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SPORTS Archives for 2021-12

Big Ten Teams to play in Bowl games today

Monticello Holiday Hoopla

Championship game

Monticello 50, Tuscola 34

 

3rd Place game

Neoga 44, PBL 31

 

5th place game

Oakwood 54, GCMS 44

 

Kankakee Holiday Tournament 

Cissna Park 75, St. Anne 71

Gavin Spitz, Malaki Verkler and Gavin Savoree each scored 23 points

 

Taylorville Holiday Tournament 

Taylorville 52, Rantoul 33

 

Decatur Eisenhower 70, Rantoul 42

 

BSN Classic 

3rd Place game

Milford 65, Illinois Math & Science 33

Adin Portwood had 19 points

 

State Farm Classic

El Paso Gridley 60, St. Joe Ogden 36

 

Mahomet Seymour 62, Lincoln Way West 51

Blake Wolters had 19 points

 

 

 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball 

Monticello Holiday Hoopla 

Championship game

Neoga 49, Tuscola 36

 

3rd place game

Clinton 45, Ridgeview 22

 

5th Place game

Monticello 59 PBL 37

 

7th Place game

GCMS 48, Stark County 23

 

State Farm Classic 

St. Joe Ogden 49, El Paso Gridley 29

 

BSN Classic 

3rd place game

Unity 36, Armstrong Potomac 21

 

7th place game

North Vermilion 43, Cissna Park 30

 

St. Thomas More Holiday Tournament

Cerro Gordo/Bement 49, Fisher 10

 

Mattoon Holiday Tournament

Mattoon 48, Mahomet Seymour 43

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Atlanta Hawks 131-117

 

(Monticell0–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers lost to the Neoga Indians in the 3rd place contest at the 20-21 Holiday Hoopla tournament in Monticello Wednesday afternoon. PBL Coach Adam Schonauer says the team just did not get into rhythm on offense or defense…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

College Football Bowl Games

Music City Bowl

Purdue vs Tennessee

 

Peach Bowl

Michigan St. vs Pittsburgh

 

Las Vegas Bowl

Wisconsin vs Arizona St.

 

Hall of Fame Coach and Broadcaster John Madden has died

IHSA Boys Basketball 

Monticello Holiday Hoopla

Paxton -Buckley-Loda 50, Oakwood 41

Keagan Busboom had 16 points

 

Monticello 67, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 34

 

Tuscola 58, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 57

 

Kankakee Holiday Tournament 

Momence def Cissna Park 73-54

 

Taylorville Tournament 

Dunlap def Rantoul 71-63

 

Rochester def Rantoul 47-42

 

State Farm Classic:

St. Joseph-Ogden 43, Quincy Notre Dame 40

Ty Pence scored 26 points

 

Mahomet Seymour def Harlem 60-34

Dayten Eisenmann had 13 points

 

BSN Classic

Milford 72, Villa Grove 31

Adin Portwood and Will Teig  each scored 16 points 

 

Milford def Rantoul JV 70-34

Sawyer Laffoon scored 22 points

 

Illinois Math and Science def Armstrong Potomac 55-50

 

Salt Fork def Armstrong Potomac 62-32

 

IHSA Girls Basketball 

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 46, Stark County 35

Lorena arnett had 13 points

 

Monticello 47, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 11

 

Tuscola 40, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 19

 

BSN Classic

Benton Central def Cissna Park 75-23

 

Armstrong Potomac def Lexington 37-19

Kyla Bullington led with 12 points

 

Cissna Park def Villa Grove 55-16

Mikayla Knake scored 23 points

 

State Farm Classic

Rockford Lutheran 67, St. Joseph-Ogden 58

 

St. Joseph-Ogden 60, Port Byron Riverdale 17

Ashlyn Lannert had 18 points

 

St. Thomas More Christmas Tournament

Fisher def Grace Christian 35-16

Kallie Evans scored 27 points

 

St. Thomas More def Fisher 54-29

 

Mattoon Holiday Tournament:

Mattoon 52, Mahomet-Seymour 49


Mahomet Seymour def Galesburg 39-34

Ivie Juarez and Cyla Koerner each had 11 points


Hall of Fame coach and Broadcaster John Madden has died. He was 85. Madden coached the Oakland Raiders to the AFC Title game 7 times in 10 years winning the Super Bowl in 1976. His analysis and knowledge of the game during broadcasts made him a fan favorite. 

 

(Monticell0–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers took state ranked Tuscola to the final shot of the game before falling 58 to 57 to the Warriors in the final pool play game of the 20-21 Monticello High School Holiday Hoopla boys basketball contest. P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer was proud of the effort…

 

 

Today the Panthers play the Neoga Indians for 3rd place. P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says it will be another challenge for the panthers…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

Today on WPXN it’s IHSA Girls Basketball as the PBL Lady Panthers take on Monticello in the 5th place game at 11:30. Then it’s IHSA Boys Basketball with PBL and Neoga in the 3rd place game at 3-30 this afternoon.

 

U of I Fighting Illini and Florida A and M game has been canceled

IHSA Boys Basketball

Monticello Holiday Tournament

Paxton Buckley Loda def Ridgeview 58-48

Mason Bruns had 15 points

 

GCMS def Clinton 58-52

Seth Barnes scored 23 points

 

Neoga def GCMS 50-34

 

State Farm Classic 

St. Joe Ogden def Tri Valley 51-46

Ty Pence led with 19 points

 

Brother Rice def Mahomet Seymour 68-38

 

Taylorville Holiday Tournament

Sterling def Rantoul 58-32

 

BSN Classic

Milford def Indiana Math and Science Academy 69-56

Adin Portwood Scored 35 points

 

Milford def Lexington 71-44

Adin Portwood scored 26 points

 

Armstrong Potomac def Heritage 74-46

Kollin Asbury scored 21 points

 

Armstrong Potomac def Georgetown Ridgefarm 60-59

Luke Gordon scored 22 points


 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Monticello Holiday Tournament

Ridgeview def PBL 33-25

 

Clinton def GCMS 72-13

 

Neoga def GCMS 52-22

 

BSN Classic

Armstrong Potomac def Villa Grove 48-21 

Kyla Bullington had 16 points

 

Armstrong Potomac def Cissna Park 42-27

Kyla Bullington had 19 points

 

Lexington def Cissna Park 52-50

 

State Farm Classic 

Normal U-High def St. Joe Ogden 50-40

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls 130 Atlanta Hawks 118

 

NFL Monday Nite Football

Miami Dolphins def New Orleans Saints 20-3

 

(Champaign–jc) University of Illinois officials have announced the game between the U of I Fighting Illini and Florida A and M has been canceled due to covid concerns with the Illini. The game will not be rescheduled. Next up for the U of I is a road game on Sunday at Minnesota. WPXN will have the game live on Sunday starting at 4pm


 

(Monticello–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers started off slow against the Ridgeview Mustangs on Monday afternoon at the 20-21 Monticello Holiday Hoopla tournament. Reaction from coach Adam Schonauer…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

 

 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball today

State Farm Classic 

Mahomet Seymour vs Machesney Park Harlem 12:30

 

St. Joe Ogden vs Quincy Notre Dame 7pm

 

Taylorville Tournament

Rantoul vs Dunlap 10:30am

Rantoul vs Rochester 4pm

 

Kankakee Holiday Tournament 

Cissna Park vs Momence noon

 

IHSA Girls Basketball today

Monticello Holiday Tournament

PBL vs Stark County 10am

GCMS vs Monticello 2:30pm

PBL vs Tuscola 6pm

 

State Farm Classic

St. Joe Ogden vs Rockford Lutheran 12:30


 

Today on WPXN…

Continued coverage of the 2021 Monticello Holiday Tournament

Girls 

9-45am Paxton Buckley Loda vs Stark County tip at 10

Boys 

1130 Paxton Buckley Loda vs Oakwood 

Girls

6pm Paxton Buckley Loda vs Tuscola

Boys

7-30 Paxton Buckley Loda vs Tuscola

 

Chicago Bears def Seattle Seahawks 25-24

NFL

Saturday

Green Bay Packers def Cleveland Browns 24-22

Indianapolis Colts def Arizona Cardinals 22-16

 

Sunday

Chicago Bears def Seattle Seahawks 25-24

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Indiana Pacers 113-105

 

(Chicago-jm) – Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball became the team's third player to enter the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols on Sunday, joining forward Alfonzo McKinnie and center Tony Bradley as players sidelined before their game against the Indiana Pacers. They were also without head coach Billy Donovan who is in COVID protocols. The Bulls have had 14 players enter health and safety protocols in December.

 

IHSA Basketball Today

BOYS

Bloomington Normal Holiday Classic

10-30am St Joe Odgen vs Tri Valley

3pm Mahomet Seymour vs Chicago Rice

 

Monticello Holiday Hoopla

Boys

10am GCMS vs Clinton

11-30am Monticello vs Neoga

2pm Oakwood vs Tuscola

3-30 PBL vs Ridgeview

6pm Neoga vs GCMS

7-30 Monticello vs Clinton

Taylorville Holiday Tournament

7pm Sterling vs Rantoul

 

GIRLS

Monticello Holiday Hoopla  Girls

11-30 GCMS vs Clinton

2pm PBL vs Ridgeview

7-30 GCMS vs Neoga

Bloomington Normal Holiday Classic

Girls

1-30pm St Joe Odgen  vs Normal U High 


 

NBA Tonight

Chicago Bulls @ Atlanta Hawks

 

On WPXN…

IHSA Girls and Boys Basketball from the 20-21 Monticello Holiday Hoopla

2pm PBL Girls vs Ridgeview

3-30pm PBL BOys vs Ridgeview

6pm Fast Talk

7pm Brad Underwood Show

 

Illinois wins Braggin' Rights Game

IHSA Girls Basketball

Mahomet Seymour def Rantoul 74-17

Chloe Pruitt led with 18 points

 

The Bulls and Raptors were postponed because Toronto didn’t have a league minimum of 8 players available due to a Covid outbreak 

 

(Urbana)-- The Fighting Illini Athletics department announced that all fans attending any sporting event will have to show proof of a negative test or proof of vaccination. The new changes go into effect for the January 6th home game against Maryland. 

 

(St Louis–jc) The University of Illinois Fighting Illini won the braggin’ rights game last night in St. Louis over the Missouri Tigers. The final was 88 to 63

Illini basketball player Trent Frazier says it is great to get the trophy back to Champaign…

 

 

U of I Basketball Player Trent Frazier

The Illini are off until a home game next Wednesday night

 

(Chicago)-- Chicago Bears Defensive End Robert Quinn and Jakeem Grant have been named to the Pro Bowl. This is Quinn's first Pro Bowl appearance since he was in St. Louis with the Rams meanwhile this is Grant’s first appearance. 

 

(Chicago)-- Chicago Bulls forward Alex Caruso will miss the next 7 to 10 days. Caruso sprained his foot against the Houston Rockets Monday. This is the second time this season Caruso has missed significant time.


NFL Tonight: 

San Fansico 49ers @ Tennessee Titans

 

NBA Tonight: 

Houston Rockets @ Indiana Pacers 



 

Illinois and Missouri Battle tonight in the Braggin' Rights Game

IHSA Boys Basketball: 

Watseka Holiday Tournament

5th Place Game 

Peotone def Hoopeston Area 51-41

 

3rd Place

Iroquois West def Watseka 40-22

Cannon Leonard led with 12 points

 

Championship Game

Bishop Mac def Milford 50-40 

 

All Tournament Team

Malaki Verkler     Cissna Park

Cannon Leonard  Iroquois West

Peyton Rhodes     Iroquois West

Frank Fouts          Bishop Mac

Jaxson Provost     Bishop Mac

Adin Portwood     Milford

William Tieg         Milford

Mason Kibelkis     Peotone

Connor Cardenas   Tri Point

Braiden Walwer     Watseka

Kamden Maddox    Westville

 

Non Tournament

St. Joe Ogden def Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin 53-37

Ty Pence scored 22 points

 

Oakwood def Armstrong Potomac 72-35



 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Iroquois West def Schlarman 62-17

Shea Small and Ilyana Nambo each had 8 points

 

Armstrong Potomac def Oakwood 53-45

Kyla Bullington had 16 points

 

NFL Scores: 

Philadelphia Eagles def Washington Football Team 27-17

LA Rams def Seattle Seahawks 20-10

 

(Gibson City)-- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Football program has found their next Head Coach. Chad Augspuger was promoted by the GCMS School Board on Monday Night. Agspuger has been the defensive coordinator since 2015. 

 

(WPXN)-- Fighting Illini Center Doug Kramer will play in the NFL Player Association Bowl in Pasadena California January 29. The announcement came late Tuesday Night. 

 

(WPXN)-- The NHL announced Tuesday afternoon that all players within the league will not be allowed to participate in the 2022 Olympics. The decision for the NHL and the NHL Players Association cited the ongoing rise in COVID-19 cases. 

 

(St.Louis)-- The Fighting Illini are heading to St. Louis tonight to take on Mizzou in the annual Braggin Rights game. Head Coach Brad Underwood says that the Braggin Rights game is one of the best non-conference games of the season, and that the neutral site venue gives it a true March Madness feel… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood 

 

NBA Tonight: 

Toronto Raptors @ Chicago Bulls 


Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini. Tune in at 7 as the Illini are in St. Louis for Braggin Rights against Mizzou. Tip is scheduled for 8pm.

 

Vikings def Bears 17-9

IHSA Girls Basketball 

PBL def GCMS 44-15

Lorena Arnett led with 9 points

 

Iroquois West def Illinois Lutheran 50-30

 

St. Joe Ogden def Champaign Central 58-53

Ella Armstrong had 13 points

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Watseka Holiday Tournament

Westville def Tri Point 64-50

Cissna Park def La Salette 44-41

Gavin Spitz had 17 points

 

Non Tournament 

Armstrong Potomac def Blue Ridge 70-32

Kollin Asbury scored 23 points

 

NFL Scores: 

Minnesota Vikings def Chicago Bears 17-9

Las Vegas Raiders def Cleveland Browns 16-14

 

NBA Scores: 

Chicago Bulls def Houston Rockets 133-118

 

(Urbana)-- The Fighting Illini have not played as fast paced this season compared to last. Head Coach Brad Underwood says that some of that is due to Andre Curbelo being out. Underwood also says that the offensive efficiency ratings are up however… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood 

 

NFL Tonight: 

Seattle Seahawks @ LA Rams 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball Tonight: 

Iroquois West @ Danville Schlarman 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball Tonight: 

Rantoul @ Mattoon

Cerro Gordo @ Fisher


 

Coverage of the 2021 Watseka Holiday Tournament continues today with championship day.  Our broadcast starts at 4-50 with the pre game show for game one.  The 5th place contest features Hoopeston Area and Peotone. The 3rd place follows with Iroquois West and Watseka. The championship game has Milford and Kankakee Bishop McNamara. Joel Cluver and Rob Pacey on the call for all three games today on WPXN.

 

Green Bay Packers Clinch NFC North

NFL Scores: 

Green Bay Packers def Baltimore Ravens 31-30

Indianapolis Colts def New England Patriots 27-17

 

NBA Scores: 

Chicago Bulls def LA Lakers 115-110

 

 

(Green Bay)-- The Green Bay Packers have clinched the NFC North. The Packers have won the division for the third straight year. QB Aaron Rodgers also broke Brett Farve’s Touchdown record throwing the 442nd of his career. 

 

 

(Urbana)-- The Fighting Illini shot the three well in Saturday’s 106-48 blowout win over St. Francis(PA). Senior Guard Alfonso Plummer says that the team has confidence right now, which is why the three is falling… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Senior Guard Alfonso Plummer 

 

Illini Forward Jake Grandison says that the team worked on the defensive end of the court all week, and it paid off… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Forward Jake Grandison 

 

Monday Night Football: 

Las Vegas Raiders @ Cleveland Browns 

Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball Tonight

PBL @ GCMS

St. Joseph Ogden @ Cissna Park

Iroquois West @ Illinois Lutheran

 

IHSA Boys Basketball Tonight: 

Blue Ridge @ Armstrong Potomac

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball with Coverage of the Watseka Holiday Tournament. Our coverage begins at 4:45 for tipoff with Donovan and Illinois Lutheran, followed by Tri Point and Westville then it’s Cissna Park and LaSalette. 

 

Chicago Bulls are hoping to return to the court after having two games postponed

IHSA Girls Basketball  

PBL def Rantoul 49-30

Lorena Arnett had 17 points

Losa Suavva added 16 points

 

Iroquois West def Georgetown Ridgefarm 41-31

Shea Small led with 13 points

 

GCMS def Blue Ridge 44-15

Mindy Brown led with 9 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 48-24

Ella Armstrong led with 13 points

 

Salt Fork def Milford 36-25

 

Armstrong Potomac def Schlarman 64-14

Kyla Bullington led with 14 points

 

Prairie Central def St. Thomas More 51-31

Chloe Sisco had 18 points 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Watseka Holiday Tournament 

Iroquois West def Tri Point 54-41

Peyton Rhodes had 18 points

 

Milford def Westville 60-45

Adin Portwood scored 24 points

 

Iroquois West def Hoopeston Area 56-47

Cannon Leonard led with 17 points

 

Bishop Mac def Cissna Park 70-29

 

Watseka def Peotone 42-32

 

IESA 8th Grade 1 A State Championship

Sigel St. Michael’s def Cissna Park 40-33

 

Thursday Night Football Scores: 

Kansas City Chiefs def LA Chargers 34-28 OT

 

 

(Chicago)-- The Chicago Bulls are hoping to return to the court after having two games postponed this week. The Bulls are returning Coby White and Javonte Green from the COVID list Thursday afternoon. Bulls star Zach LaVine, Rookie Ayo Dosunmu and Troy Brown JR will not return until after Christmas. 

 

(Urbana)-- 9 of 22 Illini Football Signees are expected to enroll early at the U of I. Those 9 players will enroll in January and will be able to participate in Winter Workouts. Head Coach Bret Bielema says that these players “will get to install twice.” citing the summer workout period as well. 

 

NFL Week 15: 

New England Patriots @ Indianapolis Colts- Saturday 

Green Bay Packers @ Baltimore Ravens

 

IHSA Boys Basketball Tonight: 

PBL at Shelbyville

Armstrong Potomac @ Oakwood

Tremont @ Fisher

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball. Tune in at 7 as the Panthers of PBL travel to Shelbyville. 

 

Saturday Morning Bid Buy and Save  with the WPXN Live Action Auction from 8 to 10am. 

 

Following the Live Action Auction it’s Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball. Tune in at 11 for pregame as the Illini host Saint Francis(PA). Tip is scheduled for 12pm. 

 

Saturday Afternoon on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball. Tune in after Illini Basketball as the Panthers of PBL host Manteno. Live coverage of the Watseka Holiday Classic follows the PBL game.

 

Early signing period was fruitful for the Fighting Illini Football program

IHSA Girls Basketball Scores: 

Iroquois West Holiday Hoopla

Championship Game

Milford def Herscher 34-32

 

3rd place game

Wilmington def Dwight in 2OT 56-51

 

5th place game

Iroquois West def Clifton Central 45-20

 

All Tournament Team

Macey Moore-Herscher

Mia Ruder-Herscher

Breanna Horton-Gardner South Wilmington

Hannah Balcom-Gardner South Wilminton

Clara Smith-Wilmington

Hunter Mowrey-Milford

Kasst Kodat-Dwight

Alana Gray-Clifton Central

Claire Dixon-Hoopeston Area

Adesyn Jones-Hoopeston Area

Ilyana Nambo-Iroquois West

Shea Small-Iroquois West

 

NBA 

Milwaukee Bucks def Indiana Pacers 114-99

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks def Washington Capitals 5-4 OT

 

(Bloomington–jc)  – The Illinois High School Association schools have approved 7 proposals. WPXN’s Joel Cluver has the story…

 

 

(Urbana)-- The early signing period was fruitful for the Fighting Illini Football program. The Illini signed two local products, GCMS RB Aiden Laughry, and IW Offensive Lineman Clayton Leonard. Some of the headliners for the class this season include LB Jarod Baddie, and Safety Elijah Mc-Contos.  

 

(Chicago)-- The Chicago Bears added another player to the COVID list Wednesday Afternoon. Rookie Right Tackle Larry Borom tested positive and joins 5 other players on the list. They have all been ruled out for Monday Night’s game against the Vikings. 

 

(St. Louis)-- Former St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Schildt has been hired to work in the MLB Commissioner's office. Schildt will work in the on-field operations department. 

 

NBA Tonight: 

Indiana Pacers @ Detroit Pistons 

 

Thursday Night Football: 

Kansas City Chiefs @ LA Chargers 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Rantoul @ PBL 5-30pm Varsity only contest

Tremont @ Fisher

Blue Ridge @ GCMS

Cissna Park @ Westville

Georgetown Ridge Farm @ Iroquois West

Danville Schlarman @ Armstrong Potomac 

Milford @ Salt Fork

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball. Tune in at 4:15 for coverage of the Watseka Holiday Tournament. We will also have live coverage of the Cissna Park Wildcats 8th Grade Girls State Championship. Starting at 7 tonight.

 

Former Gibson City Melvin Sibley High School Coach Mike Allen selected to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame

IHSA Boys Basketball Scores: 

PBL def GCMS 42-24

Brandon Knight led with 10 points

 

Cissna Park def Chrisman 63-37

Gavin Spitz scored 23 points

 

Iroquois West def Watseka 52-41

Peyton Rhodes had 18 points

 

Milford def Georgetown Ridgefarm 81-50

Adin Portwood scored 21 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Danville 77-60

Evan Ingram scored 25 points

 

Mahomet Seymour def Taylorville 57-48

Quenton Rogers led with 19 points

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Champaign Central def Rantoul 55-22

 

Prairie Central def Beecher 54-44

Chloe Sisco scored 26 points

 

(Gibson City)-- Former Gibson City Melvin Sibley High School Coach Mike Allen has been selected to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Allen will be inducted during the IHSFCA clinic next March in Champaign. 

 

(Chicago)-- Three Chicago Bears have been placed on the NFL COVID-19 list. Defensive Tackle Eddie Goldman, Safety Artie Burns, and Special Teams Sam Kamara tested positive on Tuesday afternoon. 

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers won the Ford County boys basketball rivalry game last night against the Falcons of Gibson City Melvin Sibley. PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schnoauer says the Panthers provided good energy defensively, especially in the first half…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball coach Adam Schonauer

 

 

(Urbana)-- Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Freshman Luke Goode is starting to earn more playing time as the season goes on. Goode details the start of his college career, crediting his parents for building his character… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Freshman Forward Luke Goode

 

 

NBA Tonight: 

Indiana Pacers @ Milwaukee Bucks 

 

NHL Tonight: 

Washington Capitals @ Chicago Blackhawks 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball Tonight: 

Iroquois West Holiday Hoops Championship Day

 

The Chicago Bulls have postponed the next two games because of the COVID-19 outbreak

IHSA Girls Basketball Scores: 

Iroquois West Holiday Hoopla 

Iroquois West def Gardner South Wilmington 33-26

 

Milford def Wilmington 41-16

Hunter Mowrey had 17 points

 

Hoopeston Area def Clifton Central 35-34

 

Non Tournament

Fieldcrest def GCMS 72-20

 

Armstrong Potomac def Blue Ridge 60-20

Kyla Bullington led with 15 points

 

Watseka def Oakwood 41-37

 

Mahomet Seymour def Unity 63-24

Cayla Koerner scored 20 points

 

NBA Scores: 

Golden State Warriors def Indiana Pacers 102-100

 

Monday Night Football: 

LA Rams def Arizona Cardinals 30-23

 

 

(Chicago)-- The Chicago Bulls have had their next two games postponed. The postponements come from the COVID-19 outbreak and the Bulls adding a 10th player to the COVID list on Monday Afternoon. The two postponed games include the Detroit Pistons tonight and the matchup against the Raptors on the 16th. 

 

(Chicago)-- Former NFL Wide Receiver and Chicago Bear Josh Bellemy has been sentenced to three years in jail. Bellemy illegally obtained $1.12 million in COVID-19 relief funds in 2020. 

 

(Urbana)-- The Fighting Illini have battled a slew of illness and injury this season. Because of that, the Illini have had a lack of practice. Head Coach Brad Underwood says that they need to grind the guys in players… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Coach Brad Underwood 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball Tonight: 

GCMS @ PBL

Georgetown Ridge Farm @ Milford

Salt Fork @ Armstrong Potomac

Taylorville @ Mahomet Seymour

Watseka @ Iroquois West

Chrisman @ Cissna Park

Rantoul @ Champaign Centennial

Fisher @ St. Thomas More

 

Tonight on WPXN get the latest news in Nascar with Nascar Live from 6 until 7. Following  Nascar Live it’s IHSA Boys Basketball with the battle of Ford County. Tune in as the PBL Panthers host the GCMS Falcons at 7.

 

Packers defeat Bears 45-30

NFL Scores: 

Green Bay Packers def Chicago Bears 45-30

 

(Chicago)-- The COVID-19 outbreak in the Chicago Bulls locker room is ongoing. Early this weekend, Rookie Ayo Dosunmu and Stanley Johnson entered the league protocol. It was announced on Sunday afternoon that Forward Zach LaVine has also entered the protocol. 

 

(Champaign )-- Fighting Illini Safety Kirby Joseph has declared for the NFL Draft. Joseph started the season on the bench for the Illini, but continued to have a stellar season. Joseph joins teammates Khalin Tolson, and Daniel Barker to declare. 

 

(Urbana)-- The Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball program let one slip through their fingers Saturday Night against Arizona. Head Coach Brad Underwood says that he wouldn’t be surprised if these two teams matched up again in March… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood 

 

NFL Tonight: 

LA Rams @ Arizona Cardinals 

 

NBA Tonight: 

Golden StateWarriors @ Indiana Pacers 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball Tonight: 

PBL @ Hoopeston Area

Fisher @ Tri-Valley

GCMS @ Fieldcrest

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin @ Cissna Park

Blue Ridge @ Armstrong Potomac

 

Iroquois West Holiday Hoops 

Milford @ Iroquois West Holiday Hoops

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fast Talk from 6 to 7pm Then its the Brad Underwood Show from 7 to 8. Following the Underwood show is IHSA Girls basketball from Hoopeston Area High school as the Lady Panthers from Paxton Buckley Loda travel to take on the Lady Cornjerkers.

Illinois volleyball team's run in the NCAA Tournament over

IHSA Girls Basketball Scores: 

PBL def Uni High 45-20

Lorena Arnett led with 16 points

 

Cissna Park def Georgetown Ridgefarm 41-37

Emma Morrical scored 20 points

 

LeRoy def GCMS 53-34

 

Milford def Westville 46-29

Anna Hagan had 13 points

 

Teutopolis de St. Joe Ogden 48-35

 

Mahomet Seymour def Charleston 73-17

Ivie Juarez led with 17 points

 

NFL Scores: 

Minnesota Vikings def Pittsburgh Steelers 36-28

 

 

(Chicago)-- The Chicago Bears will have two offensive players back for Sunday Night Football. Quarterback Justin Fields has been activated off the IR and is expected to start. Wide Receiver Allen Robinson was also activated off IR on Thursday and is expected to start Sunday. 

 

 

(Chicago)-- The Chicago Bulls now have 5 players sidelined due to injury and COVID-19 protocols.  Forward Derrick Jones Jr. was added to the list COVID List on Thursday after a close contact. The Bulls added Jones along with Coby White, Javonte Green, Demar Derozen. Alex Caruso and Patrick Williams are also listed as out with various injuries. 

 

The Illinois volleyball team's run in the NCAA Tournament ended on Thursday (December 9) night as the Illini suffered a 3-0 (12-25, 21-25, 17-25) setback to No. 10 seed and Big Ten Conference foe Nebraska in the NCAA Regional Semifinal in Gregory Gymnasium. The Illini finished the 2021 season with a 22-12 overall record and a 12-8 mark in the Big Ten and made their third NCAA Regional and fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in five seasons under head coach Chris Tamas.  

 

NBA Tonight: 

Dallas Mavericks @ Indiana Pacers 

 

NFL Sunday: 

Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers 

Indianapolis Colts are on a bye. 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball Tonight: 

Fisher @ Blue Ridge 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball Tonight 

Armstrong @ Milford 

Effingham @ Mahomet Seymour

Chrisman @ Iroquois West

Watseka @ GCMS

Fisher @ Blue Ridge 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball Saturday: 

Iroquois West Holiday Hoops 

Milford @ Iroquois West Holiday Hoops

 

IHSA Boys Basketball Saturday: 

Cissna Park @ Georgetown Ridge Farm

Chicago Corliss @ Rantoul


 

Saturday Morning on WPXN it’s On The Sidelines presented by Conxxus of Paxton. Get the latest news in IHSA Basketball from 7 until 8. 

 

Saturday Afternoon on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball. Tune in at 3pm as the Illini host the #11 Arizona Wildcats. Tip off is scheduled for 4. 

Fighting Illini Volleyball squad is in the Sweet 16 tonight against Nebraska

IHSA Girls Basketball

Herscher def Iroquois West 48-30

 

NBA 

Cleveland Cavaliers def Chicago Bulls 115-92 

 

Around the Big 10 in Men’s Basketball

Wisconsin 65 Indiana 59

Penn State 74 Wagner 54

Michigan State 75 Minnesota 67

Ohio State 85 Towson 74

 

(Urbana-dg)-The University of Illinois will retire former Illini Ayo Dusunmu’s jersey at a ceremony on January 6th at State Farm Center. Dusunmu finished his Illini career ranked #15 on the Illinois all time scoring list. 

 

(Urbana–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Volleyball squad is in the Sweet 16 as the Illini take on Nebraska. The opening volley is set for around 8-30 tonight.


 

(Chicago-dg)-Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy said that Justin Fields will get the start against the Green Bay Packers. Fields has missed the past two games because of broken ribs.


 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Urbana Uni- High @ PBL

LeRoy @ GCMS

Cissna Park @ Georgetown Ridge Farm

Chrisman @ Iroquois West

Armstrong @ Oakwood

Milford @ Westville

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Girls basketball from PBL High School in Paxton. The Lady Panthers host Urbana Uni High. Pre game at 7pm with the tip to follow

Blackhawks lose to Rangers

IHSA Scores: 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def Cissna Park 64-40

 

GCMS def Tri Valley 39-31

Austin Elliott had 10 points

 

LeRoy def Fisher 68-29

 

St. Joe Ogden def Hoopeston Area 75-46

Ty Pence had 18 points

 

Milford def Westville 43-34

Adin Portwood led with 18 points

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Heyworth def PBL 39-28

 

Peotone def Watseka 52-43

 

NHL Scores: 

NY Rangers def Chicago Blackhawks 6-2

 

 

(Urbana)-- Fighting Illini Offensive Tackle Moses Okpala is reportedly no longer with the program. Okpala has not appeared in the transfer portal as of Tuesday Night. It is unclear why he is no longer with the team. 

 

(Urbana)-- The Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball team opened the Big Ten season 2-0. The main reason the Illini are 2-0 according to Head Coach Brad Underwood is that the underclassmen are starting to understand the culture that his staff has built… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood 

 

NBA Tonight: 

Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers

New York Knicks @ Indiana Pacers  

 

IHSA Girls Basketball 

Hersher @ Iroquois West

 

IHSA Boys Boys 

Rantoul @ Kankakee 

Illinois beats Iowa on the Road 87-83

IHSA Girls Basketball Scores: 

Watseka def Iroquois West 54-35

 

Tri Valley def GCMS 45-28

 

LeRoy def Fisher 45-23

 

Mahomet Seymour def St. Joe Ogden 58-46

Cayla Koerner scored 26 points

 

Milford def Georgetown Ridgefarm 35-18

Hunter Mowrey had 11 points

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Iroquois West def Schlarman 55-44

Cannon Leonard scored 21 points and had 15 rebounds

 

Prairie Central def Bloomington 76-46

Drew Haberkorn scored 22 points

 

NFL Scores: 

New England Patriots def Buffalo Bills 14-10

 

NBA Scores: 

Chicago Bulls def denver Nuggets 109-97

Washington Wizards def Indidna Pacers 116-110

 

(WPXN)-- The College Basketball Top 25 saw a lot of movement Monday in the latest poll. Purdue comes in at the top spot, followed by Duke, UCLA, Villinova, and Baylor. Other Big Ten teams in the Top 25 include 14 Michigan State, 22 Ohio State, and 25 Wisconsin.

 

(Chicago)-- The Chicago Bulls lost two players on Monday afternoon. Guard Demar DeRozen entered health and safety protocols after testing positive for COVID-19, and Forward Alex Caruso will miss at least the rest of the week with a strained hamstring. 

 

(Iowa City)-- The Fighting Illini defeated Iowa 87-83 in Iowa City for the first time since 2017. Head Coach Brad Underwood says that the game wasn’t pretty but his team did the right things to win the game, hit free throws and executed in the stretch of the game… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood 

 

NHL Tonight:

New York Rangers @ Chicago Blackhaws 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball Tonight: 

PBL @ Heyworth

 

IHA Boys Basketball Tonight

Milford @ Westville

Mahomet Seymour @ Charleston

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin @ Cissna Park

LeRoy @ Fisher

Tri-Valley @ GCMS

 

Tonight on WPXN its Nascar Live from 6pm to 7pm

 

Georgia, Cincinnati, Alabama, and Michigan will play for a chance at a National Title

NFL Scores: 

Arizona Cardinals def Chicago Bears 33-22

Indianapolis Colts def Houston Texans 31-0 

 

(Paxton)-- The PBL and Watseka Boys Basketball game scheduled for this Tuesday has been postponed. The contest has been rescheduled for Jan. 12 at PBL with JV starting at 5:30, and varsity at 7. 

 

(WPXN)-- The College Football Playoff teams have been set. The Georgia Bulldogs, Cincinnati, Alabama, and Michigan will play for a chance at a National Title. Georgia will take on Michigan in the Orange Bowl, and Alabama will take on Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl on New Years Eve. 

 

(Iowa City)-- The Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball program has a quick turnaround tonight against Iowa. Head Coach Brad Underwood says that the Rutgers game was well played, but the defense numbers were inflated but the offense was efficient… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood 

 

Monday Night Football: 

New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills 

 

NBA Tonight: 

Washington Wizards @ Indiana Pacers 

Denver Nuggets @ Chicago Bulls 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball Tonight: 

LeRoy @ Fisher

Tri-Valley @ GCMS

Chrisman @ Cissna Park

Watseka @ Iroquois West

Salt Fork @ Armstrong

Georgetown Ridge Farm @ Milford

 

IHSA Boys Basketball Tonight: 

Iroquois West @ Danville Schlarman

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball. Broadcast starts at 5pm as the Illini travel to Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes at 6.

 

Illini will be without Curbelo tonight against Rutgers

IHSA Girls Basketball 

Centennial def PBL 40-38

 

St. Joe Ogden def Danville 52-41

 

Prairie Central def Urbana 48-21

 

El Paso Gridley def Fisher 40-30

 

Armstrong Potomac def Milford 44-36

 

IHSA Boys Basketball 

Toyota of Danville Classic 

Georgetown Ridgefarm def La Salette 44-43

 

Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond def Watseka 59-50

 

Oakwood def Cissna Park 78-53

 

Non Tournament

Mattoon def Mahomet Seymour 35-33

 

NBA Scores: 

Chicago Bulls def NY Knicks 119-115

 

Thursday Night Football: 

Dallas Cowboys def New Orleans Saints 27-17

 

(Urbana)-- The Big Ten Season opens up for the Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Program tonight against Rutgers. The Illini play two Big Ten games before getting back into non-conference play. Head Coach Brad Underwood says these two games are very important in establishing who you are… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood 

 

 

NFL Sunday: 

Arizona Cardinals @ Chicago Bears 

Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans 

Green Bay Packers are on a bye.

 

IHSA Boys Basketball Tonight: 

PBL @ Milford

Urbana Uni- High @ Armstrong Potomac

Morton @ Rantoul

Fisher @ El Paso Gridley

GCMS @ Flanagan-Cornell

 

Toyota of Danville Classic

Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond vs Georgetown Ridgefarm

LaSalette vs Watseka

St. Joe Ogden vs Schlarman

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Basketball. Tune in at 5pm as the Illini take on Rutgers. Tip is scheduled for 6pm. Following Illini Basketball it’s bonus coverage of IHSA Boys Basketball as the Panthers of PBL take on Milford. 

 

This Weekend on WPXN: 

 

Saturday Morning Get the latest news in IHSA Basketball with On The Sidelines presented by Conxxus of Paxton from 7 until 8. 

 

Bid Buy and Save Saturday Morning on WPXN with the Live Action Auction from 8 until 10. 

 

Saturday Afternoon it’s IHSA Basketball From the Toyota of Danville Classic at St. Joseph High School. Coverage starts at 1pm. Then it’s PBL vs Tri-Valley at 3:30. Then more coverage from the Toyota of Danville Classic.

 

More Illini named to All Big Ten teams

IHSA Scores: 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Toyota of Danville Classic

St. Joe Ogden def Oakwood 62-57

Ty Pence scored 34 points

 

Schlarman def Cissna Park 67-52

 

Georgetown Ridgefarm def Watseka 49-41


 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Iroquois West def Momence 57-29

Ilyana Nambo scored 22 points 

 

NBA Scores: 

Atlanta Hawks def Indiana Pacers 114-111

 

(Urbana)-- Two Fighting Illini Offensive players have been named to the All Big Ten Teams. Lineman Doug Kramer and RB Chase Brown were named to the second and third teams. Alex Palczewski and Vederian Lowe we honorable mention. 

 

(WPXN)-- The Chicago Bulls have been docked a second-round pick Wednesday Afternoon. The Bulls reportedly started their negotiations with then free agent Lonzo Ball. The Bulls did not have a pick until the second round in the 2022 draft. 

 

 

(WPXN)-- Talks of the new CBA(Collective Bargaining Agreement) between the MLB and MLBPA(Player’s Association) have stalled. Talks reportedly lasted only 7 minutes. The CBA needed to be met by the 11:00pm deadline Wednesday Night to avoid a lockout. The MLB hasn’t had a lockout since 1994. 

 

(Urbana)-- Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood challenged the toughness of his team earlier this week against Notre Dame. Ever since, Underwood says that the team has shown how to be tough, the veterans especially… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood 

 

NBA Tonight: 

Chicago Bulls @ New York Knicks 

 

Thursday Night Football: 

Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball Tonight: 

PBL vs  Champaign Centennial

Fisher @ El Paso Gridley

GCMS @ Flanagan Cornell

Armstrong-Potomac  @ Milford

 

IHSA Boys Basketball Tonight: 

Mattoon @ Mahomet Seymour

Cissna Park vs Oakwood @ Toyota of Danville Classic

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Basketball. Tune in at 4:45 for live coverage of the Toyota of Danville Classic From St. Joseph Ogden High School.

 

Fighting Illini had multiple players finish on the All Big Ten Teams

IHSA Scores: 

Boys Basketball

Toyota of Danville Classic

St.  Joe Ogden def Cissna Park 78-55

Ty Pence scored 29 points

 

Non Tournament

PBL def Hoopeston Area 50-41

Keagan Busboom led with 14 points

 

Iroquois West def Ridgeview 50-28

Cannon Leonard had a double double with 18 points and 12 rebounds

 

Prairie Central def Dwight 75-51

Dylan Bazzell scored 20 points

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Unity def Cissna Park 44-22

 

St. Thomas More def GCMS 48-24

 

Mahomet Seymour def Bloomington Central Catholic 65-45

Ivie Juarez led with 16 points

 

NHL Scores: 

St. Louis Blues def Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in a shootout

 

(Urbana)-- The Fighting Illini had multiple players finish on the All Big Ten Teams this season. Cornerback Kirby Joesph was selected to the First Team by the media, and Second Team by the Coaches. Punter Blake Hayes and Kicker James McCourt were also named to the Big Team 1st and 2nd teams by the media. 


 

(WPXN)-- The Chicago Cubs had  a busy Tuesday afternoon signing two players. The first, Catcher Yan Gomes from Oakland signed a 2 year deal with $13 million guaranteed, and outfielder Clint Fraizer from the New York Yankees who released him late last week. 

 

(WPXN)-- The latest College Football poll was released Tuesday Night. The Georgia Bulldogs still remain on top, followed by the Michigan Wolverines who knocked out Ohio State. Cincinnati and Oklahoma State round out the top 4. 

 

(Urbana)-- Fighting Illini Guard Trent Fraizer was hurt in the Kansas State game earlier this season. Up until he returned to the squad on Monday Night, Frazier says he hadn’t touched a basketball and focused on rehab… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Point Guard Trent Fraizer. 

 

NBA Tonight: 

Atlanta Hawks @ Indiana Pacers 


 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Basketball. Tune in at 4:45 with coverage of the Toyota of Danville Classic from St. Joseph Ogden High School.

 

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