sports

IHSA fending off state takeover potential

Apr 7, 2014

The Illinois High School Association is fending off the possibility of a state takeover. 

Bradley University to unveil new mascot Saturday

Feb 19, 2014

Bradley University debuts its new gargoyle mascot this weekend. The University picked the gargoyle after a two-year process of focus groups on the issue. Bradley Athletics Director Michael Cross says the University will keep the  ‘Braves’ nickname for sporting events:

Zoning Commission OKs Peoria Sports facilities

Feb 6, 2014

The Peoria Zoning Commission unanimously approved changes that allow for a sports complex in North Peoria. The Louisville Slugger Sports facility would include a dome and baseball diamonds on 50 acres.  Marla Ashburn is a would-be-neighbor of the sporting facility. She says the complex goes against the City's current Comprehensive Plan: 

Peoria high school teams joining Big 12 Conference

Dec 16, 2013

District 150’s high schools will join the Big 12 Conference next school year.  That includes all sports except football, which starts in the conference in 2015.   District Athletic Director Bob Darling says the move will boost competition for the three district high schools and Notre Dame High School:

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