Illinois State University

Location: Normal, IL
Founded: 1899
Primary Athletic Conference: Missouri Valley Conference
Nickname: 'Birds
Colors: Red, White
Mascot Name: Redbirds
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Famous Alumni: Doug Collins (NBA) Jane Lynch (Actress) Sean Hayes (Actor) John Malkovich (Actor) Craig Robinson (Actor)
Fun Fact: Illinois State's Victory Bell is rung after every Illinois State touchdown, and is a mainstay of the annual Homecoming Parade. Prior to every football game, each coach and student-athlete touches the Battle Bird.