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Christian Williams dazzles in Indiana State debut

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 22:54
FORT WORTH, TX -- Former St. Teresa Bulldog Christian Williams made his debut for Indiana State Sunday. In his first game since transferring from Iowa, the Decatur native looked really sharp against TCU. He scored 13 points, and hauled in 11 rebounds
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Underwood says Illini were 'best we've played' vs. ETSU

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 19:25
CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois sophomore guard Trent Frazier led all scorers with 25 points on 6-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc and the Illini steamrolled East Tennessee State 73-55 on Saturday afternoon. The Illini lead grew to as much as 30 points, including a 29-5 run to start the game which prompted head coach Brad Underwood to call it the "best we've played" during his postgame press conference. ETSU had a nightmarish 24-hour travel saga that included a cancelled flight, a b...
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: 12/14

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 00:54
What a night in the Friday Frenzy! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman bring you as many highlights as possible from all across the viewing area! For scores please click the attached graphic online.
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Tupper's Take: Mary and Lou Henson honored by Illini

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 02:03
Former head coach and program legend Lou Henson's name is all over the Illini basketball program, from the record book to the pregame hype video to, literally, the floor boards of the court at State Farm Center. Now it'll be attached to a special scholarship for former players who wish to return to school -- only this time his name will be accompanied by an equally important one: his wife Mary. Mark Tupper explains how Mary Henson has been a highly influential figure for not just Lo...
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West Lincoln-Broadwell wins IESA state championship

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 01:32
Make it five state championships in three years for the West Lincoln-Broadwell girls basketball program. Head coach Kari Froebe's Wolverines won their latest trophy in dominant fashion on Thursday night, holding unbeaten Ottawa Wallace to an eye-popping 10 points in a 46-10 win in the Class 1A 8th grade IESA state championship at Clinton Junior High. [VIDEO: HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS] Standout guard Kloe Froebe (who's only in seventh grade) contributed 30 of the Wolverines' 46 poin...
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Shrine Game releases East, West rosters

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 20:13
The Illinois Shrine Football Game has announced the rosters for its 45th annual game, and they feature more than a dozen local stars! Date: June 16th, 2019 Place: Tucci Stadium (Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington) Rosters: Attached to this article For video coverage of Wednesday's announcement, visit Facebook!
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Illinois residents could see hike in gas prices next year

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 17:41
ILLINOIS, (WAND) - According to the Tax Foundation, Illinois hasn't raised taxes on gasoline since 1990, but Illinois is still the tenth highest state in the nation for gas prices.
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Springfield's Ryan Held sets national, world records in China

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 02:27
CHINA -- All he does is win. Springfield native Ryan Held added two enormous accolades to his swimming career before he graduates from North Carolina State this month: national record holder and world record holder. His blistering 45.82-second leg in the 4x100 freestyle during the preliminaries of the world championships beat the old American record of 46.25 seconds, and when he helped Team USA to a first-place finish in the finals (3:03.03) he set a new world record. Talk abou...
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Tuesday Night Basketball Highlights: 12/11

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 02:15
WAND has every score and a handful of highlights from a jam-packed slate of high school basketball games! Click the online scoreboard for the latest results, plus visit Facebook for highlights!
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Cushing introduced as new Eastern Illinois head football coach

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:33
CHARLESTON -- Adam Cushing was introduced as the new Eastern Illinois head football coach Monday - the 25th in program history. "The wins will come on the football field," Cushing said. "We're going to win games. We're going to hold up the OVC trophy, and we're going to hold up the national championship trophy." 
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Eastern Illinois hires Adam Cushing as head football coach

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 21:10
CHARLESTON -- Northwestern assistant Adam Cushing has been hired as the new head football coach at Eastern Illinois. Cushing spent the past 15 years on the Northwestern staff, including 13 under head coach Pat Fitzgerald. He's currently the offensive line coach
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Illinois fends off UNLV for third win of season

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 19:22
CHAMPAIGN -- "You guys ever play golf?" Illinois head coach Brad Underwood greeted reporters at the postgame press conference with an analogy from the links. He left the court at the State Farm Center with a 77-74 win over UNLV on Saturday afternoon, and with it a feeling like he had just hit his tee shot into the woods, taken a penalty stroke then holed out with two strokes. The message was clear: sloppy or not, a par is a par. The Illini (3-7) made some key mistakes incl...
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: 12/7

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 00:34
Welcome to the one and only Friday Frenzy! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman kick off the basketball season with games all across the viewing area! [VIDEO FOUND ON FACEBOOK]
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Thursday Night Highlight Zone: 12/6

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 00:29
WAND brings you a trio of key games from Thursday night's slate of basketball games! [VIDEO] + Macon County Boys Basketball Semifinals + MacArthur vs. U High (girls)
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Illinois, Illinois State, Millikin fall in Wednesday action

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:57
Central Illinois' college basketball teams fared 0-4 on Wednesday night, with two of those losses coming at home and two in the city of Chicago. WAND has highlights of Illinois, Illinois State and Millikin. + Illinois falls to No. 19 Ohio State 77-67 + Illinois State rolled by UIC 94-75 + Millikin loses to visiting Elmhurst 74-62 + Illinois Wesleyan drops barn burner to Wheaton 90-88
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Hero of the Week: Taylorville Tornadoes spring into action

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:46
Join WAND's Gordon Voit every Wednesday for Hero of the Week, where Voit puts the spotlight on a member of the community who is demonstrating unusual character on and off the field! TAYLORVILLE -- When an array of tornadoes hit the Christian County area last week, Ryan Brown knew something had to be done. The boys basketball coach texted wrestling and football coach Lee Mateer, and rallied a large group of students from all across the Tornadoes athletic department and beyond. They ...
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Taylorville helps heal community; MacArthur and Eisenhower also pick up wins

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 01:27
In this Tuesday slate of highlights, Taylorville decides to host its Apollo Conference clash with Charleston despite the town's storm damage, while MacArthur tops U High and Eisenhower rolls Rochester. Plus scores from the Macon County Tournament in Maroa! Tune in to WAND during Wednesday's 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts to see the Taylorville boys basketball team featured for Hero of the Week!
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Alumni Tuesday: Seven Sassano, Dartmouth

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 01:10
Do you ever wonder what happened to your favorite Friday Frenzy star who went on to the next level? Now you don't have to! Join WAND's Gordon Voit every week for Alumni Tuesday, when he will profile a different local athlete who is now at the college level and beyond. Seven Sassano was the first female basketball player to notch 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in Eisenhower history, and now she's taking that scrappiness to the Ivy League for the Dartmouth rugby program. The...
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Tupper's Take: Nebraska review, Ohio State preview

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 22:40
Mark Tupper joins Noah Newman in studio for another edition of Tupper's Take! The guys react to Illinois' Big Ten opening loss at Nebraska. And Noah makes a bold prediction about the upcoming Ohio State game that leaves Mark speechless. 
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Capital City Showcase highlights

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 22:22
SPRINGFIELD -- There was wall to wall ball at the Bank of Springfield Center Saturday in the annual Capital City Showcase. 
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