Category Archives: Local Sports

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

36th Annual Circle City Classic Reminder

36th Annual Circle City Classic Reminder

(Photo By Flickr User rainchurch)   If you’re ready for some HBCU Football, then you don’t want to miss the Circle City Classic in Indianapolis, IN happening respectively on the 4th Saturday in September! About The Circle City Classic: “The Battle Of The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Vs. The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) is…MORE

WVEL Sports/Travel Scope Now: Chicago Football Classic + Circle City Classic

WVEL Sports/Travel Scope Now: Chicago Football Classic + Circle City Classic

       (Photo By Flickr User Josh Hallett)   If you’re ready for some HBCU Football, then you don’t want to miss the Chicago Football Classic in Chicago, IL & the Circle City Classic in Indianapolis, IN happening respectively on the 2nd & 4th Saturday in September! About The Chicago Football Classic: In 1997,…MORE

WVEL Sports Scope Now: Indianapolis Colts Training Camp

WVEL Sports Scope Now: Indianapolis Colts Training Camp

(Photo By Flickr User David Armstrong)   Join in the fun and celebrate as the 2019 Indianapolis Colts Football Training Camp returns to Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, IN! Indianapolis Colts Camp begins July 25th and concludes August 15th. Fans of all ages are welcome for practice and a number of different activities as Colts…MORE

WVEL Sports Scope Now: Chicago Bears Training Camp

WVEL Sports Scope Now: Chicago Bears Training Camp

(Photo By Flickr User levi krusza)   The Bears will conduct training camp from July 25th through August 11th at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL, where fans will be able to watch practice and park free of charge. The Bears will hold training camp at ONU for the 18th straight summer. The campus is located…MORE

WVEL IHSA Insider/Sports Scope Now: IHSA State Football And Basketball Championships Return To Over-The-Air Television

WVEL IHSA Insider/Sports Scope Now: IHSA State Football And Basketball Championships Return To Over-The-Air Television

(Photo By Flickr User LV Memories)     The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and digital broadcast partner the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Network are proud to announce a new partnership with Quincy Media, Inc. that will create a statewide television and digital network to carry IHSA State Final broadcasts live during…MORE

WVEL Sports/Health Scope Now: Baseball Legend Bob Gibson, Fighting Pancreatic Cancer

WVEL Sports/Health Scope Now: Baseball Legend Bob Gibson, Fighting Pancreatic Cancer

(Photo By Flickr User Don (The UpNorth Memories Guy) Harrison)   One of the toughest competitors in St. Louis Cardinals history is now taking on another tough opponent. Cancer. Baseball Hall Of Famer Bob Gibson, is fighting pancreatic cancer. According to KSDK-TV, Gibson’s agent, Dick Zitzman, confirmed on last Saturday night that Cardinals legend is fighting…MORE

WVEL Sports Scope Now: The Chicago Bears Are Coming To Decatur, IL

WVEL Sports Scope Now: The Chicago Bears Are Coming To Decatur, IL

(Photo By Flickr User Jim Larrison)   The Chicago Bears are coming to Decatur, IL on Sunday, July 21st as part of the team’s centennial season festivities. A “Return to Decatur” event is scheduled for that day at the Decatur Civic Center. The public can purchase tickets for $5 each (plus applicable fees) by going online…MORE