As we close the book on 2013 (no pun intended), I wanted to continue to revisit a couple of interviews from the end of the year.

In December, we talked with former Illinois hoops star Stephen Bardo, author of the new book, “The Flyin' Illini“.   The book celebrates the 1988-89 Fighting Illini squad which made a run to the Final Four.  Since then, Stephen has played in the NBA and overseas, and has put together a successful career as an analyst with ESPN and the Big Ten Network.

Here’s a link to the full interview.  The book is available for purchase at Stephen's website. And as I mentioned in the interview, you'd be hard-pressed to meet a nicer guy in the broadcast business.

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