In a game heard last night on Talk 101, The Millikin Women fell to North Central by a 91-81 score in College Basketball. Alyssa Saklak led the Big Blue with 23 points and 15 rebounds. Senior Kelsey Going added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Big Blue. Freshman Cassie Somers had 16 points along with four assists. Millikin will be back in action on Saturday at 5 p.m. hosting Elmhurst College. You will be able to hear that game on Talk 101FM.
Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. and catcher Mike Piazza make up the 2016 Class for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Griffey received a record 99.3-percent of the vote, being named on all but three ballots by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Former Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa fell well short of being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Sosa received seven percent of the vote, which is enough to keep him on the ballot next year. Players need at least 75 percent to be inducted.
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has decided to revamp his coaching staff. The following six coaches were fired yesterday; defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, running backs coach Charlie Williams, safeties coach Roy Anderson, secondary coach Mike Gillhammer, tight ends coach Alfredo Roberts, and head strength and conditioning coach Roger Marandino. Pagano signed a four-year contract extension on Monday.
The Rams are taking shots at the St. Louis market in their relocation application. Submitted this week, the application says moving to Los Angeles would benefit the league by forgoing a doomed stadium plan in St. Louis. It also says St. Louis would be better off as a two-sport town.
The Buccaneers surprisingly fired head coach Lovie Smith last night. Smith went just 8-and-24 in his two seasons in Tampa Bay. However, the Bucs were in the NFC Wild Card hunt at 6-and-6 before ultimately losing their last four games.
Saints head coach Sean Payton says he’s not going anywhere. Addressing the media yesterday, Payton says he plans to finish his career in New Orleans. Speculation over his future had run rampant after the Saints finished third in the NFC South this season.
Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson is contemplating his future. “Megatron” said in a statement he is currently evaluation his options, which include potentially retiring. The 30-year-old just completed his ninth season in Detroit and expects to have a decision “in the not-too-distant future.”
Gabriel Landeskog’s goal with 16.5 seconds left in overtime gave the Avalanche a 4-3 win over the Blues in Denver. Vladimir Tarasenko, David Backes and Patrik Berglund had the goals for the Blues. Jake Allen stopped 29 shots. St. Louis has lost four in-a-row. The Blues play the Ducks tomorrow night in Anaheim.
The Blackhawks completed a home-and-home sweep of the Penguins with a 3-1 win at the United Center. Artemi Panarin [[ are-TEM-ee puh-NARE-in ]] scored twice in Chicago’s fifth straight win. Scott Darling made 17 saves. The ‘Hawks host the Sabres tomorrow.
Next season’s “Holy War” game has been cancelled. Utah has removed its basketball game against BYU from its schedule for a “cooling off period”. The move comes after Cougars guard Nick Emery threw a punch in the Utes’ 83-75 win last month. The rivals have played every year since 1909 with the exception of 1944 due to World War Two.
Illinois is on the road tonight taking on fifth-ranked Michigan State. The Fighting Illini have lost their first two Big Ten games to Michigan and Ohio State. Illinois is 8-and-7 overall. The Spartans were number-one last week before a loss to Iowa. MSU is 14-and-1 and 1-and-1.
Coming up tonight on Talk 101FM, it’s Millikin University Women’s Basketball as the Big Blue play host to North Central. The Big Blue Pregame Show presented by Pepsi gets underway at 6:30p.m., and the tipoff follows at 7:00p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale with all the action tonight on Talk 101FM, online listening available at decatur radio dot com.