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Hero of the Week: Alexa Cunningham and Lincoln soccer

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 22:05
LINCOLN -- Our Hero of the Week segment introduces us to Alexa Cunningham, and shows how the Lincoln soccer team has rallied behind the five-year old in her fight against cancer.
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Decatur Turkey Tournament Schedule 2017

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 01:18
Click the accompanying photo for a complete schedule of the 2017 Team Soy Capital Decatur Turkey Tournament! Teams attending: Eisenhower MacArthur Champaign Central Bolingbrook Thornton Peoria High Southeast Mt. Zion Dates: November 21-25
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Tupper's Take: Processing 'The Rutgers Game'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:19
Click the video above to hear the Herald and Review's Mark Tupper discuss Illinois' disappointing loss to Rutgers on Saturday and what it means going forward. Plus, Lovie Smith confirms injury concerns to a handful of the top Illini contributors.
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Illini react to Mike Epstein's devastating injury

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:58
Illinois true freshman Mike Epstein (foot) will miss the remainder of the season, head coach Lovie Smith announced after Saturday's loss to Rutgers. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. native had provided one of the lone sparks for the struggling Illini offense, with 6.1 yards per carry and a team-high 346 rushing yards to go with four total touchdowns. Click the video above to hear from Epstein's replacement Ra'Von Bonner on how he's helped Epstein cope with the devastating news...
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Local stars shine at state golf

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 23:56
From Bloomington to Decatur, it was a banner day for the state's best golfers in the finals this weekend.
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Local stars shine at state golf

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 23:56
From Bloomington to Decatur, it was a banner day for the state's best golfers in the finals this weekend.
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College football roundup: SIU stuns ISU, EIU and Millikin win thrillers

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 23:52
It was another wild college football Saturday for some of central Illinois' top programs. Southern Illinois stunned 15th ranked Illinois State on homecoming in Carbondale, Eastern Illinois won another double overtime thriller at Murray State, and Millikin came from behind to beat Augustana on the road.
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College football roundup: SIU stuns ISU, EIU and Millikin win thrillers

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 23:52
It was another wild college football Saturday for some of central Illinois' top programs. Southern Illinois stunned 15th ranked Illinois State on homecoming in Carbondale, Eastern Illinois won another double overtime thriller at Murray State, and Millikin came from behind to beat Augustana on the road.
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Rutgers overpowers Illinois on home turf

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 23:12
Click the video above for complete highlights and postgame interviews with Lovie Smith and running back RaVon Bonner following Illinois' 35-24 loss to Rutgers on Saturday. Storylines + Illinois drops to 2-4 on the season, 0-3 in Big Ten play; Rutgers improves to 2-4, 1-2 in conference + Head coach Lovie Smith announces that true freshman running back Mike Epstein (foot) is out for the season + Illinois' run defense allows 274 rushing yards on 47 carries (5.8 yards per carry) to a st...
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Week 8

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 01:34
 Welcome to the new and improved Friday Frenzy! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman are joined by more photographers, correspondents Evan Collins and Caryn Eisert plus we introduce Band of the Week, Fan of the Week and Cheerleaders of the Week! Click through the five videos in the player above for all the highlights! Part 1 Game of the Week: Argenta-Oreana 36, LSA 22 (Evan Collins reports from Decatur) Arcola 34, Sangamon Valley 0 LOVC Scoreboard: Cerro Gordo-Bement 20, Arthur-Lovingto...
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Friday Frenzy Preview: Week 8

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:13
The Friday Frenzy is new and improved! With more games, three weekly awards and two field correspondents, the show has expanded to five programming blocks and now starts at 10:05 p.m.! Join Gordon Voit and Noah Newman as they preview some of the top games leading up to Week 8's kickoff. Don't forget to submit photos of your Friday Frenzy adventures! Whether you're tailgating or watching from the stands, send your pictures to WAND's Facebook page to be featured on the show. ...
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Hero of the Week: Nokomis stars serve in military

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 00:35
Tune in every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. for the WAND Sports Hero of the Week! Learn about the athletes in our viewing area who are making an impact on and off the field! This week it's Nokomis seniors Ben Marley and Hunter Arndt, who are serving in the Air Force National Guard in addition to starring on the football field. NOKOMIS -- It's about enriching a family legacy. A practical way to pay for college. Most of all, a chance to serve their country. This week's Heroe...
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Okaw Valley golf team enjoys historic season

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 21:30
BETHANY -- The Okaw Valley golf team wrapped up an historic season at the Bismarck-Henning sectional Monday. They placed seventh as a team, but have nothing to hang their heads about after finishing with a program best 23-2 record. 
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Okaw Valley golf team enjoys historic season

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 21:30
BETHANY -- The Okaw Valley golf team wrapped up an historic season at the Bismarck-Henning sectional Monday. They placed seventh as a team, but have nothing to hang their heads about after finishing with a program best 23-2 record. 
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Martin, Hollins lead Eastern Illinois to thrilling second half comeback win over Tennessee Tech

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 00:22
CHARLESTON -- After falling behind 14-3, Bud Martin and Alexander Hollins shocked the Panthers back to life, leading Eastern Illinois to a 24-23 win over Tennessee Tech Saturday night.
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Martin, Hollins lead Eastern Illinois to thrilling second half comeback win over Tennessee Tech

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 00:22
CHARLESTON -- After falling behind 14-3, Bud Martin and Alexander Hollins shocked the Panthers back to life, leading Eastern Illinois to a 24-23 win over Tennessee Tech Saturday night.
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Millikin upsets Wheaton on homecoming

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 22:59
DECATUR -- Millikin overcame a 21-7 halftime deficit to upset Wheaton 35-31 on homecoming Saturday night.
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Millikin upsets Wheaton on homecoming

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 22:59
DECATUR -- Millikin overcame a 21-7 halftime deficit to upset Wheaton 35-31 on homecoming Saturday night.
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Tupper's Take: Previewing Iowa

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 01:31
Tune in every Monday and Friday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. for the inside scoop on the Illini from Herald & Review legend Mark Tupper and WAND sports director Gordon Voit! On this Friday edition: + Can Illinois (2-2, 0-1) pull off the upset on the road at Iowa (3-2, 0-2)? + How Iowa represents the opposite of Illinois in recent years + Mark gives one weakness for Illinois' defense to exploit against the Hawkeye offense + Mark's score prediction Then tune back in Monday at 6 and ...
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Week 7

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 00:08
Welcome to the new and improved Friday Frenzy! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman are joined by more photographers, plus we introduce Band of the Week, Fan of the Week and Cheerleaders of the Week! Click through the five videos in the player above for all the highlights!
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