Category Archives: Local Sports

WVEL/IHSA Insider: The 2019 Capital City Showcase Rewind

WVEL/IHSA Insider: The 2019 Capital City Showcase Rewind

(Photo By Flickr User Dayland Shannon)   “IHSA Boys Basketball fanatics, stand up and cheer, for the best of the big throwdown in the Cap City at the Bank Of Springfield Center!” The 2019 Capital City Showcase took place on last Saturday at the BOS Center in Springfield, IL! Just in case you missed it or…MORE

WVEL Sports Scope Now: The Fighting Illini Football Team Are Going Bowling!

WVEL Sports Scope Now: The Fighting Illini Football Team Are Going Bowling!

(Photo By Flickr User Matthew Roth)     “California, here they come; nine seasons where they last started from!” “Attention Fighting Illini pigskin fans, attention Fighting Illini pigskin fans, it’s Bowl Time!” According to 247sports.com, the University Of Illinois football’s last bowl win came in the San Francisco area, a 20-14 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl…MORE

WVEL/IHSA Insider: IHSA State Football Finals Rewind

WVEL/IHSA Insider: IHSA State Football Finals Rewind

(Photo By Flickr User Gerry Dincher)     Who was crowned “IHSA Kings Of The Turf 2019?” Finishing up hosting the 4th year of football play, Destination DeKalb had a two-part high school pigskin story that concluded on Saturday night in at Huskie Stadum at Brigham Field. Just in case you missed it, here is a…MORE

WVEL Sports Scope Now: IHSA State Football Championships: Destination DeKalb

WVEL Sports Scope Now: IHSA State Football Championships: Destination DeKalb

(Photo By Flickr User Rory Finneren)   Sports Line: IHSA Football State Finals-DeKalb, IL The City of DeKalb, IL will be hosting their 4th title game coming this weekend at Huskie Stadium! Just in case you will traveling to the Chicagoland Area on this Thanksgiving Weekend, here is the schedule for the games on Friday, November 29th…MORE

Harlem Globetrotters Fan Powered World Tour Reminder

Harlem Globetrotters Fan Powered World Tour Reminder

(Photo By Flickr User Jim Azar)   The Original Harlem Globetrotters are known for our amazing feats of basketball, humor, and acts of goodwill on and off the court. Join in as they celebrate the fans during the all-new Fan Powered World Tour! There will be over 20 occasions before, during and after the game where…MORE

WVEL Sports/HBCU Scope Now: St. Louis Heritage Football Classic Cancelled

WVEL Sports/HBCU Scope Now: St. Louis Heritage Football Classic Cancelled

(Photo By Flickr User Joe)   The St. Louis Heritage Football Classic and all events have been canceled for November 23, 2019, the promoters made the announcement on this week. Due to low ticket sales it was mutually agreed by BCSG (Black College Sports Group) 360 and both Lincoln (MO) University and Kentucky State University not…MORE

Harlem Globetrotters Fan Powered World Tour

Harlem Globetrotters Fan Powered World Tour

(Photo By Flickr User Ralph Arvesen)   The Original Harlem Globetrotters are known for our amazing feats of basketball, humor, and acts of goodwill on and off the court. The Harlem Globetrotters say in their statement, “We have always been about our fans, but this year, everything we do will bring fans closer to the action…MORE

St. Louis Heritage Football Classic

St. Louis Heritage Football Classic

(Photo By Flickr User Hector Alejandro)   The Inaugural St. Louis Heritage Football Classic, NCAA College Football event is soon to become one of the premier HBCU sporting events in the country! This initiative is designed to promote higher education to urban youth through exposure to college and career readiness programming. Proceeds from this event will…MORE

WVEL News/Sports Scope Now: Illinois Lawmaker Calls For Student Athletes To Be Paid

WVEL News/Sports Scope Now: Illinois Lawmaker Calls For Student Athletes To Be Paid

(Photo By Flickr User larrysphatpage)   An Illinois lawmaker is pushing for compensation for college athletes. Representative Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, filed the new legislation to try and help the athletes “receive their fair share.” “This measure is about equity and fairness to our college athletes, who have essentially been used to generate massive profits for…MORE