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From growing into his 6-foot-10 body to his record-breaking Hall of Fame career at Millikin to playing nearly a decade of professional ball overseas, to even a tryout with the Houston Rockets, Leon Gobcyznski's journey has taken him literally all over the globe.

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Gordon Voit gets a chance to interview Mr. Whitey Herzog 1-on-1 about his childhood in St. Clair County Illinois, the strikeout and home run surge in today's game, the 1987 pennant chase plus a fascinating discovery he made in that 1987 season regarding the resiliency of the baseballs themselves.

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WAND) -- The IHSA has settled on an ultimatum of sorts for spring sports in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Either school will begin on May 1, or spring sports will be canceled.

CHARLESTON, Ill (WAND) -- The EIU Track team had all the momentum going into this years' outdoor season after the men took home the indoor title for the OVC and the women finished 5th.

But due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the outdoor season has been canceled, but the team is still pulling positives from these unforeseen circumstances. More >>

The field is set for Gordon Voit's All-Time 5 high school basketball tournament!

Here's how you can help your team advance! Fan voting begins each Monday at 8 a.m. Stay tuned for an article posted each Sunday night with a series of polls so you can vote for who you think would win a hypothetical matchup. More >>

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It's WAND's "All-Time 5"! Which local high school has the best all-time, all-star lineup of basketball players from any era, together on one court in a tournament of 33 teams? Tune in every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. through March 18 as Gordon Voit announces a new group of seeds in the bracket! More >>

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It's WAND's "All-Time 5"! Which local high school has the best all-time, all-star lineup of basketball players from any era, together on one court in a tournament of 33 teams? Tune in every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. through March 18 as Gordon Voit announces a new group of seeds in the bracket! More >>

It's WAND's "All-Time 5"! Which local high school has the best all-time, all-star lineup of basketball players from any era, together on one court in a tournament of 33 teams? Tune in every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. through March 18 as Gordon Voit announces a new group of seeds in the bracket! More >>

MOWEAQUA, Ill. (WAND) -- This past fall, Central A&M made it to the state football finals for the first time since 2001, thanks in large part to the Raiders' dynamic receiver/defensive back/returner Jacob Paradee. More >>

It's WAND's "All-Time 5"! Which local high school has the best all-time, all-star lineup of basketball players from any era, together on one court in a tournament of 33 teams? Tune in every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. through March 18 as Gordon Voit announces a new group of seeds in the bracket! More >>

BUFFALO, Ill. (WAND) -- Ashlyn Sturdy has been a dominant point guard for the TCSV Tornadoes for the last four years and now she's taking her talents to Millikin University to play ball for the Big Blue. More >>

It's WAND's "All-Time 5"! Which local high school has the best all-time, all-star lineup of basketball players from any era, together on one court in a tournament of 33 teams? Tune in every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. through March 18 as Gordon Voit announces a new group of seeds in the bracket! More >>

It's WAND's "All-Time 5"! Which local high school has the best all-time, all-star lineup of basketball players from any era, together on one court in a tournament of 33 teams? Tune in every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. through March 18 as Gordon Voit announces a new group of seeds in the … More >>

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) -- Junior KJ Debrick is taking the high school basketball landscape in Central Illinois by storm the.

The six-foot eight-inch forward posted multiple double-doubles this season including a game where he had 12 blocks! More >>

It's WAND's "All-Time 5"! Which local high school has the best all-time, all-star lineup of basketball players from any era, together on one court in a tournament of 33 teams? Tune in every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. through March 18 as Gordon Voit announces a new group of seeds in the bracket! More >>

It's WAND's "All-Time 5"! Which local high school has the best all-time, all-star lineup of basketball players from any era, together on one court in a tournament of 33 teams? Tune in every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. through March 18 as Gordon Voit announces a new group of seeds in the bracket! More >>

CLINTON, Ill. (WAND) -- Amidst the cancellations of high school, college and professional sports across the country due to coronavirus concerns, Central Illinois got a breath of fresh air compliments of four bright young track stars at Clinton High School. More >>

It's WAND's "All-Time 5"! Which local high school has the best all-time, all-star lineup of basketball players from any era, together on one court in a tournament of 33 teams? Tune in every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. through March 18 as Gordon Voit announces a new group of seeds in the bracket! More >>