Chicago Chapter President: Stephen Bardo
Stephen Bardo is a college basketball analyst with Fox Sports and the Big Ten Network. He also covers the NBA for Yahoo! and is the color analyst for the Chicago Sky of the WNBA. Bardo was the starting point guard on the legendary "Flyin Illini" of the University of Illinois 1989 team that qualified for the NCAA Men’s Final Four. That same year, Bardo was named Big Ten defensive player of the year. Bardo's professional career included stops in the NBA (Dallas, Detroit and San Antonio) and overseas (France, Italy, Japan, Spain and Venezuela).
In 2018, Bardo developed his own show, “America Loves Food and Sports” by Windo Productions, where he interviews sports guests while reviewing restaurants in the Chicago area. Additionally, he works as a motivational speaker, and authored the book, How to Make the League Without Picking Up the Rock. The book is about how everyone aspires to make it into a league for their respective career path. By building positive relationships and networking, Bardo helps to create a personal image of success in the reader’s mind leaving a trail on how to achieve it.