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Josh Bates
Josh Bates

Sports Information Graduate Assistant

Josh Bates joined the University of Illinois Sports Information staff as a graduate assistant in July 2012, where he proceded to cover the Illini women's soccer, women's gymnastics and men's tennis teams. He graduated from the U of I with a bachelor's degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism in 2011. He worked a semester in sports info at SIUE, a year long internship at Loyola University New Orleans after graduation and volunteered at the Sugar Bowl and BCS National Championship game before returning to his alma mater to pursue his current Master's Degree in RST. Bates is now the primary contact for women's golf, women's gym and men's tennis while assisting in women's soccer and women's basketball.