The Parkland Cobras women's basketball team reached the NJCAA Div. II runner-up position for the first time, with their Saturday night 66-64 loss to the Johnson County Cavaliers at Overland Park, Kansas.
The vote by the IHSA Board was unanimous, keeping the boys' basketball finals in Peoria's Carver Arena from 2016-2020. Tourism officials and local goverments made a bid to bring the tournament back to Champaign-Urbana, which hosted the games for 76 years.
All five starters from 2005's Illinois Final Four team are now immortalized as plastic figurines with jiggling heads. The University of Illinois faced a series of decisions about whether and how to pay the former players under NCAA rules.