Champaign, IL (WCIA) He was the voice of Illini Mens basketball and football for years. Any Illini fan who attended a game would recognize his voice instantly. ciLiving co-host Tim Sinclair latest “I Call Shotgun” guest is the one and only Jim Sheppard. He reflects on his time behind the mic. Also, what Tim says listening to Sheppard meant to him growing up and stepping into the announcer’s role.