(WAND) -- The Illini's Kofi Cockburn went undrafted last night but soon after the final pick was made, his phone rang.The Utah Jazz picked up Kofi on an Exhibit 10 contract. More >>
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- Jillian Krieger and Charisma Bond play two completely different sports on two completely different teams. Yet they have more chemistry with each other than they do with their own respective teammates.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- As part of this season's ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Illinois will host Syracuse on November 29th.
This will only be the fourth all-time meeting between the two schools with the most recent matchup coming back in 1995.
WARRENSBURG, Ill. (WAND) - The Warremsburg-Latham Fire 12U softball team is headed to nationals.
The travel team will leave for Fort Walton Beach, Florida next week. To help cover the costs the Fire held a line drive, home run and Bunt-A-Thon Thursday.
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The Millikin women's basketball team has been holding youth camps throughout this week.
Big Blue Head Coach Olivia Lett estimates that they've had about 150 kids participate so far.
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- New MacArthur junior point guard MJ Murphy isn't always the loudest player on the court. That's alright though, as he lets his passion for basketball speak for him.
(WAND) -- Back in February, the IHSA announced that they were changing the 1A through 6A playoff format by creating one 32-team bracket for each.
That will no longer happen. The IHSA reversed their decision and will stick with creating two 16-team brackets which are divided up by geographic regions.
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- Millikin's Bradan Birt, who finished the season with a 42-0 overall record, is being recognized for his hard work off the mat.
Birt has been named to the 2022 Academic All-American At-Large Second Team.
NORMAL, Ill. (WAND) -- Illinois State has a new five-game agreement with Marquee Sports Network.
They'll have rights to five of six home games that the Redbirds will be playing this year.
GLENWOOD, Ill. (WAND) -- Glenwood Athletics had a lot of success this past school year. From deep playoff runs to successful academics by student-athletes, there was a lot to be proud of.
For outgoing Athletic Director Dusty Burk, one more honor was received as he was named the 2021-2022 Class 3A/4A Division 6 Athletic Director of the Year.
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- In this week's edition of Tupper's Take, Illini expert Mark Tupper discusses with Evan Abramson the addition of Illinois football commit David Olano.
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (WAND) -- The Jacksonville African American History Museum held it's grand opening following a Juneteenth celebration.
There for it all was Crimsons legend Crest Whitaker. More >>
BLOOMINGTON, IL. (WAND) -- The SHG basketball team is fresh off a state championship and yet, the team isn't satisfied. More >>
BLOOMINGTON, IL. (WAND) -- The 2022 Shrine Game capped off many impressive seasons for seniors from all across central Illinois. More >>
BLOOMINGTON, IL. (WAND) -- A total of 55 basketball games took place at Normal Community West high school Saturday as high school students from across Illinois gathered to compete in front of college coaches from across the Midwest. More >>
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) -- Whether this is Andre Iguodala's final season or not, one thing is for certain.
He wants to continue giving back to the community. Here's his Mom Linda explaining why. More >>
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WAND) -- The 2022 Shrine Game will be happening this Saturday at Tucci Stadium and several local athletes will be hitting the gridiron again.
Find out which athletes received an invite and what it means to them to play in this All-Star Game. More >>
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- The Illini men's basketball team is going to look completely different this season.
Only five players from last year's roster remain. Today, head coach Brad Underwood discussed his team's offseason roster makeover. More >>
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The Millikin volleyball team is putting on a camp for kids and they had a great turnout.
The Big Blue estimate that over 100 participants took the floor at the Griswold Center. More >>
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WAND) -- Illini Head Coach Bret Bielema continues to show the importance of in-state prospects.
Today, he took the time to talk with coaches, athletic directors and community members at the IHSA Foundation Golf Outing. More >>
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) -- Andre Iguodala has had a tremendous career over his 18 years spent in the NBA.
His parents recall the very beginning of his career and the foundation he built. Now, looking back on it, they're proud of the house he's built using every milestone he's reached in the NBA. More >>
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The Midwest Umpires Classic put on the Antwane McClelland Jr. Memorial Baseball Tournament this weekend at Rotary Park as 19 different teams from across central Illinois competed for trophies. More >>
PONTIAC, IL. (WAND) -- The 3A/4A IBCA boy's basketball all-star game took place Saturday afternoon as stars from all across central Illinois gathered to show off their skills and talents.
Hear from one of MacArthur's star players and watch highlights from all of central Illinois' best here! More >>
MAHOMET, Ill. (WAND) -- The Mahomet-Seymour softball team is doing something for the first time in program history.
The Bulldogs are gearing up for a state semifinal matchup. More >>
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- Illinois is adding 15 new members to the Athletics Hall of Fame.
Below is a list of who was selected for the Class of 2022. More >>
CHATHAM, Ill. (WAND) -- The Glenwood baseball team is doing something for the first time since 2010.
On Friday, the Titans will play in a 3A state semifinal game against Washington. More >>
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) -- Former Lanphier star Andre Iguodala is accustomed to being in the NBA Finals, he's been in seven of the last eight.
His Mom Linda is also used to these moments and now, isn't so much focused on the basketball games. More >>
CLINTON, IL. (WAND) -- After hiring Vic Binkley as the new head coach of the Clinton boy's basketball team, Clinton's chances of improving before the coming season dramatically improved. More >>
MACON, IL. (WAND) -- Exactly 51 years ago, the Meridian high school baseball team made a historic run in the IHSA playoffs.
Today at Meridian high school, the coach of that team, along with its players, including Atlanta Braves Manager Brian Snitker, celebrated the official renaming of the Meridian baseball field as Snitker Field. More >>
(WAND) -- The WAND Sports crew was all over central Illinois getting every game today that included local teams.
We have scores, highlights, and postgame reaction plus, Brit Miller holds his annual golf outing and Midstate Soccer gears up for their big tournament in Decatur. More >>
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- Former Illini and Super Bowl Champion Tavon Wilson was in town this afternoon speaking to kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Decatur.
Wilson wants the kids to continue to dream big and work hard to accomplish their goals. More >>
TOLONO, Ill. (WAND) -- The Unity softball team is back in the 2A state semifinal round for the second year in a row.
This time though, the Rockets know what they need to do differently to succeed. More >>
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- A trip to a Sectional Championship matchup with Glenwood was on the line as defending 3A champion Springfield High met up with Mahomet-Seymour. More >>
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- It's a high school sport that's only been around the state of Illinois for six years.
The Illinois High School Clay Target League began in 2016 and since then Mt. Pulaski has established itself as a force to be reckoned with. More >>
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- The Illini men's basketball roster continues change.
Forward Jacob Grandison has entered the transfer portal. More >>
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- Entering his second year as head coach of the Millikin Big Blue Men's Basketball team, Kramer Soderberg wants the focus of his team for the foreseeable future to be "community". More >>