All Prep Sports Content

All Prep Sports Content

Vermilion Valley preview

A preview of the Vermilion Valley Conference

Little Okaw Valley preview

A preview of the Little Okaw Valley Conference

Big 12 Conference preview

Big 12 Conference preview

Top 50 players

The News-Gazette’s preseason top 50 returning area football players

Corn Belt Conference preview

A preview of the Corn Belt Conference

Volleyball preview: League polls

Coaches Corner

For the fifth consecutive year, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner contacted every volleyball coach from conferences in our area for their thoughts on the season:

Volleyball preview: Key dates

Dates to remember


Volleyball preview: Top 50 players

News-Gazette preseason Nifty 50


Volleyball preview: Top 10 teams

News-Gazette Top 10


Arrow pointing up for maturing Maroons

CHAMPAIGN – Dave Jacobs doesn't mind the pressure, especially in the form of heightened expectations.

In fact, if folks are inclined to believe his Champaign Central football team is headed toward a big season, well, that's just fine by him.