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99-year-old Earl Finder has stories to tell. Like the time his father, Fred, held him up to the family radio — 1926 Bremer-Tully with horn speaker — to listen to coverage of Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight in 1927.

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:

Man's journey to play 500 rounds of golf within a year — and break the existing world record of 449 — brought him to Atkins Golf Club in Urbana on Friday morning.

Coaching great Lou Henson is being honored — for his card-playing — at this week's bridge tournament in Champaign. #Illini