EUREKA – The Eureka College football team will visit #4/#5 Wisconsin-Whitewater in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 17. Kickoff at Perkins Stadium in Whitewater, Wis. is scheduled for noon CST.
EUREKA -- The Eureka Red Devils are back in the playoffs. Eureka earned a 38-7 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference victory over Rockford Saturday at McKinzie Field to secure the league's outright regular-season championship and automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs.
EUREKA -- Hank Thomas (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods H.S.) pumped in 30 points and Dakota Bennington (Peoria, Ill./Peoria Christian H.S./Olivet Nazarene) tacked on 25 as part of a 14-for-16 effort at the foul line, but visiting Monmouth overcame a slim halftime deficit to notch a 101-91 season-opening non-conference victory, Saturday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center.
EUREKA -- Eureka will return to McKinzie Field Saturday for the regular-season finale in a 1 p.m. Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference kickoff versus Rockford. The Red Devils, who have already clinched at least a share of the NACC title, can secure the outright championship and the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA Division III playoffs with a win over the Regents.
GREENVILLE, Ill. – Eureka senior James Bowen (Homer Glen, Ill./Seneca H.S.) has been selected to the All-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Third Team, Commissioner Dr. Dick Kaiser announced Saturday at the SLIAC Tournament in Greenville, Ill. Bowen, who was also an All-SLIAC pick as a freshman in 2015, scored a team-best nine goals in 2018.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Eureka senior outside hitter Lexi Dooley (Sutter, Ill./Warsaw H.S.) has been named to the All-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Third Team, according to an announcement from Commissioner Dr. Dick Kaiser at Saturday’s SLIAC Tournament in St. Louis, Mo.
PLYMOUTH, Wis. ? Le?Anthony Reasnover (Momence, Ill./Momence H.S.) produced his third career 300-yard game to break his own single-season Eureka rushing record and scored five touchdown to match his own single-game Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference record, but a two-point conversion attempt to win the game in the final minute came up short in the Red Devils? 56-55 league setback at Lakeland, Saturday afternoon in Plymouth, Wis.
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Dakota Bennington (Peoria, Ill./Peoria Christian H.S./Olivet Nazarene) scored 17 points and Austin Juergens (Pekin, Ill./Pekin H.S.) followed with 12 points, but Eureka came up short in a 79-44 exhibition decision at NCAA Division I Eastern Illinois, Saturday night at Lantz Arena in Charleston, Ill.
EUREKA -- Eureka will take the field Saturday in hopes of clinching at least a share of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference championship and its second consecutive NCAA Division III playoff bid when the unbeaten Red Devils visit longtime rival Lakeland at 1 p.m. at Taylor Field in Plymouth, Wis.
EUREKA -- Eureka will continue preseason preparation for its 41st season at the NCAA Division III level and the 12th season of the Chip Wilde coaching era Friday night when the Red Devils play their first of two exhibitions in a 7 p.m. start at NCAA Division I Eastern Illinois.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Eureka has checked in at #10 in the North Region according to the first set of regional rankings released by the NCAA on Wednesday afternoon. NCAA regional rankings are used as a main reference for the Division III playoffs for the selection of at-large bids and seeding.
EUREKA – Renowned vocalist Jim Cornelison will sing the Star Spangled Banner prior to the Eureka College football game on Saturday, Nov. 10 at McKinzie Field. Cornelison, who has served as the national anthem singer of the Chicago Blackhawks since 2008, will perform as part of Eureka’s Veterans Day recognition during the Red Devils’ regular-season finale against Rockford at 1 p.m.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Eureka senior running back Le’Anthony Reasnover (Momence, Ill./Momence H.S.) has repeated on the D3football.com Team of the Week and as the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Offensive Player of the Week, according to Tuesday announcements. Reasnover ran for 320 yards in the Red Devils’ 48-45 league win at Concordia (Wis.) last Saturday.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. – A preseason poll conducted by St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball head coaches has tabbed Eureka fifth in the league in 2018-19. Greenville, the three-time defending regular-season champion and 2018 SLIAC Tournament winner, was picked to repeat as conference champion.
MEQUON, Wis. -- With the game on the line and the ball in his hands, Le'Anthony Reasnover (Momence, Ill./Momence H.S.) wouldn't let Eureka lose. The All-American spun away from contact behind the line of scrimmage and raced to the end zone for the game-winning 4-yard touchdown run on third-and-goal with 19 seconds remaining in the Red Devils' stunning 48-45 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference win at Concordia (Wis.), Saturday afternoon in Mequon, Wis.
EUREKA – Eureka closed out the 2018 season in grand fashion Saturday during Senior Day at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena, sailing to a 25-20, 25-15, 17-25, 25-18 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over MacMurray. The Red Devils’ senior class of Lexi Dooley (Sutter, Ill./Warsaw H.S.), Haley Holzem (Normal, Ill./Normal West H.S.) and Heather Robinson (Peoria, Ill./Limestone H.S.) combined for 26 kills, 23 assists and 32 digs in the four-set win.
EUREKA -- Sole possession of first place in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference standings and the inside track for an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III playoffs are on the line Saturday when Eureka makes the 229-mile trek to Mequon, Wis. for a late-season showdown with Concordia (Wis.) at 1 p.m. inside Tomasini Stadium. Both the Red Devils and Falcons bring perfect 4-0 NACC records into the contest.
EUREKA – Bryan Moore has been appointed Director of Athletics at Eureka College effective Nov. 1, the College announced Thursday. Moore, who has led the department on an interim basis since July 1, has directed the department’s communications efforts for nearly eight years.
EUREKA -- Eureka rode a major wave of momentum midway through Wednesday's St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match against Greenville, but the Panthers used a fast start and held off the Red Devils late as well to secure a 25-11, 22-25, 25-10, 29-27 victory over the Red Devils at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Eureka has been voted fifth in a preseason St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference poll conducted by league women’s basketball coaches, according to an announcement from the league office Wednesday. Defending regular-season champion Greenville received four of a possible nine first-place votes to be picked as the league’s preseason favorite.
CARLINVILLE, Ill. – Michael Hansen (Peoria, Ill./Limestone H.S.) scored 92 seconds into the match, Cole Collins (Paris, Ill./Paris H.S.) delivered insurance in the final five minutes and Moises Aldana (Spring Valley, Ill./Hall H.S.) kept a clean sheet in goal to lift Eureka to a 2-0 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory at Blackburn, Tuesday night in Carlinville, Ill. The win was the Red Devils’ fifth shutout of 2018, EC’s most in a season in program history.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – For the first time this season and the third time in his decorated four-year career, Eureka senior running back Le’Anthony Reasnover (Momence, Ill./Momence H.S.) has been selected for the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware. Reasnover paced the Red Devils’ huge offensive day with 289 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 29 carries in a 50-20 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference win over Benedictine at McKinzie Field.
WACO, Texas – Unbeaten through seven games for just the second time in program history, Eureka has received three votes in the American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches' Poll released on Monday. The announcement marks the second time the Red Devils have appeared on at least one ballot after receiving two votes in the final 2017 AFCA poll.
EUREKA – Le’Anthony Reasnover (Momence, Ill./Momence H.S.) rushed for 282 yards to become the 29th player in NCAA Division III history to reach 5,000 career rushing yards and the Eureka defense held visiting Benedictine scoreless through the game’s first 45 minutes in the Red Devils’ 50-20 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference drubbing of Benedictine, Saturday afternoon at McKinzie Field.
EUREKA – Eureka held St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference heavyweight Webster scoreless through more than 43 minutes Saturday afternoon at Traister Field, but the visiting Gorloks broke a scoreless tie on Isaac Pearson’s 44th-minute goal and added four more goals in the second half for a 5-0 league win over the Red Devils.
ELSAH, Ill. -- Eureka took its final road trip of the 2018 season Saturday morning, coming up empty in a 25-20, 25-21, 25-19 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference setback at Principia in Elsah, Ill.