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Chicago Bulls make several trades before trade deadline

IHSA Volleyball Scores: 

PBL def Momence 25-16, 25-15

Makenna Klann had 14 assists and 11 digs 

 

Cissna Park def Clifton Central 25-20, 25-13

Brooklyn Stadeli had 7 kills

Mikayla Knake had 23 assists

 

Dwight def Iroquois West 16-25, 25-11, 25-21

 

Champaign Central def Watseka 25-14, 25-14

 

Tremont def GCMS 25-10, 20-25, 28-26

 

Dee Mack def Fisher 25-7, 25-13

 

St. Thomas More def St. Joe Ogden 25-10, 25-18

 

Armstrong Potomac def Westville 25-10, 25-10

Emma Franzen had 7 kills

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Bulls were very aggressive yesterday at the trade deadline. The Bulls picked up Nickola Vucevic, Al Farouq Aminu from the Orlando Magic for Wendell Carter JR, Otto Porter JR, and two future 1st round picks. The Bulls also picked up Moe Wagner(VAGNER) from the Washington Wizards  along with Troy Brown for Daniel Gafford and Chandler Hutchinson. 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- Chicago White Sox Left Fielder Eloy Jimenez will miss 5 to 6 months of the upcoming season with a torn pectoral muscle. Jimenez was injured in Tuesdays Spring Training game when he attempted to rob a homerun. It is expected that Rookie Andrew Vaughn will take over Left Field for the South Siders. 

 

 

(Bristol-cf)-- Bristol is this weeks venue for the Nascar Cup Series. Bristol is a short track that has been covered with dirt for the race. Driver Aric Amirola says that it won’t be like typical dirt track racing… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Eric Amirola 

 

IHSA Football Tonight: 

Iroquois West @ Dwight 

Watseka @ Hoopeston Area

Rantoul @ Lincoln 

Mahomet-Seymour @ Mt. Zion 

 

8-Man Football

Milford Cissna Park vs Blue Ridge

 

IHSA Football Saturday: 

PBL @ Momence

GCMS @ Tri-Valley

Fisher @ LeRoy

 

IHSA Volleyball Saturday: 

GCMS @ Fisher 

Mahomet-Seymour @ Lincoln 

 

NHL Tonight: 

Anaheim Ducks @ St. Louis Blues 

 

Tonight on WPXN its 8-man football from Milford High School as the Bear Cats of Milford Cissna Park take on the Knights of Blue Ridge High School. Our Friday nite preview show with Cale Fleming starts at 6-0h-5. The pregame show with Jay Eshleman and Rocky Maron starts at 6-30 and the kickoff from Sam Fanning Stadium set for 7pm

 

Saturday it's IHSA Football from Kankakee High School as the Panthers of Paxton Buckley Loda take on the Momence Redskins. Our coverage begins at 1-0h 5pm and the kickoff at 2pm with Jay Eshleman and Rocky Maron.


 

Sunday on WPXN its Nascar Cup Series Racing from Bristol. This year’s Bristol race will take place on dirt. The broadcast gets underway at 2:30 courtesy of the Performance Racing Network. 

Longtime Red Bird Pitcher Adam Wainwright will be the Opening Day starter for St. Louis

IHSA Volleyball Scores: 

St. Joe Ogden def PBL 25-14, 25-23

 

Clifton Central def Iroquois West 25-21, 25-15

 

Milford def Chrisman 18-25, 25-11, 25-19

Caley Mowrey had 16 kills


 

NBA Score: 

Cleveland Cavaliers def Chicago Bulls 103-94

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Bears have signed running back Damien Williams to a one year deal. Williams opted out of the 2020 season with the Kansas City Chiefs, rushed for 498 yards for the Chiefs in 2019 and over 100 in the Super Bowl win against the 49ers. 

 

 

(Indianapolis-cf)-- Wide Receiver T.Y. Hilton signed a one year, $10 million dollar deal to return to the Colts Wednesday afternoon. $8 million of the deal is guaranteed. Hilton has reached the 1,000 yard mark 5 times in his 9 year career with the Colts. 

 

 

(St. Louis-cf)-- The St. Louis Cardinals have announced their opening day starter for the 2021 season. Longtime Red Bird Pitcher Adam Wainwright will start for St. Louis with Yadier Molina behind the plate. That is the 6th time that Molina and Wainwright will kick off a season together. The Cardinals open their season April 1 against the Reds.


 

(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini Football program has officially kicked off Spring Practice. Head Coach Brett Bielema says that it felt great to get back onto the gridiron in college football for the first time in three years… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Brett Beilema 

 

(Bristol-cf)-- The Nascar Cup Series will go green at Bristol this Sunday. There is one major change to the Bristol race for the season, it will be on dirt. Driver Martin Truex says he and his team thought about getting into a modified car to get used to racing on dirt, but it wouldn’t do him much good since the race will be in a typical cup car… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Martin Truex JR. 

 

 

IHSA VB Tonight: 

PBL @ Momence

Iroquois West @ Dwight 

Rantoul vs Prairie Central

GCMS @ Tremont 

Fisher @ Dee-Mack

Milford @ Chrisman 

Armstrong Potomac @ Westville

Mahomet-Seymour vs Effingham


 

IHSA Football Tonight: 

Milford/CP vs Blue Ridge

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s 8 man football with Milford/Cissna Park taking on Blue Ridge.  Our Preview show begins at 6:05. We will join Jay Eshelman and Rocky Marron for their pregame at 6:35. Kickoff is at 7pm. 

 

Kyle Hendricks named Chicago Cubs Opening Day Starter

IHSA Volleyball Scores: 

PBL def Momence 25-12, 25-13

Makayla Klann had 14 digs and passed a career milestone of 1,000 

 

Cissna Park def Clifton Central 25-16, 25-16

Brooklyn Stadeli had 9 kills

Mikayla Knake had 16 assists

 

Dwight def Iroquois West 25-20, 25-21

 

Tuscola def Watseka 25-20, 25-15

 

LeRoy def Fisher 25-16, 25-20

 

Milford def Oakwood 25-19, 25-11

Brynlee Wright had 7 kills

 

Armstrong Potomac def Chrisman 17-25, 25-19, 25-17

Emma Franzen had 13 kills

Lily Jameson had 31 assists

 

St. Joe Ogden def Monticello 25-14, 25-17

 

Mahomet Seymour def Teutopolis 25-13, 25-15

Ainsley Ranstead had 7 kills

 

NHL Scores: 

Blackhawks def Florida Panthers 3-2


 

(WPXN-cf)-- The NHL Board of Governors has approved a new set of Draft Lottery Rules. There aren’t many new ones going into effect, but the new rules will help last-place teams but restrict perpetual losers from winning multiple draft lotteries. The biggest change will determine the first two picks in the draft rather than having three different lotteries for the first picks. The rules go into effect for next year's draft. 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Cubs have announced their Opening Day Starter. Kyle Hednricks will get the start for the second year in a row of the North Siders. The Cubs open their season April 11 at Wrigley Field against the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

 

 

(Green Bay-cf)-- The Green Bay Packers have not altered Quarterback Aaron Rodgers deal this past Friday. The Packers did pay $6.8 million in a roster bonus rather than converting that money into a signing bonus which would have freed up $4.5 million in salary cap space for the Packers this offseason. 

 

 

(Paxton-cf)-- The PBL Volleyball team will take on Saint Joseph tonight in the middle of a packed week for the Panthers. Head Coach Lindsay Stallaway says that she's looking forward to the matchups this week with the way that the girls are playing… 

 

 

PBL Panther Volleyball Head Coach Linsday Stallaway 

 

(Cissna Park-cf)-- The Cissna Park Timberwolves Volleyball team started the season with a loss against PBL but have since won 2 in a row including last night against Clifton. Head Coach Josh Landon says that coming straight from basketball has been an adjustment for his team… 

 

 

Cissna Park Volleyball Coach Josh Landon 

 

 

(Jupitar-cf)-- There will be fans at Busch Stadium this summer for Cardinals games however it won’t be at full capacity. St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Adam Wainwright weighs in on what having fans in the stands will mean to him this summer… 

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Adam Wainwright

 



IHSA Volleyball Tonight: 

PBL @ SJO 

Iroquois West vs Central

 

NBA Tonight: 

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Chicago Bulls 


 

Tonight on WPXN it's IHSA Volleyball. Tune in at 7 as WPXN’s Joel Cluver is on the call for the PBL Panthers and the St. Joe Ogden Spartans. 



 

   

 

NBA Basketball legend Elgin Baylor passed away

IHSA Volleyball Scores: 

PBL def Tuscola 25-18, 27-29, 25-12

Addison Oyer had 18 kills

Makenna Klann had 34 assists

 

GCMS def Cissna Park 27-25, 25-19

Jessica Frehill had 18 kills

Kira Fuoss had 27 assists

 

Watseka def Armstrong Potomac 25-18, 25-20

Kinzie Parsons had 10 kills

 

El Paso Gridley def Fisher 25-10, 25-12

 

Champaign Central def St. Joe Ogden 25-21, 25-15

 

NBA 

Utah Jazz def Chicago Bulls 120-95

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- NBA Basketball legend Elgin Baylor passed away yesterday at the age of 86. Baylor was an 11 time all star and a 10 time all NBA Selection during his time with the Lakers. Baylor was the Rookie of the Year in 1958-59. Baylor also made 8 NBA Finals appearances. After his playing career, Baylor served in the LA Clippers front office from 1986 to 2009. 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Blackhawks could receive some much needed depth soon. Hawks Forward Kirby Dach, who broke his wrist in the World Juniors for Team Canada will now travel with the team. Dach was able to practice without limitations on Monday. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Spring Football starts today for the Fighting Illini. Defensive Coordinator Ryan Walters says that he’s excited to get practice underway, and that the players have been hitting hard in the weight room with Tank Wright… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Football Defensive Coordinator Ryan Walters. 

 


IHSA Volleyball

PBL vs Momence

Cissna Park at Clifton Central

Iroquois West vs Dwight 

Rantoul @ Pontiac 

GCMS @ Tri-Valley

Fisher @ LeRoy 

Milford vs Oakwood 

Armstrong Potomac vs Chrisman

Mahomet-Seymour vs Teutopolis 

 

NHL Tonight: 

Florida Panthers @ Chicago Blackhawks-7

 

Tonight on WPXN its Nascar Live, get the latest news in Nascar from 6 until 7. Following Nascar Live, we will have bonus coverage of IHSA Volleyball. Tune in at 7 with Rob Pacey as the Cissna Park Timberwolves are on the road  at Clifton Central Comets.

 

Illini lose to Loyola-Chicago, Ryan Blaney wins Folds of Honor 400

(Indianapolis-cf)-- The Fighting Illini are 0-2 in Bankers Life Fieldhouse this season. The Illini were bounced in the second round of the March Madness tournament by Loyola Chicago 71-58. Head Coach Brad Underwood recaps the season… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Head Coach Brad Underwood 

 

NBA Scores: 

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Detroit Pistons 100-96. Bulls forward Zach LaVine tallied 18 points in the contest. The Bulls are currently 2 games out of 8th place in the Eastern Conference.

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Out of 14.7 million March Madness brackets that were entered this season, there are no perfect ones remaining. Entering into Saturday, only .0041% of the brackets were still perfect until Saturday night when 13 seed Ohio up seat 4 seed Virginia.  


 

(Atlatnta-cf)--Ryan Blaney was the winner of the Folds of Honor 400 presented by QuickTrip. Kyle Larson won both Stage 1 and 2, but Blaney eased his way into the lead in the final 10 laps. This is Blaney's sixth win of his career. 

 

 

IHSA VB Tonight: 

PBL @ Tuscola 

Fisher vs El-Paso Gridley

Armstrong Potomac vs Watseka

 

NBA Tonight: 

Chicago Bulls vs Utah Jazz  

 

Tonight on WPXN it's Fast Talk. Get the latest news in Nascar From 6 until 7.

 

Fighting Illini take on Drexel in Opening round of NCAA Tournament

IHSA Volleyball Scores: 

PBL def Cissna Park 25-20, 25-22

Addison Oyer had 8 kills

Makenna Klann had 24 assists

 

Clifton Central def Iroquois West 25-16,-25-15

 

Watseka def Momence 25-23, 25-11

Kinzie Parsons had 13 kills

 

St. Joe Ogden def Olympia 25-10, 25-21

Payton Vallee and Kennedi Burnett each had 8 kills

 

Dee Mack def GCMS 25-22, 25-17

 

Eureka def Fisher 25-14, 25-10

 

Oakwood def Armstrong Potomac 25-22, 12-25, 25-22

 

Salt Fork def Milford 29-27, 12-25, 26-24

 

NHL

Tampa Bay Lightning def Chicago Blackhawks 4-2

 

 

(Indianapolis-cf)-- The Fighting Illini are taking on Drexel today at 12:15. Head Coach Brad Underwood says that Da’Monte Williams is one of the key pieces to the team with his three point shooting, and that if teams are going to leave him open, that it might not pay off… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Basketball Coach Brad Underwood 

 

 

IHSA Football Tonight: 

Mahomet-Seymour vs Effingham

Iroquois West @ Central 

Watseka vs Momence 

Rantoul vs Prairie Central

Milford/CP @ Danville Schlarman


 

This Morning on WPXN its Fighting Illini Basketball. Tune in at 11am with pregam as the No 1 seed Illini take on 16 seed Drexel at 12:15 courtesy of the Fighting Illini Sports Network and Learfield IMG College. 

 

Tonight on WPXN it's Week 1 of the 2021  IHSA football season. Tune in at 6:05 with the preview show as Milford/Cissna Park takes on Danville Schlarman. Kick off is at 7 with WPXN’s Jay Eshleman and Cale Fleming 

 

This weekend on WPXN: 

 

Saturday morning, it's the second live Action Auction of the Month, Bid buy and save with Becky Puetz starting at 8am. Following the auction its  IHSA Volleyball. Tune in at Noon with WPXN’s Rob Pacey as the PBL Panthers host the Monticello Sages. Following IHSA Volleyball its Nascar Xfinity Series Racing from Atlanta Motorspeedway courtesy of the Performance racing network. 


 

Sunday on WPXN:

If needed we will have the second round of the March Madness Tournament as the Fighting Illini would take on the winner of Loyola Chicago and Georgia Tech.

 

The Chicago Bears re-signed safety Deon Bush

IHSA Volleyball

St. Anne def Iroquois West  St. Anne 22 - 25, 25 - 21, 20 - 25

Emma Lopez had 16 assists  

 

Milford defeats Armstrong Potomac 25-15,25-20

Caley Mowrey had 13 kills

Hunter Mowrey had 18 assists

 

NBA Scores: 

The San Antonio Spurs def the Chicago Bulls 106-99.

 

NHL Scores: 

The LA Kings def the St. Louis Blues 4-1.

 

New

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Bears re-signed safety Deon Bush yesterday afternoon. The deal is for one season. The Bears now have 4 safeties under contract for the upcoming season. Bush has played in 65 games for the Bears, which includes 8 starts. 

 

 

(Atlanta-cf)-- The Nascar Cup Series is heading to Atlanta this Sunday. Driver William Byron describes the tire wear that drivers have to battle at the track, as well as finding a lane to be fast in… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver William Byron 

 

 

NHL Tonight: 

Chicago Blackhawks @ Tampa Bay Lighting 

 

IHSA Volleyball Tonight: 

PBL @ Cissna Park

Iroquois West @ Central Clifton 

Rantoul vs Unity 

GCMS vs Deercreek-Mackinaw

Fisher vs Eureka 

Milford @ Salt Fork 

Armstrong Potomac @ Oakwood 

Mahomet-Seymour vs Taylorville

Bears sign Quarterback Andy Dalton to a 1 year contract

IHSA Volleyball Scores: 

PBL def Cissna Park 26-24, 25-20

Addison Oyer had 11 kills

Makenna Klann had 24 assists

 

Watseka def Momence 25-9, 25-16

Kinzie Parsons and Teagan Cawthon each had 7 kills

 

GCMS def El Paso Gridley 25-11, 25-17

Jessica Freehill had 6 kills

 

Fieldcrest def Fisher 25-8, 25-5

 

St. Joe Ogden def IVC 25-17, 31-29

Payton Vallee had 14 kills

Becca Steinbach had 27 assists

 

Milford def Hoopeston Area 25-15, 27-25

Caley Mowrey had 7 kills

 

Armstrong Potomac def Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 25-22, 25-17

Lily Jameson had 12 assists

 

Mahomet Seymour def Mt. Zion 16-25, 25-14, 29-27

Ainsley Ranstead had 12 kills

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Bears have signed Quarterback Andy Dalton to a one year $10 million dollar deal. Dalton has a chance to earn an extra year in his contract with the Bears based on performance. 


 

(Chicago-cf)-- Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez is not in a “rush” to extend with the Cubs. The 2018 MVP runner-up has backed off his suggestion last month that he would set a deadline to avoid the distraction of negotiations during the season. 

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- PGA superstar Tiger Woods is entering back into the video game market. Tiger signed a long-term deal with the 2K video game series marking his return to an industry he has dominated in the past with EA Sports. Woods was a partner with EA Sports for 15 years, before he was dropped in 2013. 

 

 

(Paxton-cf)-- The Paxton Buckley Loda Panther Volleyball team opened the season with a win yesterday afternoon over the Cissna Park Timberwolves in 2 sets. PBL Head Coach Lindsey Stallaway says that she’s excited to get the student athletes back on the court… 

 

 

PBL Panthers Volleyball Head Coach Lindsay Stallaway. 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Four Fighting Illini football players are participating in their pro day this afternoon. Offensive Lineman Kendrick Green has spent time in Texas with Duke Mayweather working on his craft since January. Green says he feels ready to perform in front of scouts… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Offensive Lineman Kendrick Green

 

 

 

NHL Tonight: 

St. Louis Blues @ L.A. Kings 

 

NBA Today: 

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Chicago Bulls 

 

Indiana fires Head Coach Archie Miller

NHL Scores: 

Florida Panthers def Chicago Blackhawks 6-3


 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago White Sox have announced their Opening Day Starting Pitcher. Lucas Giolito will get the nod for the South Siders against the Kansas City Royals. 

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- There has already been one coaching change in Big Ten Men’s Basketball. Indiana fired Head Coach Archie Miller yesterday after 4 seasons, and no NCAA tournament appearances. 

 

In other Big Ten news, Iowa coach Fran McAffrey has signed a 6 year extension through the 2028 season. 

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Free Agency has officially started in the NFL. Teams can start negotiation with other teams on players. The Bears are still in the market for a quarterback as they appear set to let Mitch Trubisky walk. Russell Wilson and DeShaun Watson are in the mix to be the next Bears quarterback. 

 

 

(Glendale-cf)-- Chicago White Sox Pitcher Dylan Cease started his first game of Spring Training yesterday for the Sox. Cease says he felt good, and that he located his pitches to make the Cubs put the ball in play… 

 

 

Chicago White Sox Dylan Cease 

 

 

(Jupiter-cf)-- St. Louis Cardinals Closing pitcher Jordan Hicks missed all of last season due to injury. Hicks made his spring training debut Saturday which featured a 22 pitch at-bat. Manager Mike Schildt details his progress this season… 

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Schildt. 

 

 

 

IHSA Volleyball Tonight: 

PBL vs Cissna Park 3pm jv 4pm varsity

Iroquois West @ St. Anne 

Rantoul @ Bloomington Central Caholic 

GCMS @ El Paso Gridley

Fisher @ Fieldcrest

Milford vs Hoopeston Area 

Armstrong Potomac vs BHRA

Mahomet-Seymour @ Mt. Zion

Tonight on WPXN it's Nascar Live, get the latest news in Nascar from 6 until 7. Following Nascar Live it's IHSA Volleyball. Tune in at 7 as WPXN Joel Cluver is on the call as the PBL Panthers take on the Cissna Park Timberwolves.

 

Fighting Illini are BIG TEN CHAMPS!!!

(Indianapolis-cf)-- The Fighting Illni are the 2021 Big Ten Champions. 40 minutes was not enough yesterday as Ohio State forced overtime. The Illini are a 1 seed along with Gonzaga, Baylor, and Michigan. A total of 9 Big Ten Teams earned bids for this year's March Madness Tournament. The Illini will play 16 seed Drexel Friday. Head Coach Brad Underwood recaps the game… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Coach Brad Underwood 

 

 

(Gilman-cf)-- Iroquois West is this year's Sangamon Valley Boys Basketball Champions. The Raiders defeated the Clifton Central Comets 51-50 Saturday night. On the girls side, Watseka defeated PBL 36-25.

 

 

(New Orleans-cf)-- Longtime New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has officially retired. Brees spent 20 years in the NFL, including 15 with the Saints. Brees retires as the current, All-time passing leader in the NFL. 

 

 

(Phoenix-cf)-- Martin Truex Jr passed Joey Logano on the last restart of the InstaCart 500 to win his first Cup Series race of the season. MRN had flag to flag coverage… 

 

 

 

NHL Tonight: 

Chicago Blackhawks @ Florida Panthers. 

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk, get the latest news in Nascar From 6 until 7. 

Following Fast Talk its the Brad Underwood Show. Get the latest news in Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball from 7 until 8.

 

Illinois takes on Rutgers in Big Ten Tournament

SVC Girls Basketball Scores: 

Semifinal

PBL def Gardner South Wilmington 47-39

Makenna Ecker led with 14 points

Baylee Cosgrove had 13 points

 

Watseka def Iroquois West 41-20

Natalie Schroeder had 12 points

 

Consolation Semifinal

Clifton Central def Cissna Park 40-26

 

Bloomington Central Catholic def St. Joe Ogden 51-39

 

Charleston def Mahomet Seymour 62-45

 

NBA Scores: 

The Chicago Bulls lost to the 76ers 127-105


 

NHL Scores: 

The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Dallas Stars 4-2

 

 

(Paxton-cf)-- There has been a schedule change for the PBL Football Program. Both PBL and Seneca have large numbers of players sidelined within their programs, and both schools have agreed to cancel the Week 1 varsity football game on March 19, as well as the JV game on March 22. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- March is arguably the best month for College Basketball fans, and sports fans. Fighting Illini Head Coach Brad Underwood says that this is what the guys play for, and that he’s proud of all of his players that earned awards this season… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Coach Brad Underwood 

 

 

SVC Boys Tournament Tonight: 

Iroquois West vs Milford 

Clifton Central vs Momence 

Watseka vs Dwight 

Gardner-South Wilmington vs Cissna Park

 

Big Ten Tournament Today/Tonight: 

Michigan vs Maryland-11:30am

Purdue vs Ohio State- 25 minutes after Michigan/Maryland

Illinois vs Rutgers -5:30

Iowa vs Wisconsin - 25 minutes after Illinois/ 

 

NBA Tonight: 

Miami Heat @ Chicago Bulls 

 

NHL Tonight: 

Las Vegas Golden Knights @ St. Louis Blues 


 

Tonight on WPXN: 

This afternoon on WPXN it's Fighting Illini Basketball. Tune in at 4:30 as the Fighting take on Rutgers Tip is scheduled for 5:30. 

 

Following Illini Basketball it's  bonus coverage IHSA Boys Basketball Action from the SVC Tournament. WPXN’s Joel Cluver is on the call as the Iroquois West vs Milford 

 

This Weekend on WPXN: 

Saturday is Action Packed with Basketball. First up we will have the Fighting Illini with the Quarterfinal from the Big Ten Tournament if necessary. We will also have coverage of the SVC Boys and Girls as the PBL Lady Panthers take on Wateska at 5:30 with WPXN’s Joel Cluver and Rob Pacey. 

 

Sunday on WPXN its Nascar Cup Series racing from Phoenix Raceways with the InstaCart 500. The Broadcast gets underway at 1:30

 

Two Chicago Bulls players are on track to make their returns tonight

(Gilman-cf)-- The Iroquois West Football program has made a schedule change. The Raiders first game was scheduled for Saturday March 20 against Clifton Central, but was going to be played at the Bloomington-Central Catholic turf field. Clifton Central has moved that game back to their school, and it will now be played Friday March 19th at 7. 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)--Two Chicago Bulls players are on track to make their returns tonight against the 76ers. Bulls Forwards Otto Porter Jr. and Lauri Markkannen, both who have been injured for multiple weeks, could see time tonight. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- University of Illinois Baseball Catcher Jacob Campbell has been named to the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Watchlist. Campbell a sophomore, played in 12 games last season which included 11 starts behind the plate for the Illini. Campbell has been ranked No. 13 MLB Draft prospect in the Big Ten. A total of 69 catchers made the watchlist. 


 

(Urbana-cf)-- Freshman Point Guard Andre Curbelo was this year's Big Ten Sixth Man of the year, and earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. Curbelo says that winning the awards is nice, but wasn’t the ultimate goal… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Freshman Point Guard Andre Curbelo 

 

 

SVC Girls Tournament Tonight: 

Mommence @ Dwight 

Cissna Park @ Clifton Central 

Iroquois West @ Watseka 

Gardner-South Wilimington@ PBL 

 

Big Ten Basketball Tonight: 

#9 Michigan State vs #6 Maryland 

#10 Indiana vs #7 Rutgers 

 

NBA Tonight: 

Philadelphia 76ers @ Chicago Bulls 

 

NHL Tonight:

Chicago Blackhawks @ Dallas Stars 


 

Tonight on WPXN it's IHSA Girls Basketball. Tune in at 7 as Rob Pacey is on the call for the PBL Panthers against Gardner-South Wilmington.

 

Two Chicago Bulls players are on track to make their returns tonight

(Gilman-cf)-- The Iroquois West Football program has made a schedule change. The Raiders first game was scheduled for Saturday March 20 against Clifton Central, but was going to be played at the Bloomington-Central Catholic turf field. Clifton Central has moved that game back to their school, and it will now be played Friday March 19th at 7. 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)--Two Chicago Bulls players are on track to make their returns tonight against the 76ers. Bulls Forwards Otto Porter Jr. and Lauri Markkannen, both who have been injured for multiple weeks, could see time tonight. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- University of Illinois Baseball Catcher Jacob Campbell has been named to the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Watchlist. Campbell a sophomore, played in 12 games last season which included 11 starts behind the plate for the Illini. Campbell has been ranked No. 13 MLB Draft prospect in the Big Ten. A total of 69 catchers made the watchlist. 


 

(Urbana-cf)-- Freshman Point Guard Andre Curbelo was this year's Big Ten Sixth Man of the year, and earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. Curbelo says that winning the awards is nice, but wasn’t the ultimate goal… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Freshman Point Guard Andre Curbelo 

 

 

SVC Girls Tournament Tonight: 

Mommence @ Dwight 

Cissna Park @ Clifton Central 

Iroquois West @ Watseka 

Gardner-South Wilimington@ PBL 

 

Big Ten Basketball Tonight: 

#9 Michigan State vs #6 Maryland 

#10 Indiana vs #7 Rutgers 

 

NBA Tonight: 

Philadelphia 76ers @ Chicago Bulls 

 

NHL Tonight:

Chicago Blackhawks @ Dallas Stars 


 

Tonight on WPXN it's IHSA Girls Basketball. Tune in at 7 as Rob Pacey is on the call for the PBL Panthers against Gardner-South Wilmington.

 

Several Illini earn Big Ten Honors

SVC Boys Basketball Scores: 

Iroquois West def Cissna Park 56-51

Ryan Tilstra led with 16 points

Jack McMillan had 11 points

 

Momence def Watseka 64-62 2OT

 

Milford def Gardner South Wilmington 46-36

Trey Totheroh led with 14 points

Trace Fleming had 12 points

 

Other

Prairie Central def St. Thomas More 52-43

Trey Bazzell scored 21 points and became Prairie Central's All-Time Leading Scorer

Logan Goad had 14 points

 

Villa Grove/Heritage def Armstrong Potomac 50-39

 

Teutopolis def Mahomet Seymour 63-36


 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def Cissna Park 49-29

 

Danville def St. Joe Ogden 59-53

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The Big Ten has released this year's Men’s Basketball awards. The Fighting Illini had a numerous amount of players win awards including: 

Trent Fraizer: All-Defensive Team/Honorable Mention All-Big Ten 

Andre Curbelo: All Freshman Team/Sixth Man of the Year 

Kofi Cockburn: First Team All Big Ten/ Sporting News Second Team All-American 

Ayo Dosunmu: First Team All Big Ten/Sporting News Unanimous First Team All-American. 

Iowa’s Luka Garza was Big Ten Player of the Year, while Michigan Head Coach Juwaun Howard was Big Ten Coach of the Year. 

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Bears have reportedly used their Franchise Tag on Wide Receiver Allen Robinson. If Robinson signs the tag, we will earn $18 million next season. In other Bears news, offensive Lineman Kyle Long has announced that he will come out of retirement. The Chicago Bears still have the rights to Long’s contract for one more season. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The University of Illinois has announced that season tickets are now available for the 2021 Illini Football season. Season tickets can be renewed, or purchased at Fightingillini.com. Prices for the 2021 season will remain the same as the 2020.

 

(Iroquois West-cf)-- In our broasdcast game last night, the Iroquois West Raiders started off with a 10-0 deficit last night against the Cissna Park Timberwolves. They eventually won 56-51. Head Coach Zach Monk says he called a timeout to regroup, after Cissna Park hit the quick buckets.

 

 

Iroquois West Boys Basketball Coach Zach Monk. 

 

 

(Phoenix-cf)-- Hendrick Motorsports has had a lot of success to start the young Nascar season. Driver Kyle Larson won last week at Las Vegas, and is looking to again this Sunday at Phoenix. Larson details the success of Hendrick… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Kyle Larson. 

 

 

Big Ten Tournament Tonight: 

#13 Minnesota vs #12 Northwestern-5:30

#14 Nebraska vs #11 Penn State- 8:00






 

Illinois ranked #3 in latest Poll

SVC Girls Tournmanet Scores: 

PBL def Cissna Park 54-31

Baylee Cosgrove led with 10 points

 

Iroquois West def Dwight 52-28

Shelby Johnson led with 11 points

 

Watseka def Momence 60-29

Kennedy McTaggart had a Double Double with 14 points and 11 rebounds

 

Other

St. Joe Ogden def Monticello 65-41

Taylor Wells and Ella Armstong each had 13 points

 

Prairie Central def St. Thomas More 47-31

Chloe Sisco scored 26 points

 

Hoopeston Area def Armstrong Potomac 34-32

Adasyn Jones led with 11 points

 

Teutopolis def Mahomet Seymour 52-29

 

NHL Scores: 

The San Jose Sharks def the St. Louis Blues 3-2 OT


 

(WPXN-cf)-- The final NCAA Top 25 rankings before the NCAA Tournament have been released. Holding on to the top spot all season is Gonzaga. Baylor climbed back to No. 2, followed by Illinois at No.3. Rounding out the rest of the top ten includes No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Iowa, No. 6 Alabama, No. 7 Houston, No. 8 Arkansas, No. 9 Ohio State, and No. 10 West Virginia. Other Big Ten Teams in the Top 25 include Tied for 20 Purdue.

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Chicago Cubs, and White Sox will have fans in the stands on opening day in 2021. Fans will be limited to 20% capacity of each stadium,or 8,122 on the south side and or 8,274 on the North side. 

 

 

(Bloomington-cf)-- The IHSA has announced that there will be a state series for this year's summer season. That includes Baseball, Softball, and Track. There will not be Football, or volleyball state series under current mitigations, the release said. Also, the IHSA has upped their capacity limits for summer sports, each venue can now hold 20% capacity rather than 50 people. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Former University of Illinois Wide Receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe is preparing for his pro day. Bhe-Bhe says he's been in Phoenix Arizona training with some of the highest draft prospects of this class… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Wide Receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe


IHSA Basketball Tonight: 

SVC Boys Tournament

#1 Watseka vs #8 Momence

#2 Iroquois West vs #7 Cissna Park 

#3 Milford vs #6 Gardner-South Wilmington

#4 Clifton Central vs #5 Dwight. 

 

NHL Tonight: 

Chicago Blackhawks @ Dallas Stars 

 

Tonight on WPXN it's Nascar Live. Get the latest news in Nascar from 6 until 7.

Then its S-V-C Conference boys basketball from Gilman as Iroquois West plays Cissna Park. 

Kyle Larson wins at Las Vegas

NASCAR: Kyle Larson won at Las Vegas almost a year after his last race. Coming off a nearly year long suspension, Larson was able to earn a victory for Hendrick Motorsports. Brad Keslowski finished second, followed by Kyle Busch, and Denny Hamlin. 

 

NHL Scores: 

The Tampa Bay Lightning def the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3.

 

NBA: 

The NBA All-Star game took place last night. Steph Curry was this year's 3 point champion, beating Utah’s Mike Connley in the final round. 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- Milford will replace Paxton-Buckley-Loda Boys SVC Tournament this season. The PBL school district sent a release to parents on Friday afternoon that two students have tested positive. Football practice has been paused until further notice. 

 

(Columbus-cf)-- The Fighting Illini picked up their 16th Big Ten win of the season Saturday afternoon with a 73-68 win over Ohio State. Head Coach Brad Underwood recaps the game… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Coach Brad Underwood 

 

 

IHSA Basketball Tonight: 

SVC Girls Tournament

#1 Watseka vs #8 Momence 

#4 Dwight vs #5 Iroquois West

#2 PBL vs #7 Cissna Park 

#3 Gardner-South Wilmington vs #6 Clifton Central 

 

NHL Tonight: 

St. Louis Blues @ San Jose Sharks 

 

Tonight on WPXN 

Get the latest news in Nascar with Fast Talk. Get the latest news in Kyle Larson's Las Vegas win, plus news on next week's race from Phoenix from 6 until 7. 

 

Following Fast Talk, its Girls SVC Tournament Action. Tune in at 7 with Rob Pacey as he is on the call for No.2 PBL vs No. 7 Cissna Park in Paxton.

 

#4 Illinois is at #7 Ohio State on Saturday

IHSA Girls Basketball Scores: 

Watseka def PBL 43-32

Kinzie Parsons had a Double Double with 11 points and 10 rebounds

Sydney McTaggart and Natalie Schroeder each had 10 points

 

Milford def Iroquois West 39-35

Anna Hagan had 14 points

 

Unity def Rantoul 57-20

 

St. Joe Ogden def Olympia 50-47

Ella Armstrong had 19 points

 

Tremont def GCMS 80-32

 

LeRoy def Fisher 64-44

 

Salt Fork def Armstrong Potomac 33-21

 

Prairie Central def Monticello 69-49

Chloe Sisco scored 23 points

Mariya Sisco had 11 points 

Madison Kinkade and Natalie Graf each added 10 points

 

Taylorville def Mahomet Seymour 51-48

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL def Watseka 42-38

Keegan Busboom led with 10 points


 

NHL Scores: 

The Chicago Blackhawks lost in overtime to the Tampa Bay Lighting 3-2. 


 

(Chicago-cf)-- The Quarterback carousel that takes place each offseason in the NFL stirs up conversation until the next season kicks off. However, with the uncertainty that looms around the two QBs for the Chicago Bears, the Bears are in place to make a potential splash at the position this offseason. It has been rumored that the Seattle Seahawks have fielded calls about trading Russell Wilson to Chicago, as well as Houston Texans QB DeShaun Watson, who the Bears passed on in the 2017 draft.  

 

 

(Indianapolis-cf)-- Looking to get tickets for this year’s Big Ten Men’s basketball championship? Act fast, as tickets for the tournament will go on sale Monday. 8,000 tickets will be available for purchase on Ticketmaster or directly from Lucas Oil Stadium. The NCAA is also selling a limited number of tickets for this year's March Madness Tournament which will take place in the state of Indiana, with the Final 4 and Championship games being held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Ticket information is available on ncaatickets.com

 

 

(Paxton-cf)-- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Boys Basketball team defeated the Watseka Warriors last night 42-38 to win a share of the SVC Regular season championship. Head Coach Adam Schonaur recaps the game… 

 

 

PBL Boys Head Coach Adam Schonaur 

 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball Tonight:

Fisher @ Leroy 

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley vs Tremont

Rantoul @ Unity

Armstrong-Potomac @ Salt Fork 

Milford vs Schlarman

Mahomet-Seymour @ Taylorville 

 

NHL Tonight: 

Tampa Bay Lighting @ Chicago Blackhawks

St Louis Blues @ LA Kings 

 

This weekend on WPXN: 

 

Saturday morning starting at 8am it's the first Live Action Auction of the Month. Bid Buy and Save with Becky Puetz until 10am. 

 

Saturday afternoon it's Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball. The No. 4 Illini are in Columbus to take on No.7 Ohio State. Pregame gets underway at 2, with tip at 3.

 

Following Illini Basketball its Bonus coverage of IHSA Boys Basketball as the Panthers of Paxton Buckley Loda end the regular season against the Rantoul Eagles. 

 

Sunday on WPXN its Nascar Cup Series racing courtesy of the Performance Racing Network. Tune in at 1:30 for the Pennzoil 400 from the Las Vegas Motorspeedway.

 

Live IHSA Basketball Double Coverage tonight of PBL Boys and Girls Final Regular Season Games

IHSA Girls Basketball Scores:

Tuscola def PBL 58-46

 

Iroquois West def Cissna Park 48-44

Shelby Johnson scored 23 points

 

Watseka def Armstrong Potomac 51-36

Jackie Lynch had 15 points

Allie Hoy had 13 points

Natalie added 10 points

 

GCMS def Georgetown Ridgefarm 20-10


 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def Milford 55-41

 

NBA Scores:  

The Chicago Bulls defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 128-124. Zach Lavine scored 36 points.

 

NHL Scores:

The St. Louis Blues defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-2. 

 

 

(Paxton-cf)-- The PBL Boys Basketball team will tip off against Watskea tonight for the last Conference game of the season. Head Coach Adam Schonaur has the keys for a PBL victory tonight… 

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Head Coach Adam Schonaur 


 

(Las Vegas-cf)-- The Nascar Cup Series will be at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. Driver Austin Dillon details why Vegas is one his favorite tracks… 

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Austin Dillon 

 

 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball Tonight: 

PBL vs Watseka

Rantoul vs Unity

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley vs Tremont 

Fisher @ Leroy 

Armstrong-Potomac vs Salt Fork 

Milford @ Iroquois West 

Mahomet-Seymour @ Taylorville 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL at Watseka

 

Big Ten Basketball Tonight: 

Michigan State  @ No. 2  Michigan

Nebraska @ No. 5 Iowa 

 

NHL Tonight: 

Tampa Bay Lighting @ Chicago Blackhawks


 

Tonight on WPXN it's IHSA Boys and Girls Basketball. Tune in at 6-45 for Live Double coverage with Joel Cluver and Rob Pacey as the PBL Boys and Girls take on Watseka.

 

Fighting Illini made history with last night's 76-53 win over No. 2 Michigan

IHSA Boys Basketball Scores: 

PBL def Clifton Central 70-44

Brett Giese led with 17 points

Jarred Gronsky had 15 points

Mason Bruns had 15 points

Keegan Busboom added 13 points

 

Watseka def Iroquois West 65-49

Jordan Schroeder led with 15 points

Jameson Clever added 11 points

 

Bloomington Central Catholic def Rantoul 73-51

 

IVC def St. Joe Ogden 77-52

 

Prairie Central def Olympia 67-40

Rylie Vaughn led with 17 points

Trey Bazzell had 15 points

Cooper Palmore had a Double Double with 11 points and 15 rebounds

 

GCMS def Fisher 88-76

Braden Roesch scored 26 points

Ethan Garard had 17 points

Alex Minion had 12 points

Seth Barnes added 10 points

 

Milford def Salt Fork 52-44

Trace Fleming led with 14 points

Trey Totheroh had 13 points

 

Mahomet Seymour def Mt. Zion 57-50

Braden Finch had a Double Double with 14 points and 11 assists

Luke Koller had a Double double with 10 points and 11 rebounds

Eli Warren had 14 points 

Blake Wolters added 13 points

 

 

(Chicago-cf)-- As baseball season approaches, Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot is expecting to have some fans in the stadiums on the north and south side. “We’re in discussions with both teams, and I think they have come up with great plans and when we are ready, we will announce what the future will look like for potential spectators in the stands” said Lightfoot. The St. Louis Cardinals are planning on allowing 25% capacity this season. 

 

 

(Ann Arbor-cf)-- The Fighting Illini made history with last night's 76-53 win over No. 2 Michigan. That is the first time the Illini have beaten an opponent ranked 3 or higher on the road. Head Coach Brad Underwood recaps the game… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Coach Brad Underwood. 

 

 

(Paxton-cf)-- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Panthers Boys team defeated Clifton Central 70-44 last night on Senior Night. Head Coach Adam Schonaur says the Panthers played a complete game on both ends of the floor… 

 

 

PBL Panthers Head Coach Adam Schonaur

 

Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tonight: 

Minnesota @ Penn State

Maryland @ Northwestern

 

NBA Tonight: 

Chicago Bulls @ New Orleans Pelicans

 

NHL Tonight: 

St. Lous Blues @ Anaheim Ducks

 

#4 Illinois travels to #2 Michigan to take on the Wolverines

IHSA Girls Basketball Scores: 

PBL def Clifton Central 53-47 OT

Hannah Schwarz led with 14 points

Lorena Arnett and Baylee Cosgrove each had 13 points

 

Watseka def Iroquois West 63-28

Natalie Schroeder scored 20 points

Sydney McTaggart had 12 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def IVC 40-20

Taylor Wells led with 10 points

 

Fisher def GCMS 46-24

Kallie Evans led with 19 points

Lacey Cotter had 10 points

 

Armstrong Potomac def Westville 62-28

Kyla Bullington led with 19 points

Carlyn Crozier had 13 points

Lily Jamison added 11 points

 

Olympia def Prairie Central 61-56

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Watseka def Dwight 62-55 OT

Connor Curry led with 13 points

Drew Wittenborn had 12 points

Braiden Walwer had 12 points

Jameson Cluver had 11 points

 

Fisher def Normal Calvary 79-50

Carson Brozenec scored 29 points

Landon Stalter had 12 points

Jake Cochran added 11 points

 

Danville def Rantoul 74-47

 

St. Joe Ogden def Bloomington Central Catholic 67-61

Ty Pence had a double-Double with 39 points and 14 rebounds

Andrew Beyers added 13 points

 

NBA Scores: 

The Chicago Bulls lost to the Denver Nuggets 118-112. Bulls guard Coby White scored a team high 10 points. 


 

NHL Scores: 

The St. Louis Blues def Anaheim Ducks 5-4.

 

 

(WPXN-cf)-- There has been fluctuation in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Top 25. Gonzaga still holds on to the top spot. However, with Baylor’s loss Saturday to Kansas, Michigan has now moved into the 2 spot. Rounding out the rest of the top ten: Baylor, Illinois, Iowa, West Virginia, Ohio State, Alabama, Houston, and Villinova. Other Big Ten Teams inside the Top 25 include 23 Purdue, and 25 Wisconsin. 

 

 

(St. Louis-cf)-- The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Ballot has been announced. This year, Steve Carlton, Keith Hernandez, Matt Morris, Edgar Renteria, and Lee Smith will be on this year's ballot. The player with the most fan votes on April 17th will be selected into the Cardinals hall this year. 

 

 

(Ann Arbor-cf)-- The No. 4 Fighting Illini are in Ann Arbor to take on No. 2 Michigan tonight. Head Coach Brad Underwood says that the Wolverines are “up there” with Baylor and Gonzaga, both of whom he’s seen this season… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Coach Brad Underwood 


 

IHSA Boys Basketball Tonight: 

PBL vs Clifton Central

Watseka @ Iroquois West

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley vs Fisher 

Rantoul vs Bloomington Central Catholic

Armstrong-Potomac vs Westville

Mahomet-Seymour vs Mt. Zion 

 

Big Ten Basketball Tonight: 

No. 4 Illinois @ No. 2 Michigan 

Indiana @ Michigan State 

No. 25 Wisconsin @ No. 24 Purdue 

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball. Tune in at 5pm with pregame as the Illini are in Ann Arbor to take on Michigan. Tip is scheduled for 6. 

 

Following Illini Basketball its bonus coverage of IHSA Boys Basketball as the Panthers of Paxton Buckley Loda take on Clifton Central.

 

William Byron wins at Miami-Homestead

Nascar: 

William Byron earned his second career Cup Series win yesterday afternoon from Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Motor Racing Network had flag to flag coverage… 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The No. 5 Fighting Illini surpassed last year's win total in the Big Ten play, notching their 14th of the season with a 74-69 win over Wisconsin Saturday. Head Coach Brad Underwood recaps the game… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Coach Brad Underwood 

 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball Tonight: 

PBL @ Clifton Central

Watseka vs Iroquois West 

Rantoul vs Unity 

Fisher vs GCMS 

Armstrong-Potomac @ Westville

Milford vs Salt Fork 

Mahomet-Seymour vs Mt. Zion 

 

Big Ten Basketball Tonight: 

Rutgers @ Nebraska 

 

NBA Tonight: 

Denver Nuggets @ Chicago Bulls 

 

NHL Tonight: 

St. Louis Blues @ Anaheim Ducks 

 

Tonight on WPXN it's Fast Talk. Get the latest news from Homestead-Miami, and next week's race at Las Vegas from 6 until 7. 

 

Then it’s the Brad Underwood show. Get the latest news in Illini Men’s Basketball as the No.5 Fighting Illini get ready to take on No.3 Michigan tomorrow night. 

 

Following Coach Underwood we’ll have IHSA Girls Basketball as the PBL Lady Panthers travel to take on Clifton Central.

 

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