Last night in a game heard only on Talk 101FM, the Millikin Women’s basketball team saw their upset bid over 22nd ranked Wheaton fall just a bit short as they fall 61-57 to The Thunder. The Big Blue got 19 points from Emily Schultz in the loss. The Millikin Men fall to Wheaton on the road 87-76. Both teams will look for their first conference win of the season this weekend on the road.
The first full-time female coach in NFL history has been hired. The Bills announced last night that Kathryn Smith will serve as special teams quality control coach. Smith spent the last two years as an administrative assistant under head coach Rex Ryan.
Kicking balls and gauges to measure air pressure had to be delivered by Massachusetts police prior to last week’s Chiefs-Patriots game. The equipment arrived an hour before kickoff after NFL officials working the game left it behind at their hotel.
Patriots linebacker Darius Fleming played in last Saturday’s win over the Chiefs with 22 stitches in his leg after rescuing a woman from her smoking car. Fleming kicked in the window of the woman’s vehicle after it was involved in an accident a mile away from Gillette Stadium.
Dmitrij Jaskin’s [[ dih-MEE-tree YASH-kin’s ]] third period goal held up as the Blues edged the Red Wings 2-1 at Joe Louis Arena. Ty Rattie [[ RAT-ee ]] opened the scoring in the first period, while Alex Pietrangelo [[ pih-TRAN-jell-oh ]] had two assists for St. Louis, which has won three in-a-row and five of its last six. Brian Elliott kicked aside 29 shots in the victory. The Blues skate in Colorado tomorrow night.
Steph Curry had 25 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists as the Warriors blew out the Bulls, 125-94. Klay Thompson netted 20 to help Golden State improve to 39-and-4. All 13 Warriors that played scored at least a point in the laugher.
The Bulls are third on the list of the NBA’s most valuable franchises. According to Forbes, the Bulls are worth 2.3-billion dollars. Chicago sits only behind the Knicks and Lakers on the list. The Knicks are worth three billion, while the Lakers check in at 2.7 billion.
Two more top-10 teams in college hoops went down last night. Texas went on the road and knocked off seventh-ranked West Virginia, 56-49. Number-10 Michigan State suffered a stunning 72-71 home loss to Nebraska.
Illinois is on the road Saturday at Minnesota. The Illini were blown out 103-69 at 23rd-ranked Indiana on Tuesday for their fifth loss in six games. Illinois is 9-and-10 overall and 1-and-5 in the Big Ten. The Gophers lost their eighth in-a-row last night at Michigan to slip to 6-and-13.
Coming up Friday Night on Talk 101FM, it’s High School Basketball as the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports is at Eisenhower High School as the Panthers play host to Chatham Glenwood. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame Show gets underway at 7:15p.m. and the tipoff follows at 7:30p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Glenn Purvis with all the action Friday Night on Talk 101, and online at decatur radio dot com.