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Friday, March 15, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Sports Update…..


Brandon Paul had 25 points including 2-points in the final seconds of regulation as the Illini held on to beat Minnesota 51 – 49 in first round action of the Big Ten tournament.  Illinois moves on to face #1 seed Indiana today at Noon.

also in the Big Ten Tournament:

Michigan easily beat Penn State 83 – 66

Nebraska got by Purdue 57 – 55. 

and Iowa beat Northwestern 72 – 59. 

other top 25 action:

#4 Louisville beat Villanova

#5 Georgetown beat Cincinnati

#7 Kansas pounded Texas Tech 91 – 63

#11 Kansas State beat Texas 66 – 49

#24 Notre Dame upset #12 Marquette 73 - 65


two games last nite:

San Antonio got by Dallas 92 – 91

Portland beat the Knicks 105 - 90


free agent signings continue over the past 2 days – of note:

New England wide receiver Wes Welker signed with the Denver Broncos

The Atlanta Falcons grabbed Rams running back Steven Jackson

and Minnesota signed quarterback Matt Cassel…. the Vikings also spoke with the Bears Brian Urlancher and the Packers receiver Greg Jennings who are both still free agents, un-signed by their current teams…


The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2 -1 after shoot-out last night.  The Hawks are 22-2-3 as they cross the mid-point of the lock out shortened 48-game NHL season.

Local Sports….

Hoopeston Area Youth Baseball sign-ups continue tomorrow the 16th, 10-2 at City Hall.  March 18 is the deadline for Pony League registration, with April 1 the final day for t-ball through major leagues – without a late fee. 

The Hoopeston Hornets youth football program is still taking applications for coaches for both football and especially cheerleading for the fall of this year.  For more information, stop by or call Lee Curry at his business, Razor’s Edge.

That’s your WHPO Sports Update….I’m Kevin Jett


don’t forget:  visit WHPO Sports online for this daily report plus links to area schools websites for their spring sports schedules…

The field of 16 teams for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Men Basketball tournament has been set.  Play begins at Danville Area Community College March 19 and runs through March 23, 2013.

A tournament pass, which is good for all games, is available for
$35.00.  Tickets are $6.00 each session/morning, afternoon or evening.  Tickets for DACC students and senior citizens are $3.00 and children 6 and under are free for all games.

A playoff bracket is available at  Or for more information call DACC at 217-443-8768



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