Weekend scoreboard, schedule, broadcast links

Scoreboards are sponsored by COUNTRY Financial Representative Eric Lapan


College Football:
Illinois State 27, South Dakota State 18
North Central 69, Illinois Wesleyan 14
Eureka 24, Concordia Wisconsin 0
Illinois 37, Michigan State 34

Women’s College Volleyball:
Illinois State def. Drake 25-13, 26-24, 31-29

Women’s College Basketball:
Illinois Wesleyan 78, Governors State 71

Women’s College Soccer:
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championship–Illinois Wesleyan 1, Augustana 0 (OT)

Men’s College Soccer:
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championship–North Park 2, Illinois Wesleyan 1

High School Football Second Round Playoffs:
Class 1A–Moweaqua Central A & M 69, Fisher 34
Class 2A–Fieldcrest 35, Elgin St. Edward 14; Sterling Newman Central Catholic 21, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 6
Class 3A–Wilmington 28, Eureka 7
Class 4A–Prairie Central 28, Columbia 22; Murphysboro 28, Illinois Valley Central 14
Class 5A–Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin 27, Troy Triad 13; Rochester 42, Highland 7
Class 6A–Chatham Glenwood 38, Lemont 28
Class 7A–Chicago Phillips 20, Normal Community 0
Eight-Man–Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland 36, Pawnee 16

High School Cross Country State Finals in Peoria:
Girls Class 1A–U-High 4th, Eureka 6th; Anna Perry (Eureka) 4th, Savanah Beavers (Olympia) 8th
Boys Class 1A–Monticello 1st, El Paso-Gridley 8th, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 9th; Colby Johnson (Dee-Mack) 6th, Charlie Kistner (Olympia) 9th


Women’s College Basketball:
Marquette 58, Illinois State 41

Men’s College Basketball:
Illinois State 75, Little Rock 70
Arizona 90, Illinois 69

Women’s College Soccer:
Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Missouri State–Loyola 2, Illinois State 0


NFL–Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers, 6:30 p.m.

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


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