CHAMPAIGN — Short-handed, but not short-hearted.
Champaign Central’s girls’ basketball team has rarely had its full roster available for a game and won’t the remainder of the season.
CHAMPAIGN — St. Thomas More is a different team with Tori McCoy on the court. There’s no questioning that.
But the Sabers have faltered little since the 6-foot-4 forward and sixth-ranked player nationally in the Class of 2016 suffered a season-ending injury Dec. 6 when she tore the ACL in her left knee.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Early foul trouble for Jacqui Grant, Brittany Carter and Chatrice White? Not a problem.
A 61/2-minute stretch to end the first half with just four points scored on 1-of-7 shooting to see a double-digit lead shrink to three at halftime? Same deal.
Each week, staff writer Bob Asmussen offers his views on the game Gus Johnson and Dick Vitale love to shout about:
Team of the Week
(Minimum 9.0 ppg)
Player, School FG FT TP AVG HG
McCoy, STM 68 13 149 21.3 33
Seeds were unveiled Thursday for the Class 1A and 2A girls’ basketball postseason, with pairings set to debut today. Here’s how it stacks up among area schools (in bold) as staff writer Scott Richey makes his early picks:
Here’s fodder to verify the old fellow may be losing his marbles.
When spring allows for outdoor activity, I could see all four Illini men’s athletic teams breaking out with Big Ten championships.
CHAMPAIGN — Improving the game-day atmosphere at Memorial Stadium, where average attendance was at its lowest this past football season since 1998.
Enhancing halftime shows at Memorial Stadium or State Farm Center outside of the Marching Illini.
Making the idea of traveling to a road game appealing. No matter where it’s at.