5 years ago (2013): Despite a 23-point effort from Jamie Russell, the Illinois State women’s basketball team couldn’t slow down Missouri State in a 91-76 Missouri Valley Conference loss at JQH Arena in Springfield, Mo.
15 years ago (2003): Normal Community’s girls basketball team closed out the first half with a 22-0 run en route to a 55-40 victory over Springfield Southeast. Guard Megan Patti led Normal, 22-2, by scoring 11 of her 13 points in the pivotal second period.
25 years ago (1993): Bloomington’s dazzling football aerial duo of quarterback Billy Dicken and wide receiver Marquis Mosely will split up to play for different Big Ten schools next season. Dicken signed a national letter of intent with Purdue and Mosely with the University of Illinois.
50 years ago (1968): Sheldon Thompson, Illinois Wesleyan’s 6-foot-2 inch jumping-jack center, had one of his finer games with 17 points and 20 rebounds in leading the Titans to a 63-61 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin win over North Central.