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Friday Frenzy Preview: Week 7

WAND Sports - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 01:00
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 7'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: lllinois School for the Deaf

WAND Sports - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:44
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 the football program at the Illinois School for the Deaf. JACKSONVILLE -- It's hard enough getting a team to execute the intricacies of a jet sweep or a five-receiver set. Imagine doing it without sound. The Tigers of the Illinois School for the Deaf do that, and they do it well. Head c...
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Decatur's Darius Adams racks up another MVP trophy

WAND Sports - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 00:22
CHENZHOU -- Darius Adams' basketball career might have started without any Division I offers, but his trophy case sure is filling up fast. The Decatur native and MacArthur graduate was named MVP of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup after averaging 22.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.9 steals per game for China Kashgar. It's his second MVP award within a year -- he was also named MVP of the Chinese league finals after leading Xinjiang Flying Tigers to their first ever cha...
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"It was a very emotional day": Spack reacts to death of friend, mentor Joe Tiller

WAND Sports - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 22:07
NORMAL -- The death of longtime Purdue coach Joe Tiller hit the college football world hard. Tiller's coaching tree is vast - it includes Illinois State head coach Brock Spack. Few were as close to Tiller as Spack was. He played for him, and coached for him at Purdue for several years.
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"It was a very emotional day": Spack reacts to death of friend, mentor Joe Tiller

WAND Sports - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 22:07
NORMAL -- The death of longtime Purdue coach Joe Tiller hit the college football world hard. Tiller's coaching tree is vast - it includes Illinois State head coach Brock Spack. Few were as close to Tiller as Spack was. He played for him, and coached for him at Purdue for several years.
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No. 8 Illinois State fends off Indiana State in Valley home opener

WAND Sports - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:12
Click the video above for highlights from No. 8 Illinois State's win over Indiana State! Tune in to WAND-TV at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunday for interviews with coach Brock Spack and players. Illinois State storylines: + No. 8 Illinois State (4-0, 2-0) rides out a 24-0 halftime lead to beat Indiana State (0-4, 0-1) + Redbird QB Jake Kolbe completes 18 of 30 passes for 345 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception + WR Christian Gibbs nearly doubles his career high in receiving ya...
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Stars pack State Farm Center for inaugural Illini hall of fame induction

WAND Sports - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 21:55
CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois celebrated its rich sports history with the inaugural hall of fame induction ceremony at the State Farm Center Saturday.
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Stars pack State Farm Center for inaugural Illini hall of fame induction

WAND Sports - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 21:55
CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois celebrated its rich sports history with the inaugural hall of fame induction ceremony at the State Farm Center Saturday.
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Week 6

WAND Sports - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 00:02
Welcome to the new and improved Friday Frenzy! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman are joined by more photographers, two new correspondents in 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!
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