Category Archives: NBA News

WVEL News/Sports Scope: Michael Jordan Named Top Athlete For The Land Of Lincoln

WVEL News/Sports Scope: Michael Jordan Named Top Athlete For The Land Of Lincoln

(Photo By Flickr User ben_lei)   According to illinoistop200.com & WAND-TV, Michael Jordan has been voted the top Illinois athlete by online voters. Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles. The Illinois Top 200 project asks people to vote on different categories including top historic event, top musician, top author, and others. Jordan was…MORE

WVEL Sports/News Scope: Derrick Rose Launches College Scholarship Fund

WVEL Sports/News Scope: Derrick Rose Launches College Scholarship Fund

(Photo By Flickr User soaringbird)   Derrick Rose hopes “to provide students a path to college that was not previously available to them.” Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose, announced he has started a college scholarship program, which will award more than $400,000 in tuition money. According to nba.com, the Rose Scholars program will focus “on…MORE

WVEL Sports Scope: The Fighting Illini Will Host Inaugural Hall Of Fame Ceremony

WVEL Sports Scope: The Fighting Illini Will Host Inaugural Hall Of Fame Ceremony

(Photo By Flickr User Kevin Brown)   The University of Illinois’ first Hall of Fame Class, will be inducted on Saturday, September 30th. The school says the Class of 2017 will be inducted during a ceremony at the State Farm Center in Champaign, IL. The ceremony will begin at 2pm. Thirteen of the 28 inductees…MORE

2017 Circle City Classic Parade Grand Marshall Update

2017 Circle City Classic Parade Grand Marshall Update

(Photo By Flickr User Bryan Horowitz)   Indiana Black Expo, Inc. has named five time NBA Champion Ron Harper as the grand marshal of this year’s Circle City Classic Parade®. This year’s parade will take place on Saturday, September 23rd beginning at 10 AM Eastern/9 AM Central, beginning at North and Pennsylvania Streets in Indianapolis, IN.…MORE

WVEL Sports Beat: Moses Malone (1955-2015)

WVEL Sports Beat: Moses Malone (1955-2015)

(Photo By Flickr User Basket Streaming)   The “Chairman Of The Boards” and NBA All-Star Legend Moses Malone, has passed away. The cause of Malone’s death wasn’t released immediately, but league statements suggested it was unexpected.   Moses Eugene Malone, was born on March 23, 1955, in Petersburg, VA, He was selected by the Utah Stars…MORE