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Boz and Mr.G break down the home opener against Eastern Illinois, with Mark Tupper, Executive Sports Editor of the Decatur Herald and Review. Then - want to know more about Illini recruits Bud Golden and Steve Hull from Sycamore High in Cincinnati? We'll talk to their coach Scott Dattilo. Plus- Ragin' Cajuns play by play announcer Jay Walker gives his insight on the upcoming game with Louisiana - Lafayette. And of course, Boz & Mr.G will answer calls and e-mails from the Illini Nation.
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SEPTEMBER 9th EDITION HOUR 1
Boz and Mr.G take a look back at the Eastern Illinois game, the season's first notch in the Illini win column. They review pluses and minues of the new stadium, and talk with Mark Tupper, Executive Sports Editor of the Decatur Herald and Review.
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SEPTEMBER 9th EDITION HOUR 2
For the inside info on Illini recruits Bud Golden and Steve Hull from Sycamore High in Cincinnati, Boz & Mr G have tracked down their high school coach Scott Dattilo. Plus- Ragin' Cajuns play by play announcer Jay Walker gives his insight on the upcoming game with Louisiana-Lafayette. And of course, Boz & Mr.G will answer calls and e-mails from the Illini Nation.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
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/West All-Star game in 1999 and 2006. Coach Dattilo is a 1993 graduate of The College of Mt. St. Joseph and currently teaches mathematics at Sycamore High School. Scott also holds a Masters Degree in High School Counseling from Xavier University. Presently he coaches Bud Golden and Steve Hull who have verbally committed to play their college ball at The University of Illinois. In his spare time, Scott enjoys golfing, playing cards, and spending time with his family. Coach Dattilo is married to his wife of 10 years, Michelle, and they have four children: Alyssa (8), Josie (6), Danielle (3) and Drew (1).

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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).



 
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 network, Walker also hosts the Coach's television shows on MyKLAF-TV (Cable Channel 13 in Lafayette) and is the host of the popular sports talk call-in show, "Bird's Eye View" Monday thru Friday from 3-6pm on ESPN 1420.