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Bob Asmussen

College Football Reporter/Columnist


Bob Asmussen is a college football reporter and columnist for The News-Gazette. His email is, and you can follow him on Twitter (@BobAsmussen).

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Is Dee Brown the best Illini basketball player of all-time? What about Deron Williams? Should Jean Driscoll and Tatyana McFadden be under consideration for the Illinois athletics Hall of Fame? Our columnist weighs in after hearing plenty of feedback on top Illini athletes, coaches, teams and more


Of course, it's apples and oranges. But with the help of statistics, biographies and the wisdom of others, longtime News-Gazette sportswriter Bob Asmussen came up with his list of the 50 top University of Illinois athletes during the Tatelines era. Let the debates begin:


During the Tatelines era, University of Illinois teams have won multiple national titles and endless Big Ten championships. After spending 33 years in the community covering the program, News-Gazette sportswriter Bob Asmussen ranks the best squads. He's looking forward to feedback from the readers (good, bad or indifferent).

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