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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: 12/15

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:35
From a 100-point Lanphier outburst to 28 points from Eisenhower freshman RJ Walker to three overtime finishes, it was a wild night on the basketball courts of the 217 area code! Join Gordon Voit and Noah Newman for every game and score in this edition of the Friday Frenzy! (Games in bold are featured in the show as video highlights.)   Arcola 36, Neoga 35 Bloomington 79, Champaign Central 76 (OT) Central A&M 52, Okaw Valley 25 Cerro Gordo-Bement 69, DeLand-Weldon 30 Dieter...
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Rochester's Baker picks Southern Illinois

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:58
ROCHESTER -- One of the most prolific passers in central Illinois high school football history is headed to Carbondale. "Excited to say I'm officially committed to Southern Illinois University", Rochester senior Nic Baker announced on Twitter Monday night.
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Rochester's Baker picks Southern Illinois

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:58
ROCHESTER -- One of the most prolific passers in central Illinois high school football history is headed to Carbondale. "Excited to say I'm officially committed to Southern Illinois University", Rochester senior Nic Baker announced on Twitter Monday night.
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Illini chatter: Underwood's squad preparing for 'big boy' games, Henson faces tough decision

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:37
CHAMPAIGN -- The Illini are preparing to face two of their biggest non-conference challenges of the season - 'big boy' games as head coach Brad Underwood describes them. Illinois will face New Mexico State this Saturday at the United Center, followed by Missouri next Saturday in the annual Braggin' Rights game at the Scottrade Center.
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Illini chatter: Underwood's squad preparing for 'big boy' games, Henson faces tough decision

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:37
CHAMPAIGN -- The Illini are preparing to face two of their biggest non-conference challenges of the season - 'big boy' games as head coach Brad Underwood describes them. Illinois will face New Mexico State this Saturday at the United Center, followed by Missouri next Saturday in the annual Braggin' Rights game at the Scottrade Center.
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Career highs help Illini double up winless Longwood

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 01:26
CHAMPAIGN -- Any and all frustrations Illinois had built up from the previous string of games -- injuries, fouls, close losses, pick one -- were exercised against Longwood on Wednesday night in a 92-45 Illini romp at the State Farm Center. Junior guard Aaron Jordan scored a career-high 22 points, freshman guard Trent Frazier set his new high with 20 points and the team outrebounded Longwood 52-23 despite missing low-block patrollers Leron Black (elbow) and Kipper Nichols (foot). Cen...
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Career highs help Illini double up winless Longwood

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 01:26
CHAMPAIGN -- Any and all frustrations Illinois had built up from the previous string of games -- injuries, fouls, close losses, pick one -- were exercised against Longwood on Wednesday night in a 92-45 Illini romp at the State Farm Center. Junior guard Aaron Jordan scored a career-high 22 points, freshman guard Trent Frazier set his new high with 20 points and the team outrebounded Longwood 52-23 despite missing low-block patrollers Leron Black (elbow) and Kipper Nichols (foot). Cen...
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Eastern Illinois quarterback makes one-of-a-kind 'handoff'

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 00:33
CHARLESTON -- The day started with a mysterious phone call. The staff of the children 's social services organization One Hope United were about to receive a truckload of toys -- turns out literally, a car full. Games. Dolls. Toys. Sports equipment. Even an entire shipping box of fidget spinners. They weren't from a national charity, a toy company or even a local service group. Student-athlete Scotty Gilkey, Jr. just knew something needed to be done. His prompting came at the Charl...
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Eastern Illinois quarterback makes one-of-a-kind 'handoff'

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 00:33
CHARLESTON -- The day started with a mysterious phone call. The staff of the children 's social services organization One Hope United were about to receive a truckload of toys -- turns out literally, a car full. Games. Dolls. Toys. Sports equipment. Even an entire shipping box of fidget spinners. They weren't from a national charity, a toy company or even a local service group. Student-athlete Scotty Gilkey, Jr. just knew something needed to be done. His prompting came at the Charl...
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Illini could be without Nichols and Black vs. Longwood

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 00:54
CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois is looking to get back on the winning track on Wednesday night against a Longwood team that hasn't beaten a Division-I team yet this season. However, they'll have to do it without two of their key big men. Head coach Brad Underwood announced on Tuesday that redshirt sophomore forward Kipper Nichols hurt his foot in practice on Monday and will be a "gametime decision" who is unlikely to play on Wednesday. His 5.8 rebounds per game will be even more...
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Illini could be without Nichols and Black vs. Longwood

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 00:54
CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois is looking to get back on the winning track on Wednesday night against a Longwood team that hasn't beaten a Division-I team yet this season. However, they'll have to do it without two of their key big men. Head coach Brad Underwood announced on Tuesday that redshirt sophomore forward Kipper Nichols hurt his foot in practice on Monday and will be a "gametime decision" who is unlikely to play on Wednesday. His 5.8 rebounds per game will be even more...
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MacArthur, Teutopolis grind out wins

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 00:07
On Tuesday night at MacArthur's gym, Rochester fans thought their team was going to get blown out. Then win. Then blown out. Then win. It was just that kind of unusual game, filled with each team trading double-digit swings multiple times. Ultimately, MacArthur outscored Rochester 21-11 in the fourth quarter and held on for a 65-59 win over the Rockets. Armon Brummett led the Generals with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, while Rochester was led by Jordan Leech (18 points), J...
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MacArthur, Teutopolis grind out wins

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 00:07
On Tuesday night at MacArthur's gym, Rochester fans thought their team was going to get blown out. Then win. Then blown out. Then win. It was just that kind of unusual game, filled with each team trading double-digit swings multiple times. Ultimately, MacArthur outscored Rochester 21-11 in the fourth quarter and held on for a 65-59 win over the Rockets. Armon Brummett led the Generals with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, while Rochester was led by Jordan Leech (18 points), J...
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Tupper's Take: Another "signature loss", and the latest on Black's injury

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:45
Mark Tupper of the Herald & Review joins WAND's Noah Newman for another edition of Tupper's Take. The guys break down another tough road loss at UNLV, and also discuss the latest on Leron Black's injury.
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Tupper's Take: Another "signature loss", and the latest on Black's injury

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:45
Mark Tupper of the Herald & Review joins WAND's Noah Newman for another edition of Tupper's Take. The guys break down another tough road loss at UNLV, and also discuss the latest on Leron Black's injury.
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Mason resigns as Maroa-Forsyth volleyball coach

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:40
MAROA -- Sarah Mason resigned as Maroa-Forsyth head volleyball coach Monday. "Coach Mason put countless hours into growing the Maroa-Forsyth volleyball brand across the state", principal Brice Stewart and athletic director Phil Applebee said in a press release.
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Mason resigns as Maroa-Forsyth volleyball coach

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:40
MAROA -- Sarah Mason resigned as Maroa-Forsyth head volleyball coach Monday. "Coach Mason put countless hours into growing the Maroa-Forsyth volleyball brand across the state", principal Brice Stewart and athletic director Phil Applebee said in a press release.
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Illini tie program record for fouls in loss to UNLV

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 22:47
LAS VEGAS -- Trent Frazier had a career night, scoring 16 points, but it wasn't enough for the Illini as they lost to UNLV 89-82 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night. Illinois' 36 fouls tied for the most in program history (36 vs. Arizona, 3/25/2001), and it resulted in a whopping 48 free throws for UNLV.
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Illini tie program record for fouls in loss to UNLV

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 22:47
LAS VEGAS -- Trent Frazier had a career night, scoring 16 points, but it wasn't enough for the Illini as they lost to UNLV 89-82 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night. Illinois' 36 fouls tied for the most in program history (36 vs. Arizona, 3/25/2001), and it resulted in a whopping 48 free throws for UNLV.
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Santa Claus represents Illini, North Pole for a good cause

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 23:34
CHAMPAIGN -- Kids from all over the Champaign-Urbana and Rantoul area decorated ornaments, "wrapped" some of their friends with streamers and tinsel, drank hot chocolate and listened to music on Saturday afternoon alongside some of their favorite Illini student-athletes. The Christmas extravaganza at the ARC on campus came as a part of the Big Brothers-Big Sisters chapter that many of the local heroes volunteer in. But on Saturday, one hero stood out from the rest of the c...
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