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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:

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

The tight end-turned-AD talks leadership ("it can be a lonely journey"), Seven Saints ("the servers know our kids and bring our food without us ordering it"), Mom and Dad ("they taught me how to find the intersection between your passion and your profession") and much more.