[Memorable Moments in Chicago Sports: Wendell Philips vs. Bloom High School]

A brief clip recapping the Illinois State Prep basketball championship in 1975: Wendell Phillips Academy in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago vs Bloom High School in Chicago Heights.

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0:32Copy video clip URL Wendell Philips plays Bloom HS for State Prep basketball title in Champaign, IL. Robert Byrd scores, showcasing rebound talent. Ended up winning 76-48.

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  1. Jeff Segert says:

    Hello, is the entire 1975 Illinois AA championship game between Bloom and Phillips available?

  2. Craig Siller says:

    Was wondering about this 1975 IHSA AA State Championship game,is it available? Or why is it not available?

    • Media Burn says:


      We don’t have that recording. This tape is from WGN-TV. It’s possible they have the full recording, or that IHSA has a recording. Best of luck!

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