sports en Stephen Bardo Tells All In "Flyin' Illini" <p>It's hard to believe 25 years has passed since the University of Illinois men's basketball Final Four team was on the court.&nbsp; The team known as the Flyin' Illini.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>That's also the name of a book by the former point guard of the team Stephen Bardo, who works now as a Big Ten Network analyst.&nbsp; And it has ruffled feathers, with criticisms of some players and coaches.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:12:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 27088 at Stephen Bardo Tells All In "Flyin' Illini" Wierzba Out As UIS Men's Basketball Coach <p>The University of Illinois Springfield is looking for a new men's basketball coach.&nbsp;&nbsp; The school announced today that Ben Wierzba's contract won't be renewed.&nbsp;</p><p>He spent four years leading the Prairie Stars finishing with an overall record of 39 wins and 69 losses. His career as head coach was highlighted by leading the program to a 15-13 record in his second year in 2011-12 as the team finished 12-6 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.</p><p>Athletic Director Kim Pate says a search for a replacement will begin immediately.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:42:24 +0000 Sean Crawford 21626 at Wierzba Out As UIS Men's Basketball Coach Football Team Deals With Tornado Aftermath <p></p><p>This has not been an easy week for the Washington, Illinois High School Football Team. Instead of just preparing for a playoff game this weekend, they have one of the largest distractions imaginable, an EF-4 tornado that hit their community.</p><div id="stcpDiv"><br /><p></p><p>The Washington Panthers are practicing at Illinois State University's Hancock Stadium in Normal getting ready for Saturday's Class Five-A Semifinal game in Springfield against Sacred Heart-Griffin. At least nine of the team lost their homes in Sunday's Tornado.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:40:08 +0000 Charlie Schlenker 13422 at Football Team Deals With Tornado Aftermath Legislation Would Require Insurance For High School Sports <p><object height="250" width="500"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><param name="movie" value=";force_embed=1&amp;;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=ff6633&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;autoplay=0&amp;loop=0"><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" src=";force_embed=1&amp;;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=ff6633&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;au Mon, 20 May 2013 22:45:35 +0000 Brian Mackey 2967 at