NORMAL, Ill. (WAND) -- The Class 1A and 2A state tournaments are underway at Redbird Arena, and nearly every game has local ties.
ST. LOUIS (WAND) -- Marcus Bartley might want to change his number to 4.
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- Life is good for Don Finke.
The road to Redbird Arena resumed Monday night with girls basketball sectionals and super-sectionals.
CHAMPAIGN -- Urbana senior Luke Luffman became the first wrestler in Champaign-Urbana to win back-to-back-to-back state titles, capturing the 2A 285 crown Saturday night at the State Farm Center.
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.
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.
The one and only Friday Frenzy features games from all across the viewing area, from the CS8 to the Apollo, CIC, LOVC, Illini Prairie, Big 12 and more!
From the girls high school playoffs to the boys 8th grade state championship games, our viewing area's basketball teams were busy on Thursday night!
No one could have predicted the kind of season Giorgi Bezhanishvili is having - not even Brad Underwood. More >>
WARRENSBURG, Ill. (WAND) -- Over a thousand people packed the Warrensburg-Latham high school gym to get an up close look at the Harlem Wizards Saturday night. More >>
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- Call it "The Giorgi Game". More >>
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CHAMPAIGN, ILL. (WAND) -- Kipper Nichols busted out of a five-game scoreless streak Saturday, helping the Illini secure a 71-64 win over Nebraska at the State Farm Center. More >>
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In this WAND exclusive interview, Lanphier graduate and current Golden State Warrior Andre Iguodala takes time out of his busy pregame schedule during a trip to Indianapolis to talk with WAND's Gordon Voit about his upbringing in the Capital City, his present-day family ties, the Boys and Girls Club, his days in a Lanphier Lions uniform, golf and what he has planned after basketball! More >>
For the first time in the history of Tupper's Take the guys are talking about a win over a ranked opponent. More >>
NORMAL, ILL. (WAND) -- Decatur native Christian Williams was super efficient in his return to central Illinois, scoring 9 points on just 3 shots, but his Sycamores had no answer for Phil Fayne and the Redbirds Sunday. More >>
NEW YORK, NY -- Tevian Jones picked the perfect time to have his breakout performance - on the big stage of Madison Square Garden. More >>
Statistics show that the rate of fatherlessness in the United States is reaching alarming an level.
In light of that, Eisenhower's coaching staff represents a unique solution. All four members of the coaching staff either have a son or a nephew on the Panthers' roster. They're actively involved in their lives on (and more importantly off) the court. They provide tough love when it's needed and tender love when they require that, too. And it's working. More >>
YORK, PA. (WAND) -- Illinois State's football program got a boost to its already-robust run game on Tuesday when Pennsylvania running back Dayjure Stewart committed to the Redbirds. More >>
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MACON -- It was like one big family reunion inside the halls of Meridian High School Friday night - the state champs were back home. More >>
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 >>
Join WAND's Gordon Voit on a trip to the archives to see how Dee Brown, James Augustine and Brian Randle keyed a 77-53 win for No. 8 Illinois (18-2, 4-2) on January 25, 2006! More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Eisenhower's Steve Thompson has one goal as he tacks "head football coach" on to his athletic director duties on the city's South Side. More >>
The Decatur school board approved current athletic director Steve Thompson as the program's new head football coach during its meeting Tuesday night. More >>