HS Girl's BKB: B-H vs. Oakwood

Bismarck-Henning vs. Oakwood in a prep game in Bismarck on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.

Dec. 19 Illinois football chat

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 12:00pm

One week from today, Illinois will kick off against Louisiana Tech at the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Who starts at quarterback for the Illini? How are bowl practices going? When is Illinois getting to Dallas? What's recruiting like? Nothing is off limits in beat writer Matt Daniels' weekly chat.

Illini land more recruits

Illinois football continued adding to its 2015 class on Monday.

After receiving an oral commitment from junior college offensive lineman Jordan Fagan last week, the Illini received two more commitments to start this week off.

Hear from coach Mike Bellamy Tuesday at 5:10 on WDWS.

Dec. 18 college basketball chat

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 1:30pm

Marcus Jackson is taking your questions on Thursday. Ask him about the recent struggles, the Braggin' Rights game Saturday against Missouri and what this team needs to do to get back on track.

12-15-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks

12-15-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks: Play now!

12-15-14 Penny for Your Thoughts.  Jim Turpin  and Loren Tate are the Monday Morning Quarterbacks after the Illini loss to Oregon.




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This week In Illini History: Mike Thomas turning 55

The UI's AD, linebacker Mason Monheim and NFL punter Steve Weatherford are blowing out candles this week.

Boys' basketball Top 10: Mahomet-Seymour leads field

Fred Kroner ranks the area’s top boys’ basketball teams. One thing we’re sure about this year, there will continue to be change in the area pecking order. There doesn’t appear to be one dominant team. Villa Grove/Heritage may join the list soon:

Team (Prvs.) — comment; next game

Bowl prep: Illini getting familiar with Dallas

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

O'Toole, Thomas highlight award recipients

CHAMPAIGN — With three games left in the season, Reilly O’Toole was a backup quarterback playing out his senior year.

Now, he is Illinois’ Outstanding Offensive Player.

O’Toole and the rest of the Illini were honored at their annual team banquet Sunday afternoon at the I Hotel.

All-Area Boys' Soccer COY: Blue Ridge's Marty Price

Why he’s Coach of the Year: Price guided the Knights to a berth in a Class 1A super-sectional, where they lost 1-0 to the state’s eventual third-place team. The sectional crown was the first in school history, and the 20-win season was the third in the past five years, leaving Price one win from 150 career victories.