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Talking Illini with Ryan Baker
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Boz & Mr. G will be Talking Illini with CBS2's Ryan Baker, who was basketball manager for the Illini back in 1989. Plus, our latest news and views on Illini Hoops and Football.
Episode Segments:
 
Talking Illini 11/10.2009 HR 1
CBS Sportscaster Ryan Baker talks about his love for everything Orange and Blue, especially the Flying Illini. He also talks about the state of the football team, and the great respect he has for Bruce Weber.

Plus after 2 wins in a row, is there any salvation for Ron Zook?
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Talking Illini 11/10.2009 HR 2
In our second hour, we shift our focus to basketball, as we look ahead to this Friday's season opener, and to Jereme Richmond officially signing his letter of intent. And what will Jeff Jordan bring to this year's squad?
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
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 Four and the White Sox historic World Series win. In 2007 he anchored and reported live from Miami during the Bears Super Bowl run. Before working in Chicago, Baker was a sports anchor at WKMG-TV in Orlando, Fla. (1995-2003). Previously he worked at KFMB-TV in San Diego and in Champaign, Ill. at WCIA-TV and WICD-TV. Baker is active with the Chicago chapter of the American Diabetes Association and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. He grew up in the south suburbs and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1991.