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Nohren, Villa Grove get offensive in win

Matt Nohren had 25 points Tuesday night, leading Villa Grove to a 64-50 boys'' basketball nonconference victory against Judah Christian in Champaign. Nohren pulled down 12 rebounds, including nine on the offensive end, for the Blue Devils. His

Illinois football commitments ¬

RECRUIT POS. SCHOOL Ben Amundsen OL Moline Alan Ball DB Detroit St. Martin DePorres Brad Bower QB Hinsdale Central Arthur Boyd DL Shaker Heights (Ohio) Kam Buckner DL Chicago

Levitt goes to town, leads Rantoul wrestling

Junior Robert Levitt gave up one point in three wins as Rantoul beat Salt Fork 53-21 and Charleston 45-41 and tied Oakwood 41-41 in prep wrestling Tuesday. Levitt had two pins and added a technical fall against Oakwood''s Jon Cope at 130 pounds. Tom Murray (103) and Mark Frandle (145) also picked up two pins each for the Eagles. * SJ-O 45, Westville 36. Nine of 10 contested weight classes ended with pins, and the visiting Spartans had six. Billy Gallo won his 119-pound bout in 31 seconds

Break it on down ¬

Leave it to the Chicago Bears to actually play a complete game when it no longer matters. The offense didn''t make too many mistakes, the defense didn''t break. Here''s a look at the good and bad from Sunday''s 20-13 Bears'' win against the New York Jets at Memorial Stadium: GOOD * Keeps on kicking: Even though Bears kicker Paul Edinger would rather play in a true pro stadium, Memorial Stadium has been good to him. Sunday, he kicked two more field goals, including a 53-yarder in the first half.

Hauser helps Rockets

Maggie Hauser scored 23 points Monday night, keeping the Unity girls'' basketball team unbeaten in Illini Central Conference play with a 63-53 victory against Schlarman at Danville. The Rockets (8-3, 5-0 ICC), who jumped out to a 21-10 lead in

Hauser helps Rockets

Maggie Hauser scored 23 points Monday night, keeping the Unity girls'' basketball team unbeaten in Illini Central Conference play with a 63-53 victory against Schlarman at Danville. The Rockets (8-3, 5-0 ICC), who jumped out to a 21-10 lead in

Indications are Turner''s struck gold

This is the best Illini football recruiting class yet. OK, you caught me. That sentence is kept on file for annual use. That way it can be reprinted without thinking. Of course, this class really is. At least in the post-Mike White era. Or at

Arcola slowly finds its winning ways

Arcola''s girls'' basketball team is getting used to overcoming slow starts this season. The Purple Riders lost their first three games but rebounded to push their season record above .500 on Monday night with a 39-31 Little Okaw Valley

Illini football assistant on Ball State wish list

Illinois assistant football coach Mike Mallory is among 8-10 potential candidates for the head coaching job at Ball State. Illinois coach Ron Turner said today Ball State has asked permission to discuss the opening with Mallory, who has

Only game in town

ST. LOUIS  And you thought you were excited about the Braggin'' Rights game. Giddy as you might be in anticipation of Saturday''s Illinois-Missouri matchup, chances are you have a long way to go to match the vested interest Kalen Grimes has in