2018-19 Eureka Men's Basketball News

  • Kyler Stork, Alex Wiegand Receive NABC Honors Court Recognition
    July 22, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kyler Stork and Alex Wiegand excelled in academics this year, and now, they’ve been named to the 2018-2019 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court.
  • EC Men’s Basketball Coaches Recognized for Earning PDS Certification
    June 27, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – This month, EC head men’s basketball coach Chip Wilde and assistant coach Ryan Mulcrone were among the coaches recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for earning Professional Development Series certification at the 2019 NABC Convention in Minneapolis.
  • EC Men’s Basketball Holds Awards Banquet
    April 17, 2019
    WASHINGTON, Ill. – The Eureka College men’s basketball team gathered at Kep’s Sports Bar and Grill for a banquet on Sunday to relive and celebrate a historic season.
  • Peoria Chiefs to Honor EC Football, Men’s Basketball May 2
    April 15, 2019
    PEORIA, Ill. — Mark your calendars, Red Devil fans. On May 2, the Peoria Chiefs are planning to recognize Eureka's 2018 football team and 2018-2019 men’s basketball team for capturing conference championships this year at their home game at Dozer Park.
  • EC Men’s Basketball Coach Chip Wilde Releases Summer 2019 Camp Dates
    March 28, 2019
    EUREKA — Eureka College men's basketball head coach Chip Wilde will host three different youth basketball camps this summer inside the Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center on the campus of Eureka College.
  • Eureka Men’s Basketball to be Honored at Peoria City Council Meeting
    March 21, 2019
    EUREKA — After a historic season, the Eureka College basketball team will be recognized by Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis and the Peoria City Council on Tuesday night.
  • Together We Win: Eureka Celebrates 25th Anniversary of National Title
    March 15, 2019
    The only team from Eureka College to ever win the gold is celebrating its silver anniversary Friday. Hall of Fame head coach Dave Darnall and his 1993-94 Red Devils won the NAIA Division II men's basketball national title on this date 25 years ago -- March 15, 1994.
  • No. 1 Nebraska Wesleyan Ends Red Devils' Tourney Run, 101-75
    March 01, 2019
    LINCOLN, Neb.-- In front of a rowdy, sell-out crowd at NWU’s Snyder Arena, the top-ranked Prairie Dogs (27-1) ended the Eureka College men’s historic tourney run with an emphatic 101-75 win over the Red Devils Friday night. After winning seven of their last nine games and capturing their SLIAC tourney title to get to this point, the Red Devils (13-14) finally met their match in their Division III NCAA Tournament debut.
  • After 25-Year Wait, Eureka Men Ready for Return to National Stage
    February 28, 2019
    EUREKA — On Friday, Eureka (13-14) will make its NCAA Division III Tournament debut against No. 1 Nebraska Wesleyan (26-1) in the program’s first March game since that magical championship season. The Red Devils will tip off against the defending national champions on their own home court at 7:30 p.m.
  • U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood Recognizes NCAA Tourney-bound EC Men’s Basketball
    February 28, 2019
    UREKA – U.S. Congressman Darin LaHood addressed the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon, and sang the praises of the Eureka College men’s basketball team.
  • Red Devils to Make NCAA Tourney Debut at Nebraska Wesleyan Friday
    February 25, 2019
    EUREKA – On Monday, in a room full of its biggest supporters, the Eureka College men’s basketball team learned which team it will face in its long-awaited first NCAA Division III Tournament appearance. The Red Devils (13-14) will take on Nebraska Wesleyan (26-1) in first-round action Friday at 7:30 p.m. inside Nebraska Wesleyan’s Snyder Arena in Lincoln, Neb.
  • Eureka Men’s Basketball to Host Selection Show Watch Party
    February 24, 2019
    EUREKA – The Eureka College men’s basketball program is inviting you to join us in the E.C. Hall of Fame Room Monday at 11:30 a.m. for the NCAA Division III Tournament Selection Show.
  • Eureka Takes Down Webster, Clinches First SLIAC Championship in Program History, 70-69
    February 23, 2019
    WEBSTER GROVES – The Eureka men’s 13-year wait is finally over. The Red Devils captured their first-ever St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship on Saturday night with a 70-69 victory over top-seeded Webster on its own court. And now, they’re headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.  
  • ‘Together at the Right Time,’ Eureka Gears Up for Greenville Round III
    February 22, 2019
    WEBSTER GROVES , Mo. — There wasn’t a magic key that unlocked everything during Eureka’s improbable run to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament this season. It was more of a slow build, with each passing day and experience stacking up on top of each other until the Red Devils knew what they were made of – and what they were capable of achieving.
  • Red Devils Keep Their Cool, Advance to SLIAC Tourney Championship With 163-146 Win Over Greenville
    February 22, 2019
    WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. – With the season on the line, Greenville turned up the heat, but the Red Devils kept their cool. For the second time in 11 days, the Red Devils survived a grueling scoring marathon against Greenville on Friday night at Grant Gymnasium and walked away with a 163-146 victory. And now, they’re headed to the SLIAC championship game for the first time since 2013.
  • Eureka Falls to Emmaus in Regular-Season Finale, 77-72
    February 18, 2019
    EUREKA — The Eureka men dropped their regular-season finale to Emmaus 77-72 in non-conference play Monday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
  • Eureka Men Race Past Iowa Wesleyan — And Into SLIAC Tourney, 110-77
    February 16, 2019
    EUREKA — The Eureka men are heading to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament after everything broke their way on Saturday night.
  • Preview: Iowa Wesleyan Only One Hurdle for EC’s Tourney Hopes
    February 15, 2019
    EUREKA — On the last day of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference season, there are six teams left in tournament contention — and Eureka College is one of them. The Red Devils will host Iowa Wesleyan inside Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena Saturday at 3 p.m., and then, they’ll see where the chips fall across the league.
  • Rarely flashy, Washington Product Alex Wiegand a ‘Substance Guy’ for EC
    February 14, 2019
    As Monday night’s game against Greenville wore on, fans in the stands of Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena started to get used to an unfamiliar sight.
  • Red Devils Pull Away From MacMurray, 98-80
    February 13, 2019
    JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – Austin Juergens poured in a career-high 31 points and the Eureka men pulled away from MacMurray for a 98-80 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory at Bill Wall Gymnasium Wednesday night.
  • Preview: After Greenville Triumph, MacMurray Awaits EC
    February 12, 2019
    JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — The Eureka men grinded out their most cathartic win of the year on Monday night. But as the season winds down, there’s still plenty of work to be done. On Wednesday, the Red Devils will take on St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe MacMurray on the road at 7:30 p.m.
  • Dakota Bennington Snags Second Straight SLIAC Player of the Week Honor
    February 11, 2019
    EUREKA – For the second week in a row and the third time this season, Eureka College’s Dakota Bennington is the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
  • Eureka Endures, Outlasts Greenville on Record-breaking Night, 161-153
    February 11, 2019
    EUREKA — On an unforgettable, record-breaking night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center, the Red Devils cracked the code and seized a 161-153 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over three-time defending conference champion Greenville..
  • Preview: Red Devils Preparing for Up-tempo, Frantic Greenville
    February 10, 2019
    EUREKA — On Monday, the Eureka men will have an opportunity to see how far they’ve come since the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference season began. The Red Devils will host three-time defending SLIAC champion Greenville at 7:30 p.m. inside Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
  • Dakota Bennington Drops 40 as EC Downs Fontbonne, 116-91
    February 09, 2019
    EUREKA – Fontbonne hung around as long as it could, but Dakota Bennington (Peoria, Ill./Peoria  Christian) dropped a career-high 40 points and the Eureka men gradually buried the Griffins. The Red Devils tallied 60 points in first half, tacked on 56 more in the second and walked off Dave Darnall Court with a 116-91 victory over Fontbonne in St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action Saturday afternoon.
  • Preview: Eureka Gets Another Shot at Fontbonne
    February 08, 2019
    EUREKA — After experiencing their fourth weather-related postponement of the year on Thursday, the Eureka men are more than ready to return to their state-of-the-art court. Their season resumes on Saturday with a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference battle against Fontbonne inside Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center at 3 p.m.
  • Men’s basketball game against Emmaus postponed to Feb. 18
    February 07, 2019
    EUREKA — Thursday night’s men's basketball game against Emmaus Bible College has been postponed due to unsafe travel conditions.
  • Preview: Red-hot Eureka to Host Emmaus Before SLIAC Tourney
    February 06, 2019
    EUREKA — The Eureka men are getting a break from St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play on Thursday. The Red Devils will host Emmaus inside Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena in a late-season non-conference contest at 7:30 p.m.
  • Red Devils Stumble at Principia, 89-78
    February 05, 2019
    ELSAH, Ill. – The Eureka men saw a tight St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic game at Principia get away from them Tuesday night. After nearly matching the Panthers step for step in a competitive first half, the Red Devils struggled to find offense when they needed it in the second.
  • Dakota Bennington Earns Second SLIAC Player of the Week Honor
    February 04, 2019
    EUREKA — For the second time this season, Eureka College’s Dakota Bennington is the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
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