sports http://peoriapublicradio.org en IHSA fending off state takeover potential http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/ihsa-fending-state-takeover-potential <div>The Illinois High School Association is fending off the possibility of a state takeover.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:29:32 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 21430 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IHSA fending off state takeover potential Bradley University to unveil new mascot Saturday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bradley-university-unveil-new-mascot-saturday <div>Bradley University debuts its new gargoyle mascot this weekend. The University picked the gargoyle after a two-year process of focus groups on the issue. Bradley Athletics Director Michael Cross says the University will keep the &nbsp;‘Braves’ nickname for sporting events:</div><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:31:01 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19201 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bradley University to unveil new mascot Saturday Zoning Commission OKs Peoria Sports facilities http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/zoning-commission-oks-peoria-sports-facilities <div>The Peoria Zoning Commission unanimously approved changes that allow for a sports complex in North Peoria. The Louisville Slugger Sports facility would include a dome and baseball diamonds on 50 acres. &nbsp;Marla Ashburn is a would-be-neighbor of the sporting facility. She says the complex goes against the City's current Comprehensive Plan:&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 02:25:21 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18621 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Zoning Commission OKs Peoria Sports facilities Peoria high school teams joining Big 12 Conference http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-high-school-teams-joining-big-12-conference <p></p><div>District 150’s high schools will join the Big 12 Conference next school year. &nbsp;That includes all sports except football, which starts in the conference in 2015. &nbsp; District Athletic Director Bob Darling says the move will boost competition for the three district high schools and Notre Dame High School:</div><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 05:38:16 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16426 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria high school teams joining Big 12 Conference