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Maddon New Cubs Manager

The Chicago Cubs annouced Rick Renteria is out as the manger of the Cubs and Joe Maddon, former Tampa Bay Rays manager, is his replacement.

Maddon recently became a free-agent this offseason after nine seasons as the Rays' skipper.

Renteria led Chicago to a seven win improvement from last year, finishing 73-89 in his only season as the club's manager.

This will ...

State Farm Center Clean Up

Early Tuesday morning officials say a storm drain backed up inside the arena leaving several inches of water on the floor.

The university told Sports Watch this afternoon, the water is cleaned up and the court is dry and ready for use.

The men's team's first game at home is an exhibition against Quincy on November 7th.

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EIU GSR Above Average

Student athletes at Eastern Illinois University are more likely to graduate than the average college athlete, according to a report by the NCAA.

Eastern's graduation success rate, which measures the percentage of student athletes who earn a degree in the timeframe of the study, in this case was the 2004-2007 entering classes.

Based on those numbers, the success rate for EI ... READ MORE >>

State Farm Center Water Problem

The University of Illinois says it is evaluating the condition of the new basketball court inside the State Farm Center.

Officials say a blocked storm drain line caused several inches of water to settle on the arena floor around three this morning.

The school says if the court can't be fixed the university will "secure an alternate playing surface" in time for the season t ... READ MORE >>