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IlliniGuys.com launched January 12, 2021. It’s a one-stop destination to keep Illini fans “in the know” and up to date on Fighting Illini sports. Since launching, increasing numbers of Illini fans are joining this community to expand their enjoyment of everything Illini.

IlliniGuys.com was founded by CNN and NBATV anchor Larry Smith, long time Illini sports journalist Brad Sturdy, and former AAU coach and Illini super fan Mike Cagley. Our coverage began during the 2020-21 basketball season and we have been very successful from day one.

We produce a variety of Illini content including news stories, opinions, recruiting updates, game previews and analysis, and podcasts.

The IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular is powered by our IlliniGuys.com online platform. The IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular syndicated radio show started broadcasting in August 2021. Our show offers IlliniGuys Radio Network member stations programming that is locally produced. We talk Illini athletics along with other Illinois-related sports (Bears, Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox, and Cardinals). The IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular gives stations a weekend sports talk show with national syndicated quality and a local feel.

The IlliniGuys Radio Network currently has 30 stations broadcasting the show across the state of Illinois and into St. Louis. Areas covered include St. Louis (KFNS AM 590), Peoria, Decatur, Rockford, the Quad Cities, Champaign, Bloomington, and Chicago (WLS AM 890) among many others.

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