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Frenzy Preview: Neighbors Argenta-Oreana, Monticello rise in polls

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 01:24
Class 1A (8) Argenta-Oreana (1-0) vs. Meridian (0-1) 7 p.m. Friday in Argenta + Last week the Bombers (enrollment: 284) posted a statement 40-7 win on the road at Robinson, a school with nearly double Argenta-Oreana's enrollment + QB Josh Williams reached the 200-yard plateau on the ground, while senior RB Makhi Stanley topped 100 yards + This week the Bombers are debuting their brand-new athletic complex -- featuring a new turf field, track and pavilion entrance + Last week...
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Tupper's Take: Illini a sleeper?

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 21:30
It's time for another edition of Tupper's Take with our Illini expert Mark Tupper! Mark stops by the studio to discuss whether or not Noah Newman is crazy for predicting the Illini will make a bowl game this year.
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Illini name AJ Bush starting quarterback

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 21:25
CHAMPAIGN -- On Monday Lovie Smith confirmed what everyone already knew - AJ Bush will be the starter in Saturday's opener against Kent State.
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EIU's Dameron excited to face off against alma mater

WAND Sports - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 16:30
CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois is gearing up for its season opener next Saturday at Arkansas, and it will be a special homecoming for head coach Kim Dameron.
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EIU could play two quarterbacks in season opener

WAND Sports - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 21:56
CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois had a quarterback competition of their own this summer, and it appears two guys have separated from the pack. Head coach Kim Dameron says he expects Johnathan Brantley and Harry Woodbery to both play next Saturday at Arkansas.
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Week 1 (8/24)

WAND Sports - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 01:00
Welcome to the new and improved Friday Frenzy! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman are joined by more photographers, new correspondents, plus Band of the Week, Decatur YMCA Fan of the Week and Cheerleaders of the Week in this Friday Frenzy extravaganza! Click through the four videos in the player above for all the highlights! Part 1 MacArthur 8, Springfield High 6 Rochester 35, Southeast 8 SHG 42, U High 0 CS8 Scoreboard: Glenwood 41, Lanphier 0, Jacksonville 14, Eisenho...
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Friday Frenzy Preview: Week 1

WAND Sports - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 00:17
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.! Don't forget to submit photos of your Friday Frenzy adventures! Whether you're tailgating or watching from the stands, send your pictures to Gordon Voit's Facebook page to be featured on the show.   WEEK 1 SCHEDULE TRI-VALLEY @ ST. TERESA (GAME OF THE WEEK) SPRINGFIELD...
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Gordon Voit's Top 3 moments from 'Two-a-Days'

WAND Sports - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 22:44
From Division-I athletes to powerful life lessons, the WAND Sports team saw it all this summer in its 30-plus training camp visits around local high school football! Click the video above for sports director Gordon Voit's Top 3 moments from 'Two-a-Days', including stops in Meridian, St. Teresa, Sacred Heart-Griffin, Argenta-Oreana and Shelbyville! The message? Let's remember what's truly important this football season.
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WAND Two-a-Days: Riverton

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 22:17
It's time for WAND Two-a-Days! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman preview two high school football teams a day every day until the season kicks off on August 24th! RIVERTON -- Can the Riverton Hawks reach the playoffs for the first time since 2009? That's the ultimate goal for the program as head coach Joe Stevens begins his second year as head coach. Last season Riverton fared 1-8 in a grueling Sangamo Conference. The Hawks ranked 10th in the 10-team league in points s...
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How Illini receivers have had to adjust in new offensive scheme

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 21:29
CHAMPAIGN -- The Illinois football roster boasts 15 receivers, each of which is learning offensive coordinator Rod Smith's brand of up-tempo offense for the first time. That prompts a number of questions as the Illini close the fan friendly portion of training camp and start Week 1-specific preparations behind closed doors. Namely: Who will get the most snaps? Which of the breakout candidates have cracked the rotation? How does Smith's new scheme change things for the returners? Doe...
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WAND Two-a-Days: Williamsville

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 01:01
It's time for WAND Two-a-Days! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman preview two high school football teams a day every day until the season kicks off on August 24th! WILLIAMSVILLE -- Sustained excellence. That's what Williamsville is under head coach Aaron Kunz, who has racked up nine or more wins in eight of the past nine seasons. That pesky ninth year? The Bullets still made the playoffs. This season the Bullets lose all-state QB Justice Ferrier, WR Joseph Mitchell and a han...
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WAND Two-a-Days: Lincoln

WAND Sports - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 00:30
It's time for WAND Two-a-Days! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman preview two high school football teams a day every day until the season kicks off on August 24th! LINCOLN -- The Railers don't need reminding that it's been since 1984 that the program last made the playoffs. This year that could change. Head coach Matt Silkowski is in his third year at the helm of the program, and the team has momentum after increasing its win total from 1-8 to 3-6. This year Lincoln wi...
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WAND Two-a-Days: Clinton

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 21:50
CLINTON -- The Maroons are having the time of their lives under new head coach Chris Ridgeway. The longtime assistant has created a fun environment in practice, and his players are buying in. Ridgeway is also working with one of the more experienced rosters in the CIC. 
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WAND Two-a-Days: Cumberland

WAND Sports - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 21:41
CUMBERLAND -- The Pirates have plenty of pieces back from last year's Little Okaw Southeast championship team. 
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