Weekend scoreboard, schedule

Scoreboards are sponsored by COUNTRY Financial Representative Eric Lapan

SATURDAY:

College Football:
Illinois State 24, Indiana State 7
Washington University in St. Louis 21, Illinois Wesleyan 0
Benedictine 17, Eureka 14
Illinois 24, Purdue 6

Women’s College Volleyball:
Missouri State def. Illinois State 25-23, 17-25, 27-25, 29-27
Holiday Inn Express III at Shirk Center–Illinois Wesleyan def. UW-Platteville 25-20, 25-15, 25-18; UW-Oshkosh def. Illinois Wesleyan 25-23, 14-25, 23-25, 25-20, 15-13

Women’s College Soccer:
Illinois Wesleyan 4, Carroll 1

Men’s College Soccer:
Illinois Wesleyan 2, Carroll 1

Boys High School Soccer:
Class 1A Sectional Championship at Corn Crib–U-High 4, St. Thomas More 1

SUNDAY:

LIVE ON WJBC-AM:
NFL–Philadelphia Eagles at Buffalo Bills, 11:30 a.m.; Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs, 6:30 p.m.

MONDAY:

LIVE ON WJBC-AM:
NFL–Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers, 6:30 p.m.

Girls High School Volleyball:
Class 2A Regional Quarterfinals at Clinton–Olympia vs. Clinton, 5:30 p.m.; Central Catholic vs. Maroa-Forsyth, 6:30 p.m.
Class 2A Regional Quarterfinals at Pontiac–Eureka vs. Prairie Central, 5:30 p.m.; Pontiac vs. Tremont, 6:30 p.m.

Sports Director Greg Halbleib can be reached at greg@wjbc.com. 

Blogs

Labor Day – Expanding voting rights for all

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Is federal mobilization the answer?

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In these troubled times, to my fellow white Americans

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Workers’ Memorial Day – Remember those whose job took their life

Looking around our community, when we say employer, most will respond to State Farm, Country, or Illinois State University.   We too often forget those who are building our roads, serving our food, or our public employees. COVID-19 has made us more aware of the risk.  Going to work every day for some people means…