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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Week 7 (10/5)

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 00:16
Welcome to the new and improved Friday Frenzy! Week 7 featured nearly 20 games all across Central Illinois! HIGHLIGHTS: Click through the three videos in the player above for all the highlights! SCORES: Click the scoreboard attached to this article! Video 1 Apollo Conference Little Okaw Valley -- Northwest Fans of the Week: LSA's Jackson Allen, Kholbe Leaks and Briley Housh Video 2 Central State 8 South Central Conference Cheerleaders of the Week: LSA Vide...
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Jarrett Payton visits Decatur

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 01:31
DECATUR -- The stories were endless on Thursday as the son of the Chicago Bears' most beloved player of all time spoke in the city where the Bears were originally founded. [FOR VIDEO PLEASE VISIT "GORDON VOIT -- WAND SPORTS" ON FACEBOOK] Jarrett Payton, the son of Hall of Fame running back and Chicago icon Walter Payton, is an accomplished football player himself, having played at Miami and in the NFL. He's far from just "the son of Walter" -- he's grow...
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Friday Frenzy Preview: Week 7

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 00:41
The Friday Frenzy is new and improved! Join Gordon Voit and Noah Newman for more games, three weekly awards and more! The show has expanded to five programming blocks and now starts at 10:10 p.m.!    8-Man Football Hebron (Alden-H.) [Coop] at Milford [Coop] Rockford (Christian Life) [Coop] at Champaign (Judah Christian) Apollo Charleston at Effingham (H.S.) Mahomet (M.-Seymour) at Mt. Zion Mattoon at Taylorville Big Twelve Danville (H.S.) at Normal (Communi...
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Hero of the Week: 'Veterans and Friends' golf

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 00:21
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! DECATUR -- Dale Jones felt the nudge, so he started Veterans and Friends. Now after establishing the golf group that brings veterans, people with disabilities and their friends together, Dale Jones feels the nudge again. Jones has expanded Veterans and Friends to certify Boy Scouts, help run tournaments...
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Alumni Tuesday: Albert Okwuegbunam (Missouri)

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:13
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. In Week 5, we profile Sacred Heart-Griffin graduate Albert Okwuegbunam, a tight end for Missouri who has become one of the most dangerous weapons in the SEC. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound target has 13 career t...
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Tupper's Take: Making changes during bye week

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:46
The Illini will look to bounce back from back-to-back losses when they return from the bye week at Rutgers Saturday. Illinois is favored by 3.5 points. Illini expert Mark Tupper stops by the studio to talk about the bye week, and what needs to change for Lovie Smith's squad Saturday. Also offensive coordinator Rod Smith comments on the quarterback situation - click the video above to watch! 
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Mr. Basketball chooses Ohio State over Illinois, Missouri

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 19:35
Illinois' streak of landing Mr. Basketball ends at one. Reigning state player of the year EJ Liddell announced that he'll be attending Ohio State over Illinois and Missouri on Monday night at a restaurant party attended by his family and friends. Liddell's arrow appeared to point to the Buckeyes down the stretch of his recruitment, but Illinois fans had hoped that coach Brad Underwood could convince Liddell to stay in state like he did 2016 winner Mark Smith. The explosive 6-f...
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Stepina throws 4 TD's in Millikin win, volleyball hosts midseason showcase

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 21:35
DECATUR -- It was a busy weekend for Millikin athletics. The volleyball team hosted some of the top programs in the country for a midseason showcase event. The football team picked up a bounceback win over Augustana, 28-27.
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Central edges Danville in Big 12 showdown

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 20:29
CHAMPAIGN -- Champaign Central edged Danville 33-22 in a game with major playoff implications Saturday.
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