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SportsTalk hosted by Steve Kelly and Loren Tate. They talk with Illinois Recievers Coach Mike Bellamy.

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Flaws claims another soccer honor

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois soccer season ended the first full week of November with a 2-0 loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten tournament, but the postseason honors for Jannelle Flaws haven’t stopped.

Bowl prep: What's Dallas like in late December?

Leading up to the Illini’s appearance at the Heart of Dallas Bowl, college football writers Bob Asmussen and Matt Daniels will check in ahead of the Dec. 26 game:

MBB: vs. Hampton

Hampton vs. Illinois men, 6 p.m. Wednesday

Lineups

ILLINOIS (7-3)

Starters

P      Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG

G    Ahmad Starks    Sr.    5-9    7.5

MJ: Players have extra study sessions

CHAMPAIGN — Before final exams even began this week, the Illinois basketball team had even more studying to do.

Instead of combing over the scouting report for Wednesday’s game against Hampton (6 p.m., ESPNU), the Illinois coaching staff presented the breakdown of the Pirates to each player to digest himself — with a quiz on the details later.

Bulletin board: Fisher adds to Hall

FISHER — Thirteen new members were inducted into the Fisher High School Athletic Hall of Fame last Saturday.

N-G Top 10: Girls' basketball rankings — STM at top


TEAM (PREVIOUS)    RECORD
1. St. Thomas More (1)    11-1 For the holidays ... State Farm Classic, Bloomington-N.

2. Monticello (2)    6-0    For the holidays ... Monticello Holiday Tournament

3. Schlarman (3)    6-1    For the holidays ... Peoria Manual Tournament

Teams of the Week: M-S boys' basketball in spotlight

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MAHOMET-SEYMOUR BOYS’ BASKETBALL
Coach Chad Benedict’s short-handed team (5-2) prevailed twice — including an eight-point win at Normal University High — with Conner Diedrich and Jack Rettig averaging 20 points per game for the week.

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OAKWOOD GIRLS’ BASKETBALL