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Welcome to “Good Morning, Illini Nation,” your daily dose of college basketball news from Illini beat writer and AP Top 25 voter Scott Richey. He’ll offer up insights every morning on Brad Underwood’s team:

Welcome to “Good Morning, Illini Nation,” your daily dose of college basketball news from Illini beat writer and AP Top 25 voter Scott Richey. He’ll offer up insights every morning on Brad Underwood’s team:

A stroll down Memory Lane: Rediscovering the Chuck Wagon Diner, taking the interurban to Bloomington, the legendary horseshoe sandwich, the old C.S. Johnson factory, when the county fairgrounds were near Campustown. 

It has been a busy week for the Illinois football team, which has a new offensive coordinator (Barry Lunney Jr.) and a revised 2022 Big Ten schedule. We got to thinking: What else does Bret Bielema need to accomplish before his second