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Ball State Moves Atop Conference Standings With Win Over NIU
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Ball State hit 8 of 9 free throws in the final two minutes Saturday to beat Northern Illinois 71-66 and take over first place in the Mid-American Conference West Division.
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SIU Downs Evansville
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- John Freeman made all four shots he took and all seven free throws he attempted Saturday as Southern Illinois defeated Evansville 80-64.
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Toews Lifts Blackhawks in Shootout
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jonathan Toews scored the lone shootout goal to give the Chicago Blackhawks their third straight victory, 5-4 over the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday night.
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Blues Beat Capitals in Shootout
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- David Perron scored the lone goal in the shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 victory over Washington on Saturday night, sending the Capitals into the Olympic break on a down note.
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Stewart Wins NASCAR Nationwide Event at Daytona; Sprint Cup Race Sunday on FM 95
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Tony Stewart has won the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway for the fifth time in the last six years.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 2/12/10
United Township beats Galesburg; Abingdon, Rowva and Knoxville fall in high school boys basketball.
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IOC Confirms Olympic Luger Dies After Crash
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The IOC has confirmed that a men's Olympic luger from the country of Georgia has died after a crash during training.
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Streaks Look to Even Score with United Township
Galesburg didn't play its best ball earlier this season at United Township and it cost the Streaks a loss. Galesburg is shooting for redemption against the Panthers on its own court.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 2/11/10
Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon girls basketball team pulls second straight upset to win Biggsville Regional, Ridgewood wins battle against Knoxville, #1 Brimfield advances, Galesburg gets humbled in regular season finale, Monmouth College splits with Illinois College, CSC women lose at Sauk Valley.
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Clark's Big Night Helps WIU Win at Oral Roberts
TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Ceola Clark nearly doubled his season average with 25 points as he led Western Illinois to a 64-62 victory over Oral Roberts Thursday night.
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Wild Finish Helps EIU Get Past Morehead State
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Tyler Laser hit two free throws on a technical foul with 1 second left as Eastern Illinois edged Morehead State 76-75 on Thursday night.
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Silver Streaks Girls Basketball Team Faces Tough Test in Regular Season Finale
Galesburg High School faces the toughest opponent on its schedule last as the Silver Streaks conclude regular season play Thursday night.
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FIRST ON WGIL: Assistant Named New Abingdon High School Football Coach
FIRST REPORTED 11:50 a.m. 2/11/10 Abingdon High School has stayed within the football program in hiring a new leader.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 2/10/10
Abingdon and BPC/A girls basketball teams to square off for Class 1A Biggsville Regional crown, matchup of state-ranked Knoxville and Ridgewood to tangle for regional in Woodhull, #1 Brimfield to face Princeville in Varna, Alleman advances in own 2A regional, Grinnell sweeps Knox College in Iowa.
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Iowa Keeps Northwestern from 17th Win
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Matt Gatens scored 16 points, Devan Bawinkel broke out of a scoring slump with a season-high 15 and Iowa snapped a four-game losing streak with a 78-65 victory over Northwestern Wednesday night.
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SIU Loses at Missouri State
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Jermaine Mallett scored 22 points and Will Creekmore 19 as Missouri State held off Southern Illinois for a 77-72 victory Wednesday night.
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Struggling NIU Falls at Bowling Green
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- Scott Thomas scored 26 points and Bowling Green rallied to defeat Northern Illinois 73-69 Wednesday night.
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#8 Duke Outlasts Rival North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Jon Scheyer scored 24 points and eighth-ranked Duke pulled away in the final minutes to beat North Carolina 64-54 Wednesday night.
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Howard, Magic Hammer Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dwight Howard had 18 points and 14 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic pulled away early for a 107-87 victory over the Chicago Bulls Wednesday and their 10th win in 12 games.
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Scots' Track Invite Hosts Four Nationally Ranked Teams
UPDATED 4:23 a.m. 2/11/2010 Track fans are in for a treat Saturday when four nationally ranked teams, including the Monmouth College men's track team, will be competing at the Fighting Scot Invitational.
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Rocky Moves Up to #5 in AP Boys Class 3A Poll
POSTED 1:43 p-m 2/10/10 One Western Big Six team is ranked in the latest Associated Press High School Boys Basketball Poll.
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Spartans #3 in Class 1A High School Girls Basketball Poll
POSTED 1:30 p-m 2/10/10 Ridgewood moved up one spot while Knoxville and Brimfield stayed put in this week's Associated Press High School Girls Basketball Poll.
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Monmouth College's Lehr Earns Another Midwest Conference Honor
Monmouth College's Gloria Lehr has been making the most of her senior season and has been named the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week in the women's field events for the second time this season.
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Monmouth College Reschedules Basketball Games
POSTED 10:30 a-m Potentially dangerous travel conditions are prompting Monmouth College officials to postpone Wednesday night's basketball games with Illinois College.
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Weather Causes Postponements/Cancelations; Local Sports Roundup -- 2/9/10
The entire area boys high school basketball schedule was wiped out by the snowy weather and the high school girls regional games scheduled to be played Tuesday night have been moved back a day.
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Illini Shocks #11 Wisconsin
POSTED 8:15pm 2/9/10 MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Demetri McCamey scored 27 points and Mike Tisdale added 19 on 8-of-11 shooting to lead Illinois to a 63-56 upset over No. 11 Wisconsin on Tuesday night, snapping the Badgers' 51-0 home record against unranked Big Ten opponents under coach Bo Ryan.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 2/8/10
Rowva, United and Monmouth-Roseville girls basketball teams win regional games Monday night to keep seasons alive.
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Win or Go Home: High School Girls Basketball Regionals Get Underway Monday Night
UPDATED 10:56 a-m 2/8/10 The regular season is over for Class 1 and 2A high school girls basketball teams and the postseason begins this week. The stakes are high as the winners live to play another day and the losers' seasons come to an end.
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Super Bowl on Pace for Record Viewership
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Nielsen Co. says the Super Bowl got its highest overnight ratings in 23 years.
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Breese & Payton Bask in Glory of Saints Super Bowl Title
MIAMI (AP) -- Drew Brees says he turned to his wife when he woke up and asked: ``Did it really happen?''
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