Larry Meiller has enjoyed more than his 15-minute allotment of fame, but he received another minute or so this month. As noted by Doug Moe of the Capital Times, Meiller was quoted in the Jan. 8 issue of Sports Illustrated in a profile of Badgers men’s basketball star Alando Tucker. Meiller, Professor of Life Sciences Communication as well as noontime host on Wisconsin Public Radio, is Tucker’s academic advisor. In SI he comments on Tucker’s plans to build a community center in his hometown of Lockport, Il.
Although Meiller was a star on the Madison East High basketball team an unspecified number of decades ago, until now his name has not appeared in a sports magazine that doesn’t cover the hunt for muskies.