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Illinois State Defeats Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Osiris Eldridge and Lloyd Phillips each scored 17 points to lead Illinois State over Utah 73-63 on Saturday.
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Dramatic Rally Gives SIU Win Over San Diego
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Carlton Fay hit two free throws with 2.5 seconds left, capping an improbable 13-point rally in the closing minutes Saturday as Southern Illinois beat San Diego 70-68 at the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 12/18/9
Galesburg High School's boys basketball team can't get over the hump against United Township in loss, Rock Island and Quincy post league victories; Abingdon, United and Rowva boys win; Knoxville wins battle of state-ranked teams against Brimfield.
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Missouri Governor Says Tigers Should Consider Big Ten Membership
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Governor Jay Nixon says the University of Missouri should consider joining the Big Ten Conference if it gets an offer.
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Illinois Hires New Defensive Coordinator
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois has hired Kansas State co-defensive coordinator Vic Koenning to run its defense.
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Hawkeyes Prepare for Explosive Georgia Tech Offense
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker says no offense he's seen in his 11 years in Iowa City will require more preparation than Georgia Tech, which plays the Hawkeyes in next month's Orange Bowl.
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Hester Likely Won't Play for Chicago at Baltimore
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) _ Receiver and punt returner Devin Hester will likely miss his second straight game with a left calf injury when the Chicago Bears visit the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
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Rams Return to Practice Field After Missing Day with H1N1 Cases
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The St. Louis Rams returned to the practice field, a day after an undisclosed number of swine flu cases on the team forced them to cancel a workout.
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Snow Moves Bears-Ravens to 3:15pm Central Time Sunday
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The starting time of Sunday's game between the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears has been moved back to 4:15 p.m. EST because of an impending heavy snowstorm.
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Cubs Trade Milton Bradley to Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) -- Mercurial outfielder Milton Bradley has been traded to the Seattle Mariners from the Chicago Cubs for expensive and underperforming pitcher Carlos Silva.
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Undefeated United Township Up Next for Silver Streaks
POSTED 12:12 p-m 12/18/09 Galesburg gets a break from playing state-ranked teams, but Friday night's Western Big Six road game will probably be just as difficult.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 12/17/9
Galesburg comes up short in overtime at Alleman, U-T stuns state-ranked Moline, Abingdon wins in tourney play, Rowva boys basketball team wins fourth straight game, Knoxville loses in Kewanee Tourney.
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Salmons, Deng Lead Bulls Past Knicks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Luol Deng scored 24 points, John Salmons added 20 and the Chicago Bulls rallied from 17 down to beat the New York Knicks 98-89 Thursday night for their third win in 14 games.
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Indy Beats Jacksonville; Rolls to 14-0
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Peyton Manning completed every pass early and one big one late, exactly what the Indianapolis Colts needed to stay unbeaten.
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Rams/Texans NFL Game to be Blacked Out
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams failed to sell out their second straight home game, with about 8,000 tickets remaining for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.
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Knight Says College Basketball Lacks Integrity; Takes Swipe at Calipari
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Bob Knight said integrity is lacking in college basketball and cited Kentucky coach John Calipari as an example.
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Cincinnati Bengal Players Emotional Following Death of Teammate Henry
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Teary Cincinnati Bengals players held a somber practice and dedicated the rest of their season to receiver Chris Henry after hearing that he'd died a day after falling out of the back of a pickup truck during a domestic dispute.
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Hawkeye Football Team in Orange Bowl; Will Fans Get to Watch?
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Hawkeye fans in Iowa could be without the Orange Bowl on cable TV.
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Galesburg Tries Again for Elusive Western Big Six Win Against Red Hot Alleman
POSTED 10:45 a-m, UPDATED 11:18 a-m 12/17/09 Moline's girls basketball team is unquestionably the cream of the crop in the Western Big Six Conference, but Rock Island Alleman is serving notice that it's not too shabby either and Galesburg will find out first-hand Thursday night.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 12/16/9
United wins in Abingdon/Knoxville Tournament, Monmouth-Roseville still unbeaten in Olympic Conference, West Central dismisses varsity football coach.
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Loyola Beats Bradley on Half-Court Shot
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Courtney Stanley drained a 3-pointer from half-court as time expired to finish Loyola of Chicago's comeback from a 12-point deficit in a 68-65 victory over Bradley Wednesday night.
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Redbirds Suffer Second Straight Loss
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- D.J. Cooper scored 18 points, including eight during a late first-half stretch, as Ohio University defeated Illinois State 75-57 Wednesday night.
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Illinois Adds Two to Football Coaching Staff
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) _ The University of Illinois has hired Jeff Brohm from Florida Atlantic as its new quarterbacks coach and Greg Nord from Louisville to coach tight ends.
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U of I's Benn to Enter NFL Draft
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois receiver Arrelious Benn will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
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Scots' Goranson Named All-American
The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) has named Monmouth College defensive end Anthony Goranson to their Division III All-American team.
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Local Sports Roundup -- 12/15/9
Ridgewood, Rowva and United win opening games in Rowva/Ridgewood Tournament, Abingdon clamps down on Wethersfield, United and Knoxville earn victories in Knoxville/Abingdon Tournament, Knox College men's basketball team loses at Eureka while Prairie Fire women win.
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Minnesota Cruises Past NIU
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Blake Hoffarber set a school record with eight 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lift Minnesota to a 89-48 victory over Northern Illinois Tuesday night.
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Bryant Torches Bulls in Lakers' Win
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 42 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers won for the 12th time in 13 games, beating the fading Chicago Bulls 96-87 Tuesday night.
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2009 Macomb-Western, Princeville & Lady Rebel Holiday Tournament Pairings
POSTED 1:55 p-m 12/15/09 The pairings are out for the 2009 Macomb-Western Holiday Basketball Tournament, the 82nd Annual Princeville Holiday Tournament and the 2009 Lady Rebel Holiday Tournament.
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White Sox Pick Up Juan Pierre from Dodgers
CHICAGO (AP) _ The Chicago White Sox have acquired outfielder Juan Pierre and cash from the Los Angeles Dodgers for two players to be named.
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