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Illini Hope Defense Back in Shape Against Gophers
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois gave up 676 yards and 67 points in last week's overtime loss at Michigan.
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Iowa Knows Not to Look Past Northwestern
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- If there's one team that's been trouble for Iowa the past few years, Northwestern would certainly qualify.
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Cutler Still Marvels at Favre
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Jay Cutler never envisioned he and Brett Favre would be rivals when he watched him all those years ago -- when he was just a kid.
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Deng, Rose Leads Bulls to Romp Over Warriors
CHICAGO (AP) -- Luol Deng scored 26 points, Derrick Rose had 22 and the Chicago Bulls raced to a 30-point lead in the first half en route to a 120-90 romp over the weary Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.
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Shootout Goal Lifts Predators Past Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Marcel Goc scored in the fourth round of a shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues, snapping a five-game losing streak.
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Cubs Owner Wants State Aid for Wrigley Field
CHICAGO (AP) -- The owners of the Chicago Cubs want the help of the state of Illinois in their plans to renovate Wrigley Field.
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NASCAR Does Pre-Inspection of 3 Chase Contenders
PHOENIX (AP) -- NASCAR has inspected the cars the three championship contenders plan to race in next week's season finale.
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Local Sports Roundup 11/11/10
CSC women's basketball loses season opener, while Thursday brings a chance to "Meet the Streaks."
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#13 Illinois Beats Toledo
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Senior guard Demetri McCamey scored 13 points to lead No. 13 Illinois to an 84-45 victory over Toledo on Wednesday night in the second round of the 2K Sports Classic.
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#5 Pitt Routs UIC
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ashton Gibbs scored 24 points, Brad Wanamaker added 17 and No. 5 Pittsburgh opened an 18-point lead midway through the first half while cruising to its second victory in three nights, a 97-54 decision over rebuilding Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday night.
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Coyotes Get Past Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kyle Turris and Eric Belanger scored 35 seconds apart in the second period and backup Jason LaBarbera made 35 saves in the Phoenix Coyotes' 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.
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Blue Jackets Rout Blues
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jake Voracek scored on two breakaways to chase red-hot goalie Jaroslav Halak and the Columbus Blue Jackets scored early and often to beat St. Louis 8-1 on Wednesday night, ending the Blues' winning streak at seven games.
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Bears' Taylor Ready to Face Old Team
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- When Chester Taylor left the Minnesota Vikings last March to sign with the Chicago Bears, he probably never imagined being used in this role.
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McMahon to Raise Money for Brain Research
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon says he is concerned about how playing football has affected his mental health.
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Ex-White Sox Scouting Exec Indicted
CHICAGO (AP) -- A former Chicago White Sox scouting executive has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly accepting kickbacks from signing bonuses and contract buyouts.
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Local Sports Round Up 11/10/10
A few notes of interest in local Galesburg area sports.
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Blackhawks Look to End Three Game Losing Streak
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks will try to end a three game home losing streak when they take on the Phoenix Coyotes at the United Center tonight.
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Illinois Takes on Toledo at Home Wednesday
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Thirteen-ranked Illinois takes on Toledo at Assembly Hall tonight.
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Blues Attempt to Hold on to Longest Winning Streak
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues will try to extended their longest winning streak in eight years when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight.
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Make Your Pick! NHL All-Star Game Gets Makeover
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL All-Star Game will look like a schoolyard pickup game this year.
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IRB Chief Says US Sure to Host Rugby World Cup
LONDON (AP) -- The chief executive of rugby's governing body says it is a question of "when, not if" the sport's World Cup is held in the United States.
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District 205 Formally Accepts Olson's Resignation, Makes Other Athletic Moves
FIRST REPORTED 5:50am 11/9/10 Confirmation came Monday night that Galesburg High School Varsity Football Coach Wes Olson is indeed resigning from his position.
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Illini Opens Witn Win Over UC-Irvine
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Reserve Brandon Paul scored all of his 18 points on 3-pointers to lead No. 13 Illinois to a 79-65 season-opening win over UC-Irvine on Monday night in the opening round of the 2K Sports Classic.
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Weber Seeing Intensity He's Sought From Illini
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Basketball coach Bruce Weber says he'd like to bottle the intensity No. 13 Illinois used Monday night to win its season-opener against UC-Irvine.
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Northwestern Eyes 1st Time Bid
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Northwestern won a program-record 20 games last season, and all guard Michael Thompson could think of were those that got away.
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McCaffery Hopes to Bring Fun Back to Iowa
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Asking Iowa to make it back to the NCAA tournament this season is probably too much.
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Rose Helps Bulls to Late Rally Over Nuggets
CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 18 points, including eight during a furious fourth quarter rally, to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Denver Nuggets 94-92 on Monday night.
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Lovie Insists Bears in a Good Spot
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Even their coach has to do a double-take.
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Cowboys Fire Coach
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has fired coach Wade Phillips and promoted offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to take his place.
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Zook Says Illini Put 3-OT Loss Behind Them
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois coach Ron Zook says his team has to put Saturday's 67-65 loss at Michigan behind it.
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