Friends of Basketball
Year Inducted: 1973
Category: Friends of Basketball
Schools / Organizations: Lincoln High School
The University of Illinois
Biography: Ralph Gale is a lifelong native of Lincoln, IL and was selected in 1969 as Lincoln’s most loyal fan. Ralph misses very few games, either home or away and his unbound enthusiasm for youth is his number one quality. As a player he was an All Conference selection in 1915 in a conference that included Bradley and Illinois State. He has been a member of the University of Illinois Alumni for 50+ straight years.