CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- It began with a profile picture change.
DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) -- She might be ranked No. 8 in the country in the Prospects Nation recruiting rankings, but you'd be hard pressed to find seven more mature young women than Danville's Anaya Peoples.
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- For years, Decatur has had one burning question when it comes to local football: "Where will Jacardia Wright end up?"
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) -- In terms of Capital City sports stories, it doesn't get any better than Malik Turner's.
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- As it rounds into its second decade of existence, the Mid-State Cup is gaining prominence as a regional soccer tournament and also a point of pride for the Decatur area.
ST. LOUIS (WAND) -- It's the kind of game you only dream about as a kid.
WARRENSBURG, Ill. (WAND) -- Jarius Ingram was featured on the Friday Frenzy more than just about any other athlete in his three years starring for the Warrensburg-Latham basketball team.
CHARLESTON -- The next NFL Draft gem to go from Eastern Illinois to a starting lineup could just be receiver Alexander Hollins.
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The trophy cases for a trio of local golf professionals just got a little bigger.
LINCOLN, Ill. (WAND) -- It takes about five seconds to notice that Lincoln center Jermaine has "it".
Alley-oops, highlight-reel blocks, even an improving outside shot -- the senior displayed it all over the past two seasons.
BETHANY, Ill. (WAND) -- It's called the "Lincoln Prairie Conference" and the league's 15 members require no introduction to each other. More >>
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The best Cinderella story this March might just be from a bracket picker. More >>
PHOENIX, Ariz. (WAND) -- Champaign-Urbana's all-time leading scorer Tim Finke will transfer from Grand Canyon University's basketball program. More >>
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- It's the loudest warmup routine in the country. More >>
WARRENSBURG, Ill. (WAND) -- WAND's Gordon Voit calls it the "Little Brother Classic" even if it's officially known as the Heart of Illinois Classic. More >>
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WAND) -- For a town of roughly 13,000 people, Effingham and its claim to three Major League pitchers aren't just a statistical outlier, they're a source of town pride. More >>
NORMAL -- The next batch of talented FBS transfers are making their first impressions at Illinois State spring practice this week. More >>
CHAMPAIGN -- A day after exploding for 15 runs, the Badger bats were silenced by Arcola native Taylor Edwards. More >>
DES MOINES, Iowa (WAND) -- From Central Illinois to the NCAA Tournament! More >>
For the sixth year in a row the Illini aren't going dancing, but there are several central Illinois connections to keep an eye on during the NCAA Tournament. More >>
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- It's a dynasty any way you slice it. More >>
CHICAGO (WAND) -- Gordon Voit reports from Day Two of the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago, where BTN's Shonn Morris offers his perspective of the Illini season. More >>
CHICAGO (WAND) -- Should Ayo Dosunmu enter the NBA Draft? More >>
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) -- It will go down as the "What If?" season in Southeast history. More >>
CARBONDALE, Ill. (WAND) -- Be nice to Decatur's Marcus Bartley. He could be your boss someday. More >>
PEORIA -- A trio of teams in the coverage area suited up for the final time this season at the state tournament Saturday. More >>
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 >>
CHAMPAIGN -- When asked after the game if his team showed a lack of urgency, Ayo Dosunmu responded with the following: "Of course, a blind man could've saw that." More >>
Illinois (11-18, 7-11) ended its own losing streak of three games. Northwestern's (12-17, 3-15) losing streak, meanwhile, has now reached 10 games -- all the way back to January 22's home win against mercurial Indiana. More >>
CARBONDALE -- Illinois State and Southern Illinois traded baskets down the stretch, until the Salukis pulled away late for a 72-63 victory in a game that featured an 18 point second half swing. 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.
CHAMPAIGN -- Thirty years later and the Flyin' Illini are still bringing fans to their feet. More >>
NORMAL -- For the second year in a row the class 1A girls basketball state championship trophy is headed to Schlarman Academy. More >>
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- Highlight reel dunks came from two places on Saturday at the State Farm Center: the video board and Penn State. More >>