Bob Asmussen

WILL Vietnam radio documentary to include Rantoul man

The Vietnam War happened more than 8,00 miles from east-central Illinois But it had an impact on Rantoul and the state.


Gery & Al's team to be inducted into softball hall of fame

DECATUR — One of the area’s top slow-pitch softball teams for the better part of two decades will get inducted into the Illinois Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame Saturday night, April 9.


New Orleans Saints coach comes back to his Rantoul roots

The King of Rantoul meets you at Ott’s Drive In. Where else?


His ride is a little nicer. His paycheck is a little bigger. His hair is a little grayer.


Otherwise, Greg McMahon is the same guy who attended Rantoul Township High School, moved on to Eastern Illinois and eventually turned his love for football into a career.


Camp Rantoul to return in 2014

More of a good thing
Not only does Tim Beckman plan to return his team to Camp Rantoul this
year, he wants to be there longer than before.

”I’d like to extend it,” Beckman said. “We’re going to extend it a couple
days. I think it’s great. I really do. I think it’s awesome with what we
can do out there. It’s an NFL camp.”


Football: Breaking down Camp Rantoul

ILLINOIS FOOTBALL BEAT WRITER BOB ASMUSSEN OF THE NEWS-GAZETTE WAS AT ILLINOIS’ PRESEASON CAMP ALL WEEK AT THE BILL SEEBER MEMORIAL COMPLEX. HERE’S A WRAP OF HIS DAILY REPORTS.

Will they be back?
Sunday marked the final day of Camp Rantoul 2012. Will there be a 2013 version?


Camp Rantoul: Time for Illinois football to go to work

It’s going to be a shorter stay than usual. And that’s OK for the hosts of Camp Rantoul.

Instead of the usual two weeks, the Illinois football team will spend eight days working out in Rantoul.

And unlike past training camps, there won’t be a Saturday night scrimmage at Bill Walsh Field.


This week's Top Five - Camp Rantoul MVPs

The following five Illinois football players, according to News-Gazette beat writer Bob Asmussen, proved during Camp Rantoul they are going to be invaluable members to the team in 2011 and beyond.

1. Nathan Scheelhaase
He’s on course to break every record in the book.

2. Tavon Wilson
Tireless cornerback won’t leave the field much.


Camp Rantoul to-do list for Illini

The Illinois football team will spend the next two weeks at Camp Rantoul.

They won’t be telling ghost stories while eating s’mores. But they will be working on several areas that need to be addressed before the Sept. 3 opener against Arkansas State.


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