Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Sports Update….
Rangers beat the Cubs 4 - 2
White Sox beat the Blue Jays 4 – 3
Cardinals/Pittsburg postponed due to weather
Toronto beat Atlanta 113 - 96
LA Clippers over Portland 93 - 77
The Pacers/Celtics game was cancelled after the Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.
St. Louis Blues beat Vancouver in a shoot-out 2 - 1
Everton and Arsenal played to a 0 – 0 draw.
Illinois State forward Jon Ekey (“ee-kee”) said Tuesday he will transfer to Illinois for his final season. Ekey, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound redshirt junior forward, will be immediately eligible at Illinois as he will pursue a graduate degree unavailable at Illinois State. Ekey and returning guard Joseph Bertrand will be the lone seniors on next year’s Illinois team. Ekey is the second transfer Illinois has received in the past week. Seton Hall sophomore guard Aaron Cosby committed to transfer to Illinois on Friday.
Along with Ekey, Illinois will also have five incoming freshmen and Rayvonte Rice, who sat out last season after transferring from Drake, eligible to play to play next season.
ESPN ranked the Illini’s 2013 recruiting class at No. 18 in the country.
The University of Oregon has acknowledged major NCAA violations in connection with football recruiting and proposed a self-imposed two-year probation with the loss of one scholarship in each of the next three years
Long-time play-by-play man Pat Summerall died Tuesday at age 82 of a heart attack in Dallas, TX. Summerall had a 40+ year broadcast career that included 16 Super Bowls and 27 Masters telecasts.
That’s your WHPO Sports update….I’m Kevin Jett