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Roger Cushman
Roger Cushman

Sports Information Director

Inducted: 1992

Sports Information Director at Illinois State from 1966-1979, a 1962 ISU graduate ... played huge role in the university's transition from a Division II athletic program to a powerful force in Division I, leading up to the Redbirds' admission to the Missouri Valley Conference ... in 1978, his men's basketball media guide was named No. 1 in the nation by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ... was promoted to Illinois State Director of News Service; however, still stayed close to the athletic department, helping at men's basketball home games ... 1983 of the "Stretch" Miller Award recipient.