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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mike Pearson  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Pearson was sports information director at the University of Illinois from 1989 to 1996.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mike Pearson is a freelance writer and video producer. He was sports information director at the University of Illinois from 1989 to 1996 and has written the "Illini Legends, Lists & Lore" column for the News-Gazette since 1996.

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Titles At Your Library

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Greatest Moments of the University of Illinois Athletics
ISBN: 1582613478

Sports Publishing LLC. 2002

As a charter member of the prestigious Big Ten Conference, the University of Illinois claims one of the nation's most storied athletic histories. The names of Red Grange, Dick Butkus, and Dike Eddleman have been linked in Fighting Illini lore to more contemporary UI stars such as Kurt Kittner, Frank Williams, and Kevin Hardy. In the second edition of this unique compendium of Illini events and athletes, the vivid textual descriptions are complemented in CD form by more than an hour's worth of audio history. Fans will be able to hear the voices of Illini celebrities past and present, and relive memorable events such as Rose Bowls and Final Fours through actual play-by-play accounts. Take a stroll down memory lane and remember the most glorious moments of Illinois athletic history in the updated second edition of Illini Legends, Lists & Lore.



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