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Illini to Open Spring Football with No "Juice"
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois opens spring football Tuesday, and for the first time in a long time Juice Williams won't be on the field.
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New Iowa Men's Basketball Coach McCaffery Introduced
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) _ New Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery promises to bring an up-tempo style of play that he says will fill seats at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
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Tar Heels Lend Blue Blood Feel to NIT Semifinals
NEW YORK (AP) -- North Carolina is providing some star power to the semifinals of the NIT.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/28/10
Monmouth College baseball team sweeps, CSC falls in Kankakee.
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Iowa Lures McCaffery Away from Siena
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa has convinced Fran McCaffery to leave Siena to become the Hawkeyes' new coach.
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NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Roundup -- 3/28/10
Michigan State and Duke punch tickets to Final Four in Indianapolis
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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/27/10
Abingdon is victorious in the "Route 41 Series," GHS Baseball gets a victory in Jacksonville, and GHS Softball dominates Rockford Guilford.
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Mountaineers and Bulldogs Get the Party Started
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Jerry West was in the backcourt and Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House the last time the West Virginia Mountaineers played in the Final Four. The year was 1959.
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Colvin Has Four Hits in Cubs, Padres Tie
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Tyler Colvin, bidding for the final spot on the Cubs' roster, homered, tripled, singled twice and drove in two runs Saturday as Chicago and a San Diego Padres split squad played to a 2-2, 10-inning tie.
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Cubs, Rangers Make Trade
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have acquired second baseman Andres Blanco from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named or cash.
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Kotsay Collects 3 Hits in White Sox Win
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Mark Kotsay went 3 for 3, Alexei Ramirez drove in two runs and the Chicago White Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 on Saturday.
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Peavey Says He's Ready After Minor League Start
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Jake Peavy snorted, grunted and snarled his way through seven innings in a minor league game Saturday against Cincinnati Reds Triple-A farmhands.
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Bulls Rout Nets
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jannero Pargo scored a season-high 27 points, and Taj Gibson had a career-high 22 points and added 13 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls beat the New Jersey Nets 106-83 on Saturday night.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/26/10
Rowva wins baseball opener in Route 41 Series, Abingdon and B-PC/A lose, Knoxville softball teams falls despite ace pitcher's huge game, GHS grade Weaver has monster game against Knox J-V baseball team,Monmouth College and Knox College men's golf teams in top five after day one of the Prairie Fire Classic.
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NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament Roundup -- 3/26/10
Baylor, Tennessee, Duke and Michigan State advance to Elite Eight.
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Pujols Gets Day Off; Molina Feeling Better
VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Albert Pujols is not playing for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Washington Nationals, getting a day off because manager Tony La Russa wants to use his star slugger in each of the next three games.
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Cubs Rotation Includes Silva, Gorzelanny
MESA, Ariz. (AP) _ Carlos Silva and Tom Gorzelanny beat out Jeff Samardzija and Sean Marshall for the Chicago Cubs' final two rotation spots in a spirited spring competition.
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Knox Baseball & Softball Teams Proving MWC Coaches Wrong
POSTED 10:41 a-m 3/26/10 The Midwest Conference coaches have spoken, and there isn't much belief among them in Knox College's baseball or softball teams, both of which are off to good starts this season.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/25/10
Errors and walks cost Abingdon baseball team against Rockridge, Route 41 Series and Jacksonville Tournament step off Friday, Commandos softball team wins fifth straight game, Monmouth College baseball team tops Eureka, Galesburg High School girls soccer team wins season opener.
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Galesburg High School Basketball Standout Chooses Illinois Wesleyan
The heart and soul of Galesburg High School's basketball team this past season will play college basketball at a Division III power that made a deep run earlier this month in the national tournament.
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NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Roundup -- 3/25/10
K-State, Butler, Kentucky and West Virginia advance to Elite Eight.

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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/24/10
United and Abingdon softball teams stay perfect, Galesburg High School sophomore baseball team wins big, CSC and Monmouth Colllege baseball teams lose, Monmouth College softball team swept by Illinois Wesleyan.
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Illini Out of NIT After Loss to Dayton
POSTED 11:00pm 3/24/10 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Chris Johnson scored 18 points and Dayton used a strong start to beat Illinois 77-71 in an NIT quarterfinal Wednesday night.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/23/10
Abingdon baseball team's big inning beats Princeville, B-PC/A and North Fulton win season-openers; Galesburg softball team walks its way past Limestone, Abingdon remains unbeaten, Rowva falls in season-opener.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/22/10
United softball team gets solid pitching and hitting in win against Williamsfield, Abingdon baseball team falls short in come-back bid against Rushville Industry, Galva Williamsfield baseball teams suffers first loss and Brimfield-Elmwood baseball team earns shutout victory.
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Illinois Catches Fire in Second Half to Beat Kent State; Advance to NIT Quarterfinals
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois used a big second-half run to beat Kent State 75-58 Monday night and advance to the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament.
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Rose Leads Bulls Past Rockets; Second Straight Win
CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose had 27 points, had eight assists and seven rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 98-88 victory over the Houston Rockets Monday night.
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Monmouth College's Wells Picked to Play in All-Star Game
Monmouth College's three-time all-conference senior safety Sean Wells has one last chance to play football in a competitive setting.
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Area Basketball Standouts Playing in All-Star Game
The 7th annual Prairieland/Tomahawk All-Star Game, featuring some of the best senior players from around the area, will be played Tuesday night at Lewistown High School.
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NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament "Sweet 16" Set
Surprises abound in the second-round tournament games - like Northern Iowa's win over Kansas, Cornell blowing out Wisconsin and St. Mary toppling #2 seed Villanova.
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