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Just 5 More Conference Games to get off of the bubble.. Let's Talk About It! Our guests are David Kaplan from Chicago Tribune Live and Ed Bond, Producer extraordinnaire from the Illini Sports Network. Plus, Jerry Palm, founder of the RPI. He says 11-7 conference record doesn't guarantee a date to the dance !
Episode Segments:
Talking Illini 02/16/10 HR 1
Jerry Palm, the master of RPI tells Boz & Mr. G why he thinks the Illini are in the Big Dance now, but still have work to do. He’ll also let us know who’s on the outside looking in. Then, WGN’s Dave Kaplan gives us the dish on the McDonald’s City/Suburban Showdown, and Illini recruiting.
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Talking Illini 2/16/10 HR 2
Boz & Mr. G break down the week that was for Illini Nation, from the high of the Wisconsin win, to the crash and thud against Ohio State. Plus, we’ll hear from Ed Bond from the Illini radio Network.
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Dave 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 college basketball. He also does work for Fox Sports Chicago throughout the year. Before coming to WGN Radio, David was midday host on WMVP-AM in Chicago after it adopted an all-sports format in November of 1993. He has completed television work on ESPN 2, SportsChannel, Creative Sports, and Prime Network. He is a former college basketball coach at Northern Illinois University and was a regional scout for both the Indiana Pacers and the Seattle Supersonics of the NBA.