2017 IHSA Football Rankings

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Who’s the top team in our coverage area?

December 2017

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Here are our FINAL 2017 rankings in our coverage area…

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(records and previous rankings)

1. Lincoln-Way East 12-0 (1)

2. Loyola 12-1 (2)

3. Marist 11-1 (4)

4. Providence 8-5 (5)

5. Homewood-Flossmoor 9-2 (7)

6. Mount Carmel 9-4 (8)

7. Lemont 10-2 (9)

8. Nazareth Academy 12-2 (12)

9. Lincoln-Way Central 10-2 (10)

10. St. Ignatius 10-4 (11)

11. Benet 9-4

12. St. Lawrence 8-4

13. St. Rita 9-3

14. Hillcrest 9-3

15. Bolingbrook 7-3

16. Richards 7-3

17. Shepards 8-2

18. Crete-Monee 8-2

19. Rich Central 8-3

20. Lincoln-Way West 9-3

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2017 IHSA Week 2 Recap

Posted on September 1, 2017. Filed under: Football, Sporting News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

IHSA Week 2 Recap…

September 2, 2017

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Week one was so explosive, how will Week 2 be better? Hhhhmmmm…. Well, here’s where we will be this weekend…

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Friday, September 1

WARRIORS HOLD OFF CRUSADERS

Crete-Monee get a BIG win over Catholic League Blue Brother Rice, 33-25 behind the play of Josh Tomas. He scored on a pair of passes including a 50-yard bomb from Isaiah Rucker in the third. He finished the game with 7 catches for 143 yards.

“I know that I have to execute when my teammates are counting on me in key situations,” Tomas said. “(Quarterback Isaiah Rucker) and I put in a lot of time together, and I want to be that big-play guy for him.”

Quarterback Rucker finished 20 of 30 passing for 271 yards and four TDs including a wonderful connection with Tyler Mays for a 33-yard TD in the fourth that sealed their final score.

The Crusaders fought back as best they could as John Bean connected with Dylan Summers for a 77-yard TD and Bean ran in the 2-point conversion to cut the lead to 33-25 with 2:59 left. Bean finished the game going 7 of 12 passes for 134 yards and running eight times for 68 yards and a TD.

The Warriors (1-1), though, recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran out the clock.

 

OLYMPIANS FALL SHORT

St. Rita continued their winning ways knocking off visiting Rich Central 44-25. Senior quarterback Jake Zylman led the way with his play calling and arm, as he threw a pair of touchdown passes and rushed for another. On the ground, Dave Gleaves added two TDs, including one rushing and one receiving for the Mustangs (2-0).

The Olympians (1-1) grabbed some momentum at the end of the first half when Sean Tyler returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Tyler finished with 63 yards on 12 carries.

But that momentum ended as the Mustangs ran off 10 straight points including Chris Childers who scored on a short run and a successful field goal. Childers ended up with 79 yards on 18 carries.

Northern Illinois-recruit, Jyran Mitchell, scored twice on the ground. He finished the game with 78 yards on the ground and completed 15 of 26 passes for 137 yards.

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OTHER SCORES FROM FRIDAY NIGHT
Andrew 35, Bloom 13: Jack Condon ran for two TDs and threw for another to lead Andrew (1-1).

Eisenhower 51, Urban Prep-West 14: Quarterback Scotty Gardner accounted for three TDs to pace Eisenhower (2-0).

Evergreen Park 43, Longwood 6: David Torres had two TD runs and an interception for Evergreen (2-0).

Hillcrest 77, Rich South 0: Rocky Griffin threw five TD passes to guide Hillcrest (2-0).

Lincoln-Way Central 27, Lincoln-Way West 17: Matt Pollack scored on a 50-yard punt return for Central (2-0, 1-0 SWSC).

Marist 42, Mishawaka (Ind.) 15: Delonte Harrell had three TD runs and Mike Markett added three scoring passes for Marist (2-0).

Mount Carmel 56, Lane 0: Jack Bracewell passed for two TDs and ran for another to lead Mount Carmel (2-0).

Niles North 38, Leo 26: Darryl Ousley had three TD passes for Leo (1-1).

Oak Forest 43, Clemente 6: Rae Mason scored on a pair of punt returns for Oak Forest (1-1).

Oak Lawn 40, Quest 0: Nick Puente posted three scoring runs to lead Oak Lawn (2-0).

Reavis 42, Corliss 14: Matt Beach contributed four TD runs for Reavis (1-1).

St. Laurence 26, IC Catholic 23: Matthew Hamer caught a 73-yard TD pass from Devin Rembis in the fourth quarter to lift St. Laurence (1-1).

Sandburg 23, Curie 20 (OT): Jake Monnett’s third field goal of the game boosted Sandburg (1-1).

Shepard 48, Fenton 12: Rishard Blake scored on runs of 78 and 3 yards to pace Shepard (2-0).

Stagg 48, East Aurora 6: Greg Hoard ran for 181 yards and two TDs for Stagg (2-0).

T.F. North 75, Back of the Yards 34: David Starks had 191 yards rushing and four TDs to lead North (1-1).

Tinley Park 41, Rich East 8: Eli Webster’s four TDs powered Tinley (1-1).

Vianney (Mo.) 35, Providence 14: DeShon Gavin’s 62-yard TD run led Providence (0-2).

Wheaton North 27, Joliet Catholic 7: Keenan Hailey scored on a 1-yard run for JCA (1-1).

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Saturday, September 2
Kenwood 6, Thornton 54

Bremen 42, Perspectives-Leadership 30: Rashea Smith totaled 210 yards rushing and four TDs for Bremen (1-1).

Homewood-Flossmoor 43, Southern Durham (N.C.) 6: Dominick Jones threw two TD passes to Ryan Flournoy for H-F (2-0).

Lemont 28, Bartlett 13: Marcus Mathias was 13 of 16 for 318 yards and two TDs for Lemont (1-1).

South Elgin 35, Lockport 28: Austin Hoffman was on the receiving end of three TD passes from Jake Karli for Lockport (1-1).

 

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2017 BIG Ten Week 1

Posted on August 30, 2017. Filed under: Football, NCAA Sports, Sporting News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

BIG Ten Week 1 Kickoff…

September 1, 2017

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It’s that time… BIG TEN Football time!!!!  Who will snag an opening day victory?

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 Big game going on in Arlington, Texas as Michigan takes on Florida (Arlington, Texas). Coming into this game Wolverines have won all three match-ups, including a 41-7 victory in the last encounter in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl after the 2015 season—Harbaugh’s first at Michigan.

 Then there’s Akron vs. Penn State… aka Best head coach match-up

 A BIG TEN early contest features a clash of coordinators featuring Indiana vs Ohio State.

 Purdue host Louisville at Lucas Oil Stadium. In this game, be sure to keep an eye out for David Blough, who injured his shoulder early in camp but is said to be okay, and early Heisman favorite, Lamar Jackson.

 

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Other notable contest….
Buffalo at Minnesota (Thursday)
Washington at Rutgers (Friday)
Utah State at Wisconsin (Friday)
Ball State at Illinois*
Wyoming at Iowa
Maryland at Texas
Nevada at Northwestern
Bowling Green at Michigan State
Arkansas State at Nebraska
Akron at Penn State

* we will be LIVE at this game.

WEEK 1 NOTES PROVIDED BY THE BIG TEN
 Few schools have a more daunting opener than Maryland, which plays at Texas. Yes, the Longhorns have struggled in recent years, going 16-21 the last three seasons and missing the postseason each of the last two years. But the Longhorns have a new coach in former Ohio State OC Tom Herman, who went 22-4 the last two years at Houston. And UT always has talent … lots of talent. The Terps are 0-3 all-time vs. Texas, last playing in 1978 in the Sun Bowl. Maryland last was in Austin in 1959. Interesting fact: The Terrapins have been shutout in each of their three meetings vs. UT, losing by a combined 102-0.

 Like Maryland, Rutgers also faces a big task in Week 1 with Washington coming to Piscataway for a Friday night affair. The Scarlet Knights got an up-close look at the Huskies last year, losing 48-13 in Seattle as U-Dub went on to earn a playoff bid. Chris Petersen will have another good team in 2017 led by Heisman contending QB Jake Browning.

Purdue will travel south on I-65 while Louisville will travel north on I-65 and they will meet in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Good storylines here. It’s the debut of new Boiler coach and Louisville native son Jeff Brohm, who was a former star U of L signal-caller who also once was an assistant to Cardinal coach Bobby Petrino.

 Speaking of debuts, P.J. Fleck will make his at Minnesota vs. Buffalo on Thursday. The hype and mojo around Fleck’s start has been building for months. Get out your oar and row along as the Gophers take on Buffalo. The Bulls are coached by Lance Leipold, who won six Division III national titles at Wisconsin-Whitewater before landing the Buffalo job in 2015.

The opening week also includes a rare Big Ten contest, as Ohio State visits Indiana on Thursday night. The Buckeyes have dominated this series. Indiana went 2-1-1 vs. the Buckeyes from 1987-90, including a victory in Columbus in 1987. Since then, the Hoosiers have lost 22 in a row to the Buckeyes. This is a big bite for new IU coach Tom Allen in his first game as head coach in Bloomington. This will mark the first time in 41 years that Ohio State will open against a Big Ten foe (1976 vs. Michigan State) and it will be the first time in 42 years the Buckeyes will open on the road vs. a Big Ten opponent (1975 vs. Michigan State).

 

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2017 BIG Ten Forecast

Posted on August 28, 2017. Filed under: Football, NCAA Sports, Sporting News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What’s in store for the BIG TEN?

August 2017

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A year ago at this time, 32 out of 39 Big Ten Conference media members in a Cleveland.com poll predicted that Iowa would win the league’s West Division. Hhhhm…. wonder how they feel about that now?

Then in the East Division, 31 of 39 picked Ohio State to rule the roost. Whoops!

Well, here comes our predictions. So if we misfire with our world-famous pick of Ohio State over Minnesota in the championship, don’t laugh (until December 3).

In all seriousness, Wisconsin is the odds-on favorite to beat out the likes of Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern and Minnesota. Now in the East, I’m hesitating to go against conventional wisdom and beloved Buckeyes. There’s some left over for Penn State, last year’s surprising league champion that brings just about everyone back. In the end, when all of the smoke clears, I’m going with the BIG Blue… as they will snap a five-game losing streak in the Ohio State series, winning an East tiebreaker for a berth in the Big Ten title game in Indianapolis.

By the end of the season, the inexperienced Wolverines should be peaking. And they’ll win a rematch of their Nov. 18 game against Wisconsin at Lucas Oil Stadium and represent the Big Ten in the College Football Playoff.

EAST DIVISION
1. Michigan
2. Ohio State
3. Penn State
4. Indiana
5. Michigan State
6. Maryland
7. Rutgers

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WEST DIVISION
1. Wisconsin
2. Northwestern
3. Iowa
4. Minnesota
5. Nebraska
6. Purdue
7. Illinois

Should be a fun, entertaining season…. we are only a few hours away from kickoff BIG TEN style… Who do you have winning it all?

 

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2017 IHSA Football Week 1 Recap

Posted on August 28, 2017. Filed under: Football, Sporting News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

IHSA Week 1 Recap…

August 26, 2017

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What a solid weekend of high school football and we were on the sidelines for many excellent games….

 

Olympians have a strong showing…

OLYMPIA FIELDS: After a slow start, the Rich Central got things going and never let up as they defeated Thornwood 38-0.

First quarter of the game was full of jitters as both teams turnover the ball and couldn’t get started. The Olympians scored on a 22 yard run by junior tailback Michael Joshua. Joshua would score again late in the fourth quarter.

On the night, it was senior Jyran Mitchell, Northern Illinois-recruit, who guided the ship for the Olympians. Mr. Mitchell scored on three separate occasions: 58 yard run; 42 yard pass to Dionlashon Washington; and a 61 yard run late in the third quarter.

Rich Central dominated not only the scoreboard but all of the positive statistics in the contest including 483 total offense to 166.

Sean Tyler also reached the endzone on a 5 yard run in the third quarter.

A bright spot for Thornwood was the play of Peerless Jackson, 13 for 39; and Christian Simmon 6 for 8 for 73

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2017 Battle of Pulaski goes to….

CHICAGO: In this years edition of the Battle of Pulaski, Marist came out on top 23-14 behind the strong defense of the RedHawks and defensive lineman Gavin McCabe. He finished with ten tackles, four for a loss.

Each of those big plays were especially key since the RedHawks were suffering through a strange mass-cramping incident.

In the third quarter there were at least eight players getting cramps worked out on the Marist sideline.

“It was crazy,” McCabe said. “I drank about seven coconut waters, that’s what the tell us to do. And I started cramping up at the end. At one point I think we had three of our starting wide receivers out. That’s something we are going to have to check out and make sure it doesn’t happen next week.”

Marist sealed the win by tackling Brother Rice quarterback Evan Sullivan for a safety with 4:50 left in the game. Linebacker Colin Bohanek, a sophomore, made the tackle. McCabe and Danny Meehan helped provide the pressure.

Offensively, Marist junior Billy Skalitzky sprinted down the field for 66 yards score which game them the lead. On the very next possession the Crusaders fumbled the snap punting and Kendric Nowling fell on the ball for the touchdown, 14-0 in the first quarter.

The Marist backfield was surely a bright spot as Delonte Harrell had 16 carries for 53 yards, and Jadon Thompson caught four passes for 64 yards. Quarterback Mike Markett finished 9 for 18 passing for 91 yards.

“[This win] is so much bigger than just our team,” McCabe said. It’s for every Marist RedHawk that has played Brother Rice. It’s really special.”

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Griffins topped the Warriors

FRANKFORT: Lincoln-Way East traveled well and was prepared on Friday night as the knocked off the hometeam Warriors, 27-7.

Brendan Morrissey put on a offensive show, passing for two touchdowns and rushing for two more in the victory.

“I woke up a few times during the night,” Morrissey said. “I was nervous. After the first play, I settled in.”

East rushed for 258 yards. Sophomore A.J. Henning showed flashes of being a dominant running back, picking up 75 yards on six carries. Ryan Scianna added 33 yards on the ground.

On the other side of the ball, the Warriors quarterback Isaiah Rucker did the best he could. He finished the game going 20 of 43 passes for 275 yards, including a 48-yard TD pass to Joshua Tomas.

But East’s defensive line, led by Northwestern recruit Devin O’Rourke, Dylan Shelton, Ben Ravetto and Jaden Hacha, applied consistent pressure including sacks by O’Rourke and Hacha.

St. Rita wins at Soldier Field

CHICAGO: Chris Childers made his debut as St. Rita’s No. 1 running back an impressive one Friday in the Mustangs’ 49-21 victory over St. Patrick at Soldier Field.

The 6-foot, 200-pound senior rushed 17 times for 89 yards and three touchdowns. The scores were from 1, 2 and 2 yards out.
“I worked really hard in the offseason,” Childers said. “But it was all about during the summer going out to the field with the team and getting extra work in. We all really prepared for this.

“I felt great. It’s always good to get back out there. Me and the team were really excited for this. I knew we were going to perform very well.”

Homewood-Flossmoor 63, Michigan City (Ind.) 21
H-F (1-0): Justin Hall 4 18 carries, 214 yards, 4 TDs.

Joliet Catholic 34, Geneva 27
JCA (1-0): Ke’Von Johnson 3 TDs, including 64-yard run.

Lincoln-Way Central 41, Lake Central (Ind.) 0
L-Way Central (1-0): Matt Pollack 114 yards rushing, 3 TDs.

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2017 AP IHSA Football Poll

Posted on August 24, 2017. Filed under: Football, Sporting News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

First State-wide Preseason Ranking via Associated Press

August 2017

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This list makes it official that high school football is right around the corner.

NOTE: Schools noted in BOLD and BLUE are in our coverage area…. CONGRATULATIONS!

Class 8A
School (first place votes) W-L Pts
1. Maine South (11) 0-0 127
2. Loyola (2) 0-0 107
3. Waubonsie Valley 0-0 86
4. Lincoln-Way East 0-0 80
5. Lyons 0-0 55
6. Homewood-Flossmoor 0-0 53
7. Palatine 0-0 38
8. Marist 0-0 37
(tie)Edwardsville 0-0 37
10. Naperville Central 0-0 24

Others receiving votes: Huntley 17, Brother Rice 13, Hinsdale Central 10, St. Charles East 10, New Trier 9, Oswego 6, Naperville North 2, Barrington 2, Aurora West 1, Naperville Neuqua Valley 1.

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Class 7A
School (first place votes) W-L Pts
1. Glenbard West (7) 0-0 130
2. East St. Louis (7) 0-0 123
3. Lake Zurich 0-0 93
4. Mount Carmel 0-0 79
5. Benet 0-0 67
6. Normal Community 0-0 48
7. St. Rita 0-0 41
8. Fenwick 0-0 38
9. Glenbard North 0-0 29
10. Jacobs 0-0 28

Others receiving votes: Bradley-Bourbonnais 16, Plainfield North 13, Batavia 12, Simeon 11, Rolling Meadows 10, St. Charles North 6, Pekin 5, Rockford Auburn 5, Libertyville 4, Glenbrook North 3, Hoffman Estates 3, Wheaton Warrenville South 3, Belleville West 1, Geneva 1, Prospect 1.

Class 6A
School (first place votes) W-L Pts
1. Prairie Ridge (10) 0-0 134
2. Sacred Heart-Griffin 0-0 111
3. Peoria High (4) 0-0 105
4. Cary-Grove 0-0 90
5. Montini 0-0 80
6. Lemont 0-0 45
7. DeKalb 0-0 31
8. Quincy 0-0 29
9. Danville 0-0 23
10. Rock Island 0-0 22
(tie)Nazareth 0-0 22

Others receiving votes: Providence 13, Lake Forest 12, St. Laurence 11, Crete-Monee 10, Normal West 7, Rockford Boylan 7, Oak Lawn Richards 6, Grayslake North 5, Vernon Hills 5, Crystal Lake South 1, Riverside-Brookfield 1.

Class 5A
School (first place votes) W-L Pts
1. Phillips (11) 0-0 123
2. Washington (1) 0-0 101
3. Sterling 0-0 91
4. Highland 0-0 54
5. Centralia 0-0 52
6. Rochelle 0-0 48
7. Sycamore (1) 0-0 47
(tie)Metamora 0-0 47
9. Woodstock Marian 0-0 39
10. Dunlap 0-0 31

Others receiving votes: Mahomet-Seymour 19, Peoria Notre Dame 15, Antioch 14, Joliet Catholic 8, Solorio 8, Marion 5, Rich Central 3, Normal University 2, Hillcrest 2, Cahokia 2, Woodstock North 2, Glenbard South 1, Decatur MacArthur 1.

Class 4A
School (first place votes) W-L Pts
1. Rochester (11) 0-0 137
2. Belleville Althoff (2) 0-0 111
3. Herscher (1) 0-0 96
4. Canton 0-0 78
5. Johnsburg 0-0 60
6. Morris 0-0 45
7. Dixon 0-0 40
8. Columbia 0-0 38
9. Effingham 0-0 33
10. Taylorville 0-0 29

Others receiving votes: Genoa-Kingston 24, Breese Mater Dei 22, Geneseo 16, Richmond-Burton 13, Rockford Lutheran 9, Mt. Zion 9, Manteno 4, Coal City 3, Herrin 2, Quincy Notre Dame 1.

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Class 3A
School (first place votes) W-L Pts
1. IC Catholic (13) 0-0 136
2. Tolono Unity 0-0 104
3. Monticello 0-0 80
4. Byron (1) 0-0 76
5. Carlinville 0-0 73
6. Bloomington Central Catholic 0-0 64
7. Williamsville 0-0 54
8. North-Mac 0-0 34
9. Vandalia 0-0 30
10. Wilmington 0-0 22

Others receiving votes: Decatur St. Teresa 21, Elmwood-Brimfield 15, Mt. Carmel 13, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 11, Newton 9, Bishop McNamara 4, Champaign St. Thomas More 4, St. Joseph-Ogden 4, Breese Central 4, Marshall 4, Greenville 3, St. Bede 3, Beardstown 2.

Class 2A
School (first place votes) W-L Pts
1. Maroa-Forsyth (4) 0-0 108
2. Sterling Newman (5) 0-0 104
3. Downs Tri-Valley 0-0 93
4. Deer Creek-Mackinaw (4) 0-0 89
5. Bismarck-Henning 0-0 60
6. Annawan Wethersfield 0-0 43
7. Hamilton West Hancock 0-0 42
8. Farmington 0-0 37
9. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 0-0 34
10. Westville 0-0 26

Others receiving votes: Mercer County 20, Momence 17, Rockridge 11, Hope Academy 9, Aurora Christian 5, Eldorado 4, Pana 4, Illini West 3, Red Bud 2, Orion 2, Auburn 2.

Class 1A
School (first place votes) W-L Pts
1. Forreston (12) 0-0 120
2. Tuscola 0-0 105
3. Lena-Winslow 0-0 61
4. Fulton 0-0 52
5. Eastland-Pearl City 0-0 47
6. Mt. Sterling (Brown County) 0-0 45
7. Ottawa Marquette 0-0 33
8. Athens 0-0 26
(tie)Stark County 0-0 26
10. Arcola 0-0 24

Others receiving votes: Camp Point Central 23, Aquin 21, LeRoy 14, Shelbyville 13, Hardin (Calhoun) 13, Dakota 9, Warrensburg-Latham 7, Carrollton 7, Kirkland Hiawatha 7, Stockton 2, Greenfield-Northwestern 2, Sidell (Jamaica)-Salt Fork 2, Fithian Oakwood 1.

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2017 ASNN365 August Newsletter

Posted on August 14, 2017. Filed under: Football, NCAA Sports, Sports Business | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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August 2017

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As summer break is coming to an end and students across the country are dreading heading back into the classroom, but thousands are sweating and preparing for the upcoming fall gladiator sport – Football. Even though it’s being reported that the numbers are down, many people will be gathering in the stands on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons. This month, we will take a peak at this topic plus more…..

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Best College Football Coaches

Most Overrated Coaches….

6 things all college freshmen need to know!

BIGTEN How did they do with Recruiting this signing period?

NCAA Eligibility Info for Students w/Documented Education Impacting Disabilities

10 Tips for your First Month of College as a Student-Athlete

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2017 Are Kids Playing Football Anymore

Posted on August 14, 2017. Filed under: Football, Sporting News, Sports Business | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are kids NOT playing high school football anymore?

August 2017

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The National Federation of State High School Associations released its annual participation numbers and the news isn’t good especailly for high school football around the country.

Almost 26,000 fewer students played football in 2016-17 than in 2015-16. Football is still the top sport in overall participation, with more than 1 million students playing.

In Illinois alone, football is in the midst of a nine-year decline in participation. In 2008, 51,334 students played football. There were 42,682 students playing football in Illinois in 2016-17.

“While we are concerned when any sport experiences a decline in participation, the numbers do not substantiate that schools are dropping the sport of football,” NFHS Executive Director Bob Gardner said in a statement. “The NFHS and its member state high school associations have worked hard to reduce the risk of injury in high school football, and we are pleased at the continued strength of the sport across the country.”

 

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Overall, high school sports are stronger than ever. Almost eight million students participated in sports in 2016-17, an all-time high. The fastest growing boys sport is soccer, which added nearly 10,000 players last year.

Texas (834,558) and California (800,634) had the most high school athletes, followed by New York (367,849), Illinois (341,387), Ohio (340,146), Pennsylvania (319,153), Florida (310,567), Michigan (295,647), New Jersey (283,655) and Minnesota (239,289).

Young football players are nearly twice as likely to sustain a concussion as upper classmen, or college players, yet it “remains unclear.”

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For more visit the NFHS database at http://www.nfhs.org/ParticipationStatistics/ParticipationStatistics

 

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2017-18 ACT/SAT Dates

Posted on August 14, 2017. Filed under: Baseball, Basketball, Football, NCAA Sports, Sports Business | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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Test Date:September 9, 2017 /// Deadline to Register: August 4th (Late Registration: Aug 18)

Test Date:October 28, 2017 /// Deadline to Register: September 22th (Late Registration: Oct 6)

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2017 Illinois Players Drafted to NFL

Posted on August 9, 2017. Filed under: Football, NCAA Sports, Sporting News, Sports Business | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Who got their named called in the 2017 NFL Draft?

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Here are the players selected to NFL from Illinois….

Corey Davis
Wide receiver, 6-foot-3, 209 pounds.
Hometown: Wheaton.
High school: Wheaton Warrenville South.
College: Western Michigan.
Drafted by Titans in first round, fifth overall.

Ethan Pocic
Center, 6-foot-6, 310 pounds.
Hometown: Lemont.
High school: Lemont.
College: Louisiana State.
Drafted by Seahawks in second round, 58th overall.

 

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Dan Feeney
Guard, 6-foot-4, 305 pounds.
Hometown: Orland Park.
High school: Sandburg.
College: Indiana.
Drafted by Chargers in third round, 71st overall.

Kenny Golladay
Wide receiver, 6-foot-4, 218 pounds.
Hometown: Chicago.
High school: St. Rita.
College: Northern Illinois.
Drafted by Lions in third round, 96th overall.

Jaleel Johnson
Defensive tackle, 6-foot-3, 316 pounds.
Hometown: Lombard.
High school: Montini.
College: Iowa.
Drafted by Vikings in fourth round, 109th overall.

Ryan Glasgow
Defensive tackle, 6-foot-3, 302 pounds.
Hometown: Aurora.
High school: Marmion.
College: Michigan.
Drafted by Bengals in fourth round, 138th overall.

Jake Elliott
Kicker, 5-foot-9, 167 pounds.
Hometown: Western Springs.
High school: Lyons.
College: Memphis.
Drafted by Bengals in fifth round, 153rd overall.

Eric Saubert
Tight end, 6-foot-5, 253 pounds.
Hometown: Hoffman Estates
High school: Hoffman Estates.
College: Drake.
Drafted by Falcons in fifth round, 174th overall.

Pat O’Connor
Defensive end, 6-foot-4, 270 pounds.
Hometown: Chicago.
High school: St. Rita.
College: Eastern Michigan.
Drafted by Lions in seventh round, 250th overall.

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