Category Archives: NFL News

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

WVEL Sports Scope: 2017 Indianapolis Colts Preseason Football Schedule

WVEL Sports Scope: 2017 Indianapolis Colts Preseason Football Schedule

(Photo By Flickr User Josh Hallett)   The Indianapolis Colts will see three 2016 playoff teams on their preseason slate of games this year. On earlier this week, the NFL announced the preseason opponents for the 2017 Indianapolis Colts. The Indianapolis Colts’ 2017 preseason opponents is as followed: -Week 1 (August 10th-14th): Detroit -Week 2 (August…MORE

WVEL Sports Scope: 2017 Chicago Bears Preseason Football Schedule Announced

WVEL Sports Scope: 2017 Chicago Bears Preseason Football Schedule Announced

(Photo by Flickr User Daniel X. O’Neil)   “Alright everyone, are you ready for Chicago Bears football?” The Bears will open the preseason this summer just as they did last year, by hosting the Denver Broncos the weekend of August 10th-14th at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. After facing the Broncos, the Bears will play…MORE

WVEL Sports Scope: Amazon + Thursday Night NFL Football = $50M Deal

WVEL Sports Scope: Amazon + Thursday Night NFL Football = $50M Deal

  (Photo By Flickr User Alan Levine)   The NFL has a new streaming host for part of its Thursday Night Football package. According to usatoday.com, Amazon said in a statement earlier this week it had won the streaming rights, taking a mantle previously held by Twitter. The $50 million, one-year deal will allow Amazon…MORE