired as men’s basketball coach at Illinois State and his three assistant coaches also were let go. Richardson compiled a 56-64 record during his four seasons as head coach, with the Redbirds finishing with an 8-21 record this season.
25 years ago (1993): Bloomington football coach Terry McCombs accepted the athletic director’s position at Downers Grove South in south suburban Chicago. McCombs took over as BHS coach in 1978 and compiled a 111-43 record, including 62-9 in the last six seasons and a second-place finish in the 1991 Class 4A playoffs.
50 years ago (1968): Illinois State guard George Terry has earned the Interstate Conference's final “Player of the Week” accolade for his performance in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Basketball Tournament. Terry was voted the outstanding player of the tournament although the Redbirds finished second to Indiana State.