Illinois Fighting Illini PodcastAuthor: Big Ten Network
16 Aug 2018

Illinois Fighting Illini Podcast

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A podcast featuring the Illinois Fighting Illini interviews, features, and highlights produced by Big Ten Network.

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    BTN Take Ten: Former Wisconsin TE Troy Fumagalli

    Former All-Big Ten tight end Troy Fumagalli joined the show and discussed his career at Wisconsin, his path as an NFL rookie with the Denver Broncos, his Chicago Cubs fandom and more.

  • Posted on 02 Aug 2018

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    BTN Take Ten: FOX's Joel Klatt and Matt Leinart at Big Ten Football Media Days

    FOX College Football analysts and former college QBs Joel Klatt and Matt Leinart joined the Take Ten Podcast from Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. Klatt (2:00-20:00) returned for his second appearance on the show and broke down the first year of the Big Ten/FOX partnership, the flaws in the College Football Playoff system and the season ahead. Then, Leinart (20:45-30:00) discussed his path from the NFL to FOX, his days at USC and which Big Ten teams intrigue him heading into the 2018 season.

  • Posted on 25 Jul 2018

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    BTN Take Ten with Alex Roux: Ep. 65 - Wisconsin F Marcus Landry and Cavaliers PxP man John Michael

    First, former Wisconsin forward Marcus Landry (4:30-25:26) joined the show and discussed his college and professional career, including some funny overseas stories and his journey raising a family at a young age. Then, Cleveland Cavaliers play-by-play announcer John Michael (26:58-end) jumped on to chat about the departure of LeBron James to the LA Lakers, including behind the scenes insight into LeBron's personality and the mindset of the Cavs fan base following his second decision to leave The Land.

  • Posted on 09 Jul 2018

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    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Ep. 64 - Former Nebraska LB Blake Lawrence of Opendorse

    Blake Lawrence, former Husker linebacker and current Co-founder/CEO of the athlete marketing platform Opendorse, joined Alex Roux in New York City at the Hashtag Sports conference to discuss his path from Big Ten athlete to entrepreneur. Lawrence also shared how connections and experiences playing at Nebraska helped him build a company that has grown from Lincoln-based startup to national leader in the sports industry.

  • Posted on 28 Jun 2018

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    Take Ten with Alex Roux: Ep. 63 - Jae'Sean Tate and Stu Douglass

    Two former Big Ten Basketball players - Ohio State's Jae'Sean Tate (3:30-33:50) and Michigan's Stu Douglass (34:16-end)- joined the show and reflected on their playing careers, discussed their current hoop lives and previewed their upcoming participation in The Basketball Tournament on a squad with mostly Big Ten players.

  • Posted on 20 Jun 2018

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