Saturday, March 15, 2014

IWU Titans and Dickinson Red Devils move to final 8

NCAA Men's D3 Championship slimmed down to 8 teams after action on Friday evening.  At Illinois Wesleyan, the Dickinson Red Devils trumped the Wheaton Thunder and shortly after the host Titans of Illinois Wesleyan thumped the Knights of Calvin.  The Titans and Red Devils meet on Saturday night at Shirk Center in Bloomington.

20140314 Wheaton v Dickinson NCAA D3 Sweet 16 game @ IWU - Images by Alan Look

20140314 Calvin v Illinois Wesleyan NCAA D3 Sweet 16 game at IWU - Images by Alan Look

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

They played in Normal

Basketball season is starting to wrap up and March Madness is getting underway, so it's a bit hard to begin to think about football.  Let's think about it anyway.  The NFL Draft this year begins on May 8 and ends on the 10th.  That's under 2 months away.  It's also good to start talking about it before we all get headed outside to do all those chores and activities we haven't done since October.

Looking through our archives and the web listings of Draft Prospects, we came up with about 20 that played in Normal at Hancock Stadium.  Of course, with transfers and such we may have missed a couple.  In our archive of that near 20, we found images of 11.

Rankings can be found on the web, but the number 5 sticks in our head as the highest listed for a position that played here.  Include in listings are:  Jimmy Garoppolo, Erik Lora, Colton Underwood, Ray Agnew, Josh Aladenoye, Greg Hardin, Kurt Hess, Winston Wright, Cole Jirik, Doug Peete, Billy Turner, Tyler Starr, Marcus Williams, Brock Jensen, Kyle Bryant, Chris Elking, Shakir Bell, Taylor Gabriel, and Mycal Swaim.

Watch this show for who makes our gallery!

2014 NFL Draft Prospects photos - Images by Alan Look

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Titans Topple Green Knights in 2nd Round D3 NCAA Championship Series at Shirk Center in Bloomington

The Green Knights of St Norberts jumped out to a small lead, but never led by more than 4 points till Jordan Nelson hit a 2 point jumper to tie the game with 14:12 showing ont the 1st half clock.  That was as close as the game got the rest of the way to the final buzzer.  The next score was a three pointer by Tital Michael Mayberger.  The Titans never relinquished the lead taking the game 84-68 at the end of play.  The Titans will continue to the Sweet Sixteen in a game they will host at Shirk Center on Friday March 14th at 7:30 pm against the Calvin Knights.

20140308 St Norbert at Illinois Wesleyan 2nd Round D3 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament photos - Images by Alan Look

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