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VIDEO: GCMS football wins state

Check out the final play and the celebration from Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley's 38-32 win over Maroa-Forsyth in the Class 2A state championship game.

Those Who Served: John McNeely

Hear from Vietnam war veteran John McNeely talk about one of combat experiences.

Underwood: 'We took what was there'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood discusses his team's 34-point victory against Augustana, which moved the Illini to 5-0 on the season.

Finke: 'Shooters shoot'

Illinois redshirt junior forward Michael Finke and junior guard Aaron Jordan break down Wednesday night's 96-62 Illini victory against Augustana at State Farm Center.

Underwood: 'A matter of consistency and execution'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood discusses his team's matchup with Augustana and where the Illini are as a program through the first couple weeks of the 2017-18 season.

VIDEO: 'The abuse that was inflicted upon this child was horrific'

Judge Tom Difanis explains the reasoning behind his decision to sentence Christopher Collins, 23, of Rantoul to 20 years in prison for aggravated battery to a child at Collins' sentencing hearing Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana.

Smith: 'Can't complain about the effort'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith and defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson discuss Saturday's game against Northwestern — the season finale for the 2-9 Illini.

Underwood: 'Excited for our growth today'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood breaks down his team's 91-74 victory against Marshall on Sunday at State Farm Center. The win improved the Illini to 4-0 on the season.

Nichols: 'Got to play 40 minutes of basketball'

Illinois forward Kipper Nichols discusses the Illini's defense on Marshall scoring leader Jon Elmore, the timeout coach Brad Underwood called late in the second half and the start of his season. Then fellow forward Leron Black discusses Nichols' play through four games, and Illinois' better ball security against the Thundering Herd.

Game of the Week: Tuscola vs. Athens Class 1A football semis

Tuscola edged Athens in the Class 1A semi-finals, meaning a trip to the state championship in DeKalb on Friday awaits. Check out all of the highlights, celebration, and postgame speech here.