New Luvabulls Squad Announced; Illini and Boilermakers Represented

Last night the Chicago Bulls selected the 2011-12 Luvabulls, their official dance team. And I was on hand at UIC athletic center to see the final cut of NBA dancer hotties, and to meet and greet the new 2011-12 Luvabulls squad. Yes, I really know work is so difficult and grueling for me, isn’t it? I just love being envied by all my guy friends.

This year’s squad includes the former captain of the Illinois Fighting Illini dance team during the 2005 college basketball nation runner-up season, and a former dancer for the Purdue Boilermakers. Lots of Big Ten reppin going on!

Ashley Bond is a personal trainer, veteran Chicago Luvabull entering her fifth year on the squad, Miss Illinois USA 2009 and actress. She’s my blog sister at Chicago Now, where she writes a fitness advice column. Bond is a University of Illinois graduate who contributes to the Red Eye Chicago 5 on 5 and Bulls TV; also the host of POWERADE ZERO Fit Club.

You can follow her on Twitter here, and read her CN blog here.

Lauren is a rookie to the Luvabulls squad, Indianapolis native and a former Purdue dance team member. Below you’ll see video exclusive interviews of both Both Ashley and Lauren

And for more Luvabulls tryout photos, go to my TwitPic account.

Go here for 5 more videos from last night’s final routine before the cut


Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports, an official Google News site that generates millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Walter, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports 

He does regular weekly radio spots in Chicago and Cleveland and has appeared on live shows all across the world from Houston to New Zealand. You can follow him on Twitter

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