George Bogie Redmon '65


George Bogie Redmon ‘65, passed away on February 1, 2021, at the age of 77 in Glen Carbon, IL.

He is survived by his wife Judie and his son, Kai. He is also survived by his older brother Gant who is a Sigma Rho Beta class of ’59

Bogie grew up in Collinsville and was on the Collinsville High School basketball team in 1961 that went undefeated in his senior year and won the state championship.

He entered the University of Illinois on a basketball scholarship and pledged Beta Theta Pi. He graduated in 1965 with a B.S. in Marketing.


As a sophomore, Bogie was on the team that won the 1963 big ten championship. He was a key member of the team as a junior and senior. He was selected in the 10th round of the NBA draft but chose to go into the insurance business with his father in Collinsville.

Bogie was recognized for his basketball career through these honors:

    • Fighting Illini Basketball All Century team
    • Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame
    • Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame
Track & Field

Bogie was also on the track team in the shot put and the discus. As a junior he finished 4th in the Big Ten in the discus throw. In his senior year, he was the Big Ten discus champion.

Campus Leadership Recognition

In addition to being in two varsity sports, Bogie was active in campus organizations.

Bogie was president of two organizations of varsity athletes:  Tribe of Illini and the Varsity I Association

The Tribe of Illini  is an organization of student athletes who have received a varsity letter in their sport. 

The Varsity I Association consists of all Fighting Illini athletes and letter winners from across the decades. 

Bogie was inducted into to two honor societies:  Ma-Wan-Da and Omicron Delta Kappa

Ma-Wan-Da is a selective senior honor society which recognizes dedication to the University of Illinois, service to the community, scholarship, and outstanding leadership of its members.

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national honor society which recognizes students who have exhibited leadership  in campus organizations and have achieved a high scholastic average.

Big Ten Medal of Honor

The Big Ten conference awarded Bogie ithe Big Ten Medal of Honor for achievement in athletics and academics.  The Big Ten Medal of Honor is awarded to one male and one female student from the graduating class of each member institution who has demonstrated excellence on and off the field throughout their college career.

Recent Articles

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Bogie Redmon  Mike Pearson, News-Gazette May 6, 2017

Remembering Bogie Redmon  Scott Richey, News-Gazette Feb 3, 2021

A Short Tribute to the Legendary Bogie Redmon  Mark Jurgena, Troy Times Tribune Feb 1, 2021