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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The one and only Friday Frenzy has launched into 2019! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman bring you high school basketball games all across the viewing area! More >>

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Top 5 NBA Draft prospect Ja Morant gave NBA scouts what they came to see -- dazzling the crowd with a series of jaw-dropping dunks, 3-pointers and 9 assists and Murray State (14-2, 5-0) showed why it's No. 35 in the national polls with a convincing 83-61 win over Eastern Illinois. More >>

Mt. Zion eighth grader Ethan Osborne's size means being a member of the Braves' roster wasn't an option -- but coach Jeff Shumate wanted to find a way for Ethan to be a part of the program, so he offered for him to join the team as a manager. More >>

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DECATUR -- It wasn't that long ago that just eking out a win was cause for celebration for MacArthur's girls basketball program. In fact, in 2015-16 they won exactly that many: one.

Now in Year Two of the reboot presided over by head coach Michael "Dubb" Williams, the team doesn't celebrate individual wins -- in fact they run after rattling off 10 of them in a row. More >>

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NORMAL, Ill. (WAND) -- Marcus Bartley was all smiles after his pregame shoot around Tuesday at Redbird Arena.

The Southern Illinois senior is thrilled to be back in Central Illinois.

"It's really great to be back at home, I'm about 45 minutes from the crib so it's great," Bartley told WAND-TV before the game. More >>

Illinois State went 6-6 in a non-conference schedule that is ranked 133rd in the country in the KenPom rankings and 174th in the BPI put out by ESPN. The bottom line: the team fell short of preseason expectations.

But despite that, the Redbirds (8-8 against Division-I opponents) showed flashes of brilliance on Saturday in a 67-64 loss at Loyola. More >>

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The one and only Friday Frenzy has launched into 2019! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman kick off the new year with high school basketball games all across the viewing area! More >>

Champaign, Ill. (WAND) -- Ayo Dosunmu scored a game-high 23 points, but the Illini fell short against No. 2 Michigan Thursday night.

The Wolverines used a well balanced attack to defeat the Illini 79-69, and  improve to a program-record tying 16-0. More >>

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The one and only Friday Frenzy has launched into 2019! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman kick off the new year with high school basketball games all across the viewing area! More >>

"It's just very, very fulfilling for me to call Taylorville my home," Northwestern assistant coach Brian James told WAND Sports this week following the Wildcats' win over Columbia.

James' career has taken him all over the world, from his roots in Christian County to coaching Chris Collins at Glenbrook North High School to the Pistons, Raptors, Wizards, Bucks, 76ers and now the Big Ten with his former player Collins. More >>

Former Okaw Valley star Paige Robinson is off to a scalding-hot start at her college home, Drury University.

The Panthers are ranked No. 4 in Division-II thanks in part to their hot-shooting freshman guard from Bethany, Ill., who was second on the team with 14.6 points per game as 2018 came to a close. That's despite the fact she came off the bench in all 11 games in the first half of the season (all wins). More >>

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- "No Excuses."

It's not just a t-shirt slogan to Decatur Christian guard Irina Yeakley -- it's a bona fide lifestyle.

The sophomore suits up for the Warriors despite having deformed and missing fingers, plus a prosthetic leg that she custom-designed with Harry Potter slogans and insignia. More >>

As 2019 begins, sports director Gordon Voit celebrates the many inspirational stories that WAND Sports ran in 2018. From national fame in the Final Four to a nine-year-old dancer beating cancer to get back in the studio, it was an incredible year for positive news. More >>

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- Amir Brummett went from having the ball in his hands every play in high school, to having to watch from the sidelines in college.  More >>

CHINA -- All he does is win. Springfield native Ryan Held added two enormous accolades to his swimming career before he graduates from North Carolina State this month: national record holder and world record holder. His blistering 45.82-second leg in the 4x100 freestyle during the preliminaries of the world championships beat the old American record of 46.25 seconds, and when he helped Team USA to a first-place finish in the finals (3:03.03) he set a new world record. Talk abou... More >>

WAND has every score and a handful of highlights from a jam-packed slate of high school basketball games! Click the online scoreboard for the latest results, plus visit Facebook for highlights! More >>

CHARLESTON -- Adam Cushing was introduced as the new Eastern Illinois head football coach Monday - the 25th in program history. "The wins will come on the football field," Cushing said. "We're going to win games. We're going to hold up the OVC trophy, and we're going to hold up the national championship trophy."  More >>

CHARLESTON -- Northwestern assistant Adam Cushing has been hired as the new head football coach at Eastern Illinois. Cushing spent the past 15 years on the Northwestern staff, including 13 under head coach Pat Fitzgerald. He's currently the offensive line coach More >>

CHAMPAIGN -- "You guys ever play golf?" Illinois head coach Brad Underwood greeted reporters at the postgame press conference with an analogy from the links. He left the court at the State Farm Center with a 77-74 win over UNLV on Saturday afternoon, and with it a feeling like he had just hit his tee shot into the woods, taken a penalty stroke then holed out with two strokes. The message was clear: sloppy or not, a par is a par. The Illini (3-7) made some key mistakes incl... More >>

Welcome to the one and only Friday Frenzy! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman kick off the basketball season with games all across the viewing area! [VIDEO FOUND ON FACEBOOK] More >>

WAND brings you a trio of key games from Thursday night's slate of basketball games! [VIDEO] + Macon County Boys Basketball Semifinals + MacArthur vs. U High (girls) More >>