IlliNation Show 7: Urban Meyer, P.J. Fleck, FOX 32’s Rafer Weigel



Illination Show Seven was about as meaningful, exciting fun and informative as we’ve ever been. The extravaganza begins with Minnesota Golden Gophers Head Coach P.J. Fleck, spinning yarn on well, a whole lot of stuff. The Gophers going from Tracy Claeys to Fleck, from a media skills stand point, is like trading in Cheese Whiz for a finely aged brie.

Next up is Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer in a serious conversation about the future of the sport of football, which is relevant to his own household, given that his kid plays ball. 



Finally, and for the purposes of this show, most importantly, we have University of Illinois alum Rafer Weigel, who’s making the move from FOX 2 St. Louis to FOX 32 Chicago. We get his take on all aspects of the Chicago-St. Louis rivalry. Not just in sports, with Cubs vs. Cardinals and Illini vs. Mizzou, but as cities as well.

Weigel talks about his big news, coming back home to Chicago and then previews and predicts Illini football for 2017. Mostly though, this is an Illini hoops podcast, and we talk about the Braggin’ Rights rivalry, Cuonzo Martin, Jeremiah Tilmon, and all that good stuff.

There’s some talk about the future of sports media in general as well. So enjoy it, and have a good listen below:

More with P.J. Fleck over at this link, and at this link.

The IlliNation Show Archives 

VI- Chicago Now Cubs Den Flashback, Tribute to John Arguello

V- Pat Fitzgerald, Malik Turner, CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross

IV- Jim Harbaugh, Chicago Sun-Times’ Herb Gould, Jaylen Dunlap

III- Lovie Smith, Dave Wannstedt, Josh Whitman

II- Brad Underwood, WGN’s Larry Hawley, Nick Anderson

I- Charles “Peanut” Tillman, Dick Butkus, Dee Brown

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now and Minute Media. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC and Chicago, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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