Mac On Sports

MAC ON SPORTS: ILLINI CAGERS BIG TEN PICK

      CBS Sportsline’s Kyle Boone has picked Illinois to win the 2020-21 Big Ten Conference basketball championship and Brad Underwood as its league Coach-of-the-Year.”    About Underwood,   Boone wrote, “No awards are won or lost in the offseason, but let’s give Brad Underwood his due: He lured both Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn…

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MAC ON SPORTS: RMWP MASKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

    Although there’s no prep football this month, St. Mary’s Director of Oncology Services Val Jordan, Maverik Marketing’s Kevin Hinton, the hospital’s design guru Brad Ochiltree came up with the awesome plan of creating pink masks to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month which October is.     “Our foundation (St. Mary’s) loved it,” exclaimed Jordan in…

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MAC ON SPORTS: IHSA BASKETBALL DECISION NEXT WEDNESDAY

      Decatur and Macon County coaches, players, officials and fans will know if there are boys and girls basketball seasons next Wednesday as the Illinois High School Association has called for a special board meeting next Wednesday to announce more details. In a statement released after today’s virtual board meeting, IHSA Executive Director Craig…

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MAC ON SPORTS: ARGENTA-OREANA HAS CLOSED KIMLER GYM FOR STRUCTURAL ISSUES

         Principal Sean German said today (Wednesday, Oct. 7) that officials closed Kimler Gym Tuesday, Oct. 6, while they await proposed solutions from the structural engineering company, architects, and construction company.      German explained, “On Sept. 18, we met with representatives from the structural engineering company and from Christy Foltz Construction. The walls were scanned…

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MAC ON SPORTS: JUDGE RULES IN IHSA FAVOR

           The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) appeared as the defendant in a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) hearing in DuPage County’s 18th Judicial Circuit Court this afternoon (Thursday, Oct. 1.      The Honorable Paul Fullerton ruled in favor of the IHSA and did not grant the TRO. The TRO sought to rescind the IHSA…

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MAC ON SPORTS: HEARING THURSDAY ON IHSA LAWSUIT

    A group of student-athletes and parents plan filed their class action lawsuit last Tuesday, Sept. 29, against the Illinois High School Association as they aim to allow fall sports to resume amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The hearing was scheduled for Thursday.     The suit was filed in DuPage County and will list the…

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MAC ON SPORTS: NO RESPECT FOR ILLINI

         Rodney Dangerfield of the “I don’t get any respect” fame and Illinois football has something in common.      Jerry Palm in his CBS bow projections for 2020-21 does not have Illinois playing anywhere which illustrates no one nationally thinks much of Lovie Smith’s team this year.      More bulletin board material for them.      I will…

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MAC ON SPORTS: CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT TO BE FILED AGAINST IHSA

             A group of student-athletes and parents plan to file a class action lawsuit against the Illinois High School Association as they aim to allow fall sports to resume amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The suit will be filed in DuPage County, according to a press release, and will list the IHSA…

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MAC ON SPORTS: IRONMAN LEGEND SHARTZER PASSES AWAY

  Next spring Macon will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Hollywood baseball season when Steve Shartzer led Lynn Sweet’s Ironmen to second place in the Illinois High School Association’s state baseball championships.     Shartzer passed away suddenly Sept. 17 in Alabama, leaving a gaping hole in the hearts and souls of many in the…

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MAC ON SPORTS: CHEERS YOU HEAR FOR IHSA ACTION

   If you heard some strange sounds this afternoon (Wednesday, Sept. 23), they probably were cheers coming from the city and county’s boys and girls golf and boys and girls cross-country coaches cheering the news that the Illinois High School Association’s board of directors had approved expanding the season-ending state championship series for their sports.…

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