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Illini freshman Frazier embracing the big moments

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 20:51
CHAMPAIGN -- When the game is on the line the Illini have a guy who has ice water in his veins. His name is Trent Frazier. The point guard from Wellington, Florida was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week Tuesday, just a few days after helping the Illini secure Braggin' Rights for the fifth year in a row.
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McGee out as Illinois offensive coordinator

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 20:44
CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois offensive coordinator Garrick McGee and defensive backs coach Paul Williams have been released - the athletic department confirmed Tuesday.
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McGee out as Illinois offensive coordinator

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 20:44
CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois offensive coordinator Garrick McGee and defensive backs coach Paul Williams have been released - the athletic department confirmed Tuesday.
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Tupper's Take: Christmas edition

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 23:43
Mark Tupper joins Gordon Voit from Champaign for a special Christmas edition of Tupper's Take! The guys break down the early signing class for Illinois football
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Tupper's Take: Christmas edition

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 23:43
Mark Tupper joins Gordon Voit from Champaign for a special Christmas edition of Tupper's Take! The guys break down the early signing class for Illinois football
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POSTGAME REACTION: Illini capture Braggin' Rights for 5th year in a row

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 18:43
ST. LOUIS -- Trent Frazier scored a career high 22 points, the Illini survived a second half Missouri surge, and Leron Black proposed to his girlfriend. The first Braggin' Rights game of the Underwood-Martin era was memorable to say the least.
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POSTGAME REACTION: Illini capture Braggin' Rights for 5th year in a row

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 18:43
ST. LOUIS -- Trent Frazier scored a career high 22 points, the Illini survived a second half Missouri surge, and Leron Black proposed to his girlfriend. The first Braggin' Rights game of the Underwood-Martin era was memorable to say the least.
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Tuscola's Woodard signs with Oklahoma State

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 21:42
TUSCOLA -- Family, friends, coaches, and teammates of Hunter Woodard packed the Tuscola High School lobby for the lineman's signing ceremony Saturday morning.
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Tuscola's Woodard signs with Oklahoma State

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 21:42
TUSCOLA -- Family, friends, coaches, and teammates of Hunter Woodard packed the Tuscola High School lobby for the lineman's signing ceremony Saturday morning.
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: 12/22

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:11
It's a Christmas week edition of the Friday Frenzy! Join Gordon Voit and Noah Newman as they take you on a whiparound the area in boys high school basketball. At the St. Teresa Christmas tournament, all four higher seeds won for the second straight day thanks to (1) LSA knocking off (5) Riverton 58-35, (2) Heyworth defeating (6) Maroa-Forsyth 66-39, (3) St. Teresa racing past (7) Blue Ridge 84-43 and (4) Mt. Pulaski's convincing win over (8) Sullivan 62-30. Top performances included ...
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: 12/22

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:11
It's a Christmas week edition of the Friday Frenzy! Join Gordon Voit and Noah Newman as they take you on a whiparound the area in boys high school basketball. At the St. Teresa Christmas tournament, all four higher seeds won for the second straight day thanks to (1) LSA knocking off (5) Riverton 58-35, (2) Heyworth defeating (6) Maroa-Forsyth 66-39, (3) St. Teresa racing past (7) Blue Ridge 84-43 and (4) Mt. Pulaski's convincing win over (8) Sullivan 62-30. Top performances included ...
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Tupper's Take: Braggin' Rights edition

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 23:41
CHAMPAIGN -- Mark Tupper of the Herald & Review joins WAND's Gordon Voit for a special on-location edition of Tupper's Take! 
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Tupper's Take: Braggin' Rights edition

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 23:41
CHAMPAIGN -- Mark Tupper of the Herald & Review joins WAND's Gordon Voit for a special on-location edition of Tupper's Take! 
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Illinois prepares for Braggin' Rights

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 01:13
CHAMPAIGN -- Head coach Brad Underwood might be new to the Braggin' Rights rivalry involvement-wise, but it's by no means a new concept to him as a longtime observer of the series. Illinois' first-year leader shared his thoughts on the importance of winning the St. Louis showdown with Missouri, which is coming to the Scottrade Center on Saturday in a 7 p.m. tipoff. He said he expects a Tiger squad that hoists roughly half its shots from 3-point range and has the ability to go +10 in ...
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Illinois prepares for Braggin' Rights

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 01:13
CHAMPAIGN -- Head coach Brad Underwood might be new to the Braggin' Rights rivalry involvement-wise, but it's by no means a new concept to him as a longtime observer of the series. Illinois' first-year leader shared his thoughts on the importance of winning the St. Louis showdown with Missouri, which is coming to the Scottrade Center on Saturday in a 7 p.m. tipoff. He said he expects a Tiger squad that hoists roughly half its shots from 3-point range and has the ability to go +10 in ...
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St. Teresa Christmas Tournament: Day One

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 00:17
The seeding committee at the 2017 Team Soy Christmas Tournament at St. Teresa went 4/4 in the opening round, with all four higher seeds advancing. Scoreboard (Thursday pool play) (1) LSA 58 (8) Sullivan 44 (2) Heyworth 61 (7) Blue Ridge 41 (3) St. Teresa 70 (6) Maroa-Forsyth 43 (4) Mt. Pulaski 59 (5) Riverton 55 Schedule (Friday pool play) (4) Mt. Pulaski vs. (8) Sullivan, 3:00 p.m. (1) LSA vs. (5) Riverton, 4:30 p.m. (3) St. Teresa vs. (7) Blue Ridge, 6:00 p.m. (6) Maroa-Forsyt...
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St. Teresa Christmas Tournament: Day One

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 00:17
The seeding committee at the 2017 Team Soy Christmas Tournament at St. Teresa went 4/4 in the opening round, with all four higher seeds advancing. Scoreboard (Thursday pool play) (1) LSA 58 (8) Sullivan 44 (2) Heyworth 61 (7) Blue Ridge 41 (3) St. Teresa 70 (6) Maroa-Forsyth 43 (4) Mt. Pulaski 59 (5) Riverton 55 Schedule (Friday pool play) (4) Mt. Pulaski vs. (8) Sullivan, 3:00 p.m. (1) LSA vs. (5) Riverton, 4:30 p.m. (3) St. Teresa vs. (7) Blue Ridge, 6:00 p.m. (6) Maroa-Forsyt...
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Local early signing day whiparound

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 01:33
Football stars from across the WAND viewing area took advantage of the NCAA's new early signing date for football. Join Gordon Voit on this whiparound the 217 area code for a look at who signed where! MacArthur WR Amir Brummett, Northern Illinois St. Teresa OL Beau Branyan, Southern Illinois Sacred Heart-Griffin RB Tremayne Lee, Southern Illinois RB Brian Adams, Illinois State DL RJ Gippleh, Illinois College Rochester QB Nic Baker, Southern Illinois Danville OL Julian Pearl, Illi...
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Local early signing day whiparound

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 01:33
Football stars from across the WAND viewing area took advantage of the NCAA's new early signing date for football. Join Gordon Voit on this whiparound the 217 area code for a look at who signed where! MacArthur WR Amir Brummett, Northern Illinois St. Teresa OL Beau Branyan, Southern Illinois Sacred Heart-Griffin RB Tremayne Lee, Southern Illinois RB Brian Adams, Illinois State DL RJ Gippleh, Illinois College Rochester QB Nic Baker, Southern Illinois Danville OL Julian Pearl, Illi...
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Fast-rising St. Teresa prospect Branyan inks with SIU

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 00:54
DECATUR -- Beau Branyan's recruitment is a lesson in patience. Despite being pressured to sign with the handful of Division-II schools that were hot on his trail, the 265-pound lineman kept his recruitment open. Then the Division-I offers began pouring in starting on November 17 with Morehead State, then preferred walk-on spots at Iowa and Illinois, and more scholarship offers to Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri State. Branyan chose the Salukis, and on Wednesd...
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