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Adam Rittenberg
Adam Rittenberg joined ESPN.com in 2008 after four years at the Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald, where he covered sports at Notre Dame, Northwestern, DePaul and several other colleges. He lives in Chicago. .....more»

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Appears:
2009-09-22: Big 10 Preview!
 


 
Bob Asmussen
Bob Asmussen is in his 13th year covering the Illinois football team as the full-time beat writer for the Champaign News-Gazette. He is in his 2oth year at the News-Gazette overall. .....more»

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Appears:
2009-09-01: Kicking Off the New Season
 


 
Bob Asmussen
Bob Asmussen is in his 13th year covering the Illinois football team as the full-time beat writer for the Champaign News-Gazette. He is in his 2oth year at the News-Gazette overall. You can read his coverage on IlliniHQ.com. .....more»



Appears:
2008-09-29: Tackling Penn State & Michigan
 


 
Bob Asmussen
Bob Asmussen is in his 13th year covering the Illinois football team as the full-time beat writer for the Champaign News-Gazette. He is in his 2oth year at the News-Gazette overall. .....more»

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Appears:
2008-11-17: Signing Day
 


 
Bob Asmussen
Bob Asmussen is in his 13th year covering the Illinois football team as the full-time beat writer for the Champaign News-Gazette. He is in his 2oth year at the News-Gazette overall. .....more»

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Appears:
2009-01-05: Classin' Up the Joint with Gail Fischer
 


 
Brandon Paul
AAU 17U 2008 National Championship 6th Place – Team NLP

LeBron James Nike Elite Basketball Academy – Team Champions

NBPA Top 100 Elite Camp – Team Champions

Ranked #1 in the Illinois Class of 2009 by ChicagoHoops.com

Ranked #1 in the Illinois Class of 2009 by Rivals.com

All-State 4A First Team by Associated Press (AP)

All-State Second Team by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association

Warren Most Valuable Player Award

Warr .....more»




Appears:
2008-10-13: Not a Great Homecoming for the Illini
 


 
Brian Barnhart
Barnhart begins his sixth season as the "Voice of the Illini" after a long stint in professional baseball, including two years as the play-by-play voice of the Anaheim Angels. Barnhart serves as the voice of the Illini Sports Network, providing play-by-play coverage of football and men's basketball and as the host of the statewide "Ron Zook Show" call-in program every Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. A native of nearby Tolono, Barnhart graduated from Unity High School and Liberty University before b .....more»



Appears:
2009-04-27: Season Finale
 


 
Brian Barnhart
Barnhart begins his sixth season as the "Voice of the Illini" after a long stint in professional baseball, including two years as the play-by-play voice of the Anaheim Angels. Barnhart serves as the voice of the Illini Sports Network, providing play-by-play coverage of football and men's basketball and as the host of the statewide "Ron Zook Show" call-in program every Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. A native of nearby Tolono, Barnhart graduated from Unity High School and Liberty University before be .....more»



Appears:
2008-10-27: The Battle With The Badgers
 


 
Brian Barnhart Barnhart
Barnhart begins his sixth season as the "Voice of the Illini" after a long stint in professional baseball, including two years as the play-by-play voice of the Anaheim Angels. Barnhart serves as the voice of the Illini Sports Network, providing play-by-play coverage of football and men's basketball and as the host of the statewide "Ron Zook Show" call-in program every Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. A native of nearby Tolono, Barnhart graduated from Unity High School and Liberty University before b .....more»



Appears:
2009-03-09: Heading for the Post-Season with Brian Barnhart and Trent Meacham
 


 
Bruce Weber
The Illinois basketball program has enjoyed unprecedented success both in the Big Ten and nationally under head coach Bruce Weber.

Illinois is the 11th-winningest college basketball program in the nation during Weber's tenure, totaling 152 victories over the last six years. With 152 wins in just six seasons, Weber already ranks third on the Illinois career coaching wins list.

Weber has won 72.7 percent of his games while in charge of the Fighting Illini (152-57). He owns the h .....more»




Appears:
2008-10-13: Not a Great Homecoming for the Illini
 


 
Bruce Weber
The Illinois basketball program has enjoyed unprecedented success both in the Big Ten and nationally under head coach Bruce Weber.

Illinois is the 11th-winningest college basketball program in the nation during Weber\'s tenure, totaling 152 victories over the last six years. With 152 wins in just six seasons, Weber already ranks third on the Illinois career coaching wins list.

Weber has won 72.7 percent of his games while in charge of the Fighting Illini (152-57). He owns the .....more»




Appears:
2008-11-17: Signing Day
 


 
Bruce Weber
The Illinois basketball program has enjoyed unprecedented success both in the Big Ten and nationally under head coach Bruce Weber.

Illinois is the 11th-winningest college basketball program in the nation during Weber\'s tenure, totaling 152 victories over the last six years. With 152 wins in just six seasons, Weber already ranks third on the Illinois career coaching wins list.

Weber has won 72.7 percent of his games while in charge of the Fighting Illini (152-57). He owns the .....more»




Appears:
2009-10-06: Basketball Preview with Coach Weber
 


 
Chris Peacock
Chris Peacock is finishing his fifth year at Illinois after being named Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance in July 2003. As director of compliance, he is responsible for the administration of a comprehensive rules compliance program that includes the continuous development of policies and procedures, rules education, rules interpretations and auditing/monitoring systems. The compliance office also investigates and reports rules violations to the Big Ten Conference and NCAA as require .....more»



Appears:
2008-09-15: Wrapping Up Louisiana-Lafayette!
 


 
Craig Jefferies
Craig A. Jefferies is the high school coach of current Fighting Illini Vontae Davis,Arrelious Benn, Nate Bussey, Reggie Ellis,and Ugochukwu Uzodinma. He attended Cheyney State University and named as an All-Pennsylvania Conference Defensive Back and was inducted into the Cheyney University Hall of Fame in 1997 with a host of other honors. He graduated from Cheyney with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Special Education in May of 1980. Currently, Coach Jefferies is a faculty member at Dunbar S .....more»



Appears:
2008-12-15: Football Season Wrap-Up
 


 
Craig Jefferies
Craig A. Jefferies is the high school coach of current Fighting Illini Vontae Davis,Arrelious Benn, Nate Bussey, Reggie Ellis,and Ugochukwu Uzodinma. He attended Cheyney State University and named as an All-Pennsylvania Conference Defensive Back and was inducted into the Cheyney University Hall of Fame in 1997 with a host of other honors. He graduated from Cheyney with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Special Education in May of 1980. Currently, Coach Jefferies is a faculty member at Dunbar SHS .....more»



Appears:
2008-08-25: Countdown to Kickoff 2008
 


 
Dave Eanet
Dave Eanet is the Sports Director and sports anchor on the Spike O\'Dell show. Dave celebrated the 10th anniversary of his second tenure at WGN in July of 2006. He began at WGN in October of 1984 and oversaw production of the Chicago Bears broadcasts in the 1985 Super Bowl season, before being named Assistant Program Director. He left WGN in 1988 but returned in 1996. While absent from WGN. Dave became the play-by-play voice of Northwestern Wildcat Football in 1990, and continued in that role wh .....more»



Appears:
2009-02-09: The New Illini
 


 
Dave Eanet
Dave Eanet is the Sports Director and sports anchor on the Spike O\'Dell show. Dave celebrated the 10th anniversary of his second tenure at WGN in July of 2006. He began at WGN in October of 1984 and oversaw production of the Chicago Bears broadcasts in the 1985 Super Bowl season, before being named Assistant Program Director. He left WGN in 1988 but returned in 1996. While absent from WGN. Dave became the play-by-play voice of Northwestern Wildcat Football in 1990, and continued in that role wh .....more»



Appears:
2008-11-17: Signing Day
 


 
Dave Revsine
Revsine attended Glenbrook North High School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University in 1991. While at Northwestern, Revsine was heavily involved in broadcasting and became a sportscasteron WNUR Radio. Awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, Revsine lived abroad for a year after college. As a Rotary Scholar he attended Trinity College, Dublin and played on the school's basketball team. Prior to becoming a sports journalist, Revsine was an investment banker at Chase Manhatta .....more»

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Appears:
2010-02-09: Bring On the Badgers!
 


 
David Kaplan
David Kaplan has been with WGN Radio since April of 1995, as a sports reporter, and now, as the host of Sports Central, heard weeknights from 7:00-9:00p.m. During that time, he has earned six Achievement In Radio (A.I.R.) Awards, including three for best sports talk show and two for best sportscast. He was named "Newsfinder of the Year" by the Associated Press for breaking several major stories. During the basketball season, he is a play-by-play and color commentator on Fox Sports covering colle .....more»



Appears:
2008-10-27: The Battle With The Badgers
 


 
David Kaplan Kaplan
David Kaplan has been with WGN Radio since April of 1995, as a sports reporter, and now, as the host of Sports Central, heard weeknights from 7:00-9:00p.m. During that time, he has earned six Achievement In Radio (A.I.R.) Awards, including three for best sports talk show and two for best sportscast. He was named "Newsfinder of the Year" by the Associated Press for breaking several major stories. During the basketball season, he is a play-by-play and color commentator on Fox Sports covering colle .....more»



Appears:
2009-02-02: Roundball Roundup
 


 
Dickey Simpkins
Dickey Simpkins established himself as one of the premier prep players in the Washington, D.C. area, one of the country's basketball hot beds. Simpkins achieved success while playing for Friendly High School (Ft. Washington, Md.), and grabbed All-County, All-Metropolitan, All-American Honors which led him to be selected to the McDonalds Capitol Classic Team (1990). In addition to playing high school basketball, Dickey also played AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball where his team won Washing .....more»

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Appears:
2009-03-16: On to the Big Dance
 


 
Dickey Simpkins
Dickey Simpkins established himself as one of the premier prep players in the Washington, D.C. area, one of the country's basketball hot beds. Simpkins achieved success while playing for Friendly High School (Ft. Washington, Md.), and grabbed All-County, All-Metropolitan, All-American Honors which led him to be selected to the McDonalds Capitol Classic Team (1990). In addition to playing high school basketball, Dickey also played AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball where his team won Washing .....more»

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Appears:
2008-10-13: Not a Great Homecoming for the Illini
 


 
Don Hardin
Don Hardin and Illinois volleyball are deeply intertwined. In five years as an assistant coach and 11 more as head coach, Hardin has been a part of half of the 34-year history of Illinois volleyball. Over that time, Hardin has been a part of eight of Illinois\' 16 NCAA appearances, including the 1987 Final Four. Through the years, Hardin has put into practice all the aspects that make a successful program, and as Illinois begins its fourth decade, the Illini program continues to be a national l .....more»



Appears:
2008-09-15: Wrapping Up Louisiana-Lafayette!
 


 
Gail Fischer
A Chicago sports broadcasting veteran, Fischer joined Comcast SportsNet since its launch in 2004 as a weekday reporter/weekend anchor for SportsNite, while also contributing as a field reporter for both Bulls and Cubs telecasts. Prior to joining Comcast SportsNet, Fischer was the host of FSN\'s pre/post-game coverage of the Chicago Cubs. She was also an anchor/reporter for their network\'s Chicago Sports Report. Gail joined FSN in January of 2000 and was previously a sports anchor and reporter a .....more»



Appears:
2009-01-05: Classin' Up the Joint with Gail Fischer
 


 
Herb Gould
Herb Gould has covered Illini athletics for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 15 years. He also has written about the Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs, White Sox and Notre Dame extensively for the Sun-Times. A Chicago native, he holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern. .....more»



Appears:
2009-03-02: Winding Down the Regular Season
 


 
Herb Gould
Herb Gould has covered Illini athletics for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 15 years. He also has written about the Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs, White Sox and Notre Dame extensively for the Sun-Times. A Chicago native, he holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern. .....more»



Appears:
2009-04-13: State of the Nation
 


 
Herb Gould
Herb Gould has covered Illini athletics for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 15 years. He also has written about the Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs, White Sox and Notre Dame extensively for the Sun-Times. A Chicago native, he holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern. .....more»



Appears:
2009-09-08: Missouri Wrap-Up
 


 
Herb Gould
Herb Gould has covered Illini athletics for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 15 years. He also has written about the Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs, White Sox and Notre Dame extensively for the Sun-Times. A Chicago native, he holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern. .....more»



Appears:
2008-12-15: Football Season Wrap-Up
 


 
Herb Gould
Herb Gould has covered Illini athletics for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 15 years. He also has written about the Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs, White Sox and Notre Dame extensively for the Sun-Times. A Chicago native, he holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern .....more»



Appears:
2009-01-12: The Return of Mr. G
 


 
Herb Gould
Herb Gould has covered Illini athletics for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 15 years. He also has written about the Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs, White Sox and Notre Dame extensively for the Sun-Times. A Chicago native, he holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern .....more»



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2009-01-19: Recovering from Michigan State
 


 
Herb Gould Gould
Herb Gould has covered Illini athletics for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 15 years. He also has written about the Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs, White Sox and Notre Dame extensively for the Sun-Times. A Chicago native, he holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern. .....more»



Appears:
2009-04-06: The Illini Offseason
 


 
Howard Griffith
During his playing days at the University of Illinois, Howard Griffith set an NCAA record with eight rushing touchdowns in a single game. A retired NFL fullback, he played for two seasons each with the St. Louis Rams and the Carolina Panthers before joining the Denver Broncos in 1997. Griffith was part of two Super Bowl Championship teams and was a major contributor during the Broncos\' Super Bowl XXXII win. Griffith is currently a studio commentator for the Big Ten Network. .....more»



Appears:
2009-04-13: State of the Nation
 


 
Howard Griffith
During his playing days at the University of Illinois, Howard Griffith set an NCAA record with eight rushing touchdowns in a single game. A retired NFL fullback, he played for two seasons each with the St. Louis Rams and the Carolina Panthers before joining the Denver Broncos in 1997. Griffith was part of two Super Bowl Championship teams and was a major contributor during the Broncos' Super Bowl XXXII win. Griffith is currently a studio commentator for the Big Ten Network. .....more»



Appears:
2009-11-24: Thinking About The Future
 


 
Jack Lyman
Jack Lyman worked as a football beat writer for Scout since spring of 2007. He's been a big Illinois fan ever since moving to central Illinois in 1954. Once his family moved to Urbana, he began following recruiting closely. He holds three degrees from Illinois, was in the Marching Illini and served as a basketball manager for four years, earning a letter his senior year. He was a member of the UI Athletic Council both as a student representative and later as a faculty rep. He helped the Bob .....more»

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Appears:
2009-09-15: The First 'W'
 


 
Jack Lyman
ack Lyman worked as a football beat writer for Scout since spring of 2007. He's been a big Illinois fan ever since moving to central Illinois in 1954. Once his family moved to Urbana, he began following recruiting closely. He holds three degrees from Illinois, was in the Marching Illini and served as a basketball manager for four years, earning a letter his senior year. He was a member of the UI Athletic Council both as a student representative and later as a faculty rep. He helped the Bob Black .....more»

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Appears:
2008-09-22: The Season So Far
 


 
Jack Lyman
Jack Lyman worked as a football beat writer for Scout since spring of 2007. He\\\\\\\'s been a big Illinois fan ever since moving to central Illinois in 1954. Once his family moved to Urbana, he began following recruiting closely. He holds three degrees from Illinois, was in the Marching Illini and served as a basketball manager for four years, earning a letter his senior year. He was a member of the UI Athletic Council both as a student representative and later as a faculty rep. He helped t .....more»

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Appears:
2008-12-15: Football Season Wrap-Up
 


 
Jack Lyman
Jack Lyman worked as a football beat writer for Scout since spring of 2007. He\\\'s been a big Illinois fan ever since moving to central Illinois in 1954. Once his family moved to Urbana, he began following recruiting closely. He holds three degrees from Illinois, was in the Marching Illini and served as a basketball manager for four years, earning a letter his senior year. He was a member of the UI Athletic Council both as a student representative and later as a faculty rep. He helped the B .....more»

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Appears:
2009-01-26: Jammin' with Coach Jerrance Howard
 


 
Jay Walker
JAY WALKER is in his 15th season covering the Cajuns on the radio. He serves as the play-by-play voice for Cajun Football, Basketball and Baseball. A 35 year broadcasting veteran, the 54 year old native New Englander has spent his entire broadcasting career in South Louisiana. His sports background includes years of broadcasting High School sports and served as television play-by-play voice of Cajuns Athletics from 1984-1991 before joining the radio network. In addtion to his duties with the net .....more»



Appears:
2008-09-08: The NEW Memorial Stadium
 


 
Jean Driscoll
ean was born in Milwaukee, WI with spina bifida (an open spine). It affected her ability to walk and included other neurological complications as well. Although there were challenges during childhood, her determination to get the most out of life was always there. She began using a wheelchair at the age of 15 and after learning about wheelchair sports from a high school friend, she started pursuing athletic opportunities with fervor. The Milwaukee Public Schools Division of Recreation provided h .....more»

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Appears:
2010-03-29: Another Season Finale
 


 
Jerrance Howard
Jerrance Howard is in his second season as an assistant coach at Illinois after returning to his alma mater on Sept. 19, 2007. A native of Peoria, Ill., Howard was a four-year letterwinner for the Fighting Illini from 2001-04. During his career, Illinois compiled a record of 104-31 overall and 48-16 in the Big Ten. The Illini won three Big Ten championships, a Big Ten Tournament title and appeared in the NCAA Tournament all four years, advancing to the Elite Eight in 2001 and the Sweet 16 in bo .....more»



Appears:
2009-01-26: Jammin' with Coach Jerrance Howard
 


 
Jerrance Howard
Jerrance Howard is in his second season as an assistant coach at Illinois after returning to his alma mater on Sept. 19, 2007. A native of Peoria, Ill., Howard was a four-year letterwinner for the Fighting Illini from 2001-04. During his career, Illinois compiled a record of 104-31 overall and 48-16 in the Big Ten. The Illini won three Big Ten championships, a Big Ten Tournament title and appeared in the NCAA Tournament all four years, advancing to the Elite Eight in 2001 and the Sweet 16 in bo .....more»



Appears:
2009-04-06: The Illini Offseason
 


 
Jerry Hester
Jerry Hester is one of the best players who ever played basketball for the University of Illinois. His ties to the program remain strong as he’s currently the expert analyst for the men’s basketball team. He was the co-MVP of the last Illinois team to make an unexpected run to a Big Ten title (1998). The 33-year-old father of two, who is now a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual, lives in Park Forest, IL. .....more»



Appears:
2008-11-24: Bowled Over
 


 
Jerry Hester
Jerry Hester is one of the best players who ever played basketball for the University of Illinois. His ties to the program remain strong as he’s currently the expert analyst for the men’s basketball team. He was the co-MVP of the last Illinois team to make an unexpected run to a Big Ten title (1998). The 33-year-old father of two, who is now a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual, lives in Park Forest, IL. .....more»



Appears:
2009-01-05: Classin' Up the Joint with Gail Fischer
 


 
Jim Jackson
Jackson started all four years at Macomber High School in Toledo, Ohio. The former McDonald's All American led Macomber to the 1989 Division I state championship over Cleveland St. Joseph. Jackson was recruited by the Ohio State University Buckeyes. The gifted swingman instantly contributed, starting as a freshman for the 1989-1990 season, Jackson averaged 16.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while shooting 49.9% from the field. He played two more seasons through 1991-1992, earning consensus Fi .....more»

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Appears:
2010-03-09: The Brink of Madness
 


 
John Supinie
John Supinie covers Illinois athletics for GateHouse News Service. His reports are published in the Peoria Journal Star, the Springfield State Journal-Register, the Rockford Register Star and elsewhere throughout the state and the Midwest. John began covering Illini football full-time in 1997. He's also covered Illinois basketball since 1991. So John has seen everything from an 0-11 season to the Rose Bowl, from practice sessions at the Ubben Basketball Complex to the Final Four. John is single .....more»



Appears:
2009-02-02: Roundball Roundup
 


 
John Supinie
John Supinie covers Illinois athletics for GateHouse News Service. His reports are published in the Peoria Journal Star, the Springfield State Journal-Register, the Rockford Register Star and elsewhere throughout the state and the Midwest. John began covering Illini football full-time in 1997. He's also covered Illinois basketball since 1991. So John has seen everything from an 0-11 season to the Rose Bowl, from practice sessions at the Ubben Basketball Complex to the Final Four. John is single .....more»



Appears:
2009-10-06: Basketball Preview with Coach Weber
 


 
John Supinie
John Supinie covers Illinois athletics for GateHouse News Service. His reports are published in the Peoria Journal Star, the Springfield State Journal-Register, the Rockford Register Star and elsewhere throughout the state and the Midwest. John began covering Illini football full-time in 1997. He's also covered Illinois basketball since 1991. So John has seen everything from an 0-11 season to the Rose Bowl, from practice sessions at the Ubben Basketball Complex to the Final Four. John is single .....more»



Appears:
2008-10-06: A Big Win at Michigan
 


 
John Supinie Supinie
John Supinie covers Illinois athletics for GateHouse News Service. His reports are published in the Peoria Journal Star, the Springfield State Journal-Register, the Rockford Register Star and elsewhere throughout the state and the Midwest. John began covering Illini football full-time in 1997. He\\\\\\\'s also covered Illinois basketball since 1991. So John has seen everything from an 0-11 season to the Rose Bowl, from practice sessions at the Ubben Basketball Complex to the Final Four. John is .....more»



Appears:
2008-11-24: Bowled Over
 


 
Johnny Johnson
Johhny wast the Fighting Illini's starting quarterback for 1993, 1994 & 1995 seasons and the MVP of the 1994 Liberty Bowl. .....more»



Appears:
2008-09-29: Tackling Penn State & Michigan
 


 
Jon Cohn
Jon Cohn has been the Morning Break host at Chicago's AM1240 WSBC/AM1470 WCFJ for five years. He also announces high school sports for Comcast Television. In addition, he is owner and Director of JC Sports and Tees Inc. The “Coach” as he is known on the show, has been a high school and youth sport coach in the area for over 30 years, and is currently head varsity coach for girls basketball at North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka. Previously the “Coach’ hosted weekend overnights on The S .....more»



Appears:
2008-09-15: Wrapping Up Louisiana-Lafayette!
 


 
Kendall Gill
Gill attended Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Graduating in 1986, as a senior Gill led Rich Central to a 2nd place finish in the IHSA class AA state boys basketball tournament. Gill led Rich Central in scoring with 54 points in the 4 games of the tournament finals, and was named to the six-player All-Tournament team. After high school, Gill attended the University of Illinois. Playing four years for the Fighting Illini, Gill was a starter for his last three seasons. As a j .....more»



Appears:
2008-12-22: Hoops, Hoops and More Hoops!
 


 
Kenny Battle
Kenneth R. \"Kenny\" Battle was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the 1st round (27th overall) of the 1989 NBA Draft and then traded on draft day to the Phoenix Suns along with Micheal Williams in exchange for the Suns\' first round draft choice (24th overall pick), Anthony Cook. Battle played in 4 NBA seasons for the Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors. His best year as a pro came during the 1991-92 NBA season when he split time with the Suns and Nuggets, ap .....more»



Appears:
2009-01-12: The Return of Mr. G
 


 
Kurt Kittner
Kurt Kittner played quarterback for Illinois from 1998 to 2001. In his senior season in 2001, Kittner led the Fighting Illini to a 10-win season, the Big 10 Title and a trip to the BCS. Kittner still holds school records for total career offense (8,880 yards), single-season (27) and career (70) touchdown passes thrown. Kittner was drafted in the 5th round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He played in seven games for the Falcons in the 2003 season, throwing for 391 yards, including .....more»



Appears:
2009-04-13: State of the Nation
 


 
Kurt Kittner
Kurt Kittner played quarterback for Illinois from 1998 to 2001. In his senior season in 2001, Kittner led the Fighting Illini to a 10-win season, the Big 10 Title and a trip to the BCS. Kittner still holds school records for total career offense (8,880 yards), single-season (27) and career (70) touchdown passes thrown. Kittner was drafted in the 5th round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He played in seven games for the Falcons in the 2003 season, throwing for 391 yards, including .....more»



Appears:
2009-09-22: Big 10 Preview!
 


 
Kurt Kittner
Kurt Kittner played quarterback for Illinois from 1998 to 2001. In his senior season in 2001, Kittner led the Fighting Illini to a 10-win season, the Big 10 Title and a trip to the BCS. Kittner still holds school records for total career offense (8,880 yards), single-season (27) and career (70) touchdown passes thrown. Kittner was drafted in the 5th round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He played in seven games for the Falcons in the 2003 season, throwing for 391 yards, including 2 .....more»



Appears:
2008-10-20: The Second Half
 


 
Lance Davis
Lance hosts the Badger Hour weekdays at 6pm on Madison's Sports Radio 100.5FM. He's covered Wisconsin football since 1999. Lance grew up in Wisconsin and has followed the Badgers since he was a child. .....more»



Appears:
2008-10-20: The Second Half
 


 
Laurie Richter
Laurie Richter’s foray into authorship happened quite unexpectedly. Mostly it was born out of a desire for a happy ending to her oldest son’s quest to play basketball in college. New to recruiting, Laurie was surprised at how few resources there were to guide them through the process. Having been in market research for many years, she tackled recruiting like a typical research project. She evaluated a range of schools and sports programs and questioned the many college coaches they came in conta .....more»

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Appears:
2009-04-20: Hoops & Recruiting
 


 
Lexie Spurlock
Lexie Spurlock is the Head Football Coach for Morgan Park High School in Chicago. He is the High school coach of current Illini Chris James and Marcus \"Miami\" Thomas. One of his current players, Defensive End Craig Drummond is a 4 star recruit rated in the top 100 nationally and the 12th best defensive end. Illinois is one of the schools he is considering attending next year. .....more»



Appears:
2008-09-02: Breaking Down the Opener
 


 
Lindsey Willhite
Lindsay has been writing for the Daily Herald since 1989 and has covered Illinois exclusively since the 2002 Sugar Bowl. .....more»



Appears:
2009-03-23: Closing the Book on Illini Hoops
 


 
Lindsey Willhite
Lindsay has been writing for the Daily Herald since 1989 and has covered Illinois exclusively since the 2002 Sugar Bowl. .....more»



Appears:
2009-04-06: The Illini Offseason
 


 
Lindsey Willhite
Lindsay has been writing for the Daily Herald since 1989 and has covered Illinois exclusively since the 2002 Sugar Bowl. .....more»



Appears:
2009-12-15: Cleaning Up the Mess
 


 
Lindsey Willhite
Lindsay has been writing for the Daily Herald since 1989 and has covered Illinois exclusively since the 2002 Sugar Bowl. .....more»



Appears:
2008-11-10: Western Michigan Frustration
 


 
Lindsey Willhite
Lindsay has been writing for the Daily Herald since 1989 and has covered Illinois exclusively since the 2002 Sugar Bowl. .....more»



Appears:
2008-12-22: Hoops, Hoops and More Hoops!
 


 
Lindsey Willhite
Lindsay has been writing for the Daily Herald since 1989 and has covered Illinois exclusively since the 2002 Sugar Bowl .....more»



Appears:
2008-09-15: Wrapping Up Louisiana-Lafayette!
 


 
Loren Tate
Loren Tate was born November 3, 1931 in Owensboro, KY. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1949 and from the University of Illinois in 1953. He was sports editor at the Hammond (IN) Times from 1955-1966 and has been with the News Gazette since 1966, serving as their sports editor for many years. Tate was sports director at WICD-TV for 11 years, co-hosts “Saturday Sportsline” with Jim Turpin on WDWS and has served as a long time analyst and broadcaster for Illini sports. Tate is also the .....more»



Appears:
2009-02-16: Talking Hoops with Loren Tate
 


 
Loren Tate
Loren Tate was born November 3, 1931 in Owensboro, KY. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1949 and from the University of Illinois in 1953. He was sports editor at the Hammond (IN) Times from 1955-1966 and has been with the News Gazette since 1966, serving as their sports editor for many years. Tate was sports director at WICD-TV for 11 years, co-hosts “Saturday Sportsline” with Jim Turpin on WDWS and has served as a long time analyst and broadcaster for Illini sports. Tate is also the .....more»



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2008-12-01: Tipping Off Hoops Season
 


 
Loren Tate
Loren Tate was born November 3, 1931 in Owensboro, KY. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1949 and from the University of Illinois in 1953. He was sports editor at the Hammond (IN) Times from 1955-1966 and has been with the News Gazette since 1966, serving as their sports editor for many years. Tate was sports director at WICD-TV for 11 years, co-hosts “Saturday Sportsline” with Jim Turpin on WDWS and has served as a long time analyst and broadcaster for Illini sports. Tate is also the .....more»



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2009-11-24: Thinking About The Future
 


 
Mark Tupper
Mark Tupper is the Executive Sports Editor of the Decatur Herald & Review and has covered Illini football and basketball for the past 25 years. He wrote the book \"Through My Eyes: The Greatest Season in Illini History,\" with basketball coach Bruce Weber and has written a book for young readers about the life of former Illini basketball star Brian Cook. He co-hosts a weekly radio show, \"Sports Night Decatur\" each Thursday and does other on-air work for radio station WSOY (1340 AM, Decatur). .....more»



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2009-04-06: The Illini Offseason
 


 
Mark Tupper
Mark Tupper is the Executive Sports Editor of the Decatur Herald & Review and has covered Illini football and basketball for the past 25 years. He wrote the book "Through My Eyes: The Greatest Season in Illini History," with basketball coach Bruce Weber and has written a book for young readers about the life of former Illini basketball star Brian Cook. He co-hosts a weekly radio show, "Sports Night Decatur" each Thursday and does other on-air work for radio station WSOY (1340 AM, Decatur). .....more»



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2009-09-29: What's the Problem?
 


 
Mark Silverman
Silverman joined the Big Ten Network in December 2006 after serving as the general manager and senior vice president of ABC Cable Networks Group, where he managed the company's equity in such channels as Lifetime Television, A&E Network and the History Channel. Silverman was also responsible for developing and launching new cable channels, shows and other key initiatives. He also served as the general manager of ABC Family Channel from 2003-04. Prior to joining ABC Family, Silverman was co-foun .....more»

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2010-03-09: The Brink of Madness
 


 
Mark Tupper
Mark Tupper is the Executive Sports Editor of the Decatur Herald & Review and has covered Illini football and basketball for the past 25 years. He wrote the book "Through My Eyes: The Greatest Season in Illini History," with basketball coach Bruce Weber and has written a book for young readers about the life of former Illini basketball star Brian Cook. He co-hosts a weekly radio show, "Sports Night Decatur" each Thursday and does other on-air work for radio station WSOY (1340 AM, Decatur). .....more»



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2008-11-03: Holding Off the Hawkeyes
 


 
Mark Bartelstein
Since the iinception of Priority Sports Entertainment in 1985, CEO and Founder Mark Bartelstein, has earned a reputation for his unique and innovative approach to representing athletes in contract negotiations and general career planning, including off-the-field opportunities and interests. Based on his knowledge of the intricacies of the NFL salary cap, Mark has provided expert analysis on the topic at numerous sports industry seminars. Through Mark’s leadership, Priority Sports & Entertainment .....more»



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2008-12-08: Hoops, High School & A Bonafide Super Agent
 


 
Mark Tupper
Mark Tupper is the Executive Sports Editor of the Decatur Herald & Review and has covered Illini football and basketball for the past 25 years. He wrote the book \"Through My Eyes: The Greatest Season in Illini History,\" with basketball coach Bruce Weber and has written a book for young readers about the life of former Illini basketball star Brian Cook. He co-hosts a weekly radio show, \"Sports Night Decatur\" each Thursday and does other on-air work for radio station WSOY (1340 AM, Decatur). .....more»



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2009-01-12: The Return of Mr. G
 


 
Mark Tupper
Mark Tupper is the Executive Sports Editor of the Decatur Herald & Review and has covered Illini football and basketball for the past 25 years. He wrote the book "Through My Eyes: The Greatest Season in Illini History," with basketball coach Bruce Weber and has written a book for young readers about the life of former Illini basketball star Brian Cook. He co-hosts a weekly radio show, "Sports Night Decatur" each Thursday and does other on-air work for radio station WSOY (1340 AM, Decatur). .....more»



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2008-09-08: The NEW Memorial Stadium
 


 
Martez Wilson
The 6’4’’ 246-pound sophomore is ranked as the #3 Linebacker in the Big 10, and is a Butkus Award Candidate. Ranks eighth in the Big Ten with an average of 8.0 tackles per game ... Recorded six tackles - three solos - at Penn State and recovered the first fumble of his career ... Had six tackles with a QB sack and QB hurry against Louisiana Lafayette ... Posted a career-high five solo tackles (nine total) against Eastern Illinois, with one TFL and a PBU ... Recorded a career-high 11 tackles in .....more»



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2008-10-06: A Big Win at Michigan
 


 
Mike Mullins
Mike is an equity member of the Chicago Mercantile exchange, and owner of MLNS brokerage. He founded the Downers Grove Nomads basketball program 15 years ago for 4th thru 8th graders. He then founded the Illinois Wolves traveling basketball program 11 years ago for 9th thru 11th graders. Illinois Wolves charges no fees and its players have earned over 6 million dollars in scholarships since first graduating class went on to college in 2004. All coaches are unpaid volunteers. Mike is married .....more»

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2009-02-02: Roundball Roundup
 


 
Mike Davis


2008-09 SOPHOMORE: Second-team All-Big Ten selection by coaches ... Third-team All-Big Ten pick by media ... USBWA All-District 5 selection ... Selected to Big Ten All-Tournament Team after scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 boards in victory over Michigan and grabbing 12 rebounds against Purdue ... Started all 34 games on the season, averaging 30.7 minutes ... One of the most improved players in the conference, he was second on the Illini in scoring, averaging 11.3 points, .....more»


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2009-04-20: Hoops & Recruiting
 


 
Mike Woodford
Mike Woodford enters his second season on the Illinois coaching staff as the special teams coordinator. In addition to his special teams duties, Woodford works closely with the defensive backs. As special teams coordinator, Woodford tutored placekicker Jason Reda to the best season of his career. He broke the school's all-time scoring record with 267 points, while also finishing with 51 career field goals. Woodford's input with the defensive backs helped increase the total number of interceptio .....more»

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2009-04-27: Season Finale
 


 
Mike Hall
Hall is perhaps best known for being the winner of the first season of ESPN's reality television show Dream Job. For his efforts, Hall won a one-year contract to be an anchor on ESPN's popular sports news program SportsCenter, and a new Mazda3. On the night that he won, March 28, 2004, Hall also took a sports quiz to raise his salary. His salary started at $70,000. He then answered five trivia questions, each correct answer worth $5,000, to bump his first-year salary to $95,000. On May 15, 2004, .....more»

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2009-09-01: Kicking Off the New Season
 


 
Mike Mullins
Mike is an equity member of the Chicago Mercantile exchange, and owner of MLNS brokerage. He founded the Downers Grove Nomads basketball program 15 years ago for 4th thru 8th graders. He then founded the Illinois Wolves traveling basketball program 11 years ago for 9th thru 11th graders. Illinois Wolves charges no fees and its players have earned over 6 million dollars in scholarships since first graduating class went on to college in 2004. All coaches are unpaid volunteers. Mike is married .....more»

Core1Training.com

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2009-10-20: Talking Hoops & Purdue Preview
 


 
Pat Harty
Pat Harty has covered the Iowa football team for the Press-Citizen since 1992, first as a beat writer and now as a columnist for the past seven years. He graduated from Drake University and grew up in Des Moines. .....more»



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2008-10-27: The Battle With The Badgers
 


 
Paul Keels
Paul Keels is the current play-by-play announcer for Ohio State University's football and men's basketball teams for WBNS Radio and the Ohio State Buckeyes Radio Network. His career began in his hometown of Cincinnati as a News Anchor & Reporter for WLW Radio in 1979. He then left for WJR Radio in Detroit to call games for the NBA Detroit Pistons. (1980-81) Then came a move to WWJ Radio in Detroit to call Football and Basketball for the University of Michigan from 1981-87. Follwing a year at UPI .....more»



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2008-11-10: Western Michigan Frustration
 


 
Reggie Mitchell
Reggie Mitchell begins his fourth season as assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator on the University of Illinois staff. With over 20 years of collegiate coaching experience, Mitchell led the Illini running back corps to its second-straight Big Ten rushing title, besting its league-best total from a year ago by nearly 1,000 yards. A Midwesterner hailing from Flint, Mich., Mitchell came to Illinois after six seasons at Michigan State and two years at Minnesota. Much of Mitchell's experien .....more»

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2009-02-09: The New Illini
 


 
Robin Hook
he Voice of Bronco Athletics since 1984, Robin Hook handles play-by-play duties for football, along with men’s and women’s basketball and hockey. He is celebrating his 25th anniversary on the microphone with WMU in 2008. Hook joined the WMU Athletic Department in April of 1995 and was promoted to assistant athletic director for broadcast services in 1998. Hook has expanded WMU’s radio coverage with the creation of the Bronco Radio Network and added numerous corporate sponsors. Prior to arriving .....more»



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2008-11-03: Holding Off the Hawkeyes
 


 
Ryan Baker
Ryan Baker serves as CBS 2's lead sports anchor on the 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM weekday newscasts. Baker joined CBS 2 from WMAQ-TV in Chicago where he had worked as an anchor and reporter since 2003. He served as the host of the Chicago Bears pre and post game shows and as host of the Bruce Weber Coach's Show on the Big Ten Network. Baker's recent career highlights include reporting from Athens during the 2004 Olympics. In 2005 he covered the University of Illinois' race to the Final F .....more»



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2009-11-10: Talking Illini with Ryan Baker
 


 
Scott Dattilo
oach Dattilo completed his first year at Sycamore High last season leading the Aves to a 10-2 season and winning the first playoff game is school history. Due to the success of the season Coach Dattilo was named Coach of the Year by the Cincinnati Enquirer and was the Associated Press Coach of the Year for the Southwest Ohio District. Prior to last season, Scott coached at Fairfield High School (9 seasons), Harrison High School (3 seasons), Elder High School (6 seasons), and coached in the East/ .....more»

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2008-09-08: The NEW Memorial Stadium
 


 
Shon Morris
Shon Morris is in his 13th year as director of development at Northwestern. He is a 1988 graduate of Northwestern's School of Education and four-year letterwinner in basketball where he was a 1,000-point scorer, the 1987-88 Playboy Magazine Anson Mount Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. Shon continues to serve as a basketball analyst for Northwestern games on WGN Radio, and also does game analysis and studio work for Big Ten Network games. .....more»

Shon Morris' Big Ten Network Page

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2010-03-02: March Madness Looming
 


 
Taylor Bell
Taylor Bell has covered high school basketball in Illinois for more than 40 years, including every state tournament since 1959. In his first book, Sweet Charlie, Dike, Cazzie, and Bobby Joe: High School Basketball in Illinois, published by University of Illinois Press in 2004, he documented the best teams, coaches, players, games, and events from the 1940s through the 1990s. He was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches AssociationÂ’s Hall of Fame as a charter member in 1971, and receiv .....more»



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2009-04-27: Season Finale
 


 
Tony Severino
Tony Severino is the the high school coach of Nathan Scheelhaase, a four star quarterback recruit who has verbally committed to the Fighting Illini for the 2009 season. He is chairman of the Physical Education Department and the Head Football Coach at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, MO. In 2007, Coach Severino guided Rockhurst (14-0) to its fifth state championship. Previous state titles came in 1981, '83, '86, and '87. His overall record in huis 24 years as Head Coach is 211-64-1. Tony is .....more»



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2008-08-25: Countdown to Kickoff 2008
 


 
Trent Meacham Meacham
AT ILLINOIS
2007-08 Junior: Academic All-Big Ten Started 31 games at shooting guard, averaging 29.6 minutes per game. Second on the Illini in scoring on the season, averaging 10.1 points. Third on the team in assists with 2.3 apg. Shot 40 percent from 3-point range (74-185) on the year, ranking 11th Eighth in the conference with an average of 2.2 in the Big Ten. Scored in double figures 18 times. Had three 20-point games with a career-high 26 points vs. Weber State (Dec. 1), 2 .....more»


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2009-03-09: Heading for the Post-Season with Brian Barnhart and Trent Meacham
 


 
Will Davis
The Senior 6-3, 268lb Defensive Lineman is one of the anchors of Ron Zook’s defense. The Sporting News rated the No.3 defensive lineman in the Big Ten & to their Pre-Season First Team All-Big Ten. As a junior, Davis was a second team All-Big Ten selection after recording 9.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss on the season. He ranked sixth in the Big Ten and 26th in the nation in sacks and was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after his four sack, five TFL performance against Indiana. .....more»



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2008-09-29: Tackling Penn State & Michigan