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Martin, Hollins lead Eastern Illinois to thrilling second half comeback win over Tennessee Tech

WAND Sports - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 00:22
CHARLESTON -- After falling behind 14-3, Bud Martin and Alexander Hollins shocked the Panthers back to life, leading Eastern Illinois to a 24-23 win over Tennessee Tech Saturday night.
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Millikin upsets Wheaton on homecoming

WAND Sports - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 22:59
DECATUR -- Millikin overcame a 21-7 halftime deficit to upset Wheaton 35-31 on homecoming Saturday night.
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Tupper's Take: Previewing Iowa

WAND Sports - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 01:31
Tune in every Monday and Friday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. for the inside scoop on the Illini from Herald & Review legend Mark Tupper and WAND sports director Gordon Voit! On this Friday edition: + Can Illinois (2-2, 0-1) pull off the upset on the road at Iowa (3-2, 0-2)? + How Iowa represents the opposite of Illinois in recent years + Mark gives one weakness for Illinois' defense to exploit against the Hawkeye offense + Mark's score prediction Then tune back in Monday at 6 and ...
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Week 7

WAND Sports - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 00:08
Welcome to the new and improved Friday Frenzy! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman are joined by more photographers, 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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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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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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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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Friday Frenzy Preview: Week 6

WAND Sports - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 01:04
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 6'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: 'Deacon' Davis (St. Teresa)

WAND Sports - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 00:00
Tune in every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. for the WAND Sports Hero of the Week! Learn about the people in our viewing area who are making an impact on and off the field! This week it's St. Teresa's do-it-all handyman Jim "Deacon" Davis, who has volunteered for the school's athletic department since 1995. In an era where the selfie is the norm, St. Teresa's Swiss Army Knife Jim "Deacon" Davis is the antidote. We point the lens at ourselves an...
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LSA defense stifles opponents during 5-0 start

WAND Sports - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 01:39
DECATUR -- It's hard to believe that LSA's first varsity season ever was just five years ago. In that short amount of time, head coach Craig Bundy and Co. have built the Lions into a perennial playoff team in the Little Okaw Valley Conference -- Northwest. This year's signature quality is defense, and a stifling one at that. The Lions have allowed just 26 points through five games -- an average of just 5.2 points per game which is tied for seventh statewide and No. 1 in the 217 area ...
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Blossoming Williams shows uncommon maturity for Argenta-Oreana

WAND Sports - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:49
ARGENTA -- The Bombers have established themselves as one of the most potent offenses in Central Illinois. Despite an injury to star running back Makhi Stanley, head coach Steve Kirk and Co. have posted 44 points per game, which ranks first in the Little Okaw Valley - Northwest. Behind a strong offensive line, the explosive duo of junior Skylar Peterson and sophomore Makail Stanley (plus junior Makhi Stanley) have been racking up major yardage out of the backfield. But the key ...
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Local basketball stars gather for IBCA clinic

WAND Sports - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 23:08
MT. ZION -- A cavalcade of the top basketball minds in the state gathered at Mt. Zion High School Sunday for a special IBCA clinic. Guest speakers included Millikin coaches Lori Kerans and Mark Scherer, Augustana's Grey Giovanine, Lincoln's Neil Alexander, Eastern Illinois' Jay Spoonhour
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Dramatic interception seals Eastern Illinois win over SEMO

WAND Sports - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 02:22
Click the video above for a game recap plus interviews of Eastern Illinois' thrilling OVC-opening 19-16 win over Southeast Missouri State! Storylines: + Senior safety Bradley Dewberry picks off a SEMO pass on the one yard line with about a minute remaining in the fourth quarter at a point in which it looked like the Redhawks would either send the game to overtime or score the go-ahead touchdown. + Redshirt freshman Scotty Gilkey (pictured) starts at quarterback for the injured Mitc...
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North Central hands Millikin first loss

WAND Sports - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 22:41
DECATUR -- No. 5 North Central looked like one of the best teams in the nation Saturday, handing Millikin its first loss of the season 51-21.
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Friday Frenzy Highlight Zone: Week 5

WAND Sports - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 00:49
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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Friday Frenzy Preview: Week 5

WAND Sports - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 01:38
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 5'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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