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Former Illinois, New Mexico St coach Lou Henson dies at 88

HAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Former New Mexico and Illinois men’s basketball coach Lou Henson died Sunday at age 88 and was buried on Wednesday. Henson took New Mexico State and Illinois to the Final Four during a 21-year career that included nearly 800 victories and a feud with fellow Big Ten coach Bob Knight. Henson…read more »


COVID-19 pushes high school football, soccer and volleyball to the spring

COVID-19 has forced the Illinois High School Association to push football, boys soccer, and volleyball back to a spring sport. The IHSA decision to move football, boys soccer and volleyball to a February-to-May season came hours after Gov. J.B. Pritzker barred interscholastic play for contact or intense sports such as football, wrestling, and competitive cheering…read more »


IHSA Set To Decide On Fall Sports Today

Today is the day the IHSA is scheduled to meet and make a decision on the future of high school sports this fall.  With the SIJHSAA waiting in the wings to follow the decision it does not look good.  The governor has intimated that he didn’t feel it was a strong possibility in a question…read more »

Williams Jr Named Pre-Season All MVC 1st Team

Running back/punt returner and Centralia grad Javon Williams Jr was one of 9 Salukis selected for Phil Steele’s preseason Missouri Valley Conference Team this year. The 6-foot 239 pound Williams Jr was the only SIU football player on the preseason first team.  He was the league’s leading scorer including kickers last season with 19 touchdowns…read more »

Geiler, Brandt Sign At Hannibal LaGrange

Pair of former SC Cougars has signed to play baseball at Hannibal LaGrange. Trent Geiler is a 5-9 right handed pitcher who can also play infield.  Geiler played in the Florida Gulf Coast League last summer.  He plans on majoring in Education.  Geiler recently played at Southeastern Illinois Community College playing a ton of innings…read more »

Buss Named Assistant Coach At Evansville

Mt Carmel and Indiana University record holder Tyra Buss has been hired as an assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Evansville.  Buss returns to the tri-state after an honor laden playing career at Indiana where the four year starter became the Hoosier’s all time leading scorer with 2364 points and led the Hoosiers…read more »

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