5 years ago (2013): Illinois Wesleyan senior Andrew Ziemnik has been named to the third team of the preseason Division III men’s basketball All-America team by D3hoops.com. A first-team CCIW selection last season, Ziemnik was the Titans’ leading scorer at 11.0 points per game and second with 6.2 rebounds.
15 years ago (2003): Sha-Ron Edwards ran for 239 yards and four touchdowns in Illinois State’s 48-43 win over Southwest Missouri State. The two teams racked up more than 1,000 yards of total offense in the Gateway Conference matchup.
25 years ago (1993): Illinois State’s Franky West was named the Gateway Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. The junior cornerback intercepted a pass on a fake punt attempt and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown in ISU’s 34-16 league win at Southern Illinois.
50 years ago (1968): DeLand-Weldon grabbed an undisputed Sangamon Valley Conference title as the hustling Huisinga brothers, Darrel and Larry, combined with the bruising running of Bill Morgan to turn back Octavia, 20-13, in a football fight that ended just that way with a bitter ruckus at the close of the final period.