Category Archives: NFL News

WVEL Sports Scope: 2018 Indianapolis Colts Preseason Football Schedule

WVEL Sports Scope: 2018 Indianapolis Colts Preseason Football Schedule

(Photo By Flickr User H-J doeh)   The first time new head coach Frank Reich will be on the sidelines will take place in Seattle, WA during the Colts’ preseason opener. The team’s 2018 preseason schedule with dates and times has been finalized. The Indianapolis Colts’ 2018 preseason opponents is as followed: Thursday, August 9th –…MORE

WVEL Sports Scope: 2018 Chicago Bears Preseason Football Schedule

WVEL Sports Scope: 2018 Chicago Bears Preseason Football Schedule

(Photo By Flickr User Tripp)   “Say there family, are you ready for Chicago Bears football?” Thanks to their inclusion in the Annual Hall of Fame Game against Baltimore in Canton, OH on Thursday, August 2nd, the Bears already had one of their games for their 2018 preseason set. After facing the Ravens to open…MORE

WVEL Sports Scope: FOX-TV Will Be Getting Thursday Night NFL Games

WVEL Sports Scope: FOX-TV Will Be Getting Thursday Night NFL Games

(Photo By Flickr User William Phelps)   “NFL & sporting fans rejoice, Thursday Night Football has a new home: FOX!” The league announced on last week that it had reached a five-year agreement with Fox to broadcast 11 games a season on Thursdays beginning of Fall 2018. As in years past, the NFL Network will simulcast…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

WVEL News/Sports Scope: #BLACKOUTNFL Goes Viral

WVEL News/Sports Scope: #BLACKOUTNFL Goes Viral

(Photo By Flickr User Jonathan Moreau)   According to blackamericaweb.com, a Facebook video featuring African-American men of all ages, professions, and shades, wearing a black t-shirt over their favorite jerseys has gone viral on the Internet. The movement is called #BLACKOUTNFL. This movement is in response to the NFL blackballing Colin Kaepernick for taking a…MORE

Chicago Bears Family Fest 2017

Chicago Bears Family Fest 2017

(Photo By Flickr User U-Haul Truck Sales)   Get ready for the 2017 football season; also, get a behind the scenes look at the Chicago Bears! Join in at Soldier Field on the first Saturday in August for the Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest! Family Fest is a one of a kind experience for you and…MORE

WVEL Sports Scope: 2017 Chicago Bears Football Training Camp

WVEL Sports Scope: 2017 Chicago Bears Football Training Camp

(Photo By Flickr User chedder)   The 2017 Chicago Bears Training Camp will be held at Ward Field (on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University) in Bourbonnais, IL. Located about 60 miles south of Chicago, the Bears Training Camp will allow fans an opportunity to watch the team practice for FREE. The Bears announced their…MORE

WVEL Sports Scope: 2017 Indianapolis Colts Football Training Camp

WVEL Sports Scope: 2017 Indianapolis Colts Football Training Camp

(Photo By Flickr User Josh Hallett)   The Indianapolis Colts will conduct their 2017 summer training camp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in Indianapolis, IN. Practices will be closed to the public, but fans will have the opportunity to attend two off-site practices at local venues. OPEN PRACTICE INFORMATION- Sunday, July 30th: Colts Training…MORE

Best Of The Central Illinois Preps/ An Evening With Charles “Peanut” Tillman

Best Of The Central Illinois Preps/ An Evening With Charles “Peanut” Tillman

(Photo By Flickr User UrbanPromise)   Former Chicago Bears & Carolina Panthers football star Charles “Peanut” Tillman, will headline the inaugural Journal Star (PJ Star) Best of Central Illinois Preps awards gala, set for Monday, June 26th at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL. The event will honor all of the Journal Star all-stars…MORE