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(Urbana-cf)-- The University of Illinois Men’s Basketball Team picked up a commit from Deerfield. 7 Foot big man Brandon Lieb, committed to Coach Brad Underwood and staff less than 48 hours after being offered by Illinois. The in-state commit averaged 13.5 PPG, 9.3 RPG, and 2.3 Blocks per game last year. Leib chose the Illini over OK State, Oklahoma, DePaul and Utah. 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The MLB is set to open the 2020 season July 23rd. Both the Chicago Cubs, and the Chicago White Sox are hoping to have a few fans in the stands this season. Under the Phase 4 Guidelines set to take place today, outdoor sporting venues can have 20% of the maximum capacity. Cubs President Crane Kenny also hopes to have fans on the Wrigleyville rooftops as well. 

 

 

(Winged Foot-cf)-- The U.S Open had to change the plans for qualifying for the event his year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will take place Sept. 17-20 of this year at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. The top 70 golfers according to the Official World Golf Ranking as of March, 15 will be eligible to play in the 120th U.S. Open. 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- There are a lot of benefits to the IHSA Boys State Finals moving back to Champaign Urbana for the next three years. Illinois AD Josh Whitman says one of the benefits is having some of the states top talent play at the state's flagship university… 

 

 

University of Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman. 


 

 

(Pocono-cf)-- Nascar will have a Triple Header this weekend at Pocono Raceway. Driver Brad Keslowski describes the challenges of running a Triple Header without practice… 

 

Nascar Driver Brad Keslowski. 

 

Watch Dirt Track racing at its best tonight at the Farmer City Raceway. See the best in Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Lates, Street Stocks and Pro Modifieds.  Racing gets underway at 7:30pm. Admission is $12 for adults. Veterans $5, and kids 12 and under are free. 


 

Saturday on WPXN will be Nascar Cup Series Racing with the Pocono Organics 325 with a 1:30 start. 

 

Sunday on WPXN it's a Nascar Double Header starting with the Pocono Green 250 Xfinity Race at 11am after the Sunday Morning Services. Then at 2 P.M. We have the Pocono 350 Nascar Cup Series Race. 

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