Area college sports catchup (Dec. 5, 2020)

Ben Freehill — The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football placekicker made 1-of-2 extra-point kick attempts for Oklahoma State University in a 29-22 loss to Texas Christian University on Saturday. Bryce Barnes — The fellow 2019 GCMS graduate recorded a tackle during the University of Illinois football team’s 35-21 loss to Iowa on Saturday.

Iowa scores 35 unanswered points to defeat Illinois football 35-21

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois and Iowa went into Saturday’s Big Ten Conference matchup as winners of two and four straight games, respectively. For at least 16 1/2 minutes, it looked like whatever momentum Illinois gained from its wins over Rutgers and Nebraska carried into Saturday’s game as the Fighting Illini scored a couple of touchdowns to gain an early 14-0 lead. […]

The Drew Rosten Show: Episode 43

WARNING: This episode contains language that may not be suitable for some workplaces, and some screaming that would make it advisable to keep down the volume for the first part of it if one should choose to use headphones. If you saw the end of the Bears game, you might understand why. Drew Rosten also talks some Illini sports and […]