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College Football National Championship: 

The Alabama Crimson Tide are this year's College Football Champions. The Crimson Tide beat the Ohio State Buckeyes 52-24.

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini were scheduled to play tomorrow night in Lincoln Nebraska, but that game has been canceled. The Huskers have announced positive COVID-19 tests within the program. The Illini are scheduled to play #21 Ohio State Saturday at Noon. 

 

 

(WPXN-cf)--The Week 8 College Basketball Top 25 was announced yesterday. The #1 spot is still held by Gonzaga, followed by 2 Baylor, 3 Villinova, 4 Texas, 5 Iowa, 6 Kansas, 7 Michigan, 8 Creighton, 9 Wisconsin, and 10 Tennessee. Other Big Ten teams in the top 25 include 14 Illinois, 21 Ohio State, and 23 Minnesota. 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- In a late night MLB offseason move, the Chicago White Sox signed Free Agent Closer Liam Henricks to a  three year $54 Millions deal. Henricks over the past two seasons ranks second in ERA with 1.60 and third in strikeout ratio at 7.2. ESPN contributed to this report. 

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- After playing a 62 game sprint last season, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has announced that teams should prepare for a full spring training, as well as a full 162 game schedule. Both Spring Training and the regular season are expected to start on time. The MLB initially wanted to push the season back one month to allow players and staff an additional month to be vaccinated. 



(Urbana-cf)-- The Coaching Staff for Illini Head Coach Bret Bielema is almost complete with the addition of a new linebackers coach yesterday. Andy Buh was named yesterday as the new linebackers coach, bringing 23 years of coaching experience to the staff which includes stops in 3 Power 5 conferences. Buh was the Linebackers coach at Arizona last season. 


 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Blackhawks have made their first cuts to the roster, releasing 12 players last night. The NHL season gets underway on the 22nd against the Detroit Red Wings. The Blackhawks will play 4 preseason games which start tomorrow night against the Tampa Bay Lighting.

 

Tonight on WPXN its Nascar Live, get the latest news in Nascar from 6 until 7.

 

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