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SPORTS Archives for 2022-02

Illinois stays in the Big Ten Title hunt with 93-85 win over Michigan

IHSA Boys Regional Final scores from Friday Night…

1-A

At Arcola

Tuscola 56 Arcola 33

At St Thomas More

Decatur Lutheran 56 St Thomas More 53

At Milford

Milford 57 LeRoy 44

 

2-A

At Bloomington Central Catholic

Bloomington Central Catholic  52 Warrensburg Lathem 47

At Gibson City Melvin Sibley

Monticello 55 Prairie Central 51 

At Unity of Tolono

St Joe Ogden 58 Unity 50

At Wilmington

El Paso Gridley 60 Seneca 38

At Kankakee Bishop McNamara

Herscher 43 Beecher 34

 

 3-A

At Mahomet Seymour

Mahomet Seymour 31 Lincoln 28

At Morton

Champaign Centennial 43 Morton 29

At Oak Forrest

Kankakee 53 Oak Forest 44

IHSA Girls Sectional Championships

2-A

Fieldcrest 52 St Joe Ogden 48 OT

 

3-A

At Lincoln

Mahomet Seymour 52 Lincoln 48

 

Big Ten

Illinois def Michigan 93-85

Maryland def Ohio St. 75-60

Indiana def Minnesota 84-79

Nebraska def Penn St. 93-70

 

NHL

St. Louis Blues def Chicago Blackhawks 4-0

 

NASCAR

Kyle Larson held off Austin Dillon and Daniel Suarez in a tense finish Sunday, surviving a restart with 4 laps left to win at Auto Club Speedway. Erik Jones was fourth with Joey Logano coming in 5th.


 

(Tolono–jc)  –  The St Joe Ogden Spartans won the 2-A Regional Championship over the Unity Rockets on Friday night by a score of 58 to 50. Spartan Coach Kiel Duval talks about matchups and hitting shots in the contest…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Boys Basketball Coach Kiel Duval. The Spartans play El Paso Gridley on Wednesday night. WPXN will have live coverage starting at 6-45pm Wednesday.


 

(Champaign–jc)  – The University of Illinois Fighting Illini got a key road win on Sunday at Michigan by a score of 93 to 85. Something new in the Illini offense is a 5-out set. Illini Coach Brad Underwood says it is another piece to add to getting wins…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood


BOYS SECTIONALS THIS WEEK

 

1-A

Watseka Sectional

7pm Tuesday Lexington vs Decatur Lutheran

7pm Wednesday Milford vs Decatur St Teresa

7pm Friday 1-A Boys Sectional Final

6pm Monday March 7 ISU-Redbird Area Supersectional

 

2-A 

Central Clifton Sectional

7pm Tuesday Herscher vs Monticello

7pm Wednesday St Joe Ogden vs El Paso Gridley

7pm Friday 2-A Boys Sectional Final

6pm Monday March 7 Springfield-Bank of Springfield Center Supersectional

 

3-A 

Danville Sectional

7pm Tuesday Champaign Centennial vs Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin

7pm Wednesday Mahomet Seymour vs Decatur MacArthur 

7pm Friday 3-A Boys Sectional Final

7-30pm Monday March 7  Springfield-Bank of Springfield Center Supersectional



Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk at 6pm. Hear the latest news of Nascar. Then its the Brad Underwood Show at 7pm.

Ohio St. defeats Illinois 86-83

IHSA Girls Sectional Championship

Most of the IHSA Girls Championship contests were postponed until tonight

1A at Farmer City

Ridgeview def St. Thomas More 45-29

Congratulations to the lady Mustangs of Ridgeview on making the Elite 8 this year. They will play again on Monday.

 

Big Ten

Ohio St. def Illinois 86-83

Indiana def Maryland 74-64

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Atlanta hawks 112-108

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini lost to Ohio State 86 to 83 in a game that saw large leads by both teams, two technical fouls on the Illinois bench and a chance at the end for Illinois. U of I Men’s basketball player Trent Frazier says he is proud of his teammates to stay dialed in…

 

 

U of I Basketball Player Trent Frazier

 

 

 

(Nascar-tr) – The Daytona 500 may not be the Greatest Spectacle in Racing but it did prove to be a sight to see. Claiming the title of any Nascar Race is certainly a life-long treasure. The next race, the NASCAR Cup Series Wise Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway, is set for Sunday afternoon in Fontana, California. Nascar Cup Series Driver Michael McDowell gives his perspective on how his desire of winning has changed across multiple races…

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Michael McDowell

 

 

(Undated–jc)  –  It’s IHSA Regional final night  for boys basketballs around the area and state. Most games will tip at 7 tonight.

Around the area…

1-A

At Milford High School 

7pm Milford vs LeRoy

At St Thomas More High School

7pm St Thomas More vs Decatur Lutheran

At Arcola High School

7pm Arcola vs Tuscola

 

2-A

At Wilmington High School

7pm Seneca vs  El Paso Gridley

At Kankakee Bishop McNamara High School

7pm Beecher vs Herscher

At Unity of Tolono High School

7pm Unity vs St Joe Ogden

At Gibson City Melvin Sibley High School

7pm Monticello vs Prairie Central

3-A

At Mahomet Seymour High School

7pm Mahomet Seymour vs Lincoln

At Morton High School

7pm Morton vs Champaign Centennial

 

IHSA 2A Girls Sectional Finals

At Peotone High School

7pm St Joe Ogden vs Minonk-Fieldcrest

 

3A Girls Sectional Finals

At Lincoln

7pm Mahomet Seymour vs Lincoln

 

Big Ten

Iowa at Nebraska


 

 

(Undated–jc)  Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Basketball live double coverage action featuring the Spartans of St Joe Ogden. The girls are in the 2-A Sectional final at Peotone High School and the Boys are in the regional final at Unity of Tolono High School. Our coverage begins at 6-45 tonight.

 

On Saturday at 7am its On the Sidelines presented by Conxxus of Paxton. Nascar Xfinity series racing comes from Fontana California with the “Production Alliance Group 300.” Race time is 3-30

 

On Sunday the University of Illinois Fighting Illini are at Michigan to take on the Wolverines. Broadcast on WPXN starts at noon. Then its Nascar racing from Fontana California with the Cup Series race…”the Wise Power 400.”


 

Illinois vs Ohio St. tonight at State Farm Center

IHSA Boys Basketball Scores

Regional Semi-final

Class 1A at Champaign St. Thomas More

St. Thomas More def Georgetown Ridge Farm 65-31

Decatur Lutheran def Salt Fork 71-58

 

Class 1A at Milford

Milford def St. Anne 38-36

LeRoy def Watseka 63-55

 

Class 2A at Tolono Unity

St. Joseph Ogden def Oakwood 43-34

Tolono Unity vs Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 46-42

 

Class 2A at Gibson City

Monticello def PBL 53-30

Prairie Central def Iroquois West 53-48

 

Class 3A at Mahomet Seymour

Lincoln def Urbana 53-49

Mahomet Seymour vs Danville 55-53

 

Big Ten

Michigan def Rutgers 71-62

Wisconsin def Minnesota 68-67

 

 

(Gibson City–jc)  – The Panthers Boys basketball team fell to number 1 seed Monticello last night in 2-A Regional semi-final action at G-C-M-S High School in Gibson City. Final score was 53 to 30. P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says the Sages are good, but the Panthers gave a prepared effort…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer


 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The Ohio State Buckeyes come to the State Farm Center tonight for a Big 10 Men’s basketball contest against the University of Illinois. U of I Men’s basketball coach Brad Underwood says the Buckeyes are talented, especially on offense…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. You can hear the game live following I-H-S-A Girls sectional final basketball featuring St Joe Odgen tonight on WPXN. 


IHSA Girls Sectional Championship

Class 1A at Farmer City

 

Colfax Ridgeview vs Champaign St. Thomas More

 

Class 2A at Peotone

St. Joseph Ogden vs Fieldcrest

 

Class 3A at Lincoln

Mahomet Seymour vs Lincoln

 

Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tonight

Maryland @ Indiana

Ohio State @ Illinois

 

NBA Tonight

Atlanta Hawks @ Chicago Bulls

 

 

Tonight on WPXN its live coverage of the IHSA Girls 2-A Sectional final from Peotone between St Joe Odgen and Fieldcrest. Rob Pacey has the call starting with the pre-game show at 6-45 tonight from Peotone. Then its U of I Fighting Illini basketball from the State Farm Center against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

 

IHSA Boys Regional action continues tonight

IHSA Girls Sectional results

1A

Ridgeview def Mt. Pulaski 48-43

 

St. Thomas More def Watseka 32-29

 

2A

St. Joe Ogden def Prairie Central 58-48

Ella Armstrong Scored 24 points

 

Fieldcrest def PBL 56-33

 

3A

Mahomet Seymour def Rochester 34-33

Kayla Koerner led with 10 points

 

Big Ten

Iowa def Michigan St. 86-60

Northwestern def Nebraska 77-65


(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Boys basketball team is back in action for round two of the 2-A Regionals tonight in Gibson City. P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says its a familiar opponent in fellow Illini Prairie Conference member, Monticello,  in  a regional environment…

 

 

P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

(Nascar-tr) – The NASCAR Cup Series Wise Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway is set for Sunday  at 2:30pm in Fontana, California. Nascar Cup Series Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is excited to test out the new car in what he calls “Old School Fontana”...

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 

 

(Champaign–jc)  Playing good defense is a key and then getting into a flow on offense is what’s helping the University of Illinois Fighting Illini in Big 10 conference action this year. U of I Men's Basketball player Coleman Hawkins says defense is the key…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Player Coleman Hawkins.

Next up for the Illini is a game on Thursday night at home against Ohio State.

 

Area 1-A Regional semi final games

At Champaign St Thomas More

6pm St Thomas More vs Georgetown Ridgefarm

730 Decatur Lutheran vs Salt Fork

 

At Milford High School

6pm Milford and St Anne

730 Leroy vs Watseka

 

2-A Regionals

At Unity High School-Tolono

6pm St Joe Odgen vs Oakwood

730pm Unity and Bismark Henning-Rossville Alvin


 

At GCMS High School in Gibson City

6pm Monticello vs PBL

730 Iroquois West vs Prairie Central

 

At Kankakee Bishop McNamara High School

6pm Bishop McNamara vs Beecher

730 Momence vs Herscher

 

At Wilmington High School

6pm El PasoGridley  vs Reed Custer

730 Pontiac vs Seneca

 

Area 3-A Regional semi final games

At Morton

6p Morton vs Bloomington

730 Champaign Centennial vs Normal West

 

At Mahomet Seymour High School

6p Lincoln vs Urbana

730 Mahomet Seymour vs Danville

 

Big Ten

Rutgers at Michigan

Wisconsin at Minnesota

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Boys Class 2-A Regional semi-final action from the Gibson City Melvin Sibley regional. Our coverage begins at 5-45 with pre game show coverage Game one at 6 is number 1 seed Monticello against Paxton Buckley Loda. Game two is Prairie Central and Iroquois West.

 

Michigan Wolverine Head Coach Juwan Howard Suspended

Big Ten

Ohio St. def Indiana 80-69 OT

Maryland def Penn St. 67-61

 

The Michigan Wolverines have suspended Head coach Juwan Howard for the remainder of the regular season. Howard was involved in an altercation with Wisconsin coaches following the Badgers win.

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Girls Basketball team is in the 2-A Sectionals tonight at Peotone High School. The Panthers are coming off a regional crown on Friday against the Oakwood Comets. P-B-L Coach Nathan Lawler says teams at the high school always play hard and that is one reason they are in the sectionals tonight…

 

 

P-B-L Girls Basketball Coach Nathan Lawler

Our coverage begins at 5-45 this afternoon with the pre-game show from Peotone High School with Rob Pacey.  The first game features St Joe Odgen and Prairie Central followed by Fieldcrest and P-B-L.

 

(Fontana–tr) –  Nascar Cup Series Driver Michael McDowell is starting 2022 with a new crew chief in Blake Harris and  a new car. McDowell talks about the  transition…

 

 

Nascar Cup Series Driver Michael McDowell 


(Champaign–jc)  Defense wins championships. That is coach speak, but also true. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the Illini played good defense in their last game against Michigan State…

 

 

U of I Mens Basketball coach Brad Underwood. Next up for the Illini is a game on Thursday night at home against Ohio State. Tip is at 8pm 


 

IHSA Girls Basketball Sectionals tonight

1A at Farmer City

6pm      Mt. Pulaski vs Ridgeview

730pm  Watseka vs St. Thomas More

 

2A at Peotone

6pm         St. Joe Ogden vs Prairie Central

730pm      PBL vs Fieldcrest

3A at Lincoln

730pm   Mahomet Seymour vs Rochester



 

Big Ten

Michigan St. at Iowa

Nebraska at Northwestern

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Girls Basketball Sectional semi final action. 

Our coverage begins at 5-45 this afternoon with the pre-game show from Peotone High School with Rob Pacey.  The first game features St Joe Odgen and Prairie Central followed by Fieldcrest and P-B-L.




 

Austin Cindric wins the Daytona 500

IHSA Boys Regionals

Class 1A

Argenta Oreana def Fisher 71-32

St. Thomas More def Danville Schlarman 70-37

St. Anne def Cissna Park 47-32

Decatur Lutheran def Armstrong Potomac 81-53

Milford def Kankakee Grace Christian Academy 80-35

Watseka def Tri-Point 69-58

 

Class 2A

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def Hoopeston Area 70-36

Iroquois West def GCMS 62-52

PBL def Clifton Central 59-35

 

Class 3A

Bloomington def Rantoul 80-50

 

Big Ten

Wisconsin def Michigan 77-63

Purdue def Rutgers 84-72

NHL

 

Florida Panthers def Chicago Blackhawks 5-2


 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Lady Panthers are in the 2-A Peotone sectional this week after a regional win over Oakwood on Friday night. P-B-L girls Basketball Coach Nathan Lawler says some of those tough losses during the season help prepare this team to succeed…

 

 

P-B-L Girls Basketball Coach Nathan Lawler

PBL will play on Tuesday night against Fieldcrest. We will have that game live starting at5-45 with the pre game show with Rob Pacey. That game will be followed live by St Joe Odgen and Prairie Central at the Peotone Girls 2-A sectional. 

 

(Paxton–jc) – The Paxton Buckley Loda Boys basketball team won their initial game in the 2-A Regionals over the weekend. P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says the team started slow, but picked up the pace midway through the second quarter…

 

 

P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

The Panthers play the number one seed in the regional on Wednesday night at 6 at G-C-M-S High School in Gibson City. The second semi final game is Iroquois West and Prairie Central. Both games will be aired live on WPXN

 

(Daytona–jc)  The 2022 Daytona 500 is complete and the Nascar racing year has started. In only his 8th race and second start in Daytona Austin Cindric is a Daytona 500 winner. Reaction from Austin Cindric…

 

 

Nascar Driver and 20-22 Daytona 500 winner Austin Cindric

 

Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tonight

Indiana @ Ohio State

Penn State @ Maryland

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. Get the latest news on Austin Cindric’s Daytona 500 win and more from 6 until 7. Then it's the Brad Underwood Show from 7-8.

 

Rutgers beats Illinois 70-59

IHSA Boys Basketball

Lexington def GCMS 48-37

 

Beecher def Milford 55-47

 

Big Ten

Rutgers def Illinois 70-59

Purdue def Northwestern 70-64

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Sacramento Kings 125-118


 

(Paxton-tr) – The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers achieved a narrow victory over the Spartans of St. Joseph Ogden earlier in the week by a score of 62-60. PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonoaur said the weight room has played an important factor in staying physical on the court… 

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonoaur 

 

 

(Daytona–jc)  The 2022 Daytona 500 is set for Sunday. It’s a race you can hear live on WPXN. Nascar Driver Ryan Blaney says it stings to be so close to winning the “Great American Race”...

 

 

Nascar Driver Ryan Blaney

WPXN will carry all the Cup Series and Xfinity Series races this year starting with races on Saturday and the Daytona 500 on Sunday


 

(PiscatawayNJ-jc) – The University of Illinois Fighting Illini lost to Rutgers last night in Big 10 Men's basketball action. The final score was 70 to 59. Kofi Cockburn set a new Illinois record with his 42 career double-double.  Illini Coach Brad Underwood says the team was not prepared defensively and it showed on the offensive side of the ball…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood.

Next up for Illini is another road game at Michigan State on Saturday morning.

 

 

1A

Game 5 at 7:00 pm: (6) Champaign (St. Thomas More) vs. (5) LeRoy

Milford at Ridgeview has been postponed to Friday night at 7pm

The 1A regional between Watska and Lexington has also been moved to Friday night at 7pm

2A

@PBL High School

Game 5 at 7:00 pm: (2) Fithian (Oakwood) vs. (3) Paxton (P.-Buckley-Loda) 

Game 5 at 7:00 pm: (2) Peotone vs. (3) Fairbury (Prairie Central)

Game 4 at 7:00 pm: (1) St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) vs. (6) Kankakee (McNamara)

Game 5 at 7:00 pm: (1) Minonk (Fieldcrest) vs. (6) Seneca

 

3A

Game 3 at 7:00 pm: (1) Mahomet (M.-Seymour) vs. (5) Bloomington (H.S.)

 

Several Regional Championships have been postponed due to the incoming weather. The Regional Championship in Paxton has been moved to Friday night at 7pm. Please check with your local school on the latest game information.

 

Illinois at Rutgers tonight

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL def St. Joe Ogden 62-60

Keegan Busboom scored 21 points

 

Bloomington Central Catholic def Rantoul 76-61

 

Iroquois West def Cissna Park 72-58

Cannon Leonard recorded a double double with 31 points and 14 rebounds

 

Tri Valley def Fisher 50-28

 

Milford def Watseka 48-42

Andrew White had 15 points

It was also the 400th career win for head coach Dave Caldwell

 

Prairie Central def Olympia 73-41

Dylan Bazzell scored 20 points

 

Big Ten

Penn St. def Michigan St. 62-58

Ohio St. def Minnesota 70-45

Wisconsin def Indiana 74-69

 

(Watseka–jc)  – Watseka High School is excited to announce the hiring of Max Fransen as the new Warrior head football coach. Coach Fransen will also be a physical education teacher in the Unit 9 School District. Coach Fransen formerly was an assistant coach at Herscher High School (2018-2021), Tri Valley High School (2017), Illinois Wesleyan University (2016), and Illinois State University (2013-2015)


(Champaign-tr) – The FIghting Illini Men's Basketball team is on the road tonight as they travel to take on Rutgers in Big Ten Conference action. Fighting Illini Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood is excited for sophomore forward  Coleman Hawkins and talks about shooting with confidence while unguarded…

 

 

Fighting Illini Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. 

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers won their Senior Night game over the St Joe Ogden Spartans 62 to 60. P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says the Panthers played not  only a physical game, but a tough mental game as well…

 

 

P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

Next up for PBL is a road game at Cissna Park on Friday.

 

 

(Daytona–jc)  –  The BlueGreen Vacations Duel at Daytona is set for Thursday night as Nascar racers look to qualify for the Great American race set for Sunday. Nascar driver Kyle Busch says teams will be aggressive, but not to the extent of wrecking a car…

 

 

Nascar Driver Kyle Busch


 

Big Ten Basketball

#12 Illinois @ Rutgers

#5 Purdue @ Northwestern

 

NBA

Sacramento Kings @ Chicago Bulls 

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois is on the road to take on Rutgers. Pregame courtesy of the Fighting Illini network is at 6pm with tip at 7pm.

 

Gonzaga back on top of AP Poll, Illinois at #12

IHSA Girls Basketball Regional Results

1A

Milford def Tri Point 49-34

 

Ridgeview def Cissna Park 32-16

 

Arcola def Armstrong Potomac 38-27

 

2A

Oakwood def Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 30-27

 

PBL def Hoopeston Area 38-24

Losa Suaava had 11 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Clifton Central 53-22

Ella Armstrong and Taylor Wells each had 12 points

 

Kankakee Bishop Mac def Iroquois West 35-33

 

Prairie Central def Herscher 62-58

 

3A

Mahomet Seymour def Rantoul 70-26

Cala Koerner scored 28 points

Centennial def Central 53-39

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Iroquois West def Chrisman 62-25

Sam McMillan led with 13 points

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def San Antonio Spurs 120-109

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks def Winnipeg Jets 3-1

 

Gonzaga is back on top of the College Basketball Ap Poll. Auburn comes in at number 2 after its first loss since November. Arizona, Kentucky and Purdue round out the top 5.Illinois moves up to number 12, Wisconsin is at 15, Ohio St. #18, and  Michigan St. #19.

 

(Paxton–jc) The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers girls basketball team defeated Hoopeston Area last night in regional action 38 to 24. P-B-L Girls Basketball Coach Nathan Lawler says his team did good coming out in the third quarter to push to the win…

 

 

P-B-L Girls Basketball coach Nathan Lawler

PBL plays Oakwood for the regional championship on Thursday. We will have the game live starting at 6-45 on Thursday night

 

(Gilman-tr) – The Iroquois West Raiders Boys basketball team is currently 10 and 0 at home this season with the only remaining home game left for the raiders being against Clifton Central on the 18th. Iroquois West Boys Basketball Coach Zach Monk shares the secret ingredient to their perfect home record so far this season… 

 

 

Iroquois West Boys Basketball Coach Zach Monk

 

(Paxton–jc)  Its Senior night for the Boys Paxton Buckley Loda Panther Basketball team. They host St Joe Odgen in Illini Prairie Conference action. P-B-L Boys Basketball coach Adam Schonauer says you probably can not stop all -stater Ty Pence, but you need to make things difficult…

 

 

P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer. We will have the game live tonight following Nascar Live.


 

(Champaign-tr) – The Fighting Illini Men's Basketball team held off what looked like a major comeback in order to defeat the Northwestern Wildcats 73-66 on Sunday. Fighting Illini Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says that when the ball doesn’t go in, things can change quickly…

 

 

Fighting Illini Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for the Illini is a road game at Rutgers on Wednesday. Hear the game live starting at 5pm tomorrow afternoon hear on WPXN

 

Tonight on WPXN its Nascar Live. Hear the latest news of Nascar from 6 to 7pm, Then it is senior night at Paxton Buckley Loda High School as the Panthers host the Spartans of St Joe Odgen. Pre game is set for 7 with the tip at 7-15.

 

LA Rams def Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI 23-20

NFL

The LA Rams are Super Bowl Champs.  The Rams rallied in the fourth quarter to hold off the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 and win their 1st super bowl in 22 years.  Cooper Kupp caught 2 touchdown passes and was named the MVP. 

 

Big Ten

Illinois def Northwestern 73-66

Purdue def Maryland 62-61

Iowa def Nebraska 98-75



(Paxton–jc) Its day two of I H S A Girls regionals around the area. In Paxton, The Panthers of P-B-L take on Hoopeston Area. P-B-L Coach Nathan Lawler says his team looks forward to the challenge of a regional run…

 

 

P-B-L Girls Basketball Coach Nathan Lawler

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Mens’ basketball team beat Northwestern 73-66 on Sunday at the State Farm Center in Champaign. U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says it was a good way to start Super Bowl Sunday…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

 

IHSA Girls Regionals

1A at Ridgeview High School

6pm Milford vs Tri Point

7-30 Ridgeview vs Cissna Park

At Shiloh High School

6pm Shiloh vs Georgetown

7-30pm Armstrong Potomac vs Arcola

 

2-A

At Paxton Buckley Loda High School

6pm Oakwood vs Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin

730pm Paxton Buckley Loda vs Hoopeston Area

At Kankakee Bishop McNamara High School

6pm St Joe Odgen vs Clifton Central

730pm Iroquois West vs Kankakee Bishop McNamara

 

3-A 

At Normal West High School

6pm Mahomet Seymour vs Rantoul

7-30pm Normal Community vs Bloomington

At Champaign Central High School

6pm Lincoln vs Danville 

7-30pm Champaign Central  vs Champaign Centennial

 

 

(Undated–jc)  Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. Hear about the upcoming Daytona 500 from 6 until 7pm Then its the Brad Underwood Show from 7pm to 8pm Following the U of I Basketball Coaches show is IHSA 2-A Girls regional action from Paxton as the Panthers take on Hoopeston Area. Rob Pacey has the call for WPXN Sports.

 

Fighting Illini junior center Kofi Cockburn has been named to the Naismith Trophy 2022 Midseason Team

IHSA Girls Basketball

Cissna Park def Iroquois West 52-24

 

Uni-High def Fisher 56-36

 

Watseka def Milford 55-27

Sydney McTaggart recorded a double double with 16 points and 10 rebounds

 

Prairie Central def El Paso Gridley 56-37

Chloe Sisco scored 23 points

 

Mahomet Seymour def Lincoln 63-52

Cayla Koerner led with 19 points

 

Big Ten 

Iowa def Maryland 110-87

Michigan def Purdue 82-58

 

Champaign, ILL.– Fighting Illini junior center Kofi Cockburn has been named to the Naismith Trophy 2022 Midseason Team. 

This is the second year in a row that Cockburn has earned a spot on the 30-player midseason list for the Naismith Trophy, which has been awarded annually since 1969 to the nation's most outstanding college basketball player. Cockburn is having a dominant season for the Orange and Blue:

Cockburn 2021-22 Highlights

• Only player in the nation averaging at least 20 points and 10 rebounds

• Seventh in NCAA in scoring at 21.6 ppg

• Fifth in NCAA in rebounding at 11.2 rpg

• Ranks in top 10 in both points and rebounds – no other player listed among top 25 in both categories

• Second in NCAA with eight games of 20+ points and 10+ boards

• Sixth in kenpom player of the year standings

• Sixth nationally in kenpom offensive rating (118.6)

• Ninth in NCAA in double-doubles (12), despite missing five games

• 12th in NCAA in field goal shooting at 60.2%

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers host I-V-C in Illini Prairie Conference action on Friday night in Paxton. The Panthers are 4 and 4 in league play with a game at home against the Grey Ghosts. P-B-L Panthers Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says their record is deceiving…
 

 

P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s basketball team is at home on SuperBowl Sunday against the Northwestern Wildcats. Illini Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the team can be successful when doing the little things correctly…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. Hear the game live on Sunday afternoon at noon here on WPXN.  Broadcast starts at Noon.


 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

IVC @ PBL

Pontiac @ Rantoul

Watseka @ Cissna Park

Iroquois West @ Prairie Central

Eureka @ GCMS

Fisher @ Lexington

Mahomet Seymour @ Taylorville

 

IHSA Boys Basketball on Saturday

PBL vs Teutopolis in the  T-Town Shootout

South Newton @ Iroquois West

Rantoul @ Danville Shootout

Mahomet Seymour @ Danville Shoot out

Big Ten on Saturday

Rutgers at Wisconsin

Indian at Michigan St.

Ohio St. at Michigan

Penn St. at Minnesota

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers host the  IVC Grey Ghosts in Illini Prairie Conference action. Pregame at 6:45 with tip at 7pm.

 

Saturday on WPXN it’s On the Sidelines presented by Conxxus of Paxton from 7-8am. Saturday evening its IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers travel to take on the Teutopolis Wooden Shoes in the T-Town Shootout. Pregame at 5:15 with tip at 5:30.

 

Sunday on WPXN it’s Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois takes on Northwestern at State Farm Center. Pregame courtesy of the Fighting Illini network at noon with tip at 1pm. 

Bulls def Hornets 121-109

IHSA Girls Basketball

Heyworth def PBL 38-28

 

Iroquois West def Milford 49-42

Shea Small recorded a double double with 12 points and 11 rebounds

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Cissna Park def Schlarman 62-48

Gavin Savoree scored 29 points

 

Mahomet Seymour def Charleston 56-52

Wyatt Bohm had 19 points

 

Big Ten

Rutgers def Ohio St. 66-64

Nebraska def Minnesota 78-65

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Charlotte Hornets 121-109

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks def Edmonton Oilers 4-1

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers lost in Illini Prairie conference action earlier this week in Champaign against the St Thomas More Sabers. The Panthers have conference wins against teams like Unity and Pontiac  It has been a successful year, though, for the Panthers. P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says when the extra pass is made, good things happen…

 

 

P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

(Paxton–jc) Getting battle tested is one reason the Paxton Buckley Loda school joined the Illini Prairie Conference. I-H-S-A girls regionals start this weekend. P-B-L Girls Coach Nathan Lawler says each night is a different battle in the Illini Prairie and prepares teams for state tournament action…

 

 

P B L Girls Basketball Coach Nathan Lawler

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Iroquois West @ Cissna Park

Georgetown Ridge Farm @ Armstrong Potomac

Milford @ Watseka


 

Big Ten

Iowa at Maryland

Purdue at Michigan

 

Purdue beats Illinois 84-68

IHSA Boys Basketball

St. Thomas More def PBL 60-54

 

St. Joe Ogden def Rantoul 74-54

Andrew Byers scored 24 points

 

Cissna Park def Tri Point 55-45

Gavin Spitz scored 21 points

 

Iroquois West def Milford 62-55

Cannon Leonard recorded a double double with 26 points and 10 rebounds

 

Uni High def Fisher 77-67

 

Prairie Central def Bloomington Central Catholic 64-54

Levi Goad had 16 points

 

Watseka def Hoopeston Area 55-39

 

Mahomet Seymour def Urbana 62-53

Luke Koller recorded a double double with 16 points and 10 rebounds


 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Cissna Park def Chrisman 61-11

Mikayla Knake had a double double with 26 points and 11 rebounds

 

Iroquois West def Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 30-28

Illyana Numbo led with 16 points

 

Ridgeview def GCMS 44-26


 

Big Ten

Purdue def Illinois 84-68

Wisconsin def Michigan St. 70-62

Northwestern def Indiana 59-51

Michigan def Penn St. 58-57

 

(Champaign–tr)  There are no shortcuts to success. University of Illinois Men's Basketball Coach  Brad Underwood says there are bumps along the way, like last night in West Lafayette… 

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers lost on the road last night in Champaign against the St Thomas More Sabers. P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says winning in the Illini Prairie is a game by game challenge…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Girls Basketball from Paxton as the Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers host Heyworth. It’s senior night for the Lady Panthers. Our broadcast starts at 6-30 with Rob Pacey on the call for WPXN sports.

Illinois gets a rematch with Purdue tonight

IHSA Girls Basketball

St. Joe Ogden def PBL 50-28

Peyton Jones had 16 points

 

Watseka def Cissna Park 40-35

 

Fisher def GCMS 56-38

Kallie Evans scored 30 points

 

Ridgeview def Milford 48-29

 

Armstrong Potomac def Westville 49-27

Mattie Kennel led with 18 points

 

Olympia def Prairie Central 74-70

 

Mahomet Seymour def Taylorville 55-32

Nichole Taylor had 16 points

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

St. Joe Ogden def Bloomington Central Catholic 73-61

Ty Pence scored 31 points

 

GCMS def Ridgeview 68-48

Ty Cribbett had 16 points

 

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def Milford 49-45

 

NBA 

Phoenix Suns def Chicago Bulls 127-124

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers continue to grow and learn how to win close games and also battle tough teams in the Illini Prairie Conference.

P-B-L Boys basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says the team has grown a lot and they've learned not to panic during games… 

 

 

P-B-L Boys basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

The Panthers are in Champaign Tonight for a contest against Illini Prairie conference member St Thomas More.

 

(Champaign–jc)  It’s a rematch of a double overtime game loss for the Illini tonight in West Lafayette. The number 13 ranked Illini take on number 4 ranked Purdue in Big Ten Action. Illini Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood talks about the explosive boilermaker offense…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

You can hear the game live tonight on WPXN following PBL and St Thomas More.

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL @ St. Thomas More

Rantoul @ St. Joe Ogden

Tri-Point @ Cissna Park

Iroquois West @ Milford

Urbana University High @ Fisher

Urbana @ Mahomet Seymour

 

Girls

Milford @ Donovan


Big Ten Men's Basketball

Illinois at Purdue

Wisconsin at Michigan St.

Indiana at Northwestern

Michigan at Penn St.

 

(Undated–jc)  Tonight on WPXN it's Nascar Live at 6. Hear the latest news of Nascar. We will have live coverage of the I-H-S-A Boys basketball game from St Thomas More  High School in Champaign as the Sabres host the Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers. Then it's Illini basketball with a rescheduled game for the number 13 ranked Illini at number 4 Purdue.

 

Joey Logano wins exhibition race at LA Coliseum

Big Ten

Ohio St. def Maryland 82-67

Iowa def Minnesota 71-59

 

NBA

Philadelphia 76ers def Chicago Bulls 119-108

 

(Los Angeles–jc)   NASCAR’s best headed to a new venue with a new car to kick off the 2022 season. MRN had flag to flag coverage from the LA Coliseum…

 

 

(Maroa–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers won their game against the Williamsville Bullets on Saturday at Maroa Forsyth High School in the Illini Prairie versus Sangamo Conference Challenge Shootout. The Panthers started the game  going up by 20 points. The bullets chopped into that lead for 3 quarters before the Panthers won by a score of 59 to 58. P-B-L Boys basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says the team continues to strive to be more consistent for an entire game…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

PBL @ St. Joseph Ogden

Cissna Park @ Watseka

Armstrong Potomac @ Westville

Ridgeview @ Milford

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. Hear the latest news of Nascar from 6 until 7. Then it’s the Brad Underwood Show. Get the latest news of Illini basketball from 7 until 8.

 

NASCAR opens season at Los Angeles Coliseum on Sunday

NBA

Toronto Raptors def Chicago Bulls 127-120 OT

 

(Undated–jc)  Teams always will focus on Kofi Cockburn when they play the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. U of I Men's coach Brad Underwood says teams that focus on Cockburn will allow guys like Alfonso Plummer open…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

 

(Los Angeles–jc)  –  Nascar starts revving up the engines on Sunday in California. It’s a feature race for Cup series drivers at the Los Angeles Coliseum called the Busch Lite Clash at the Coliseum. Nascar Driver Martin Truex Junior talks about quarter mile track and the new composite cars…

 

 

Nascar Driver Martin Truex Junior

 

 

Big Ten Saturday

Illinois at Indiana

Northwestern at Nebraska

Michigan at Purdue

Michigan St. at Rutgers

Penn St. at Wisconsin

 

Saturday on WPXN it's On the Sidelines presented by Conxxus of Paxton from 7-8am. Then it’s our Live Action Auction from 8-10am. Pregame for Illinois at Indiana starts at 10am with tipoff at 11am.

 

Following Illini Basketball it’s IHSA Boys Basketball with coverage of the Illini Prairie Conference vs Sangamo Conference from Maroa Forsyth

1-30 PBL vs Williamsville

3pm Unity vs New Berlin

4-30 St Joe Odgen vs Pleasant Plains

Sunday MRN Nascar Special race...Busch Lite Clash at the Coliseum 1-30 from Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

 

Tom Brady officially announced his retirement

IHSA Boys Basketball

Bloomington Central Catholic def PBL 47-39

 

Monticello def Rantoul 70-50

 

Iroquois West def Hoopeston Area 68-40

Cannon Leonard recorded a double double with 23 points and 15 rebounds

 

Milford def Cissna Park 75-55

Sawyer Laffoon scored 21 points

 

Watseka def Armstrong Potomac 78-57

Braiden Walwer and Jordan Schroeder each scored 21 points

 

Fieldcrest def GCMS 52-50

 

Flanagan Cornell def Fisher 77-42

 

St. Joe Ogden def Olympia 90-40

Ty Pence scored 29 points 

 

Prairie Central def Chillicothe IVC 47-42

Dylan Bazzell led with 19 points

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Hoopeston Area def Cissna Park 46-43

 

Mahomet Seymour def Urbana 66-19

Cayla Koerner had 16 points

 

The Gifford Eagles 7th grade boys basketball team advanced to the 1A State Tournament on Saturday.

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls 126 Orlando Magic 115

 

(Tampa Bay-dg)-It’s Official.. Tom Brady has announced his retirement. Brady played 22 seasons in the NFL, won the Super Bowl 7 times, owns many NFL records including most touchdown passes and most passing yards. 

 

(Champaign–jc) The Illini Men’s basketball team has not been at full strength for the majority of the current season. Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says he has been pleased with the play of his guys off the bench. Underwood talks about Freshmen Brandan Podziemski…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

 

(Los Angeles–jc)  – The first race of the year for Nascar fans comes on Sunday afternoon in California. The race is on a track placed at the L A Coliseum and is called the “Busch lite Clash as the Colosseum.” Nascar Driver Ryan Blaney says its a new venue with a potential new crowd…

 

 

Nascar Driver Ryan Blaney. The race airs live on WPXN, Sunday starting at 1-30pm.

 

Tonight on WPXN its Illini Men's Basketball as the Fighting Illini host the Wisconsin Badgers. Pre game, courtesy of the fighting illini network is set for 7pm with the tip just past 8 tonight.

 

Fighting Illini junior center Kofi Cockburn named to the Late Season John R. Wooden Award Top 20 Watch List

IHSA Girls Basketball Scores

St. Thomas More def PBL 60-42

 

Oakwood def Iroquois West 54-25

 

St. Joe Ogden def Rantoul 47-6

Ashlyn Lannert led with 9 points

 

Armstrong Potomac def Hoopeston Area 35-28

 

Milford def Bismarck Henning 37-29

 

Salt Fork def Watseka 38-30

 

Mahomet Seymour def Centennial 65-40

Cayla Koerner scored 20 points

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Milford def Hoopeston Area 45-39

Aiden Potwood led with 17 points

 

Big Ten

Penn St. def Iowa 90-86 2 OT

 

NHL

Vancouver Canucks def Chicago Blackhawks 3-1

 

(Champaign-jm) – Fighting Illini junior center Kofi Cockburn has been named to the Late Season Top 20 Watch List for the John R. Wooden Award, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Monday. Cockburn is a top contender for the Wooden Award, which has been presented annually since 1976 to the nation's most outstanding college basketball player. Other Big Ten players on the list include: Purdue’s Jaden Ivey and Zach Edey, Iowa’s Keegan Murray, Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis and Ohio State’s EJ Liddell.

 

(Undated-jm) – Auburn, Gonzaga, UCLA, Purdue and Kentucky are the top 5 teams according to the latest Associated Press rankings. Wisconsin is ranked #11, Michigan State #13, Ohio State #16 and Illinois comes in #18.

 

 

(Paxton–jc) The Paxton Buckley Loda Boys Panther basketball team is going through a tough stretch of Illini Prairie Conference games over the next several weeks. P-B-L Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says the Panthers possess a team of multiple talents…

 

 

Paxton Buckley Loda Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer. The Panthers host Bloomington Central Catholic at 5-30 this afternoon. 


 

IHSA Boys Tonight

Bloomington Central Catholic @ PBL 5-30pm varsity only

Rantoul @ Monticello

Cissna Park @ Milford

Hoopeston @ Iroquois West

GCMS @ Fieldcrest

Fisher @ Flanagan Cornell

Normal Community @ Mahomet Seymour

 

NBA Tonight

Orlando Magic @ Chicago Bulls

 

Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tonight

Michigan State @ Maryland

Rutgers @ Northwestern

Nebraska @ Michigan

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Boys basketball as the PBL Panthers host Bloomington Central Catholic at 5-30 this afternoon. It’s a varsity only contest due to weather concerns later tonight and into Wednesday.

 

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