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News-Gazette Videos

Anthony Zilis's Helmet Stickers: Week 1

It's been a long wait, but Helmet Stickers are finally back. Big running and defensive performances dominated Week One, so runners and defenders were well-represented in this week's video.

NG Prep Football Video Tour: Centennial

Centennial brings back quarterback Chris Comet and receiver Jordan Williams, a Ball State commit, but returns just one starting offensive lineman from last year's playoff qualifier.

NG Prep Football Video Tour: St. Thomas More

St. Thomas More may have a small team, but they have talent. Quarterback DJ Lee returns better than ever after receiving a scholarship offer from Louisville this summer, and he'll do a little bit of everything for the Sabers this year.

NG Prep Football Video Tour: Champaign Central

Champaign Central comes back from a Class 5A semi-final run, but despite returning plenty of skill players, coach Nate Albaugh said his group feels like a young team.

Aerial tour: Urbana's McKinley Field

The News-Gazette aerial tour of high school football fields visits Urbana's McKinley Field. The field was named for William B.

Richey on Roundball, Aug. 24, 2016

John Groce's Illini are versatile and — at least so far —healthy, which allows the coach to mix and match like never before. That's the word from beat writer Scott Richey. Need more? Ask Richey a question HERE and he'll answer during his weekly chat.

Aerial tour: St. Joseph-Ogden's football field

The News-Gazette aerial tour of high school football fields visits St. Joseph-Ogden High School. Legendary coach Dick Duval led the Spartans for 28 seasons, with a 251-75 record. 

MJs Minute: Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson, who turned Illinois wrestling into a national power before taking the reins at the YMCA in Champaign, pays a visit to The News-Gazette studio to chat with Marcus Jackson about business growth, pushups and life after coaching.

Aerial tour: Monticello's football field

The News-Gazette aerial tour of high school football fields visits Monticello High School.

Cubbie Conversation: Aug. 22, 2016

Why's J.J. Lockwood wearing headphones? So he can listen to "Go, Cubs, Go!" over and over. Having the best record in baseball — and the NL MVP front-runner in the lineup — has our Cubs expert in a mighty good mood.