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Talking Hoops with Loren Tate
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Boz & Mr. G discuss the big wins over Northwestern and Indiana, and look back on the greatness of Illini past with Loren Tate. Plus, the latest recruting news and more!
Episode Segments:
Talking Illini 2/16/09 Hour One
Boz & Mr. G give their take on the Illinis big wins over Northwestern and Indiana, and take a look at the latest polls. Then, Loren Tate joins the program to dish on a pretty good week for the Illini. He also talks about what it would take to make Illinois an elite program, some recruiting issues, and also gives his all-time Illini basketball squad.
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Talking Illini 2/16/09 Hour Two
Boz & Mr. G give their take on the state of the basketball program, share some recruiting news and rumors, and also answer some listener questions. Plus, whos the better coach Tom Crean or Bruce Weber?
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
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 author of the book “A Century of Orange and Blue: Celebrating 100 Years of Fighting Illini Basketball”. Tate was inducted into the IHSA Basketball Hall of Fame and the University of Illinois’ honorary Varsity I award. Other honors include:

1988 – AP Story Editors Award for best news story for a story on Neal Stoner

1988 – News Gazette Employee of the Year

1992 – Inducted into the Hammond Sports Hall of Fame

2000 – Inducted into the Monticello High School Hall of Fame

2003 – News Gazette Publisher’s Award