Thursday Night Football Score:
Atlanta Falcons def Carolina Panthers 25-17
(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago White Sox name Tony La Russa as their next manager. La Russa ranks third in all-time manager wins with 2,728, falling behind Connie Mack(3,731) and John McGraw(2,763). La Russa has won 6 pennants in his time as a skipper with the Chicago White Sox, Oakland A’s, and St. Louis Cardinals which earned him a spot in Cooperstown in 2014. La Russa first started his managerial career on the South Side in 1979 and retired in 2011.
(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini Basketball team now knows who their opponent will be for the Big/Ten ACC Challenge. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported that Illinois will take on Duke at Cameron Indoor. This is the first time that the Illini have played at Cameron since 1995, Illinois won that game. Other notable matchups in the challenge are North Carolina @ Iowa, Ohio State @ Notre Dame, and Indiana @ Florida State.
Big Ten Football This weekend:
Minnesota @ Maryland-TONIGHT
Purdue @ Illinois-11am
Mich. State @ #13 Michigan
17 Indiana @ Rutgers
Northwestern @ Iowa
#3 Ohio State @ #18 Penn State
Saints @ Bears- 3:25
Colts @ Lions- Noon
Vikings @ Packers-Noon
(Martinsville-jm) -- Brad Keselowski will lead the field to green Sunday at Martinsville.
This Weekend on WPXN
On Saturday it's Illini Football vs Purdue. Pregame will start at 10 and kick off at 11am. Be sure to head to wpxnradio.com/cales-corner for the post game blog.
Immediately following the Illini Postgame we will join the Nascar Xfinity Series with the Draft Top 250 at Martinsville Speedway
On Sunday its Nascar Cup Series Racing with the Xfinity 500 also from Martinsville speedway with a noon start time.