Champaign Sports History

Host Rick Atterberry, host of WILL-TV's Illinois Pioneers, talks to News-Gazette sports writer Fred Kroner and Champaign Central High School athletic director John Woods about the history of Champaign high school athletics, primarily the 1940s, and the legendary coaches and team members who were a part of that championship era.

Illinois Pioneers: Champaign Sports History from Illinois Public Media on Vimeo.

WILL Highlights

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Barns: An Illinois Story

Part documentary, part regional storytelling, and part love letter to the iconic structures dotting our landscape. 


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#BlackScienceMatters

A short film series examining the severe underrepresentation of African-Americans in the sciences.