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  • Eastern Illinois Drops Three Spots in Coaches Poll

    Eastern Illinois Drops Three Spots in Coaches Poll

    CHARLESTON, Ill. (from EIU Athletics) – Eastern Illinois football held steady in one poll while dropping three spots in another following last week's loss to Big Ten Conference member Minnesota. The Panthers dropped three spots to No. 14 in the FCS Coaches Poll and remained at No. 16 in the Sports Network poll as the FCS Top 25 rankings were released Monday.The Panthers return to action this Saturday hosting Southern Illinois in the Panthers home opener. Kickoff is 6 p.m. with tickets availab...More >>
    CHARLESTON, Ill. (from EIU Athletics) – Eastern Illinois football held steady in one poll while dropping three spots in another following last week's loss to Big Ten Conference member Minnesota. The Panthers dropped three spots to No. 14 in the FCS Coaches Poll and remained at No. 16 in the Sports Network poll as the FCS Top 25 rankings were released Monday.The Panthers return to action this Saturday hosting Southern Illinois in the Panthers home opener. Kickoff is 6 p.m. with tickets availab...More >>
  • Centennial, Milford, Bismarck Shine Saturday

    Centennial, Milford, Bismarck Shine Saturday

    Week one of the high school football season wrapped up Saturday. Champaign Centennial, Bismarck-Henning, and Milford Cissna Park were among the local victors. In a game suspended Friday night because of thunderstorms, Centennial defeated Morton 62-12. Milford-Cissna Park's high powered offense was on display in Moweaqua. The Bearcats beat Central AM 56-13 in a rematch of a 2012 playoff game. The game was back and forth early on, with Milford taking a 14-13 lead in the 2nd quarter. The Bearcat...More >>
    Week one of the high school football season wrapped up Saturday. Champaign Centennial, Bismarck-Henning, and Milford Cissna Park were among the local victors. In a game suspended Friday night because of thunderstorms, Centennial defeated Morton 62-12. Milford-Cissna Park's high powered offense was on display in Moweaqua. The Bearcats beat Central AM 56-13 in a rematch of a 2012 playoff game. The game was back and forth early on, with Milford taking a 14-13 lead in the 2nd quarter. The Bearcat...More >>
  • Illini Score Three Times in 4th to Hold Off Youngstown State, 28-17

    Illini Score Three Times in 4th to Hold Off Youngstown State, 28-17

    Redshirt sophomore Wes Lunt, making his Illinois debut, finished 24-38 (63%) for 285 yards and four touchdowns, but he and the Illinois offense got off to a slow start against the Youngstown State Penguins.More >>
    Redshirt sophomore Wes Lunt, making his Illinois debut, finished 24-38 (63%) for 285 yards and four touchdowns, but he and the Illinois offense got off to a slow start against the Youngstown State Penguins.More >>
  • Friday Frenzy Highlights - August 29, 2014

    Friday Frenzy Highlights - August 29, 2014

    Check out highlights and scores from week 1 of the 2014 high school football season.More >>
    Check out highlights and scores from week 1 of the 2014 high school football season.More >>
  • Illini Welcome In Upset-Minded Youngstown State

    Illini Welcome In Upset-Minded Youngstown State

    CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois opens the season against FCS top-25 team Youngstown State, know for scheduling - and beating - FBS schools.More >>
    CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois opens the season against FCS top-25 team Youngstown State, know for scheduling - and beating - FBS schools.More >>
  • 2014 High School Football Previews

    2014 High School Football Previews

    The high school football season is here. We've got you prepared, visiting almost 40 high school practices in 18 days leading up to opening night. With more than 60 teams in out coverage area, we couldn't get to all of them, but we did our best to give you complete coverage of our core football conferences: The Okaw Valley, the Central Illinois Conference, the Little Okaw Valley Conference, the Central State Eight, the Big Twelve, and the Apollo Conference.Please enjoy our "Friday Frenzy Two-A...More >>
    The high school football season is here. We've got you prepared, visiting almost 40 high school practices in 18 days leading up to opening night. With more than 60 teams in out coverage area, we couldn't get to all of them, but we did our best to give you complete coverage of our core football conferences: The Okaw Valley, the Central Illinois Conference, the Little Okaw Valley Conference, the Central State Eight, the Big Twelve, and the Apollo Conference.Please enjoy our "Friday Frenzy Two-A...More >>
  • Two-A-Days: Charleston & Mattoon

    Two-A-Days: Charleston & Mattoon

    The Mattoon Green Wave (7-3) are coming off an Apollo Conference title, while the Charleston Trojans (1-8) look to bounce back from a rare down year in the league.More >>
    The Mattoon Green Wave (7-3) are coming off an Apollo Conference title, while the Charleston Trojans (1-8) look to bounce back from a rare down year in the league.More >>
  • EIU Loses Opener at Minnesota, 42-20

    EIU Loses Opener at Minnesota, 42-20

    MINNEAPOLIS (via EIU Athletics) – Turnovers plagued Eastern Illinois in the opener for first year head coach Kim Dameron as the Panthers fell at Minnesota, 42-20. EIU turned the ball over three times in the season opening loss on Thursday night. EIU's offense was able to move the ball on its opening drive but the first of two first quarter fumbled snaps stalled the drive just past midfield. The second first quarter fumble proved more costly. The Panthers fumbled the snap at their own five-...More >>
    MINNEAPOLIS (via EIU Athletics) – Turnovers plagued Eastern Illinois in the opener for first year head coach Kim Dameron as the Panthers fell at Minnesota, 42-20. EIU turned the ball over three times in the season opening loss on Thursday night. EIU's offense was able to move the ball on its opening drive but the first of two first quarter fumbled snaps stalled the drive just past midfield. The second first quarter fumble proved more costly. The Panthers fumbled the snap at their own five-...More >>
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  • Noah Newman

    Noah Newman

    E-mail Noah. Noah Newman is a sports anchor/reporter. Noah came to WAND on June 6th 2010 as a Champaign Bureau reporter, and made the switch to the sports desk just a couple months later in August.More >>
  • Matt Loveless

    Matt Loveless

    Sports Director Matt Loveless anchors nightly sports segment for WAND. Matt came to the station in April of 2012, after spending his entire life in the northwest, and he's a sports guy in every senseMore >>
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