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SPORTS Archives for 2023-02

E. I. Baseball Season to start May 28

IHSA Girls Basketball

1A Super- Sectional

St. Thomas More def Serena 56-35

 

2A Super- Sectional

Butler def Fieldcrest 59-55

Quincy Notre  Dame def Dee Mack 53-21

 

NHL

Anaheim Ducks def Chicago Blackhawks 4-2

 

E.I. Baseball officials have met and the opening day for the E. I. league is May 28th. As of right now there are four teams in the league. Buckley, Paxton, Royal, and Arcola.

 

(St Joseph–jc)  The St Joe Ogden Boys basketball team is in the 2-A sectionals tonight at Herscher High School. Spartan coach Kiel Duval says winning the regional was a big goal for the Spartans…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Boys Basketball Coach Kiel Duval. 

Our coverage of the St Joe Ogden vs Pontiac game starts at 6-45 tonight

 

(Fontana–jc)  At a Nascar race, it is the chemistry between the driver, pit crew and and owners, working together, that puts teams into victory lane. Nascar Driver Tyler Reddick talks about  the negatives coming out of the Daytona 500 into the upcoming race at Las Vegas…

 

 

Nascar Driver Tyler Reddick

You can hear this weekend's races in the Cup Series and Xfinity Series live on WPXN. 


 

IHSA Boys Sectional Semi Finals

2-A At Herscher

7pm St Joe Ogden vs Pontiac

3-A at Decatur MacArthur

7pm Mahomet Seymour vs Decatur MacArthur

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Boys 2-A Sectional semi final action as the St Joe Ogden Spartans take on the Pontiac Indians at Herscher High School. Tip at 7pm. Joel Cluver and Eric Gerdes on the call tonight for WPXN Sports.

 

Ohio St def Illinois 72-60

Big Ten

Ohio St def Illinois 72-60

Maryland def Northwestern 75-59

Michigan def Wisconsin 87-79 OT

Rutgers def Penn St. 59-56

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Washington Wizards 102-82


 

(Ohio State–jc) The University of Illinois Fighting Illini lost at Ohio State 72 to 60 on Sunday U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the team had a lot riding on the game, but did not bring it…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood.
You can hear more about the win over Northwestern and the loss to Ohio State tonight on the Broad Underwood Show from 7pm to 8pm tonight on WPXN

 

(Bismark–jc)  The St Joe Ogden Spartans won the 2-A Boys Regional crown on Friday night in Bismarck over the host Blue Devils. Spartan Boys Basketball Coach Kiel Duval talks about the win over a familiar opponent…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Boys Basketball Coach Kiel Duval. 

Next up for the Spartans is a Tuesday night game against Pontiac at the Herscher Boys 2-A Sectional. You can hear the game live on WPXN starting with the pre-game Show at 6-45 tomorrow night.

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

1-A Super Sectional at Pontiac

6pm St Thomas More vs Serena

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks 9pm start

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fast Talk from 6 to 7pm Then its the Brad Underwood Show. Here from the University of Illinois basketball coach from 7pm to 8pm.

Illinois rallies in second half to beat Northwestern 66-62

IHSA Girls Sectional Championship

1A 

St. Thomas More def Mt. Pulaski 63-48

Neoga def Tuscola 44-38

 

2A

Dee Mack def Eureka 37-32

 

Big Ten

Illinois def Northwestern 66-62

Michigan def Rutgers 58-45

 

(Daytona–jc)  –  Fontana California is the site for this weekend’s races on the Nascar circuit  One Nascar future hall of famer in Jimmy Johnson is back racing for several races in the cup series. Johnson says he continues to look forward as a team owner in Nascar…

 

 

Nascar Driver Jimmy Johnson

 

 

 

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The defense for the University of IllinoisFighting Illini was a tale of two halves.  Northwestern led 37 to 19 at the half. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood talks about the defense of Sincere Harris in the second half…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. Next up for Illinois is an away game on Sunday at Ohio State. 
 

IHSA Boys Basketball Regional Championship

1-A at Armstrong Potomac

7pm St Thomas More vs Salt Fork

1-A At Ridgeview High School-Colfax

7pm Lexington vs Leroy

1-A at Tuscola

7pm Tuscola vs Arcola

1-A at Watseka

7pm Bloomington Cornerstone Christian vs St Anne

2-A at Prairie Central-Fairbury

7pm Prairie Central vs Monticello

2-A at Bismarck Henning

7pm St Joe Ogden vs Bismark-Henning

3-A at Champaign Central

7pm Lincoln vs Mahomet Seymour


 

Big Ten on Saturday

Michigan St. at Iowa

Minnesota at Nebraska

Indiana at Purdue



 

All

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Class 2-A Boys Basketball Regional Finals from Bismarck Henning High School. The St Joe Ogden Spartans take on the Blue Devils of Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin. Our pre game show is set for 6-45 and the tip at 7pm

 

Saturday morning its On the Sidelines from 7-8am Presented by Conxxus of Paxton and sponsored by Matco Fire Protection Equipment. Rob Pacey and Jason Madden anchor the program.

 

Xfinity racing from Fontana California Saturday afternoon 3-30pm with the “Production Alliance Group 300”

 

Sunday…right after our church services it’s University of Illinois basketball at Ohio State. Then we head to Fontana California for the Nascar Cup Series race…Pala Casino 400.

 

Illinois vs Northwestern at State Farm Center 8pm tip

IHSA Boys Basketball

1A Regional

Salt Fork def Schlarman 52-29

St. Thomas More def Judah Christian 52-32

LeRoy def Milford 56-51

Tuscola def Villa Grove 101-35

Cornerstone Christian def Watseka 70-34


 

2A Regional

Monticello def Iroquois West 63-38

St. Joe Ogden def Oakwood 73-36

Prairie Central def Clifton Central 68-33

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def Unity 56-55

Pontiac def Manteno 78-52

 

3A Regional

Mahomet Seymour def Champaign Central 53-49

 

(Champaign–jc)  Illini players Jaden Epps and Matt Mayer were key to the University of Illinois winning over Minnesota earlier this week. U of I Men’s basketball coach Brad Underwood talks about the positives of the pair…

 

 

U of I Men’s basketball coach Brad Underwood. The Illini host the Northwestern Wildcats at the State Farm Center tonight. You can hear the game live on WPXN starting at 7pm. The tip is set for just past 8pm.

 

(Fontana–jc)  The second race of the season in the Nascar Cup series is at Fontana California. Nascar Driver Chase Brisco says the Auto Club Speedway is a favorite track and a fast one…

 

 

Nascar Driver Chase Brisco

The Pala Casino 400 can be heard live on WPXN on Sunday starting at 1-30pm

 

Big Ten

Northwestern at Illinois

Michigan at Rutgers

 

Tonight on WPXN it's University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men's basketball as  they host Northwestern. Our pre game with the network starts at 7pm tonight. Tip from the State Farm Center is just past 8pm

 

IHSA Boys Basketball Regionals Continue tonight

IHSA Girls Sectionals

1A

Mt. Pulaski def Cissna Park 53-52

St. Thomas More def  Watseka 63-38

Tuscola def Effingham St. Anthony 45-41

 

2A

Peotone def St. Joe Ogden 55-39

Eureka def Sharrard 59-45

Fieldcrest def Bishop Mac 56-33

Dee Mack def Monmouth-Roseville 64-50

 

3A

Rochester def Mahomet Seymour 54-45


 

Big Ten

Michigan St. def Indiana 80-65

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks def Las Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 (SO)

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini won at home against Minnesota on Monday. One player to get his first double-double was R J Meledenz. U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood talks about how the crowd was a big part in cheering on Melendez…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. Next up for Illinois is a game tomorrow night at home against Northwestern. 


 

(Undated–jc)  The Nascar racers head from Daytona Florida to Fontana California for race two of the 20-23 season. Nascar Driver A J Allmendinger talks about how the track at Fontana has changed over the years…

 

 

Nascar Driver A J Allmendinger

You can hear Sunday’s race live on WPXN after Illinois and Ohio State Basketball.

 

IHSA Boys Regionals

1-A  @Armstrong-Potomac

6pm Salt Fork vs Danville Schlarman

730p St Thomas More vs Champaign Judah Christian

1-A @ Ridgeview 

6pm Lexington vs Flanagan-Cornell

730p Milford vs LeRoy

1-A at Watskea

6pm Bloomington Cornerstone Christian Academy vs Watseka

730p Grant Park vs St Anne

1-A @ Tuscola

6pm Tuscola vs Villa Grove

730p Okaw Valley vs Arcola

 

2-A @ Bismarck Henning

6pm St Joe Odgen vs Oakwood

730p Bismark Henning vs Unity

2-A at Prairie Central

6pm Prairie Central vs Central Clifton

730pm Iroquois West vs Monticello

 

3-A @ Champaign Central

6pm Lincoln vs Danville

730p Mahomet vs Champaign Central


 

Tonight on WPXN its 2 games from the Boys 2-A Regionals at Prairie Central.

Our pre game starts at 5-45 and the tip at 6pm for Prairie Central and Central Clifton followed by Iroquois West and Monticello

 

Illinois def Minnesota 78-69

Big Ten

Illinois def Minnesota 78-69

 

NCAA

Houston returned to the top of the AP Basketball poll this week. Alabama fell to the second spot, Kansas, UCLA , and Purdue make up the top 5. Virginia, Arizona, Texas, Baylor and Marquette round out the top ten. Indiana comes in at 17, and Northwestern breaks into the top 25 at #21. 

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s basketball team took care of business last night against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.  Final score 78 to 69. Illini Men’s basketball player R J Melendez recorded his first double-double for Illinois in the win and several monster dunks. Melendez talks about the win and the double-double…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Player R J Melendez. Next up for Illinois is a home game on Thursday night against Northwestern.

 

(Cissna Park–jc)  –  In small schools athletes play several sports. That statement is true for students at Cissna Park High School. Timberwolves girls basketball coach Anthony Videcka says the team heads into Class 1-A Sectional action tonight with a mix of senior leaders to freshmen athletes…

 

 

Cissna Park Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Videcka. WPXN sports will have the Cissna Park vs Mount Pulaski game live tonight from Lexington High School. Our pre-game is set for 5-40. Following Cissna Park, we will have live coverage of the St Joe Ogden Lady Spartans. 


(Daytona–jc)  One Nascar driver that is “back” on the cup series is Jimmy Johnson. Johnson participated in the Indy Car circuit over the past couple of year, but has decided to race a schedule for Nascar this year. Johnson says driving in Nascar Cup series races, feels right…

 

 

Nascar Driver Jimmy Johnson

The nascar racers are in California this weekend for races in Fontana at the Auto Club Speedway


 

(St Joseph–jc)  The St Joe Ogden Lady Spartans are back in the class 2-A Sectionals tonight at Coal City. Lady Spartan Coach Drew Arteaga says the success for the Spartans always begins with pressure defense…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Girls Basketball Coach Drew Arteaga. You can hear the Spartans live tonight on WPXN after the 1-A Sectional game with Cissna Park.  The spartans tip around 7-30pm

 

IHSA

1-A Lexington

6pm Cissna Park vs Mount Pulaski

730pm Watseka vs  St Thomas More

1-A Casey Westfield

730pm Tuscola vs Effingham Saint Anthony

2-A Colal City

6pm Bishop McNamara vs Fieldcrest

730pm St Joe Ogden vs Peotone

3-A Rochester

730pm Mahomet Seymour vs Rochester

 

Today on WPXN its Girls Class 1-A and Class 2-A Sectional basketball action. The Cissna Park Timberwolves take on Mount Pulaski in the Lexington Class 1-A Girls Sectional Tuesday night. Our coverage begins at 5-40 with the pre game show. Then we head to Coal City for the Class 2-A Girls sectional with St Joe Ogden and Peotone. Joel Cluver is in Lexington and Rob Pacey has the St Joe Ogden play by play tonight. 

 

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wins the Daytona 500

Big Ten

Purdue def Ohio St. 82-55

Nebraska def Maryland 70-66 OT

Northwestern def Iowa 80-60

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks def Toronto maple Leafs 5-3

 

(Champaign–jc The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s basketball team is back in action tonight at thome against the Minnesota Golden Gophers Illinois is coming off a road loss to Indiana Saturday by a score of 71 to 68. Illini Coach Brad Underwood says some positives came out of that tough road loss…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

The Illini play Minnesota tonight. Our broadcast, courtesy of the Fighting Illini Network is set for 7pm

 

(Daytona–jc) Ricky Stenhouse Junior won the 20-23 Daytona 500 on Sunday. The Motor Racing Network was there…

 

 

(Monticello–jc)  –  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers boys basketball team lost in 2-A IHSA regional action on Saturday in Monticello against the Sages. PBL Boys basketball coach Adam Schonauer says the team battled and their effort was in games, all season…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer.

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s Fast Talk. Hear the latest news on yesterday’s Daytona 500 and a look ahead at races at Fontana California this coming weekend. Fast Talk from 6pm to 7pm. Then it’s Illinois Basketball on WPXN,  as the Fighting Illini host the Golden Gophers of Minnesota. Pre game at 7pm and the tip from the State Farm Center at 8pm.

 

Hall of Fame Broadcaster Tim McCarver has died

IHSA Girls Basketball

Regional Championship

1A

St. Thomas More def St. Teresa 54-51

Tuscola def Salt Fork 51-45

 

2A

St. Joe Ogden def def Hoopeston Area 47-26

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Milford def Armstrong Potomac 88-33

Adin Portwood scored 27 points

 

Prairie Central def Tri Valley 71-52

Tyler Curl scored 20 points

 

Lincoln def Mahomet Seymour 41-27

 

Big Ten

Maryland def Purdue 68-54

Iowa def Ohio St. 92-75
 

NBA

Milwaukee Bucks def Chicago Bulls 112-100




 

MLB

Former Major League catcher and Hall of Fame Broadcaster Tim Mccarver has passed away at 81. He was a 2 time All Star and won 2 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals. 

 

(Gibson City–jc)  The St Joe Ogden Lady Spartans are 2-A Regional Champions with their win over Hoopeston Area in our broadcast game last night. Final score was 47 to 26. St Joe Ogden Girls Basketball Coach Drew Ortega says to win a regional is always special…

 

 

St Joe Ogden Girls basketball coach Drew Ortega. The Spartans play in the 2-A Sectional on Tuesday night at Coal City. WPXN sports will be there live. 

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers basketball team starts 2-A boys regional action tomorrow afternoon at Monticello. PBL Boys basketball coach Adam Schonauer says the team has had three days of preparation for the Sages…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer.

WPXN Sports will carry the game live on Saturday afternoon starting with the pre game at 3-45pm.

 

(Cissna Park–jc )  The Cissna Park Lady Timberwolves are in the 1-A Regional Championship tonight against Ridgeview at the Milford Regional. The game tips at 7pm. Cissna Park Girls Basketball coach Anthony Videcka says in small schools,  varsity experience, starts at a younger age…

 

 

Cissna Park Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Videcka. You can hear the Cissna Park vs Ridgeview game live tonight on WPXN. our broadcast starts at 6-45pm


 

(Daytona–jc)  The 20-23 Daytona 500 is set for Sunday. Nascar Driver Kevin Harvick talks about the significance of the biggest race of the year being the first event for Nascar racing each year…

 

 

Nascar Driver Kevin Harvick. You can hear the Daytona 500 and all the Nascar races again this year on WXPN. 


 

IHSA Girls Basketball Regional Finals tonight

1A at Milford

Cissna Park vs Ridgeview

 

2A at Prairie Central

Prairie Central vs Peotone

 

3A at Mahomet Seymour

Mahomet Seymour vs Normal West

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Iroquois West @ Clifton Central

Watseka @ Oakwood

Fisher @ Fieldcrest

 

IHSA Boys Regional Saturday

1A Watseka Regional

Cissna Park at Grant Park

 

1A Armstrong Regional

Armstrong Potomac vs Schlarman

 

Fisher at St. Thomas More

 

1A Ridgeview Regional 

At Milford

Milford vs Roanoke Benson

 

2A at Monticello 

PBL vs Monticello

At Gibson City

Gibson City vs Clifton Central

 

3A at Danville

Rantoul vs Danville 

 

Big Ten on Saturday

Illinois at Indiana

Rutgers at Wisconsin

Michigan St. at Michigan

Penn St. at Minnesota

 

Tonight on WPXN its the Girls Class 1-A Regional Final from Milford High School featuring the Cissna Park Timberwolves and the Ridgeview Mustangs. Our pre game is set for 6-45 with the opening tip at 7pm. Rob Pacey on the call for WPXN Sports tonight. 

 

Saturday Morning its On the Sidelines from 7-8 presented by Conxxus of Paxton and sponsored by MATCO Fire Protection Services of Paxton.

 

Then its our Live Action Auction at 8am.

 

Then its Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois is at Indiana. Pregame begins at 10am with tip at 11am.

 

Then its IHSA Boys Basketball Class 2A regional action as the PBL Panthers are in Monticello to take on the sages. Pregame at 3:45 with tip at 4pm.

 

On Sunday its the NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500. 

 

IHSA Wrestling State Finals begin today

Big Ten

Northwestern def Indiana 64-62

 

NBA

Indiana pacers def Chicago Bulls 117-113

 

NHL

Toronto Maple Leafs def Chicago Blackhawks 5-2

 

(Champaign  –)  Terrance Jamison has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach, Illinois head coach Bret Bielema announced. Jamison has spent the last two seasons leading one of the best defensive line units in the nation for the Fighting Illini.Jamison's defensive linemen anchored Illinois' defense that led the nation in scoring defense (12.8) and takeaways (32). 

 

(Champaign–jc)  Next up for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s basketball team is another road game. The Illini take on Indiana on Saturday with the tip at 11am. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the youth of the Illini showed against Penn State earlier this week…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

The Illini at Indiana game  is live on WPXN starting at 10am Saturday.

 

(Daytona–jc)  – The 20-23 Nascar season kicks off tonight with the BlueGreens Vacations Dual at Daytona. The qualifying race will help set the field for the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Nascar Driver Eric Jones says speedway racing is “intense”...

 

 

Nascar Driver Eric Jones. 

The Daytona 500 can be heard live on Sunday starting at 12-30 here on WPXN. 

 

(Champaign-jm) – Wrestlers from across the state will return to the State Farm Center for the IHSA State Wrestling Championships this week. Over 650 wrestlers from 250 high schools will compete from February 16-18. Fourteen weight classes across three divisions will be represented at the event. Nearly 30,000 visitors are anticipated for the weekend.


 

IHSA Girls Regional Finals

1-A Regional Finals

At Salt Fork

Tuscola vs Salt Fork

 

At St Thomas More

St Thomas More vs Decatur St Teresa

 

2-A Regional Finals

At Gibson City

St Joe Ogden vs Hoopeston Area


 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Class 2-A Regional Final action as the St Joe Ogden Spartans take on the Hoopeston Area Lady Cornjerkers. Pre game is set for 6-45 and the  tip at 7pm. Joel Cluver on the call tonight for WPXN Sports.

Penn St. def Illinois 93-81

IHSA Boys Basketball

St. Joe Ogden def PBL 65-32

Ty Pence scored 29 points

 

Bloomington Central Catholic def Rantoul 52-49

 

Iroquois West def Cissna Park 67-30

Cannon Leonard had 18 points

 

GCMS def LeRoy 53-52

Seth Kollross led with 14 points

 

Tri Valley def Fisher 55-38

 

Milford def Watseka 61-40

Adin Portwood scored 30 points

 

Monticello def Unity 50-46

 

Pontiac def St. Thomas More 73-56

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

1A Regional St. Teresa def Fisher 62-46

 

St. Thomas More def Uni High 64-15

 

2A Regional

Prairie Central def Herscher 57-47

Chloe Sisco scored 29 points

 

Unity def Warrensburg Lathem 44-36


 

3A

Mahomet Seymour def Danville 55-23

 

Big Ten

Penn St. def Illinois 93-81

Nebraska def Rutgers 82-72

Wisconsin def Michigan 64-59

 

NHL

Montreal Canadiens def Chicago Blackhawks 4-0

 

(Daytona–jc)  –  The 20-23 Daytona 500 is the biggest race of the Nascar season and the race is set for Sunday. Nascar Driver Kevin Harvick talks about the importance of the Daytona 500…

 

 

Nascar Driver Kevin Harvick

 

(Happy Valley–jc)  The University of Illinois Men’s basketball team allowed Penn State to go wild on the offensive side of the basketball scoring 91 points against the Illini last night in Happy Valley. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the team did not show up on defense…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. Next up for the Illini is a road game at Indiana on Saturday. Tip is at 11am.

 

Big Ten tonight

Indiana at Northwestern

 

NBA

Chicago at Indiana

 

NHL

Chicago at Toronto

 

Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl Champs

SuperBowl

Kansas City Chiefs 38 Philadelphia Eagles 35

 

Big Ten 

Iowa def Minnesota 68-56

Michigan St. def Ohio St. 62-41

Northwestern def Purdue 64-58

 

Big 10 Women’s Basketball

Maryland 81 Illinois 72

 

IHSA Regionals from Saturday

1A @ Armstrong 

Armstrong Potomac def Schlarman 61-5

 

@ Fisher

Fisher def Champaign Academy 61-27

 

@ Milford

Milford def calvary Christian 46-40

 

2-A Paxton

PBL 55 Westville 49

Emily Robidoux scored 26 points

 

@Gibson City

GCMS def Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 52-23

Sophia Ray scored 29 points

 

@ Clifton

Clifton Central def Momence 39-25

(Champaign–jc)  –Former Illinois football players Nick Allegretti and Greg Lewis are Super Bowl champions again. The two helped the Kansas City Chiefs to the Super Bowl LVII title, the organization's second Super Bowl in the last four seasons. Allegretti is an offensive lineman for Kansas City and Lewis is the team's running backs coach. The Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-35, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.Allegretti was a two-time team captain and two-time All-Big Ten selection during his Illinois career from 2014-18. Lewis is in his sixth season on staff with Kansas City and second as the running backs coach. 


 

(Chillicothe-jc) The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers lost on the road Friday night at Illinois Valley Central in Chillicothe.  PBL Boys basketball coach Adam Schonauer talks about the Panthers continuing to compete

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

The Panthers are on the road tomorrow night 

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini beat Rutgers on Saturday 69 to 60. The Illini were down by four points at half and one key in the second half was half time defensive adjustments and hitting shots says U of I  Men’s Basketball Player Coleman Hawkins…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Player Coleman Hawkins

Next up for the Illini is a road game tomorrow night at Penn State

IHSA Girls Basketball Regionals

1A at Milford

6pm Cissna Park vs Milford

730pm  Ridgeview vs Lexington

1-A Grant Park

6pm Watseka vs Tri Point

730pm Grant Park vs Grace Christian

1-A Salt Fork

6pm Tuscola vs Georgetown RidgeFarm

730pm Salt Fork vs Armstrong Potomac


 

2-AMomence 

6pm Bishop MacNamara vs Central Clifton

730pm Oakwood vs Iroquois West

 

NBA

Chicago vs Orlando 7pm Tip at the United Center in Chicago

 

Tonight on WPXN…

It’s IHSA Girls Regional semi final action from Gibson City Melvin Sibley High School as the host Lady Falcons take on the number one seed Lady Spartans of St Joe Ogden High School. Our pre game is set for  5-45 with the opening tip at 6pm Then it’s Paxton Buckley Loda and Hoopeston Area. Rob Pacey is on the call for WPXN sports tonight.

 

 

 

 

Illinois vs Rutgers Saturday at noon

IHSA Girls Basketball

Armstrong Potomac def Georgetown Ridgefarm 33-19

Lily Jameson led with 11 points

 

Watseka def Milford 40-12


Prairie Central def El Paso Gridley 60-35

Chloe Sisco scored 22 points

 

Lincoln def Mahomet Seymour 65-46

 

Big Ten Women

Illinois def Nebraska 72-64

 

NBA

Brooklyn Nets def Chicago Bulls 116-105

 

(Paxton–jc)  –  The IHSA Girls Regionals start tomorrow around the area. The Paxton Buckley Loda Lady Panthers are at home in the first round of the regionals against Westville. PBL Girls Basketball Coach Jeff Sinn talks about opportunities for a regional crown for several teams in the area regional and sub sectional…

 

 

PBL Girls Basketball Coach Jeff Sinn

 

(Paxton–jc) The Paxton Buckley Loda Boys basketball team has two more games in the regular season before they enter the 2-A Boys Regionals later this month. PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer talks about having some momentum after a good effort in some recent games…

 

        

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

(Champaign–jc)  The U of I Men’s basketball team is home Saturday afternoon against the Scarlet Knights of  Rutgers in Big 10 action. U of I Coach Brad Underwood says Rutgers lost one player to injury, but have adjusted with more talent off the bench…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood.

You can hear the game live on WPXN starting at Noon Saturday afternoon, courtesy of the Fighting Illini network. 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL @ Chillicothe IVC

Rantoul @ Pontiac

Prairie Central @ Iroquois West

Watseka @ Cissna Park

Lexington @ Fisher

Taylorville @ Mahomet Seymour

 

IHSA Boys Basketball on Saturday

Iroquois West @ South Newton

Rantoul, Mahomet Seymour @ Danville Watchfire Shootout

 

IHSA Girls Regional Basketball on Saturday

1A at Milford

Milford vs Calvary Christian 1pm

1A at Armstrong

Armstrong Potomac  vs Schlarman 2pm

1A at Fisher

Fisher vs Champaign Academy 2pm

2A at Gibson City

GCMS vs Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 11am

2A at Paxton

PBL vs Westille 5:30


 

NFL

Super Bowl

Kansas City Chiefs vs Philadelphia Eagles 5:30

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys basketball as the Paxton Buckley Loda  Panthers are on the road in Chillicothe to take on IVC Grey Ghosts. Our pregame is set for 6:45 with the tip to follow.

 

Saturday on WPXN its On the Sidelines from 7-8 presented by Conxxus of Paxton and sponsored by MATCO Fire Protection Services of Paxton. Saturday afternoon it's Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois is home at State Farm Center against Rutgers. Pregame at noon with tip at 1pm.

 

IHSA Girls regional action Saturday evening from Paxton Buckley Loda High School as the Lady Panthers take on Westville. Our pre game is set for 5-15 with the opening tip at 5-30pm

Illinois Women at Nebraska tonight

IHSA Girls Basketball

Peotone def St. Joe Ogden 46-32

 

Watseka def Grant Park 44-41

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

St. Joe Ogden def Westville 90-34

Collin Thomey led with 18 points

 

Big Ten

Michigan def Nebraska 93-72

Wisconsin def Penn St. 79-74

 

CHAMPAIGN, ILL – The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics will re-dedicate the Ubben Basketball Complex on February 10 in a ceremony that will highlight the generous support of dozens of the athletic program’s most influential donors. The complex, which serves as the daily home for the Fighting Illini women’s and men’s basketball programs, recently concluded a two-year renovation that doubled the facility’s size, while incorporating the nation’s best technologies and advancements in sports performance, sports medicine, sports science, sports nutrition and basketball training. The $40 million project is being financed completely by DIA’s self-supporting funds, including more than $34 million in private donations pledged to date.

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  Illinois Volleyball Head Coach Chris Tamas announced the program's spring 2023 slate on Wednesday afternoon. The Fighting Illini are set for three matches including one at Huff Hall. The Orange and Blue open the spring season at home with a match against Eastern Illinois on March 4. The team follows the home match with a road trip to Valmeyer, Ill., for a contest against Lindenwood, on March 25 In the final match of the spring season, Illinois will battle Notre Dame at McAuley High School in Chicago on April 1.   

 

(Paxton–-jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers basketball team always plays good defense under head coach Adam Schonauer.  The team has run through a tough time on offense, but Coach Schonauer says the team needs to believe the shots they take…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer. Next up for the Panthers are two road games, Friday night at I-V-C- in Chillicothe and next Tuesday at St Joe Ogden. 

 

(Daytona–jc)  The 20-23 Daytona 500 is set for Sunday February 19th. One of the “older” statesmen is Joey Logano. Logano says drivers need to be “role” models…

 

 

Nascar Driver Joey Logano. Hear all the Nascar Cup and Xfinity races here on WPXN.

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Watseka @ Milford

Lincoln @ Mahomet Seymour

Fisher @ Heritage

 

BIG 10-Women

University of Illinois at Nebraska 7pm tip

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets 6-30pm tip

LeBron James passes Kareem Abdul Jabbar as the NBA's all-time leading scorer

IHSA Boys Basketball

St. Thomas More def PBL 46-41

 

St. Joe Ogden def Rantoul 64-38

Ty Pence had a double double with 20 points and 12 rebounds

 

Iroquois West def Milford 59-42

Cannon Leonard recorded another double double with 40 points and 18 rebounds

He set a new school record for career rebounds when he grabbed his 886th

 

Armstrong Potomac def Chrisman 65-59

Kollin Asbury scored 33 points

 

Hoopeston Area def Watseka 58-45

 

Prairie Central def Bloomington Central Catholic 72-66

 

Pontiac def Monticello 73-61

 

Mahomet Seymour def Urbana 70-68 OT

Dayten Eisenmann led with 18 points

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Milford def Donovan 38-31

Hunter Mowrey had 16 points

 

Big Ten 

Indiana def Rutgers 66-60

Michigan St. def Maryland 63-58

 

NBA

Memphis Grizzlies def Chicago Bulls 104-89

 

NHL

Anaheim Ducks def Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 OT

 

630am

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.– The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday the top 10 candidates for the 2023 Jerry West Award, featuring Fighting Illini senior Terrence Shannon Jr. Named after Class of 1980 Hall of Famer and 1959 NCAA Final Four Most Valuable Player Jerry West, the annual honor in its ninth year recognizes the top shooting guards in Division I men's college basketball.

 

NBA

The NBA has a new scoring king. LeBron James surpassed Los Angeles Lakers icon Kareem Abdul Jabbar for the league’s all-time points record last night.

 

(Paxton–jc) The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers came up short last night in Illini Prairie Action in boys basketball against the St Thomas More Sabres. PBL Coach Adam Schonauer says the crowd and senior night provided a good venue for the contest…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

Next up for the Panthers are two road games to finish the regular season…At I-V-C in Chillicothe on Friday and at St Joe Ogden next Tuesday. 

 

(Iowa–jc)  Winning on the road in the Big 10 is a tough task all year long. The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s basketball team lost at Iowa last Saturday. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the team does a great job on the offensive boards, but some other mistakes cost the Illini a road win…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. Next up for the Illini is a home game on Saturday against Rutgers. Broadcast start on WPXN with the network is Noon. 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Watseka @ Momence

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Grant Park @ Watseka

 

Big Ten

Nebraska at Michigan

Wisconsin at Penn St.

 

Illinois vs Minnesota postponed

IHSA Girls Basketball

St. Joe Ogden def PBL 39-23

Addy Martinie had 13 points

 

GCMS def Fisher 46-38

Cally Kroon led with 14 points

 

Armstrong Potomac def Westville 46-21

Kyla Bullington had 18 points

 

Ridgeview def Milford 50-22

 

St. Thomas More def Pontiac 65-38

 

Unity def Monticello 58-37

 

Mahomet Seymour def Normal U-High 61-55 2OT

Savannah Orgeron scored 25 points

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Milford def Donovan 77-55

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def San Antonio Spurs 128-104

 

(Champaign–jc)  With no game tonight for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini, the team will have to wait until Saturday to get back on the winning trail. U of I Men’s Basketball coach Brad Underwood says the Illini just did not do enough good things in the second half against Iowa in their last game…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Again tonight's game vs Minnesota has been postponed. The game could be made up later. 

 

(Undated–jc)  The Nascar Cup Series gets underway on February 19th with the 20-23 Daytona 500.  With Kevin Harvick set to retire at the end of this year, the “elder” statesmen in the sport will go to drivers like Joey Lagono. Logano reacts to the distinction…

 

 

Nascar Driver Joey Logano

You can hear the Nascar Cup and Xfinity series races all year on WPXN. 


 

IHSA Boys Basketball

St. Thomas More @ Paxton Buckley Loda

St. Joseph Ogden @ Rantoul

Milford @ Iroquois West

Cissna Park @ Tri-Point

Hoopeston @ Watseka

Mahomet Seymour @ Urbana

Fisher @ Urbana University High

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks vs Anaheim 730-United Center Chicago

NBA

Chicago Bulls at Memphis 7pm tip

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys basketball from Paxton Buckley Loda High School as the PBL Panthers host the Sabres of St Thomas More. Our pregame is set for 6:45 with the tip to follow. It’s senior night tonight for the Panthers. 

The University of Illinois Men’s basketball game that was set for tonight in Champaign has been postponed. The University of Minnesota has covid issues.

 

Illinois Women def Minnesota 69-62

Big Ten Mens

Michigan def Ohio St. 77-69

Nebraska def Penn St. 72-63

Northwestern def Wisconsin 54-52

 

Big Ten Womens

Illinois def Minnesota 69-62

 

(Los Angeles–jc)  The Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum is complete. The Motor Racing Network was there…

 

 

(Iowa–jc)  The University of Illinois Men’s Basketball team fell on the road at Iowa on Saturday afternoon 81 to 79. One key for the Hawkeye’s win was the number of points from the foul line. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says that is one stat line that cost Illinois…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. Next up for Illinois is a game tomorrow night at home against Minnesota. The game air’s live on WPXN starting at 6-30 Tuesday night. 

 

(Paxton–jc)  It’s Senior Nite on Tuesday night in Paxton as the Panthers take on the St Thomas More Sabres. PBL Boys basketball coach Adam Schonauer says the Sabres are a team that keeps winning…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

St. Joseph Ogden @ Paxton Buckley Loda

Watseka @ Cissna Park

Rantoul @ Bloomington Central Catholic

Mahomet Seymour @ Danville

Fisher @ Gibson City Melvin Sibley

 

NBA

San Antonio Spurs at Chicago Bulls. Tip 7pm

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. hear the latest news of Nascar from 6pm to 7pm Then its the Brad Underwood Show. The Illini Men’s Basketball team hosts Minnesota tomorrow night at the State Farm Center. The Brad Underwood Show from 7pm to 8pm tonight. 

 

Illinois Women are on the road tonight at #18 Michigan

IHSA Boys Basketball

Bloomington Central Catholic def PBL 75-40

 

Big Ten

Purdue def Penn St. 80-60

Rutgers def Minnesota 90-55

 

 

(Champaign–jc)  It’s another challenge for the University of Illinois Women’s basketball team tonight in Big 10 action. The Illini are on the road at number 18 Michigan tonight. U of I Women’s Basketball Coach Shauna Green says the Big 10 is full of top teams in the nation and the Illini are doing a good job of competing…

 

 

U of I Women’s Basketball Coach Shauna Green

 

(Los Angeles–jc)  Its the second year that Nascar racers are at the Los Angeles Coliseum for the start of the racing season.  The race is for trophies and dollars, but Nascar Driver Martin Truex Junior says last year there were a lot of unknowns and this year will be a better race…

 

 

Nascar Driver Martin Truex Junior

The Busch Lite Clash at the Coliseum airs live on WPXN this Sunday afternoon at

3-30pm

 

(Champaign–jc)  Defense was good for one half and not so much in the other half. That is the way University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood described the game against Nebraska. Coach Underwood also said the defense held another team under 20 points in a half…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for Illinois is a road game at Iowa on Saturday. Hear the game live on WPXN starting at 12-30 Saturday afternoon. 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Paxton Buckley Loda @ Cissna Park

Pontiac @ Rantoul - Senior Night

Hoopeston @ Watseka

Milford @ Iroquois West

Eureka @ Fisher

 

Big Ten Men’s

Wisconsin at Ohio St.

Michigan at Northwestern

 

Women’s Big 10

Illinois at Michigan 5-30pm Tip

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls at Charlotte 7pm tip

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Girls Basketball as the Panthers of Paxton Buckley Loda are in Cissna Park to take on the Lady Timberwolves. Broadcast start will be 6-45 tonight on WPXN with Rob Pacey

 

Illinois def Nebraska 72-56

IHSA Boys Basketball

Monticello def Rantoul 47-39

 

Iroquois West def Hoopeston Area 58-50

Cannon Leonard had a double double with 20 points and 12 rebounds

 

Milford def Cissna Park 76-36

Adin Portwood scored 24 points

 

Flanagan Cornell def Fisher 48-45

 

Armstrong Potomac def Watseka 51-50

Kollin Asbury scored 26 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Bloomington Central Catholic 68-55

Ty Pence scored 41 points becoming the school’s all time leading scorer

 

Pontiac def Unity 63-58

 

Normal Community def Mahomet Seymour 65-49

 

Big Ten

Illinois def Nebraska 72-56

Maryland def Indiana 66-55

Iowa def Northwestern 86-70

 

NBA 

LA Clippers def Chicago Bulls 108-103


 

(Los Angeles–jc)  The first racing event for the 20-23 Nascar Cup Series is set for the Coliseum in Los Angeles California on Sunday. It is the second year for the “Busch Lite Clash at the Coliseum.” Nascar Driver Denny Hamlin says drivers will know more about the track in year two and will be more aggressive…

 

 

Nascar Driver Denny Hamlin

The race airs live on WPXN Sunday afternoon at 3-30. 

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The University Of Illinois Fighting Illini beat Nebraska last night by a score of 72 to 56. The Cornhuskers led by as many as 7 points in the first half, but the Illini played better defense in the second half allowing only 6 points in the final minutes of the game. U of I Basketball player Ty Rodgers says halftime adjustments were one key to the victory…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Player Ty Rodgers.

Next up for the Illini is a Saturday afternoon game at Iowa.  The game airs live on WPXN starting at 12-30 Saturday afternoon. 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL at Bloomington Central Catholic

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Boys Basketball from Bloomington as the Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers are on the road in Illini Prairie Conference action against the Saints of Bloomington Central Catholic. Broadcast is set for around 7pm

 

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