College of Media | Obituaries

Russell Ruck W. Steger 50 JOURN

8/30/2011  10:30 am

He is remembered not only as a distinguished alumnus of the college but also as a standout student athlete in both baseball and football, a former Board of Trustees member, a Chicago Sports Hall of Famer, and an entertaining story-teller. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Illinois Alumni Association in 1998.