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Illini Football

ESPN Peoria is your home for Illini football all season long!

Jim Mattson ShowJim Mattson Show
Jim Mattson Show
Listen to the Jim Mattson Show every Monday-Friday between 3-6 pm!
Fantasy Focus

Rodney and Skeeter talk football every Sunday from 9am-11am!

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The Final Hour

Tune in daily after The Jim Mattson Show to the Final Hour with Tim van Straten!

Lakers Hold Top-Selling Ticket

  Look out Stephen Curry, the Lakers are moving up! Ticket sales for the NBA or any other sports event are usually stereotypical in the sense that the top teams acquire the most abundant ticket sales. However, according to StubHub, the Los Angeles Lakers are leading ticket sales within the secondary market after four straight […]

Man Sets Himself on Fire After Cowboys Lose to Packers

A Florida man made a huge mistake by accident after watching a Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys game at home with his wife. They had made a deal to burn the losing team’s jersey, however, the man drunkenly didn’t take the jersey off as it went up in flames. For the full article, click […]

Win Tickets to Illini Football!

Love Illini? ESPN will be making a quick stop at Menards in Washington this Thursday from 5:30p-6:30p. Be there, and you could be registered to win tickets to the Illini football game vs the Rutgers on October 14th! The winner will be contacted Friday morning. Good luck!

Is the NBA Reformatting Playoffs?

The Warriors and Cavaliers have proved to be top of the NBA the past three years after consecutive face off’s for the championship title; but with a reformatted playoff structure that may change. To see Adam Silver discuss a possible restructure plan in the works, CLICK HERE!   PHOTO SOURCE: ESPN ARTICLE

Cubs Fans! Who Wants Tickets to Game 4?

Picture from Flickr user WhosThisValGirl Join 96.5 ESPN Peoria at The Fieldhouse Bar & Grill on Monday as we will be giving away tickets to the NLDS Game 4 between the Cubs and Nationals. We’ll be there chowing down and watching Cubs vs. Nationals playoff baseball as well as watching Mitch Trubisky and the Chicago […]

IVC Ghost Chase Race

  The Illinois Central Valley High School Bands invite you to their 3rd annual Ghost Chase Race on Saturday, October 28 at Banana’s in Chillicothe, IL. The Ghost Chase Race is a 5K, 1-mile walk, along the scenic Illinois River. Proceeds from the race will benefit the IVC Band programs by providing operational funding to […]

Win tickets to see Ron White at the Peoria Civic

The classic blue collar observational comedy of Ron White is coming to Central Illinois! Ron is going to be performing at the Peoria Civic Center on October 12th! Ron White is probably best known for his performances with fellow kings of redneck comedy Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Daniel Whitney. But he’s also performed multiple solo acts over the […]

Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert

Come out to the free Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert with Van William at Pour Bros Craft Taproom this Friday, September 22 starting at 7 pm! Relief efforts are ongoing for those affected by the hurricanes and Advanced Media Partners, along with the Peoria Journal Star, the Peoria Jaycees and Pour Bros. Craft Taproom want to […]

Peoria Jaycees Dubby Janosov Memorial Night Golf Tournament

Grab your friends and family and come light up the Timberlake Club golf course at the Peoria Jaycees Dubby Janosov Memorial Night Golf tournament on Saturday, October 14! The $30 registration fee gets you a glowing golf ball, a glow necklace, greens fees, snacks and tons of fun! Four or five person teams for this […]

Zoo La La is September 23rd!

Ohh La La!  It’s Zoo La La!  Be there when the Peoria Zoo comes alive! Migrate through Africa! to live entertainment; Taste the difference with food stations and signature drinks; Satisfy your hunger – for knowledge – with Zoo Keepers and their animals; Visit animal digs; Wander and wonder. Not satisfied?  Choose designated parking and seating with VIP package. Want more?  Early reservations […]