Year Inducted: 1973
Schools / Organizations: The Champaign-Urbana Courier
The University of Illinois
Biography: Bert Bertine, the former sports editor of the Champaign-Urbana Courier, passed away far too prematurely a few years before his induction in 1973 (September of 1967). Bert was the originator of the popular “Bert’s-I-Views” column and was at one time president of the Illinois Associated Press Sports Editors Association. In addition to these honors, he was a director of the Football Writers of America, a member of the Basketball Writers of America, and was elected Illinois Sports Writer of the Year in 1966. Bert lived in Urbana and was a graduate of the University of Illinois.