The IlliNation Show Featuring Peanut Tillman, Dick Butkus and Dee Brown



Welcome to The IlliNation Show, inaugural edition! It’s volume I, chapter I of The Sports Bank’s special, exclusive Illini podcast. We have an action packed first show for you which covers the following topics in the segments below:

-Illini football expectations for this season, what the experts are saying about where this team might finish this season, and a preview of B1G and Illini football Media Days (more on that over at this link).

Exclusive Interviews:

Charles “Peanut” Tillman (who discussed his visit to Illini training camp, and his close friend Lovie Smith, more on that here).

-Dick Butkus on if the Illini can turn the program around, like they did when he was there, and what it’s going to take to make it happen (more on that here). You should also check out part two and three of the Butkus interviews here and here.

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Dee Brown (first interview since he left UI, he discussed why, and also what he’s doing these days, and wants to do next (more at this link)

-Illini Football Hall of Fame Debate: who should be the next seven guys to get in? (Here’s a link to much more on this)

Here’s the full show below:

Here’s the Peanut Tillman exclusive:

Dick Butkus Illini talk and Bears discussion exclusive:

Dee Brown exclusive:

Butkus exclusive on the health crises facing football, and the future of the game:

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports and TheBank.News, partnered with FOX Sports Engage Network and News NowBanks, a former writer for the Washington TimesNBC and Chicago, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV

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