(WSCR) There has long been an apparent gap between Chicago sports fans and the University of Illinois’ athletic programs and Illini Athletic Director Mike Thomas is determined to fix it.
“I think to a certain extent that is a fair statement and we’ve got to do better,” Thomas told Laurence Holmes on 670 The Score Tuesday. “I said the minute I walked in the door, ‘We need to be the king of Chicago.’ I really should have said that we need to be the king of the state. Chicago’s obviously within the borders of the State of Illinois. We came out with the theme ‘Our State. Our Team.’ But we’ve got to do more in Chicago.”READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Boy Killed, 4 Injured In Evanston Shooting; Police Believe Shooting Was Targeted
Listen: Mike Thomas On The Laurence Holmes Show