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 >>
The Illinois men's basketball team suffered another gut wrenching loss 68-66 at Northwestern Sunday. More >>
St. Teresa graduate Christian Williams had a career day for Indiana State Saturday - scoring 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a 65-60 win over Bradley in the team's conference home opener. More >>
CHICAGO (WAND) -- Adam Miller is the state of Illinois' No. 1 ranked recruit, regardless of class according to some talent evaluators. 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 >>
Illinois (4-8) held a 56-55 lead with 7:43 left in the game but sputtered down the stretch for a 79-63 loss. The Tigers' victory snapped a five-game streak in which the Braggin' Rights trophy had been with Illinois dating back to 2013. More >>
Six Sacred Heart-Griffin athletes sign to play in college, including Division-I football stars Nick Broeker, Grant Edwards and Matt Brenneisen. More >>
SIGNING DAY: What position will Illinois' two coveted recruits play? Which FBS transfers did ISU get? Which local star is headed to EIU? Visiting Signing Day for the Illini, Illinois State and Eastern Illinois! More >>
High school football teams in Illinois will now compete under predetermined "districts" as opposed to self-created conferences after the IHSA voted 324-307 (with 69 abstaining) to pass the proposition. More >>
St. Teresa senior Noelle DeJaynes made it official Monday - signing with DePaul track and field. More >>