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Classin' Up the Joint with Gail Fischer
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Illini alum Gail Fischer of Comcast Sportsnet Chicago joins Boz in studio to talk about the beginning of the conference basketball schedule and the new football Offensive Coordinator. Jerry Hester gives a first-hand report on the Purdue and Michigan games. Football writer Bob Asmussen talks about moves that Coach Zook is making behind the scenes. And Brandon Paul's coach Chuck Ramsey updates us on Brandon's progress and offers an opposing coach's scouting report on Jereme Richmond and Wayne Blackshear.
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TALKING ILLINI 01/05 HOUR 1
Illini alum Gail Fischer of Comcast Sportsnet Chicago joins Boz in studio to talk about the beginning of the conference basketball schedule and the new football Offensive Coordinator. Basketball analyst & former Illini star Jerry Hester joins in with a first-hand report on the Purdue and Michigan games. Jerry loved the offense he saw in the Purdue game. He also talks about the competition in the Big Ten and how the conference is on the comeback nationally.
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TALKING ILLINI 01/05 HOUR 2
Champaign News-Gazette football beat writer Bob Asmussen talks about the Illini football program and the moves that Coach Zook is making behind the scenes during the off-season. Brandon Paul's coach Chuck Ramsey updates us on Brandon's progress. He also offers an opposing coach's scouting report on Jereme Richmond and Wayne Blackshear.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
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.

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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 at CLTV, and the host of an hour-long sports call-in talk show. A native of Rockford, IL, she graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, with a degree in journalism.



 
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 heís currently the expert analyst for the menís 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.