Weigel Broadcasting Co. teams up with IHSA, NFHS Network for state final broadcasts
IHSA Network affiliates include WEEK-NBC 25.1 and the Peoria-Bloomington CW 25.3
PEORIA (25 News Now) - Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting is joining with the IHSA and the NFHS Network on a new multi-year partnership for broadcasting football and basketball state final games.
“We are beyond excited to partner with Weigel Broadcasting to continue the tradition of televising the IHSA Football, Girls Basketball, and Boys Basketball State Finals,” IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson said. “Weigel has deep roots in covering IHSA sports and clearly values the community aspects surrounding high school sports that make them so special. I am confident that Weigel’s vision will serve our viewers well and we are eager to kick off the partnership with the IHSA Football Playoff Pairing Show in October.”
“WEEK-TV is proud to be an IHSA Network Affiliate providing central Illinois viewers with the football championships and girls and boys basketball finals,” WEEK-TV General Manager Pete Russell said.
The network debuts Saturday, October 22 with the Football Playoff Pairing Show live at 7 p.m. listing matchups of all statewide playoff games. Coverage continues Friday, November 25 with the Class 1A-4A Football Championship games, followed by the Class 5A-8A Football Championship games on Saturday, November 26, all live from Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois in Champaign. Live coverage of the Girls and Boys Basketball Championships will air later in the school year.
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