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Big Ten Plans Statement on Possible Expansion
POSTED 1:28 p-m 12/15/09 CHICAGO (AP) -- The Big Ten says it plans to make an announcement regarding the possibility of expanding the 11-team conference.
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High School Basketball Notes 12/15/9
POSTED 12:58 p-m 12/15/09 Galesburg High School's sophomore and varsity girls basketball games Monday at Canton will be played at Ingersoll Gymnasium (downtown Canton at 44 West Walnut Street), not at the Canton High School Gymnasium.

In another change, tonight's (Tuesday's) Bushnell-Prairie City-Avon boys basketball game against Galva will be played at Bushnell-Prairie City High School instead of Avon. The start time is at 6 p-m. The Spartans' game against West Central that was postponed last week by inclement weather will be made up on Thursday in Biggsville.


Knox Hoops Teams Visit Eureka
Knox College's men's and women's basketball teams step out of conference Tuesday with games at Eureka College.
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IHSA Releases 2010 High School Basketball Regional and Sectional Sites
POSTED 10:57 a-m 12/15/09 The high school basketball season isn't even a month old yet, but the Illinois High School Association has come out with the the postseason regional and sectional sites for area teams.
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Tanney's Bid for Trophy Comes Up Short
POSTED 9:49 a-m 12/15/09 Monmouth College quarterback Alex Tanney gave it his best shot, but this year's Gagliardi Trophy - the nation's top Division III award - went to an offensive lineman instead.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 12/14/9
Knoxville, Abingdon and United post girls basketball wins, Macomb-Western Holiday boys basketball tournamnent pairings released, GHS boys swimm team earns first win.
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Philadelphia Closing in on Halladay; Lackey and Matsui on the Move
UNDATED (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies are close to acquiring one former Cy Young Award winner and trading another.
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Arizona Flops in Bid to Win NFC West
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals threw away a chance to clinch a second straight NFC West crown.
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GHS Boys Basketball Team Draws Edwardsville, Girls Get Urbana in Opening Round of Charleston Holiday Tournament
UPDATED 5:15 a-m 12/15/09 Galesburg High School's boys and girls basketball teams will play back-to-back games at this year's Charleston Holiday Tournament.
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Green Bay Sweeps Bears with 21-14 Win
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ryan Grant ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 21-14 Sunday after letting their lead slip away.
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Fighting Illini Blast Western Michigan
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Sixth man Dominique Keller scored 15 points and forward Mike Davis had 12 Sunday to lead Illinois past Western Michigan, 88-53.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 12/11/9
Streaks girls basketball team splits in tourney play, Abingdon and Knoxville win their tournament games, Rowva boys basketball team grabs a win, Knox men's basketball team falls.
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Eastern Illinois Overcomes Poor Shooting to Beat WIU
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Jeremy Granger scored six of Eastern Illinois' final eight points as the Panthers held off Western Illinois 44-41 Saturday night.
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Celtics Hammer Chicago for 10th Straight Win
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rajon Rondo had 16 points and 14 assists, and the Boston Celtics won their 10th straight, beating the struggling Chicago Bulls 106-80 Saturday night.
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Alabama's Ingram Wins Heisman Trophy
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the closest balloting ever, Alabama running back Mark Ingram has won the 75th Heisman Trophy. He's the first member of the Crimson Tide to win college football's most prestigious award.
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GHS Girls Basketball -- 12-12-09
GHS defeated Morton this morning, but lost to Peoria Central!
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Mid-Winter/King Classic Girls Basketball Scores - 12/12/09
Scores from Saturday's action at the Mid-Winter/King Classic high school girls basketball tournament.
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Poor Free-Throw Shooting Costs Streaks at Rocky; Local Sports Roundup -- 12/11/9
Galesburg never led in the game at state-ranked Rock Island, but the Streaks could have pulled off the upset if the free-throw line would've been more kind; Billtown wins sixth, United beats Abingdon, M-R and Farmington fall in Olympic play; Titans girls basketball team continues to roll along.
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Prairie Fire's Vaca 9th in D-3 Wrestling
The National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III's latest Brute-Adidas Individual Ranking for NCAA Division III wrestlers has Junior Edel Vaca (Chicago, IL - Thomas Kelly High School) ranked ninth in his 133 lb. weight class.
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Knox Swimmer Breaks Three School Records
The Knox College women's swim team competed in the Augustana Invitational on December 4th and 5th, finishing in third-place out of a field of 10 teams thanks to a sterling performance by sophomore Bess Cooley.
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Five Football Scots Named All-Region
A school-record five members of the Monmouth College football team have been named to the D3football.com All-West Region team announced this week.
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Iowa's Slid Continues Against Rival Iowa State
AMES, Iowa (AP) _ Craig Brackins tied his season high with 28 points as Iowa State snapped a three-game losing streak by beating rival Iowa 81-71 Friday night.
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Dang Helps Bulls Defeat Golden State
CHICAGO (AP) -- Luol Deng scored 21 points, Joakim Noah finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Golden State Warriors 96-91 Friday night.
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Tiget Woods Breaks From Golf For Now
(AP) -- Tiger Woods is taking an indefinite leave from professional golf to work on saving his family, using the word "infidelity" for the first time in a statement posted on his Web site.
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Illini Fires Three Football Assistant Coaches; Zook Remains
POSTED 2:18pm 12/11/09 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The University of Illinois has fired four assistant football coaches, but head coach Ron Zook will keep his job after a 3-9 season.
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Early Season Game Takes on Importance for Streaks and Rocks
A long-time boys basketball rivalry that's seen its share of big games over the years resumes with another important match-up Friday night in the Quad Cities.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 12/10/9
Galesburg girls basketball team remains winless in Western Big Six play, Monmouth-Roseville stops Macomb, Knoxville clamps down on Abingdon; Rowva boys beat Knoxville in OT; Monmouth College swept at IC and CSC sweeps at Spoon River.
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Monmouth College's Tanney in Final Four for D-3 Heisman
Monmouth College quarterback Alex Tanney is in rarified air after being named one of four finalists this week for the prestigious Gagliardi Trophy.
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Steelers Suffer Another Shocking Loss; Playoff Hopes All but Dashed
CLEVELAND (AP) -- There's nothing Super about the Pittsburgh Steelers anymore.
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Notre Dame Hires Kelly to Replace Weis
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame has settled on Brian Kelly as the man who can restore its faded glory, just as he turned Cincinnati into a national title contender.
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