Spring football is here! Sports director Gordon Voit takes you on a trip to Illinois State and Eastern Illinois as the two rivals kick off spring camp!

PEORIA, Ill. (WAND) -- The 2018-19 Central A&M Raiders will go down in history as a team of firsts.

The first team to make it to State. The first team with anywhere near 32 wins. The first team to run the table against Class 1A opponents in the regular season (all three losses came against larger schools).

On Thursday coach Rob Smith's Raiders (32-3) posed for multiple photo shoots, had a shootaround, completed a practice and traveled to Peoria all in a day of preparation for Friday's 11 a.m. semifinal tipoff in the Class 1A playoffs. More >>

The playoffs are heating up in local high school basketball! From boys regional championships in Classes 3A and 4A to sectional championships in Classes 1A and 2A to the girls state tournament in Classes 3A and 4A, this weekend is a hoops lover's dream! More >>

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- It started with a mystery package, delivered by a gregarious man in a red wool coat.

The cardboard box held brand new warmup tops, and as the Big Kings after school basketball program opened it up, the squeals of joy said it all. Mission accomplished.

The man's name is Terry Mason, and the Decatur resident was there for one reason: he watched WAND's feature story on the Big Kings and felt a nudge to help out. More >>

The one and only Friday Frenzy features games from all across the viewing area, from the state semifinals in girls basketball to a slew of regional finals and regular season showdowns in boys basketball! More >>

CHARLESTON -- Coaches, players, students, fans, and community members packed the Grand Ball Room at Eastern Illinois for a special memorial celebration of legendary coach Bob Spoo, who passed away last year.  More >>

On Saturday Champaign's first family of basketball had a mini-reunion as fifth-year senior Michael (an Illinois transfer and Centennial graduate) and his freshman brother Tim (a Central graduate) played at Chicago State, roughly a two-hour drive for the Champaign County-based Finke clan. More >>

He couldn't walk, form sentences or hear. Now he gets buckets and gives more effort than anyone you'll see. Decatur's George Johns, Jr. gets straight 'A's and inspires an entire community through his perseverance on the basketball court. More >>

Girls basketball playoffs are heating up in Classes 1A through 4A! Gordon Voit brings you as many games as possible from a busy night locally -- from the girls' 3A regional semifinals to a trio of boys basketball games featuring dunks, buzzer beaters and more! More >>

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The one and only Friday Frenzy features games from all across the viewing area, from Decatur to Danville, Shelbyville to Lincoln, Sullivan to Taylorville and beyond! More >>

As the Friday Frenzy inches closer to playoff time in boys basketball, Gordon Voit catches up with MacArthur and Sacred Heart-Griffin in this latest installment of Season Catch Up! More >>

The Illini (8-15, 4-8) built a convincing double-digit lead, watched it slowly evaporate in the mid second half, then held on for a 79-74 win over No. 9 Michigan State (18-5, 9-3) on Tuesday night at the State Farm Center. More >>