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WRMJ Audio: New Illini Coach Bret Bielema Right At Home Talking Small Towns & Small Schools

WRMJ News/Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with new University of Illinois head football coach Bret Bielema on Friday. Bielema was raised in Prophetstown, Illinois and spent most of the segment speaking about growing up in rural Illinois, his influences and…

WRMJ Interview: IHSA’s Anderson ‘Confident’ About Having Seasons In Traditional Spring Sports Like Baseball, Softball & Track

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor visited with IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson Thursday morning. He provided a “return to play” update following an IHSA Board meeting on Wednesday. The board will meet again on Jan. 27.  

IHSA Athletics Remain On Pause, Contact Days Can Begin Pending IDPH Approval; Board Will Meet Again Jan. 27 To Review Sports Schedule Framework

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, where the Board announced that all IHSA sports not operating under an official IHSA season calendar may begin to conduct…

IHSA Update Following Meeting With IDPH

Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Executive Director Craig Anderson, members of the IHSA staff, and Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) staff members met virtually with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Deputy Governor Jesse Ruiz, and…

IHSA Board Meets Next Week; Anderson Says Everything On Table

All eyes continue to be on the calendar as high school sports remain on hold.  When will play resume?  That’s still a significant question as the IHSA was hoping to meet with reps from the Illinois Department of Public Health…

WRMJ High School Sports Spotlight: Waiting For Games, Practice, Something; A Chat With Rockridge’s Nate Henry

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor caught up with Rockridge multi-sport athlete Nate Henry Monday morning. The junior is primed for a big year in basketball, football and track, but continues to be sidelined as “return to play” remains in question…