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SPORTS Archives for 2022-11

Illinois earns win over Syracuse in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

IHSA Boys Basketball

Toyota of Danville Classic

Watseka def La Salette 36-28

Oakwood def Arthur Lovington/Atwood Hammond 63-38

St. Joe Ogden def Cissna Park 85-19

Ty Pence scored 23 points

 

Non Tournament

Iroquois West def Ridgeview 35-34

Cannon Leonard had 16 points and Tyler Reed added 15 points

 

Prairie Central def Dwight 74-53

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL def Hoopeston Area 37-24

Emily Robidoux and Trixie Johnson each had 9 points

 

Unity def Cissna Park 50-38

 

St. Thomas More def GCMS 63-37

 

Armstrong Potomac def Covington 33-28

 

Watseka def Dwight 60-34

 

Prairie Central def LaSalle Peru 52-45

 

Mahomet Seymour def Bloomington Central Catholic 64-38

Savannah Orgeron had 19 points


 

NCAA Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Illinois def Syracuse 73-44

Colman Hawkins had just the 4th triple double in Illinois history with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Brad Underwood picked up his 100 Illinois win.

 

Maryland def Louisville 79-44

Clemson def Penn St. 101-94

Iowa def Georgia Tech 81-65

Wake Forest def Wisconsin 78-75

Virginia def Michigan 70-68

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  U of I Basketball player Coleman Hawkins had a triple double last night in the win over Syracuse. Hawkins says it was a special moment…

 

 

U of I Basketball Player Coleman Hawkins

 

(Champaign–jc)  The U of I Men’s basketball team won their Big 10-ACC Challenge game last night at the State Farm Center. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says that even with a poor shooting night, he was “happy” with the offense…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood.
Next up for Illinois is an opening Big 10 conference game at Maryland on Friday night. We will have the game live at 7pm on Friday. The game tips at 8pm


 

NCAA Big Ten/ACC Challenge tonight

Ohio St. at Duke

Purdue at Florida St.

Rutgers at Miami

North Carolina at Indiana

Michigan St. at Notre Dame

Boston College at Nebraska

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Iroquois West @ Momence

 

Today on WPXN its continued live coverage of the 20-22 Toyota of Danville Classic Boys Basketball Tournament hosted by St Joe Ogden High School. Our Coverage begins around 4-45 this afternoon.

We have three games on WPXN. The 5pm contest features Watseka and Cissna Park. The 6-30 contest is La Salette and St Joe Ogden and the final contest is Paxton Buckley Loda vs Danville Schlarman

 

Illinois vs Syracuse tonight in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL def Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 41-36

Trixie Johnson and Emily Robidoux each scored 13 points

 

Eureka def GCMS 59-46

 

Fisher def Lexington 49-47

Kallie Evans scored 29 points

 

Tuscola def St. Joe Ogden 40-26

 

Prairie Central def Olympia 46-43

 

Watseka def Clifton Central 48-11

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Toyota of Danville Classic

Schlarman def Arthur Lovington 58-34

 

LaSalette def Cissna Park 38-22

 

Oakwood def PBL 51-48

 

NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers def Indianapolis Colts 24-17

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Utah Jazz 114-107


(St Joe–jc) The St Joe Ogden Spartans open season play tonight at home in the 20-22 Toyota of Danville Classic. The Spartans play Cissna Park. St Joe Ogden Boys Basketball Coach Kiel Duval says playing at home for four games to open the season is a bonus…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Boys Basketball Coach Kiel Duval

 

(Champaign–jc)  The full court press by the University of Illinois Fighting Illini has been an effective tool, early in the season. The Illini take on Syracuse in the Big 10-ACC Challenge tonight at the State Farm Center. U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the press is more than turnovers…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood.

The game is live on WPXN tonight starting at 5-30pm


 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Iroquois West @ Ridgeview

 

Toyota of Danville Classic

Watseka vs LaSalette - 5

Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond vs Oakwood - 6:30

Cissna Park vs St. Joseph Ogden - 8

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Hoopeston Area @ PBL

Cissna Park @ Unity

Dwight @ Watseka

Bloomington Central Catholic @ Mahomet Seymour

 

Tonight on WPXN its University of Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball as the Illini take on Syracuse in the BIG 10-ACC Challenge. The broadcast starts at 5-30. Following Illinois basketball it is bonus coverage of the Toyota of Danville Classic as Cissna Park takes on St Joe Ogden. Rob and Steve Pacey on the call tonight for WPXN sports. 

 

Bears and Packers lose

NFL

NY Jets def Chicago Bears 31-10

Philadelphia Eagles def Green Bay Packers 40-33

 

NHL

Winnipeg Jets def Chicago Blackhawks 7-2

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois safety Sydney Brown was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Sunday. Brown had two interceptions, a 39-yard interception return touchdown, and a 53-yard fumble return touchdown in Illinois' 41-3 victory at Northwestern. Brown was the first player with 2+ interceptions, 1+ interception return touchdown, and 1+ fumble return touchdown in a single game since 2012 when Kenneth Acker (SMU) achieved the feat against Stephen F. Austin 9/8/2012.


 

The Cissna Park Lady Timberwolves held a retirement before their game on Saturday. The jerseys of former players Heidi McKean Wiezein and Addison Stoller were retired in a ceremony prior to the game on Saturday.

 

(Evanston–jc)  –  The regular season for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team is now complete The Illini won the season finale at Northwestern on Saturday by a score of 41 to 3. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says the team was ready to succeed after the loss to Michigan…

 

 

U of I football Coach Bret Bielema

 

(St Joseph–jc)The 2022  Toyota of Danville Classic is set for St Joe Ogden High School this week. The two pool, 8 team tournament begins with three games tonight. The host Spartans get into action on Tuesday night. St Joe Ogden Boys Basketball Coach Kiel Duval has all-stater Ty Pence back for a senior year, along with a handful of talented guards. Duval says one more piece of the puzzle is a shooting guard in Brock Trimble…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Boys Basketball Kiel Duval.


 

 

(Champaign-jc)  –  The Illini Men's basketball team is 5 and 1 on the year after a 92 to 59 win over Lindenwood on Friday night. U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the positives he has seen in practice, he saw on the floor Friday night…

 

 

 U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for Illinois is a home game tomorrow night against Syracuse. 


(Paxton–c the Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers start action at the 20-22 Toyota of Danville Classic tonight at St Joe Ogden High School.  The Panthers will play Oakwood,   Danville Schlarman and Arthur Lovington in pool play before matchup games on Championship day on Saturday. Paxton Buckley Loda Boys basketball coach Adam Schonauer says this year’s players are looking to fill the roles on the team…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

NFL Monday 

Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL @ Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin

Watseka @ Clifton Central

Lexington @ Fisher

 

Tonight on WPXN, it’s opening night coverage of the Toyota of Danville Tournament hosted by St Joe Ogden High School. 

Our broadcast games will feature Cissna Park and  at 6-30 followed by Paxton Buckley Loda and Oakwood at 8. Joel Cluver and Steve Pacey have the call of the games tonight.

 

Bills, Cowboys, Vikings win on Thanksgiving

NFL

Buffalo Bills def Detroit Lions 28-25

Dallas Cowboys def NY Giants 28-20

Minnesota Vikings def New England Patriots 33-26


(Gilman–jc)  –  The Iroquois West Raiders boys basketball team has set a goal of winning the Vermilion Valley conference for a second straight year. Iroquois West Basketball Coach Zach Monk says the raiders are on the radar in the conference…

 

 

Iroquois West Boys Basketball Coach Zack Monk

The raiders continue play in the GCMS Turkey Tournament in Gibson City tonight and Saturday. 

 

(St Joe–jc)  –  The St Joe Ogden Spartans boys basketball will feature a two time all-stater in Ty Pence and a group of  talented guards. Spartan Coach Kiel Duval says the guards will be asked to play “several roles”...

 

 

St Joe Ogden Boys basketball Coach Kiel Duval


IHSA Boys

Gibson City Melvin Sibley Turkey Tournament

1pm Fisher vs Lexington

2-30p Prairie Central vs Armstrong Potomac

4pm Tri Point vs Hoopeston Area

5-30pm GCMS vs Iroquois West

 

St Anthony Thanksgiving Invite

Rantoul vs Highland High School

 

Mahomet Seymour @ Lincoln Thanksgiving Tournament

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s University of Illinois Fighting Illini basketball as they host Lindenwood University at the State Farm Center. The Broadcast starts at 7 tonight

Coverage follows our live broadcast at the city of Paxton Tree Lighting ceremony. That broadcast begins at 6-30 tonight.

 

Saturday on WPXN its On the Sidelines presented by Conxxus of Paxton sponsored by MATCO Fire Protection Services in Paxton. 

Then its coverage of the Paxton Christmas Parade. 

 

Following the Parade its Fighting Illini Football as Illinois is on the road to take on Northwestern in the regular season finale. Kickoff at 2:30.









 

Terrance Shannon Jr. earns Big Ten Player of the Week

IHSA Boys Basketball

Tuscola def PBL 57-28

 

GCMS Thanksgiving Tournament

GCMS def Hoopeston Area 58-34

Brayden Elliott led with 14 points

 

Prairie Central def Fisher 86-15

 

Effingham Tournament

Rantoul def Mattoon 51-50

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Watseka def Milford 56-24

 

(Champaign-dg)-Terrance Shannon Jr. is the Big Ten Player of the Week. The Illini guard earned the award after averaging 22.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists during the week. He scored 30 points against Monmouth and 29 agaisnst UCLA while tying the school record with eight 3-pointers in a game.

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini went one and one in the Continental Tire Tournament in Las Vegas over the weekend. The opponents were all in the top 25 ranking in the latest basketball poll. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood talks about the loss to an experienced Virginia team as a speed-bump…

 

 

U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for the Illini is a home game on Friday night versus Lindenwood. We will have the game live on Friday starting at 7pm

 

(Paxton–jc)  –  The Illini Prairie Boys basketball conference could be described as the best 2-A conference in the state of Illinois. Several Division One Athletes represent schools this year. Paxton Buckley Loda Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says the Illini Prairie Conference has talent, size and more…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

(Gilman–jc)  – The Iroquois West Raiders have quick guards to size at several positions. I-W Coach Zach Monk says they plan to use the advantages to pursue wins this season…

 

 

Iroquois West Boys Basketball Coach Zach Monk

 

(Champaign–jc)   Even with the close loss to number 3 Michigan, and a recent ankle injury, the University of Illinois Fighting Illini have the leading rusher in the nation in Chase Brown. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema talks about the important role Chase Brown has on this version of the Fighting Illini…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

 

 

Tonight on WPXN its the Bret Bielema Show. Hear the latest news about the 7 and 4 Fighting Illini football team. One more regular season game remains for Illinois this season. The Illini play at Northwestern on Saturday. Tonight’s Bret Bielema Show runs live on WPXN from 7pm to 8pm

 

Bulls win, 49ers Rout Cardinals

IHSA Girls Basketball

PBL def Milford 45-26

Trixie Johnson led with 11 points

 

Cissna Park def Clifton Central 70-25

Mikayla Knake scored 27 points

Addison Lucht added 20 points

 

Ridgeview def Iroquois West 44-32

 

Armstrong Potomac def Fisher 54-24

Kyla Bullington scored 24 points

 

Mahomet Seymour def Urbana 62-27

Savannah Orgeron scored 20 points

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Effingham St. Anthony Turkey Tournament 

Teutopolis def Rantoul 68-49

 

GCMS Thanksgiving Tournament

GCMS def Tri Point 79-19

Seth Kollross led with 14 points

 

Hoopeston Area def Iroquois West 61-58

 

Armstrong Potomac def Fisher 59-30

Evan Schluter had 17 points

 

Lincoln Thanksgiving TOurnament

Mahomet Seymour def Centennial 56-41

Trey Peters led with 13 points


NFL

SF 49ers def Arizona Cardinals 38-10

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Boston Celtics 121-107

 

(Paxton–jc)  It’s a new year for the Paxton Buckley Loda Panther Boys basketball team and a new year also sees a team that graduated nearly 70 percent of its scoring. Paxton Buckley Loda Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says several seniors are back to start their final year of competition…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

The Panthers host Tuscola tonight. Our broadcast begins around 7 tonight. 

 

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  With one game to go in the regular season, the University of Illinois Fighting Illini find themselves with a 7 and 4 record and a road game at Northwestern on Saturday. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says they had a good shot against Michigan.

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Men’s basketball team is 4 and 1 on the year. The Illini looked unstoppable against top 10 team U -C-L-A, before losing to another ranked team in Virginia over the weekend. The Illlini also rose in the latest poll to number 16. U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the team remains a work in progress with a huge ceiling…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood


 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Tuscola @ PBL

Fisher @ GCMS Tournament

Rantoul @ Effingham St. Anthony Thanksgiving Invite

Mahomet Seymour @ Lincoln Thanksgiving Tournament

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Milford @ Watseka

Mahomet Seymour @ Metamora

 

Tonight on WPXN its Nascar Live. Hear the latest news of Nascar from 6 til 7. Then its IHSA Boys Basketball as the Panthers of Paxton Buckley Loda host the Warriors of Tuscola. Joel Cluver and Steve Pacey have the call of the game tonight for WPXN Sports. 

 

 

 

Bears, Colts Illini Lose

NFL

Atlanta Falcons def Chicago Bears 27-24

Philadelphia Eagles def Indianapolis Colts 17-16

 

NCAA Basketball

Continental Tire Tournament

Virgina def Illinois 70-61

 

NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins def Chicago Blackhawks 5-3

 

(Cissna Park–jc)  The Cissna Park Lady Timberwolves team is a perfect 4 and Oh on the season and the 20-22 Champions of the Cissna Park-Watseka Tip Off Tournament. In our broadcast game on Saturday evening, the Timberwolves were down to Kankakee Bishop MacNamara by double digits in the second half before making a comeback to win. Cissna Park Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Videcka says the win over Bishop Mac was special…

 

 

Cissna Park Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Videcka

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Football team did everything right, but couldn’t get the win on Saturday in Ann Arbor against number 3 Michigan. Two late field goals were the difference in a 19 to 17 win for Michigan. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema said the loss was just hard to take…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

You can hear more from Coach Bielema on Wednesday night at 7 with the Bret Bielema Show.

 

(Las Vegas–jc)  –  The four games at the 20-22 Continental Tire College Basketball tournament featured some of the top talent in collegiate basketball. U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says both games had a feel of “big” games…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for the 4 and 1 Illini is a home game on Friday night against Lindenwood. Hear the game live on WPXN, starting at 7pm Friday. 


 

(Gilman–jc)  Heading into a new season this year, the Iroquois West Raiders have some questions and some answers on expectations. Iroquois West Boys Basketball Coach Zach Monk says offensively the Raiders know initial options, but questions on defense need to be answered…

 

 

Iroquois West Boys Basketball Coach Zach Monk

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Rantoul @ Effingham St. Anthony Thanksgiving Invite

 

Iroquois West, Fisher @ GCMS Tournament

 

Mahomet Seymour @ Lincoln Thanksgiving Tournament

 

IHS Girls Basketball

Milford @ PBL

Iroquois West @ Ridgeview-Colfax

Cissna Park @ Clifton Central

Urbana @ Mahomet Seymour

Fisher @ Salt Fork

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

Goldschmidt and Judge win MVP

IHSA Girls Basketball

GCMS Falcon Fisher Bunny Tipoff

At Gibson City

GCMS def PBL 36-27

Reagan Tompkins led with 10 points

 

Monticello def Iroquois West 47-41

 

At Fisher

Tri-Valley def Fisher 59-47

 

Cissna Park Tip off

Cissna Park def Watseka 56-42

Mikayla Knake led with 14 points

 

Bismarck Henning Rossvile Alvin def Clifton Central 41-38


 

Toyota of Danville Turkey Tournament at St. Joseph

Mahomet Seymour def St. Joe Ogden 34-29

Savannah Orgeron had 16 points

 

Tri County def Centennial 58-17

 

Non Tournament

Tuscola def Rantoul 56-13

 

NFL

Tennessee Titans def Green Bay Packers 27-17

 

MLB

St. Louis Cardinal First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt has been named the NL MVP.

New York Yankee Outfielder Aaron Judge was named the AL MVP.

 

(Champaign–jc)  Next up for the e University of Illinois Men’s basketball team is is Continental Tire Tournament in Las Vegas for games tonight and Sunday afternoon. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the U-C-L-A Bruins are a top team in the nation with a top guard in Tyger Campbell, but also have more guard options…

 

 

U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

 

(Gilman–jc)  –  The Iroquois West Raiders boys basketball team is coming off a 25 win season last year and the goals are just as high this year.  Iroquois West Raiders Boys basketball Coach Zach Monk says expectations are high for his team…

 

 

Iroquois West Raiders Boys Basketball Coach Zach Monk

The raiders start their season next week at the G-C-M-S Turnkey tournament in Gibson City. 

 

 

(St Joseph–jc)  –  The St Joe Ogden Spartans Boys basketball team is ready for another big year as they return an All-state player, quick guards and more. St Joe Ogden Boys Basketball Coach Kiel Duval says each year’s goal is to play games during the last week of February and beyond…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Boys Basketball Coach Kiel Duval

The Spartan’s season starts hosting the Toyota of Danville tournament.

You can hear more with Coach Duval on our “On the Sidelines” program with Rob Pacey Saturday morning between 7am and 8am…Presented by Conxxus of Paxton and Sponsored by Matco Fire Protection Services. 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

GCMS/Fisher Tipoff

At Fisher

5th place game PBL vs Fisher 5:30

3rd place game Monticello vs Tri-Valley 7pm

 

At Gibson City

1st place game GCMS vs Unity 7pm

 

On Saturday

Cissna Park Timberwolf Tipoff

 

NCAA Football Big Ten on Saturday

Illinois at Michigan

Wisconsin at Nebraska

Indiana at Michigan st.

Northwestern at Purdue

Penn st. at Rutgers

Maryland at Ohio St.

Iowa at Minnesota

 

NFL on Sunday

Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons noon

Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts noon

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Girls Basketball as the Lady Panthers take on the Fisher Bunnies in the 5th place game of the GCMS/ Fisher Tipoff Tournament in Fisher. Pregame at 5:15 with tipoff at 5:30.

 

Then its Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois takes on UCLA in the Continental Tire Tournament in Las Vegas. Tipoff is at 8:30.

 

Saturday Morning it’s on the Sidelines from 7-8 brought to you by Conxxus of Paxton and sponsored by MATCO Fire Protection Services of Paxton. 

 

Then its the WPXN Live Action Auction at 8am.

 

Following the auction its Fighting Illini Football as Illinois is on the road to take on the Michigan Wolverines. Pregame at 10am with kickoff at 11am.


 

Bulls, Blackhawks lose

IHSA Girls Basketball

Cissna Park/Watseka Tipoff 

Cissna Park def Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 54-20

Addison Lucht had 17 points

 

Watseka def Milford 46-13

 

Bishop Mac def Armstrong Potomac 50-20

 

NBA 

New Orleans Pelican def Chicago Bulls 124-110

 

NHL

St. Louis Blues def Chicago Blackhawks 5-2

 

(Champaign–jc)  Injuries are always a part of any football season. It's the next guy up, when an injury occurs. That is the answer for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team when several injuries have happened at the defensive back position, says U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

Next up for the Illini is an away game at Michigan on Saturday. Coverage on WPXN begins at 10 Saturday morning. 

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Lady Panthers have a new coach this year in Jeff Sinn. Coach Sinn says he is bringing a new offense to the Panthers. Sinn’s hope is that the players adapt to the system to get wins…

 

 

PBL Girls Basketball Coach Jeff Sinn

 

(Paxton–jc)  –  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers  Boys Basketball team will have a new look this year after losing 6 members of last year’s team Paxton Buckley Loda Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer talks about the transition from last year to this year…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

Hear more from Coach Schonauer Saturday morning with our “On the Sidelines” program with Rob Pacey. The Panthers open the season on Tuesday at home against the Tuscola Warriors. 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball Tonight…

15th Annual Lady Falcon-Bunnie Tip Off

At GCMS-Gibson City

5-30pm Iroquois West vs Monticello

7pm PBL vs Gibson City Melvin Sibley

At Fisher

5-30pm Tri Valley vs Unity

 

Toyota of Danville Turkey Tournament at St Joseph Ogden High School

6pm Tri County vs Champaign Centennial

7-30pm St Joe Ogden vs Mahomet Seymour


Tip Off Classic at Cissna Park

 

NFL tonight

Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers

 

Brett Bielema Show tonight on WPXN from 7-8

IHSA Girls Basketball

GCMS Falcon/Fisher Bunny Tipoff 

PBL def Iroquois West 28-26 

Emily Robidoux had 13 points

 

GCMS def Monticello 33-29

Sophia Ray led with 9 points

 

Unity def Fisher 49-27

 

Cissna Park/Watseka Tipoff

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def Momence 46-31

Watseka def Clifton Central 46-27

Kankakee Bishop MacNamara 62 Tri Point 42

 

North American Lighting Tournament at Paris

Terre Haute North def Rantoul 48-36

 

Prairie Central Turkey Tournament

Ottawa def Prairie Central 61-31

 

Toyota of Danville Classic at St. Joseph

St. Joe Ogden def Centennial 49-24

 

Mahomet Seymour def Tri County 51-39

Savannah Orgeron had 14 points  

 

NCAA Football

The top 5 teams remained the same in the latest College Football poll with Georgia, Ohio St. Michigan, TCU, and Tennessee, maintaining their places after wins this past weekend. Penn St. is at #11 and Illinois fell out of the top 25 with its loss to Purdue.


(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting  Illini Men’s basketball team heads to Las Vegas for the Continental Tire Tournament and will face several top 10 teams in the nation. Coaches frown on putting players in the rotation with 2 fouls in the first half. That is what happened on Monday night with the Illini’s Coleman Hawkins. U of I Coach Brad Underwood says he put Hawkins back in the first half  with the 2 fouls on Monday night…

 

 

U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

The Illini play U-C-L-A on Friday night. Tip is at 8-30pm from Las Vegas

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

CP/Watseka Tip-Off Classic At Cissna Park

Armstrong Potomac vs Bishop McNamara - 5pm

Milford vs Watseka - 6:30

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin vs Cissna Park 8pm


 

Rantoul @ Paris Invite

 

NBA 

Chicago Bulls at New Orleans Pelicans

 

NHL

St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks

 

Tonight on WPXN its the Bret Bielema Show.

Hear about the 7 and 3 Illini football team with a game at Michigan on Saturday. The Bret Bielema Show from 7 to 8 tonight on WPXN. 

 

Illinois wins 103-65 over Monmouth

NCAA Big Ten

Illinois def Monmouth 103-65

Terrance Shannaon Jr. scored 30 points and Jayden Epps added 21 points with 5 3 pointers

 

MNF

Washington Commanders def Philadelphia Eagles 32-21

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

GCMS Falcon/ Fisher Bunny Tipoff

Monticello def PBL 38-23

 

Iroquois West def GCMS 52-41

Shea Small had 15 points and 10 rebounds

 

Unity def Tri Valley 57-43

 

Cissna Park Timberwolf Classic

Clifton Central def Milford 40-37

 

Armstrong Potomac def Tri Point 46-29

 

Cissna Park def Momence 71-7

Addison Lucht had 20 points

Mikayla Knake added 16 points

 

North American Lighting Tournament at Paris

Paris def Rantoul 50-21

 

Prairie Central Turkey Tournament 

Prairie Central def East Peoria 68-45

Chloe Sisco scored 20 points

 

Toyota of Danville Turkey Tournament

Tri County def St. Joe Ogden 59-35

Mahomet Seymour def Centennial 64-11

Savannah Orgeron had 22 points

 

Champaign–j)  –University of Illinois Coach Brad Underwood says current big man Dain Dainja has worked hard over the past year to prepare for opportunities this year. Underwood says from practicing against Kofi Cockburn to his physical presence, Dainja is ready to take the next step…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

The Illini basketball team heads to Las Vegas for a battle of teams in the national rankings. Game one on Friday night will feature the Illini and U-C-L-A. Broadcast on WPXN starts at 7-30 Friday night. 

 

(Cissna Park–jc) The Cissna Park Lady Timberwolves are 1 and oh to start the year after a 71 to 7 win over Momence last night in the Cissna Park-Watseka Tip Off Tournament. Cissna Park Coach Anthony Videka says the team from the Seniors to the incoming Freshmen have gelled as a team from the first day of practice…

 

 

Cissna Park Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Videka

 

(Champaign–jc)  -The University of Illinois Fighting Illini football has lost two close games against Big 10 opponents over the past two weeks. The positive is that Illinois is 7 and 3 on the year. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says the Illini need to handle certain situations better…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

Next up for the Illini is a road game at Michigan. We will have the game live on Saturday starting at 10am 


IHSA Girls Basketball  

CP/Watseka Tip-Off Classic At Watseka

Bishop McNamara vs Tri-Point - 5pm

Momence vs Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin - 6:30

Watseka vs Clifton - 8

 

Lady Falcon/Bunny Tip-Off

At GCMS

5-30pm Paxton Buckley Loda vs Iroquois West

7pm Monticello vs Gibson City Melvin Sibley

At Fisher

7pm Unity vs Fisher

 

St. Joseph Ogden Thanksgiving Tournament

6PM Tri County vs Mahomet Seymour

730pm St Joe Ogden vs Champaign Centennial

 

Listen to Nascar Live tonight on WPXN. The latest news of Nascar from 6pm to 7pm

Packers and Colts win, Bears lose

NFL

Detroit Lions def Chicago Bears 31-30

Green Bay Packers def Dallas Cowboys 31-28 OT

Indianapolis Colts def Las Vegas Raiders 25-20

 

NBA

Denver Nuggets def Chicago Bulls 126-103

 

(Ann Arbor–jc)  The 7 and 3 University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team heads on the road for the next two weeks. Saturday’s  game time against the Michigan Wolverines has been set for 11am. The game can be heard live on WPXN starting at 10 Saturday morning. 

 

(Paxton–jc)  -  The new Paxton Buckley Loda girls basketball coach is familiar to the local school system.  Jeff Sinn coached several teams at P-B-L before other opportunities. Coach Sinn talks about this journey as an educator and coach…

 

 

Paxton Buckley Loda Girls Basketball Coach Jeff Sinn. 

 

(Champaign–jc)  Another frustrating loss by the Illini in a game with chances to get another win. The U of I football team lost to Purdue 31 to 24 on Saturday. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says penalties and mistakes cost Illinois…

 


U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema.

Next up for Illinois football is a Saturday game at Michigan Game Time is 11 Saturday morning WPXN has the contest live starting at 10 am   


(St Joseph–jc)  The St Joe Ogden Lady Spartans are looking to  repeat another successful year under 2nd year coach Drew Artaega. The Spartans reached the Sectional finals last year. The team graduated 6 members from that squad. St Joe Ogden girls coach Drew Artaega says this year’s team features another team of talented players…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Coach Drew Artaega. 

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The Illinois Men’s basketball team is back in action for three games this week starting tonight with a home date against Monmouth College. On Friday, the Illini went to 2 and Oh on the season with a victory over Missouri-Kansas City. U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says Dain Dainja had a big night…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood.

The Illinois versus Monmouth contest has a 7pm start on WPXN

 

IHSA Girls Basketball begins this week with several area tournaments

Cissna Park  Watseka Tip-Off Classic At Cissna Park

Central Clifton vs Milford - 5pm

Tri-Point vs Armstrong Potomac - 6:30

Cissna Park vs Momence - 8

 

GCMS Lady Falcon-Fisher /Bunny Tip-Off Tournament

At GCMS

5-30pm PBL vs Monticello

7pm GCMS vs Iroquois West

At Fisher

7pm Fisher vs Tri Valley

 

St. Joseph Ogden Thanksgiving Tournament

6pm Champaign Centennial vs Mahomet Seymour

7-30pm St Joe Ogden vs Tri County

 

Paris Invite

Rantoul @ Paris Invite tonight

 

NFL Football

Washington Commanders at Philadelphia Eagles, 7-15pm kickoff

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk at 6. Hear the latest news of Nascar from 6 til 7. Then it’s University of Illinois Basketball at 7 as the Illini are home against Monmouth. Tip from the State Farm Center is 8pm

 

Illinois takes on Kansas City tonight at State Farm Center

NFL 

Carolina Panthers def Atlanta Falcons 25-15

 

NHL

LA Kings def Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 OT

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The 7 and 2 University of Illinois Fighting Illini take on Purdue tomorrow in Champaign. At stake is the top spot in the Big 19 West Division. Both teams have found ways to win games this year. One factor on Saturday, again,  is the weather, says U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

The game airs live on WPXN starting at 10 Saturday morning

 

(Champaign–jc)  – Winners, that is the way University of Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball Coach Brad Underwood describes Amani Hansburry, Dravyn Gibbs-Lawhorn and Zach Perrin. All three were early signees this week to play basketball for the University of Illinois. Coach Underwood talks about Gibbs Lawhorn as a new Illini…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

 

(Cissna Park–jc)  After a very successful volleyball season, one area girls basketball team has high expectations for the upcoming season. Cissna Park Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Videka says senior leadership and incoming talent are a good mix for the Timberwolves…

 

 

Cissna Park Timberwolves Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Videka

Anthony Videka is a scheduled guest on our On the Sideline Sports Program with Rob Pacey tomorrow morning between 7am and 8am
Cissna Park hosts a November girls tournament starting on Monday night.


 

IHSA State Volleyball

1A 

Freeport vs Sterling Newman

Springfield Lutheran vs Norris City

2A

Genoa vs IVC

Elmhurst IC Catholic vs Freeburg

3A

Joliet Catholic vs Wheaton

Taylorville vs LeGrange Park

4A

Lisle vs Barrington

Chicago Mother McAuley vs St. Charles


 

IHSA Football Quarterfinal games

1-A Tuscola at Ridgeview Saturday at 1pm

3-A Unity of Tolono at Prairie Central  Saturday 2pm

5-A Mahomet Seymour at Morris Saturday 4pm


 

NCAA Football Big Ten

Purdue at Illinois

Indiana at Ohio St. 

Rutgers at Michigan St.

Nebraska at Michigan

Wisconsin at Iowa

Maryland at Penn St. 

Northwestern at Minnesota

 

NFL on Sunday

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears noon

Indianapolis Colts at Las Vegas Raiders 3:05

Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers 3:25

 

Saturday morning it's On the Sidelines from 7-8 presented by Conxxus of Paxton and sponsored by MATCO Fire Protection Services.  Anchored by WPXN’s Rob Pacey.

 

Then its Fighting Illini Football as Illinois takes on Purdue. Pregame at 10am with kickoff at 11am.

 

Illinois Basketball signs 3 recruits

NBA 

New Orleans Pelicans def Chicago Bulls 115-111

 

(St Joseph-jc)  I-H-S-A basketball is about ready to start around the state Next week girls tournaments are set for Cissna Park, Gibson City, Fisher, St Joseph to Paris. St. Joe Ogden Girls basketball coach Drew Artaega says the lady spartans look to have more success this year after reaching the 2-A Sectional finals last year…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Girls Basketball Coach Drew Artaega.

You can hear more about girls basketball on our On the Sidelines program at 7am on Saturday with Rob Pacey. We will have interviews with some coaches on the upcoming season. 

 

( Champaign–jc)  A big game. That is what is set for Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Champaign on Saturday. What is at stake is the top spot in the Big 10 West football division. The teams involved are Purdue and Illinois. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says a look at last year's game with Purdue showed some positives about this year’s match up…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielama

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The University of Illinois Basketball Coaching staff signed three top players in the early signing period on Wednesday. U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood commended his staff and coaches Geoff Alexander, Tim Anderson and Chester Frazier for their roles in landing Amani Hansberry, Dravyn Gibbs-Lawhorn and Zacharie Perrin to Illinois…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. 

The Illini are one and oh on the season with a home game tomorrow night against Kansas City. The broadcast starts on WPXN at 7pm with the tip from the State Farm Center at 8pm


NFL tonight

Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks at LA Kings

Illinois falls to #21 in latest NCAA Football Poll

NCAA Football

Georgia sits atop the NCAA football poll this week. Ohio St. Michigan, TCU and Tennessee round out the top five. Oregon, LSU, USC, Alabama, and Clemson make up the rest of the top ten. Penn St. is at 14, and Illinois dropped to number 21.

 

(Champaign–jc)   The University of Illinois Fighting Illini are 7 and 2 on the year with a home game against Purdue set for Saturday. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema talks about the importance of Freshman  Reggie Love in the mix at running back…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema.

 

 

(Champaign–jc)  The U of I Basketball team is home on Friday night for game two of the young season. The team beat Eastern Illinois University on Monday. U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says Coleman Hawkins played like a stretch  5 man…

 

 

U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

 

Tonight on WPXN its the Bret Bielema Show. Hear the latest on the 7 and 2 University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team from 7pm to 8pm.

The Illini take on Purdue in a battle for the top spot in the Big 10 West on Saturday. Our coverage begins at 10, Saturday morning. 








 

Illinois beats Eastern Illinois 87-57 for 1st win of the season

NFL

Baltimore Ravens def New Orleans Saints 27-13

 

NBA 

Chicago Bulls def Toronto Raptors 111-97

 

NCAA Basketball

Illinois def Eastern Illinois 87-57

Terrence Shannon Jr. led the Illini with 24 points and Coleman Hawkins added a double double  with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini started their regular season last night at the State Farm Center against Eastern Illinois University. The Illini won 87 to 57 over the Panthers. Illini basketball player Coleman Hawkins hit 5 three point shots in the win and talks about preparing to shoot threes…

 

 

U of I Basketball Player Coleman Hawkins. Next up for the Illini is a Friday home game against Missouri-Kansas City. Tip from the State Farm Center is 8pm. We will have the contest starting at 7 on Friday night.

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s basketball team is one and oh to start the year. The Illini beat Eastern Illinois University 87 to 57. U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the team played hard…

 

 

U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for the Illini is a Friday home game against Missouri-Kansas City. Tip from the State Farm Center is 8pm. We will have the contest starting at 7 on Friday night

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  One game and one win for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. U of I guard Terrance Shannon Junior talks about coming to Illinois as a Senior and taking on a leadership role…

 

 

U of I Senior Guard Terrance Shannon Junior


 

IHSA Football Quarterfinal games times and dates have been announced.

1-A Tuscola at Ridgeview Saturday at 1pm

3-A Unity of Tolono at Prairie Central  Saturday 2pm

5-A Mahomet Seymour at Morris Saturday 4pm

 

Joey Logano wins the NASCAR Championship

NFL

Miami Dolphins def Chicago Bears 35-32

Detroit Lions def Green Bay Packers 15-9

New England Patriots def Indianapolis Colts 26-3

 

630am new

(Undated–jc)

IHSA Football Second Round results

1-A 

Ridgeview 58 Salt Fork 20

Tuscola 29 Jacksonville Routt 26

2-A

Knoxville 48 Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 29

3-A

Prairie Central 41 Roxana 20

Unity 35 Mount Carmel 14

5-A

Mahomet Seymour 44 Metamora 28

 

8Man Football

Amboy def Milford Cissna Park 30-28

 

 

(Peoria–jc)  -  The IHSA State Final Cross Country Meet was held at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday.  Chicago DePaul Prep won the Boys 1-A Meet and the Lady Rockets of Unity were the Girls Cross Country Champions. Bryson Grant of Iroquois West finished 8th in the boys meet,,  Unity’s Makenzie Pound finished 11th and Emily Decker 19th in the girls race while St Joe Ogden’s Savannah Franzen was 14th and Paxton Buckley Loda’s Trixie Johnson was 29th.

In the Boys Class 2-A race Aaron Hendron of Champaign Centennial finished 13th.

 

(Paxton–jc)  Paxton Buckley Loda Cross Country and Volleyball Athlete Trixi Johnson has just completed a two sport fall season.  Johnson helped a successful volleyball team and also qualified for the state cross country meet in Peoria over the weekend. Johnson holds records for cross country at PBL. Johnson says one personal goal is to show girls and more how to succeed…

 

 

PBL High School Athlete Trixie Johnson

 

(Phoenix–jc)-- The Nascar Cup Series is complete for 20-22. This year’s champion is Joey Logano. M-R-N was in Phoenix on Sunday…

 

 

 

(Champaign–jc) The University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team lost to Michigan State 23 to 15 on Saturday on a windy, cold fall day in Champaign. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says it was a day where those happy breaks did not come the Illini’s way…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

Next up for the Illini is an 11am game on Saturday at home against Purdue. It is Senior Day this Saturday

 

(Champaign–jc)  And let the season begin. The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s basketball team starts its season tonight in Champaign. The Illini take on Eastern Illinois University at the State Farm Center. U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the games before the start of the big 10 season come fast and furious…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

You can hear tonights game on WPXN starting at 7pm with the pre game show. 

 

(Undated–jc)  Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. Hear about Joey Logano’s championship and more from 6 to 7 tonight.  Then at 7,  it's University of Illinois Basketball, game one on the season against the Eastern Illinois University Panthers. Tip from the State Farm Center is 8pm

 

 

Astros no-hit Phillies in game 4 of World Series

MLB

Houston Astros def Philadelphia Phillies 5-0

4 Astros Pitchers combined for a no hitter, the first no hitter since 1956 when Yankee Don Larsen pitched a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Charlotte Hornets 106-88

 

IHSA Volleyball

1A Sectional Final

Grant Park def Cissna Park 25-19, 26-24

 

St. Thomas More def Windsor 25-21, 26-24

 

2A Sectional Final

IVC def Fieldcrest 25-16, 25-22

 

3A Sectional Final

Normal U-High def Normal Community 18-25, 25-17, 25-20

 

(Phoenix–jc)  The Nascar Cup Series Chase for the Championship concludes on Sunday near Phoenix Arizona. One of the 4 drivers in the final four is Christopher Bell. He says the team has a chance and they have the best people on the team…

 

 

Nascar Driver Christopher Bell

The race airs live on WPXN at 1pm on Sunday.

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  A pressure defense against the opposition guards. That could be one key for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team this year. U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the idea is to disrupt the offense…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

The Illini open the regular season on Monday at home against Eastern Illinois University. Our coverage, courtesy of the Fighting Illini network, begins at 7pm

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team has 7 wins on the year and a 14th ranking nationally. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says one key is being fundamentally sound…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

Saturday’s game on WPXN begins at 1-30pm

 

MLB tonight

Houston at Philadelphia 7:03

 

NFL

Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans

 

NHL

LA Kings at Chicago Blackhawks

 

Bulls win, Phillies win, Blackhawks lose

MLB

Philadelphia Phillies def Houston Astros 7-0

Phillies lead the series 2-1

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Brooklyn Nets 108-99

 

NHL

NY Islanders def Chicago Blackhawks 3-1

 

(Milford–jc)  The Cissna Park Timberwolves Volleyball team is in the Class 1-A Sectional Finals tonight against the Lady Dragons of Grant Park High School.  Cissna Park Volleyball Coach Josh Landon says the preparations of practice and strong competition are key for matches like tonight…

 

 

Cissna Park Volleyball Coach Josh Landon.

We will have the match starting at 5-45 tonight from Milford High School


 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team is set to host the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday in Champaign. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says one player that is playing good football is Quan Martin…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

The game is live on WPXN starting at 1-30 Saturday afternoon. 

 

(Phoenix–jc)  The last races in the Nascar Cup and Xfinity series are set for Phoenix Motor Speedway. One of the 4 Nascar drivers that have a chance to win the championship is Joey Logano. Logano has a good feeling about a win on Sunday…

 

 

Nascar Driver Joey Logano

 

One of the 4 drivers in the final four is Christopher Bell. Bell says it's just a win and you are the champion…

 

 

Nascar Driver Christopher Bell

We will have the race live on Sunday starting at 1pm


 

IHSA Volleyball Sectional Finals

1-A

At Milford High School

Cissna Park vs Grant Park 6pm

At St Thomas More High School

Windsor vs St Thomas More 6pm

3-A

At Lincoln High School

Normal U High vs Normal Community 6pm

NBA

Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls 7pm Tip

 

MLB

Major League Baseball World Series

Game 4 Houston Astros at Philadelphia Phillies 7-03 first pitch


 

Tonight on WPXN it’s  the  IHSA Girls Class 1A Volleyball Sectional Final from Milford High School. The Cissna Park Timberwolves take on the Lady Dragons from Grant Park High School. Our pre match is set for 5-45 with the opening volley at 6pm. Joel Cluver and Eric Gerdes on the call tonight for WPXN Sports. 

Browns def Bengals on MNF

 

NFL

Cleveland Browns def Cincinnati Bengals 32-13

 

MLB

World Series was postponed 

 

IHSA Volleyball

1A

Cissna Park def Bridgeview 25-7, 25-2

Brooklyn Stadeli and Josie Nuekumm each had 8 kills

Mikayla Knake had 22 assists

 

Grant Park def Walther Christian 25-12, 25-17

 

St. Thomas More def Decatur Lutheran 25-22, 25-22 

 

Windsor def LeRoy 25-23, 25-19

 

2A

Williamsville def St. Joe Ogden 25-19, 25-17


 

(Milford–jc) – The Cissna Park Timberwolves Volleyball team won a match against an unknown opponent on Monday night at the Milford Class 1-A Sectionals. Cissna Park Volleyball Coach Josh Landon says some insight on Bridgeview was gained, as his team played a dominant contest…

 


Cissna Park Volleyball Coach Josh Landon


(Champaign–jc)  –  One exhibition game and a practice session is how the University of Illinois Fighting Illini is preparing for the start of the Men’s Basketball Season this year. U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says against Quincy last week the Illini were working on some key defensive options…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. The Illini open the season on Monday against Eastern Illinois University. Our broadcast courtesy of the Illini network begins at 7 on Monday.

 

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team is 7 and 1 on the year with a home game against Michigan State on Saturday  in Champaign. U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema says the team came off the bye week against a good Nebraska team and have an opportunity for the next two games at home…

 

 

U of I Football Coach Bret Bielema

We will have the game live onSaturday starting at 1-30.


Tonight on WPXN its NASCAR Live. Get the latest news in NASCAR from 6-7.

 

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