Scoreboard, schedule

Scoreboards are sponsored by COUNTRY Financial Representative Eric Lapan

SATURDAY:

College Football:
FCS Playoffs First Round–Illinois State 24, Southeast Missouri State 6 (ISU at Central Arkansas Sat. 2 p.m.)
Northwestern 29, Illinois 10

Women’s College Volleyball:
Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Championship at Cedar Falls, Ia.–Illinois State def. Northern Iowa 25-21, 25-16, 25-19

Women’s College Basketball:
Illinois State 70, UT-Martin 47
Midwest Challenge, St. Louis–Illinois Wesleyan 68, Rose-Hulman 34

Boys High School Basketball:
Intercity Tournament at Shirk Center–Normal Community 55, U-High 52; Bloomington 67, Normal West 43

SUNDAY:

Women’s College Basketball:
Midwest Challenge Championship, St. Louis–DePauw 69, Illinois Wesleyan 67

MONDAY:

LIVE ON WJBC-AM 1230:
NFL–Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks, 6:30 p.m.

Boys High School Basketball:
Intercity Tournament at Shirk Center–Normal Community vs. Normal West, 6 p.m.; U-High vs. Central Catholic, 7:30 p.m.

Girls High School Basketball:
Normal West at Pontiac, 7 p.m.

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

Blogs

Labor Day – Expanding voting rights for all

By Mike Matejka Because of COVID, there is no Labor Day Parade this year.  It’s always a great event for our everyday workers to march proudly down the street and enjoys the festive crowd. If there had been a parade, this year’s Labor Day theme was to be “150 years of struggle: your right to vote.” …

Is federal mobilization the answer?

By Mike Matejka As President Donald Trump threatens to send federal marshals into Chicago, over the objections of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, recall another Illinois Governor who protested the incursion of armed federal personnel into the city.   Those federal troops, rather than calming, escalated the situation, leading to deaths and violence. Illinois poet Vachel Lindsay…

In these troubled times, to my fellow white Americans

By Mike Matejka Our nation is at a unique watershed in human relations. African-Americans have been killed too many times in the past before George Floyd, but the response to this man’s death is international and all-encompassing. I was a grade-schooler during the Civil Rights 1960s. I watched Birmingham demonstrators hosed and the Selma – Montgomery…

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…