HS Girls Basketball: Lady Falcon/Bunnie Classic 2018

Villa Grove/Heritage vs. Paxton-Buckley-Loda and Unity vs. Fisher in the Lady Falcon/Bunnie Classic girls basketball tournament at Fisher High School in Fisher on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.

Home matches could help Final Four run

Final Four or bust?

Another elite win has Illini volleyball beaming

CHAMPAIGN — Jordyn Poulter was in a celebratory mood Saturday night.

And why not? Illinois volleyball had just pulled off a come-from-behind, five-set victory against No. 7 Penn State in front of a sellout Huff Hall crowd.

Bob Asmussen's Big Ten Power Poll: Nov. 12, 2018


1. Michigan (1)

If the Wolverines can take care of business in the next two games, they will play Northwestern for the Big Ten title. Yeah, didn't see that coming.

2. Ohio State (2)

Three area teams left running toward state

Here's what you need to know about Saturday's three state semifinal games involving area prep football teams:

Class 3A

(2) Carlinville (12-0) at (1) Monticello (12-0)

2 p.m., Saturday

Guard-heavy Illini make rebounding a point of pride

CHAMPAIGN — Ayo Dosunmu scored 18 points in his Illinois debut last Thursday night against Evansville, slicing through the Purple Aces' defense time and again to finish at the rim. He also had four assists while limiting his turnovers to just one and was a problem for Evansville defensively in coming away with three steals.

Area girls' swimming leaders: Nov. 12, 2018

200 Medley Relay

Swimmer/School Time

Centennial 1:52.89

Central 1:53.54

Uni High 1:58.77

Danville 2:01.47

Sullivan 2:02.02

Mahomet-Seymour 2:14.10

Urbana 2:16.86

Clinton 2:20.61

St. Thomas More 2:25.37

PBL 2:27.64


200 Freestyle

Sally, Ma, Uni HIgh 1:58.25

Prep pulse: Nov. 12, 2018

Our rankings don't take a break. Over the previous few months, you've seen me rate 10 area programs in volleyball, football and boys' soccer each week. Now, we're moving along to the winter sports.

Nov. 11 Asmussen Top 25

Illinois football beat writer Bob Asmussen is a voting member of The Associated Press Top 25 panel. Here is this week's ballot:



Illini get 2019 offensive line commit

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ 2019 recruiting class has been rather fluid the last month with commitments and de-commitments. The Illini got one of the former late Sunday afternoon with the commitment of three-star offensive lineman Jakai Clark.