Chat: A Doral Moore update

During his chat today, beat writer Marcus Jackson weighed in on Doral Moore:

Coleman to visit this weekend

Ask MJ about it here. He's chatting today.  Then at 5:10, hear from Marcus on WDWS.

Prep volleyball stats 9/16



Athlon: Illini an NCAA tournament team

The 2014-15 edition of Athlon Sports' college basketball preview was released this week, featuring some positive news for Illinois basketball fans.

Athlon predicts the Illini to finish sixth in the Big Ten and also projects John Groce's squad a an at-large NCAA tournament team.

MJ's minute: Sept. 17, 2014

Marcus Jackson, in response to Kenny Battle’s critical comments, weighs in on why it’s not imperative for Illinois to add a former player to its coaching staff.

Who's That Illini? 9/17/2014

He was a hometown star who took a detour before settling in at Illinois.

Janet Rayfield 9-16-14

The Illinois soccer coach talks about bouncing back from a poor performance on Thursday to beat Nebraska, and the current injuries on the team.

Kroner's area volleyball Top 10

A look at the area Top 10 teams, courtesy Fred Kroner

1. Champaign Central (1)    12-1    Roster includes eight juniors

2. St. Thomas More (2)    7-2    Seven of first eight matches vs. Class 3A foes

Bulletin board: Watseka to honor ex-coach

WATSEKA — A Remembrance and Celebration for Hall of Fame football coach Gordon McKenzie will be held Saturday on the McKenzie Bleachers at Watseka High School’s Blake Field. The event will start at 9:30 a.m.

McKenzie, who coached at the school from 1952 to ’77, died in May at age 94. His children will be in attendance for the homecoming-weekend event.

Teams of the Week: Unity boys' cross-country in spotlight


Coach Dike Stirrett’s squad had five available runners, and they averaged a 16-minute, 50-second time for the 3-mile course at Paxton, leading to team honors in the 13-school meet. Andrew Warnes, Austin Woodard, Dawson Dodds and Alex Morris were all top-10 finishers.