(WPXN-cf)-- In the latest update involving IHSA area schools and winter sports, Rantoul Township High School decided to opt out of the winter sports season. Gibson City Melvin Sibley also made the decision to opt out last night. RTHS and GCMS joins Hoopeston Area, Saint Thomas Moore, & Danville Schlarman. Other schools opting out of the season in the WPXN listening area include Monticello, and Georgetown Ridgefarm. We are still waiting on the decision on PBL, Iroquois West, Fisher, and Cissna Park. 


(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini dropped their week 3 game against Minnesota 41-14. There are a lot of players sidelined due to contact tracing, injury, and positive tests. Head Coach of the Fighting Illini Lovie Smith provides an update on the health of the Illini… 



Fighting Illini Football Head Coach Lovie Smith. 


(WPXN-cf)-- The NFL Owners have approved a new playoff format for this season. COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the NFL, and the NFL needed to make a decision of whether the full 17 game schedule could not be completed should the season have to end early. The new playoff format will go from 14 teams to 16 teams, split equally with the NFC and AFC. It is not clear how many games would need to be canceled for a 16 team playoff. ESPN contributed to his report. 



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