E-Club Members: Login Register
  • Fax # 309-839-4125

 

Local Sports Archives for 2016-11

Mike Tirico Interview

Today I got the chance to speak with NBC Sports Play-By-Play broadcaster and host Mike Tirico. We discussed his transition from 25 years at ESPN to starting at NBC this past summer, some of the legendary broadcasters he's now working alongside in his new digs, and some insight about his preparation for being on top of the rules in all of the sports he broadcasts. Listen to the interview below.

 

0
comments


Morning Sports Update (11/29/16)

WIU Women's Basketball's Emily Clemens picks up another award, local high school basketball scores, and more. 

 

0
comments


Morning Sports Update (11/28/16)

A recap of the weekend's WIU basketball action, as well as high school boys tournament results for area schools. 

 

0
comments


Morning Sports Update (11/22/16)

WIU women's basketball's Emily Clements picks up some hardware, local high school basketball scores, Blackhawks lose, and Jay Cutler injury news.

 

0
comments


Charlie Fisher Interview (11/21/16)

My weekly conversation with Charlie Fisher. Following Western's 44-34 season-ending loss to Southern Illinois there of course is a lot to discuss. We talk about how momentum changed in a game that the Leathernecks led by three posessions in the third quarter, what the postgame scene was like in the locker room, and how he personally will process this loss.

 

Additionally we get into the offseason plans for Coach Fisher and his staff, the major takeaways from his first season in Macomb, and his upcoming trip to Penn State to watch his son get honored for his role as a manager for the team. 

 

Listen to our conversation here

0
comments


Billy Wright Interview (11/20/16)

My weekly conversation with WIU Men's Basketball Coach Billy Wright. We break down the losses to Southeast Missouri State and Eastern Illinois, guard Jabari Sandifer's health status, and look ahead to games against Crown College and Miami (Ohio).

 

Listen to the interview here

 

0
comments


Summit League Tournament Basketball Broadcast Schedule

 

 

 

 

Monday 3/6/17 Summit League Basketball Championships Semifinals

Noon (11:45 Pre)       (1) WIU Women's vs (5) Omaha      102.7 WJEQ
 
Tuesday 3/7/17 Summit League Basketball Championships Finals
*1:00 PM (12:45 Pre)  (1) WIU Women's vs TBA               102.7 WJEQ
 
*With win WIU plays winner of (2) IUPUI and (3) South Dakota State 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

0
comments


Scott Kornberg Conversation (11/18/16)

My weekly conversation with the Voice of the Leathernecks, Scott Kornberg. We discuss Western Illinois Football's playoff chances and their upcoming matchup against Southern Illinois. We also get into the Men's Basketball team's early season slate and some of the more unproven players that have had to play a large role on the team. 

 

0
comments


Morning Sports Update (11/18/16)

Kris Bryant wins NL MVP, Mike Trout wins AL MVP, Bulls beat the Jazz, Blues beat the Sharks, and the Panthers win on Thursday Night Football despite a crucial injury. 

 

0
comments


NFL Columnist Mike Freeman Interview

I got a chance to speak with Bleacher Report NFL Columnist Mike Freeman. He discussed a lot about his new book, Snake: The Legendary Life of Ken Stabler. Specifically he sheds light on some of the more unknown aspects of Stabler's life, including the impact of CTE on it. Mike and I also discuss his reporting on the racial divide in NFL locker rooms, highlighted by Donald Trump's Presidential Campaign. 

 

You can listen to the full conversation below.

 

0
comments


Morning Sports Update (11/17/16)

Leathernecks men's and women's basketball play Southeast Missouri State, Macomb Bombers Girls Basketball faced Pleasant Plains, Cy Young Awards were handed out with some controversy on the AL side, and lots of NBA action. 

 

0
comments


Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week: Peyton Bowman (West Prairie Volleyball)

This week's Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week award goes to West Prairie Volleyball Junior and State Champion Peyton Bowman. Peyton, a middle blocker for the Cyclones, discusses her team's run to the 1A title, the resiliency it took to come back after losing the first set in the title game, and what the championship means to the West Prairie community. Listen to our conversation below.

 

0
comments


Morning Sports Update (11/15/16)

Leathernecks linebacker and Macomb native Brett Taylor earns weekly national honors, Macomb Girls Basketball opened its season and Bears WR Alshon Jeffrey is suspended.

 

0
comments


Basketball Broadcast Schedule: Week of 11/20

Here is our tenetive schedule for basketball broadcasts for this week. With the MHS girls team having the Macomb Invitational, we will have all of those games on K100. Times will vary, so make sure you check out the Macomb News Now Facebook page for updated information.

 

Monday 11/14/16  
8 PM Approx MHS Girls vs Peoria Christian 100.1 K100
 
Wednesday 11/16/16
11 AM (10:45 Pre) WIU Women @ Southeast Missouri St 104.1 WNQZ
7 PM (6:45 Pre) WIU Men vs Southeast Missouri St 102.7 WJEQ
8 PM Approx MHS Girls vs Pleasant Plains 100.1 K100
 
Friday 11/18/16
8 PM approx. MHS Girls vs Havana 100.1 K100
 
Saturday 11/19/16
11 approx MHS Girls vs Illini Bluffs 100.1 K100
4:30 PM (4:15 Pre) WIU Women vs Northern Illinois 104.1 WNQZ
7 PM (6:45 Pre) WIU Men @ Eastern Illinois 102.7 WJEQ
8 PM approx. MHS Girls vs Pekin 100.1 K100
 
 

0
comments


Billy Wright Interview (11/14/16)

My weekly conversation with Western Illinois Men's Basketball Coach Billy Wright. We discussed the team's opening weekend of action, losing at Kansas State and winning at home against Oak Hills Christian. 

 

Listen to the interview here

0
comments


Charlie Fisher Interview (11/14/16)

My weekly interview with Leathernecks Head Football Coach Charlie Fisher. We discussed the 30-23 loss against Northern Iowa in the eam's final home game. We also touch on the team's ability to move the ball so effectively late in games, the impact of the Seniors on this team, and look ahead to a must win game at Southern Illinois. 

 

Listen to the interview here

0
comments


Morning Sports Update (11/14/16)

West Prairie Volleyball won states, Leathernecks football lost 3 out of 4, WIU men's and women's basketball started it's seasons, and more.

 

0
comments


Scott Kornberg Leathernecks Football/Men's Basketball Preview (11/11/16)

The Voice of the Leathernecks, Scott Kornberg, previewied this weekend's WIU Football game vs Northern Iowa and the Men's Basketball season opener at Kansas State Friday Night.

 

0
comments


Billy Wright Interview (11/11/16)

This week I spoke with WIU Men's Basketball Coach Billy Wright ahead of the team's season opener tonight at Kansas State. Check out our full conversation here.

0
comments


Morning Sports Update (11/10/16)

Four Leathernecks Men's Soccer players earn Summit League honors, Steve McShane gets named to an awards watch list, Bulls lose, and the Blackhawks win in OT.

 

0
comments


Afternoon Sports Update (11/9/16)

Leathernecks Men's Soccer prepares for the Summit League Championships, both basketball teams and volleyball get set for Friday, Bulls play the HAwks, and the Blackhawks and Blues face each other in St Louis.

 

0
comments


WIU Men's Basketball Media Day

On Friday I went over to speak with the WIU Men's Basketball team for a media day with their season just one week away. The Leathernecks open up the regular season slate this Friday night at Kansas State. I conducted interviews with Head Coach Billy Wright and Senior Guards Jabari Sandifer and Garret Covington.

 

Wright Interview:

 

Sandifer Interview:

 

Covington Interview: 

0
comments


WIU Hometown Heroes Volleyball/Women's Basketball Doubleheader

This morning I spoke with Leathernecks Head Volleyball Coach Kelly Richardson about the athletic department's Hometown Heroes doubleheader. The WIU volleyball team will play Friday night at 5 at Western Hall against IUPUI, with the Women's Basketball season opener against Monmouth College to follow. The event is designed to honor our service men and women. Listen to my conversation with Kelly below.

 

0
comments


Morning Sports Update (11/9/16)

Leathernecks Men's Soccer travels to Denver, Volleyball and Women's Basketball participate in the Hometown Heroes event, and the Cubs bring in 2 Gold Glove awards,

 

0
comments


Afternoon Sports Update (11/8/16)

Tuesday afternoon sports update:

 

0
comments


Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week: Maya Stovall (Macomb High Cross Country)

For this week our Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week is Macomb High School Sophomore Cross Country Runner Maya Stovall. Maya capped off her second season as a Bomber by earning All-State honors for the second consecutive year. She placed 11th in the 1A State Final Saturday at Detweiler Park in Peoria with a time of 17:55 on the 3 mile course. This was third among all Sophomore runners. 

 

I spoke with Maya today about her performance on Saturday, some of the specific routines she goes through as a runner, and some of the things she'd like to work on moving into next season.

 

0
comments


Morning Sports Update (11/8/16)

Two WIU Men's Soccer players earn Summit League weekly honors, the Cubs clean up with finalists in season awards categories, the Bulls get back in the win column, and the Seahawks win a thriller on Monday Night Football.

 

0
comments


Charlie Fisher Interview (11/7/16)

My weekly conversation with WIU Football Head Coach Charlie Fisher. We discussed the Illinois State loss and looked ahead at Northern Iowa.

 

Listen to the interview here

0
comments


Morning Sports Update (11/7/16)

Leathernecks Football drops a game to Illinois State, Men's Soccer advances to the Summit League Championships, and West Prairie Volleyball is headed to states.

 

0
comments


WIU Football Coverage vs Illinois State

Number 11 Western Illinois Football hosts Valley foe Illinois State today at 1. Coverage of the game starts at 12:30 on Classic 103 (102.7 FM). I'll be at the game live tweeting updates throughout, and covering postgame. Follow along on twitter @samkoop.

0
comments


Scott Kornberg Western Illinois Football Preview (11/4/16)

Scott Kornberg, the Voice of the Leathernecks, joins me as he does every Friday to discuss WIU Football's upcoming game vs. Illinois State. Scott breaks down how the end of season schedule seems to be shaping up in Western's favor, what to expect from the Redbirds, and some defensive concerns for the Leathernecks.

 

0
comments


Morning Sports Update (11/4/16)

Cubs World Series Parade, WIU Men's Basketball Exhibition game, West Prairie Volleyball wins sectionals, and Blachawks and Blues scores.

 

0
comments


Morning Sports Update (11/3/16)

The Cubs have won the World Series! A full recap of arguably the greatest Game 7 in World Series history. Also a look at WIU Women's Basketball's final exhibition game and the Bulls loss to the Celtics.

 

 

 

0
comments


Morning Sports Update (11/2/16)

Cubs force Game 7, WIU Men's Soccer and Volleyball play, West Prairie Volleyball advances to the Sectional Finals, and the Blackhawks and Blues both take the ice.

 

0
comments


Afternoon Sports Update (11/1/16)

Game 6 of the World Series tonight, WIU Men's Soccer and Volleyball games, West Prairie volleyball, and NHL action.

 

0
comments


Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week: Hannah Thompson (West Prairie Volleyball)

West Prairie Volleyball Senior Hannah Thompson is this week's Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week award winner. Hannah, who plays the outside hitter position for West Prairie, won the award for her stellar play during Regionals.

 

The Cyclones won their first Regional Title since 2013 by knocking off Concord Tripoia (25-6, 25-3) and Payson-Seymour (18-25, 27-25, 25-20). During that two-game span Hannah accounted for a team high 27 digs, to go along with 20 kills, 7 service points, and 2.5 blocks.

 

Tonight West Prairie plays a sectional semifinal match against Lewistown in Bushnell. The Cyclones beat the Indians 25-17 25-6 when they last played on October 11. The winner will face the victor of the Lexington Augusta (Southeastern) game on Thursday.

 

Listen to my conversation with Hannah below.

 

0
comments


Morning Sports Update (11/1/16)

Bears and Bulls both look good on Monday Night and the Cubs touch down in Cleveland for tonight's Game 6 of the World Series. 

 

0
comments


Request Line:
309-833-2121
© 2017 MNN, Virden Broadcasting Corp.
LinkedUpRadio
Built on Envisionwise Technology. Administrator Login
Envisionwise Web Services