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DPS Hall of Fame honors Class of 2018

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:33
Click the video above to see Friday night's celebration of the 2018 Hall of Fame class plus interviews with former MacArthur standout volleyball and track athlete Jerelene Cummings Ross (who competed in both sports at the University of Florida) plus former Eisenhower baseball star Tim Smith, who went to play at Mercer University, the minor leagues and now serves as the Miami Marlins batting practice pitcher! Decatur Public Schools Announces Second Athletic Hall of Fame Class (Inform...
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DPS Hall of Fame honors Class of 2018

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:33
Click the video above to see Friday night's celebration of the 2018 Hall of Fame class plus interviews with former MacArthur standout volleyball and track athlete Jerelene Cummings Ross (who competed in both sports at the University of Florida) plus former Eisenhower baseball star Tim Smith, who went to play at Mercer University, the minor leagues and now serves as the Miami Marlins batting practice pitcher! Decatur Public Schools Announces Second Athletic Hall of Fame Class (Inform...
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Tupper's Take: Iowa recap

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 23:53
In one of the most bizarre games you'll see, Illinois blew a 20 point lead, then forced overtime on a buzzer beating three, before eventually losing to Iowa Thursday night. The loss drops Illinois into sole possession of last place in the Big Ten. Mark Tupper of the Herald & Review has plenty to say about the latest setback in the Friday edition of Tupper's Take.
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Tupper's Take: Iowa recap

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 23:53
In one of the most bizarre games you'll see, Illinois blew a 20 point lead, then forced overtime on a buzzer beating three, before eventually losing to Iowa Thursday night. The loss drops Illinois into sole possession of last place in the Big Ten. Mark Tupper of the Herald & Review has plenty to say about the latest setback in the Friday edition of Tupper's Take.
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MacArthur, Eisenhower prepare for crosstown clash

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:57
DECATUR -- The 2016-17 series started off with as big a bang as any in the history of the rivalry: packed house, high drama, overtime finish. Longtime Decatur Tribune writer Tom McNamara said that it sold out faster than any he's covered in his 62 years covering Soy City sports. On Friday night the Eisenhower-MacArthur rivalry gets its newest chapter starting with a 7:30 tipoff at Eisenhower. The Generals come in with a 7-7 record while Eisenhower stands at 4-8. Click the video ab...
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MacArthur, Eisenhower prepare for crosstown clash

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:57
DECATUR -- The 2016-17 series started off with as big a bang as any in the history of the rivalry: packed house, high drama, overtime finish. Longtime Decatur Tribune writer Tom McNamara said that it sold out faster than any he's covered in his 62 years covering Soy City sports. On Friday night the Eisenhower-MacArthur rivalry gets its newest chapter starting with a 7:30 tipoff at Eisenhower. The Generals come in with a 7-7 record while Eisenhower stands at 4-8. Click the video ab...
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Illinois falls to 0-5 in Big Ten play

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:14
CHAMPAIGN -- With a 20-point lead in the first half of Thursday night's game, it looked like Illinois was headed for a feel-good rout over Iowa -- and therein the Illini's first conference win of the season. Then the rally happened. Iowa caught fire at the end of the first period and eventually grabbed the lead at 83-82 with 3:01 left in the game. Illinois forced overtime on a heroic one-handed floater by freshman Trent Frazier as time expired, but the Hawkeyes won the extra period...
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Illinois falls to 0-5 in Big Ten play

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:14
CHAMPAIGN -- With a 20-point lead in the first half of Thursday night's game, it looked like Illinois was headed for a feel-good rout over Iowa -- and therein the Illini's first conference win of the season. Then the rally happened. Iowa caught fire at the end of the first period and eventually grabbed the lead at 83-82 with 3:01 left in the game. Illinois forced overtime on a heroic one-handed floater by freshman Trent Frazier as time expired, but the Hawkeyes won the extra period...
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Redbirds' second half surge comes up short against Loyola

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 01:30
NORMAL -- Illinois State whittled a 12-point deficit down to five by halftime and then overtook Loyola 46-45 with 7:58 remaining in the game but the Ramblers were too much and came away with a 68-61 win on Wednesday night at Redbird Arena. The loss drops Illinois State to 9-8 overall and 3-2 in Missouri Valley Conference play, while Loyola improves to 13-4 and 3-2 in the MVC. The Redbirds shot 46.9 percent from the floor and 47.6 percent from deep but allowed the Ramblers to shoot 5...
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Redbirds' second half surge comes up short against Loyola

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 01:30
NORMAL -- Illinois State whittled a 12-point deficit down to five by halftime and then overtook Loyola 46-45 with 7:58 remaining in the game but the Ramblers were too much and came away with a 68-61 win on Wednesday night at Redbird Arena. The loss drops Illinois State to 9-8 overall and 3-2 in Missouri Valley Conference play, while Loyola improves to 13-4 and 3-2 in the MVC. The Redbirds shot 46.9 percent from the floor and 47.6 percent from deep but allowed the Ramblers to shoot 5...
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Decatur's Adams wins duel against Fredette in China

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:47
XINJIANG, CHINA -- Decatur native Darius Adams ranks first in the offense-heavy Chinese Basketball Association with an eye-popping 40.6 points per game. Number two in the rankings? Jimmer Fredette (37.7 points per game), a household name who was the national player of the year for BYU in 2011. On Tuesday in Xinjiang, the two squared off, with Adams' Flying Tigers prevailing 123-116. Adams posted 37 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds on 9 of 11 shooting from 2-point range and 4 of 11 o...
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Decatur's Adams wins duel against Fredette in China

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:47
XINJIANG, CHINA -- Decatur native Darius Adams ranks first in the offense-heavy Chinese Basketball Association with an eye-popping 40.6 points per game. Number two in the rankings? Jimmer Fredette (37.7 points per game), a household name who was the national player of the year for BYU in 2011. On Tuesday in Xinjiang, the two squared off, with Adams' Flying Tigers prevailing 123-116. Adams posted 37 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds on 9 of 11 shooting from 2-point range and 4 of 11 o...
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Redbirds' star Evans to miss 1-3 weeks

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 01:46
NORMAL --- Keyshawn Evans has exploded in 2017-18, going from a reserve sophomore guard to a junior who's one of the team's most deadly offensive weapons. Now the Redbirds will have to do without him for 1-3 weeks as he nurses a knee injury that he sustained late last week in practice. The Florida native has averaged 17.4 points per game this season after posting 5.8 last year, while also increasing his assists per game to a robust 4.3 and shooting .467 from 3-point range. Illinois...
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Decatur remembers 'humble giant' Ray Rients

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:20
DECATUR -- The program at Ray Rients' memorial gathering says it all: "He was a humble giant, never seeking the spotlight and was always willing to help people." On Tuesday, Rients got his much-deserved time in the spotlight. MacArthur athletic director Jason Crutcher helped organize a ceremony to honor the longtime Decatur teacher, coach and scorer's table staple. He taught at Eisenhower while coaching football, basketball, wrestling and baseball -- then chose to help out...
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Decatur remembers 'humble giant' Ray Rients

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:20
DECATUR -- The program at Ray Rients' memorial gathering says it all: "He was a humble giant, never seeking the spotlight and was always willing to help people." On Tuesday, Rients got his much-deserved time in the spotlight. MacArthur athletic director Jason Crutcher helped organize a ceremony to honor the longtime Decatur teacher, coach and scorer's table staple. He taught at Eisenhower while coaching football, basketball, wrestling and baseball -- then chose to help out...
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Tupper's Take: Iowa preview

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 21:33
Mark Tupper of the Herald & Review is back from his road trip to Ann Arbor for another edition of Tupper's Take. Mark joins Noah Newman to break down another disappointing loss, and preview the upcoming matchup with Iowa.
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Tupper's Take: Iowa preview

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 21:33
Mark Tupper of the Herald & Review is back from his road trip to Ann Arbor for another edition of Tupper's Take. Mark joins Noah Newman to break down another disappointing loss, and preview the upcoming matchup with Iowa.
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Illinois State hands Missouri State first MVC loss

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 22:09
NORMAL -- Illinois State continued its bounce back from a tough non-conference season with a 72-68 win over Missouri State Sunday at Redbird Arena.
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Illinois State hands Missouri State first MVC loss

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 22:09
NORMAL -- Illinois State continued its bounce back from a tough non-conference season with a 72-68 win over Missouri State Sunday at Redbird Arena.
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Co-op with Mt. Pulaski gives LSA football big boost

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 22:03
DECATUR -- One of the youngest programs in central Illinois will get a big boost next fall when LSA joins forces with Mt. Pulaski for a football co-op.
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